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Academy Conversation
Start Date: 5/14/2019Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 5/14/2019End Time: 6:30 PM

Event Description

What can we do about the alarming rate of extinction and preserve a healthy planet?

One million species are at risk of extinction in the next few years due to human activities including deforestation, overfishing and climate change.

Join us in a free, informal discussion with Academy and Drexel University scientists as we discuss the science and the implications from the recent UN report.

Free with registration. Please click here to register.

Moderator:

Rick McCourt, PhD, Curator of Botany and Director of the Center for Systematic Biology and Evolution, Academy of Natural Sciences, and Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science, Drexel University

Panelists:

  • James Spotila, PhD, L. Drew Betz Chair Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science, Drexel University
  • Jon Gelhaus, PhD, Curator of Entomology, Academy of Natural Sciences and Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science, Drexel University
  • Mark Sabaj, PhD, Curator of Ichthyology, Academy of Natural Sciences

For further reading, we recommend: "Humans are Speeding Extinction and Altering the Natural World at an 'Unprecedented' Pace."

Contact Information:
Name: Amanda Leslie
Phone: 215.571.4651
Email: arl98@drexel.edu
UN Report
Location:
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Audience:
  • Everyone

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