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The Serengeti Rules: Film Showing and Panel Discussion
Start Date: 6/22/2020Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 6/22/2020End Time: 4:00 PM
Event Description

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and The Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival are proud to present a special virtual film screening and panel discussion of The Serengeti Rules. To view the feature film for free, simply register here. On Saturday, June 20 at 3 p.m. we will email you a link and password to view the film. You may then view the film for free, at your convenience, for 48 hours ending on Monday, June 22 at 3 p.m.

Following the 48 hour viewing period, join a live panel discussion featuring local scientists and the Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival. The panel will further explore the film, including intricacies of ecosystems and the role keystone species play. There will also be opportunities to ask questions. The discussion will be held from 3 - 4 p.m. on Monday, June 22. A link and password to the discussion will also be provided in the Saturday email.


  • (Moderator) Roland Wall –  Director, Patrick Center for Environmental Research, ANS 
  • Stefanie Kroll – Section Lead, Watershed Ecology, ANS; Assistant Research Professor, Dept of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science – Drexel University
  • Sean O’Donnell – Interim Department Head of Biology, Professor of BEES (Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science) and Biology - Drexel University
  • Alexandra Drobac Diagne - Artistic Director, Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival

About the film: 

The Serengeti Rules
84 minutes, 2018, Director Nicholas Brown

Beginning in the 1960s, a small band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. Deep in some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth—from the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle; from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools—they discovered a surprising single set of rules that govern all life.

Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these five unsung heroes of modern ecology share stories of their adventures. The Serengeti Rules reveals how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature on its head and offers hope for restoring our world.

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This is a virtual event. You will receive a Zoom link upon registration.
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