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Award-Winning Women In Natural Sciences Marks 40 Years 

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Them and the other nearly 1,000 young Philly women who have passed through the award-winning Women In Natural Sciences program at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and on to college and successful careers in science, technology, engineering, math and other disciplines.

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Academy Gift Guide for 2022 Holidays

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Happy Holidays from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University! Check out our great gift ideas for that special bookworm, young environmentalist or nature enthusiast in your life. Science Summer Camp. Gift Shop Academy of Natural Sciences gift guide holidays

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The Seeds of Belonging

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My name is Dominique Thomas, I am the Coordinator of Social Justice Programs at The Academy of Natural Sciences. I had the opportunity to participate in the Women In Natural Sciences program from 2008–2012. People Women In Natural Sciences

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Returning Home

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My eyes were opened to what it meant to really appreciate natural sciences and the world we live in while also learning how to keep a small ecological footprint. Education People WINS Women In Natural Sciences

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Academy Of Natural Sciences Of Drexel University Hosts Bug Fest! Aug. 27-28

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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will host Bug Fest! Join us at the Academy of Natural Sciences for a wild weekend celebrating a few of our favorite (invertebrate) things. August 27-28 in Philadelphia.

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Cheers! To 40 Years of WINS Success

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A research poster event and talk in the Academy had our current WINS students showcasing their real-life, on-the-ground science work. Friendships near and far were rekindled, connections were developed and toasts were made to success, sisterhood and the power of science.

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Say Freeze! Capturing the Microcosm

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His dedication to photomicrography and lifelong natural science work advanced the study of meteorology and our understanding of snowflake structures. Environmental Science Exhibit Library Academy of Natural Sciences Invisible World of Water microcosm

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Alternatives to Road Salt

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Environmental Science Sustainability salting sidewalks small actions spark big changesWhen cold weather arrives each year, an estimated 20 million tons of sodium chloride, or salt, is scattered on U.S. roads.

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Mural Brings Watershed Daydreams to Life

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It meanders past the Academy of Natural Sciences on its way to the Fairmount Waterworks. Education Environmental Science Featured Sustainability clean water and infrastructure Global Philadelphia Association Mural Arts United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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New Exhibition Presents Insects Like You’ve Never Seen Them

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19 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University presents a new perspective on insects and reveals their unexpected and often breathtaking beauty.

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Highlighting Biodiversity: Finding Frogs in the New Jersey Pine Barrens

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Shallow acidic pools within healthy stretches of natural habitat will support these treefrogs in the five eastern states where they can be found. Biodiversity Environmental Science Herpetology People frogs Highlighting Biodiversity Pine Barrens

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Confronting the Effects of Coastal Climate Change

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Environmental science major Kris Freyland sees the effects of climate change up close. Drexel environmental science major and co-op student Kris Freyland. This post originally appeared on the Drexel College of Arts and Sciences webpage.

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Academy and Drexel Host America’s First Local Conference of Youth

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The Environmental Collaboratory, established by Drexel University and the Academy of Natural Sciences, seeks to foster climate and environmentally just solutions by supporting research, education, civic engagement and public programming in collaboration with faculty, students and professional staff.

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Now That’s Funky! Recent Fossil Discovery Honors Academy Scientist 

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A recently published groundbreaking caecilian fossil discovery made by Ben Kligman, Virginia Tech PhD candidate, and his phenomenal colleagues not only graced the cover of Nature journal this month, but also honored one of the Academy’s very own scientists.

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WINS Founder Donates Treasure Trove of History

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These are items created within the science, education, finance and other departments that have kept the Academy running since 1812. In 1979 Williams-Green became a trustee of the Academy of Natural Sciences, and three short years later she helped WINS launch its first summer program.

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Community Science to the Rescue

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On a beautiful sunny day in early summer, a group of community scientists led by Ron Smith — a Drexel University BEES instructor and high school environmental science teacher — was making the most of the beachy breeze on the Delaware Bay.

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Bird Migrations: Timeless and Threatened 

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All of these are on top of, and in addition to, the many natural hazards that birds face from storms, exhaustion and other dangers. All migratory bird images were provided by Visual Resources for Ornithology (VIREO) , the worldwide bird photograph collection of the Academy of Natural Sciences.

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Four Ways to Get Involved in Science!

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Urban or rural, in-person or online, there are communities, neighborhoods and networks everywhere getting involved in science, learning about the natural world around us and helping to make the world a better place — one small action at a time.

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Winterizing the Garden

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This practice mimics the natural, sustainable lifecycles in our native woodlands. Curtis/VIREO Visual Resources for Ornithology (VIREO) , the worldwide bird photograph collection of the Academy of Natural Sciences, can help you identify autumn birds.

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Awardees of The Environmental Collaboratory’s Inaugural Research Grant

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With support from the Office of Research & Innovation, the College of Engineering and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, seven projects were awarded with over $130,000 in total funding.

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What Has the Clean Water Act Done for You?

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Environmental Science Sustainability Clean Water ActBefore the Clean Water Act of 1972, watersheds across the nation, including our own here in Philadelphia, were literal dumping grounds for industry, treatment plants and domestic households for generations.

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Celebrating 10 Years of BEES With Department Head David Velinsky, PhD

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As the oldest natural history museum in the Western Hemisphere, the Academy of Natural Sciences’ affiliation with Drexel University is a relatively new part of its history — the partnership was formed in 2011, nearly 200 years after its 1812 founding.

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Leave the Leaves for Understory Habitats

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Leaves are full of nutrients, so when they fall and then decompose, they act like a natural fertilizer. The simplest thing you can do to help support sustainable natural ecosystems in your area is to leave the fallen leaves on the ground during autumn.

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Meet Our New Executive Director, Library and Archives

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As a seasoned museum, library and archival professional — with a passion for public engagement, science and history — Raposo has had first-hand experience of a collection’s immense potential for research and storytelling, as well as inspiring positive change.

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New Species Named and Described

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Accelerated climate change and biodiversity loss, both driven by human activities, are threatening nature and people’s lives and livelihoods around the world.

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Lights Out Kicks Off for Spring 2022

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led by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Delaware Valley Ornithological Club, Audubon Mid-Atlantic, and two local Audubon Society chapters, Valley Forge and Wyncote.

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Winterize Your Home (the Green Way)

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When we consume less power, we reduce the toxic fumes released, conserve the earth’s natural resources and help protect local ecosystems from destruction. Environmental Science Sustainability save energy small actions spark big changes

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New Species of Ancient Fish Discovered Along PA Roadside

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Over the past 30 years, paleontologists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University have studied Devonian-age rock strata, mostly exposed along highway roadcuts, and collected large numbers of fossil fish across what is now Pennsylvania.

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Academy leads effort to map Philly’s heat and air quality

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This summer the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will lead a campaign to map heat and air quality in Philadelphia, working with community scientists so that residents have a stronger voice in the planning and implementation of climate change-preparedness strategies. .

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The Story of A Lifetime

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Robert Peck, senior fellow and artifacts curator at the Academy of Natural Sciences, has his fingerprints all over the world of natural history. In 1991, Peck was awarded the Richard Hopper Day Medal by the Academy for his work in interpreting natural history for the public.

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Helping a Still Life Come Alive

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It explains how the artist “collected an impossible bouquet of blooms that open at different times of the year, demonstrating that he could surpass the abilities of nature. Jim often writes about nature.

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In Search of the Hidden Cooper River

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Environmental Science Sustainability fisheriesThe Cooper River, a 16-mile tributary of the Delaware River in southwestern New Jersey, was once heavily polluted and nearly half sewage.

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Floodplains and Redlines

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Three of Drexel University’s Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES) students wanted to make an environmental justice impact right in here in Philadelphia. I currently work at the Academy of Natural Sciences in the Live Animal Center.

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Creating Bird-Friendly Habitats

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The air becomes crisp, the trees are bare and the natural world can seem still and silent. When far enough away, birds will naturally avoid the potential danger zone when feeding. Birding Environmental Science Featured bird friendly habitats birding

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Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss

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Come Explore the Mysteries of the Ocean’s Vast Depths at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia now through July 24th. . And that’s what the Academy of Natural Sciences is for, to get kids excited for the fun ahead. .

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Let’s Talk about Climate Anxiety 

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Lena Champlin : I am an environmental scientist and artist, currently a fourth-year doctoral student in the BEES department at Drexel University and a research associate at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Then, explaining the science in a simple, approachable way using metaphors.

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Holiday Gift Guide

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The Academy of Natural Sciences has amazing membership deals, outdoor experiences, animal encounters, dinosaur-themed gifts and more that will be perfect for the budding scientist or enthusiastic naturalist in your life. . For the Nature Enthusiast .

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Help Us Restore the Drama of the Diorama on #GivingTuesday

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Each of the 37 incredible dioramas on display at the Academy of Natural Sciences is a valuable tool to engage our visitors and spark a lasting connection to the natural world. This experience sparked a passion for the natural sciences that has lasted a lifetime.

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Women Voices on Climate Change

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This post, part one of a two-part series, is part of ongoing programming for Climate Year at Drexel and the Academy of Natural Sciences. . Amy Whisenhunt Eno, she/her, Philadelphia , Manager of Individual Giving at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

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Let’s Be Plastic Free!

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Environmental Science Sustainability Plastic-free PhillyThere’s no denying it, the statistics around plastic waste are staggering. More than half a trillion plastic bottles are sold around the world every year, while over 1 billion plastic toothbrushes will be trashed.

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The Fish With the Fishy Name

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We know that because back in the 1980s, an ichthyologist named Bill Eschmeyer started a Catalog of Fishes at The California Academy of Sciences. “Mark, do we have any assfish?”.

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Golden Eagle Artwork Finds a Home

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His illustrations have appeared in numerous ornithological journals and popular nature magazines, as well as in golden eagle monographs, both in print and in preparation. We are fortunate that this extraordinary collection is now housed at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

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History Co-ops Dive Deep into Academy Archives

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Exploring the archives of the Academy of Natural Sciences , Legacy Center and the Schramm Inc. A HISTORY OF SCIENCE AT THE ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES.