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Conversations With Birds: Opening Weekend
Start Date: 2/19/2023Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 2/19/2023End Time: 5:00 PM

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Discover the fascinating lives of local bird populations and the astounding migrators that fly through the region. Glimpse nest-cam footage of a peregrine falcon, and enjoy stunning avian photography and video by local birders and wildlife photographers.

Explore unique bird architecture and flight through hands-on activities. Investigate real-time migration data gathered from BirdCast, Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s forecast radar, and other innovative bird-tracking technology. Learn about the challenges birds face in urban environments and how you can help protect them by creating bird-friendly habitats or advocating for bird-safe changes in your neighborhood.

Science Storytime: Birds
11 a.m.-noon

Have some fun with Academy educators and other young natural history fans for a very special science story time. Hear “Birds” by Kevin Henkes and get crafting with a bird in the hand.

Avian Adaptations: Wing and Egg Demonstrations
1–4 p.m.

Free with admission

There are 10,000 species of birds, and each has adapted to its environment throughout time to ensure its survival. Come learn how birds' wings enable them to soar, hunt, escape and dive by crafting wing models and testing different designs. Together we will examine replica nests and develop your own experimental egg shapes to see if you can crack the code to keep birds safe. Learn about the birds that call Philadelphia home and how we can help protect them while you explore specimens from our collection.

This investigatory station is hands-on and fun for all ages.

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Conversations With Birds
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Everyone

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