Tapping our Watershed


The Academy’s environmental programs focus on a variety of critical topics, including watershed science, environmental policy, and sustainability.

Join the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for Tapping our Watershed, a monthly science café in Philadelphia that brings lovers of water science together for conversations with top experts in the field. Formerly known as the Delaware River Watershed Initiative Seminar Series, these talks are sophisticated enough for the experienced scientist but formatted for the casual guest who is interested in tapping into watershed issues on a deeper level. You can expect to hear engaging talks ranging from water policy and management to indicator species and pollutants, with a stimulating Q&A to follow each presentation.

Tapping our Watershed is held the third Monday of the month at National Mechanics at 6 p.m. The talks are intended for individuals 21 or older, but those under 21 can come with a chaperone who is at least 25. Tapping our Watershed is sponsored by the William Penn Foundation.

Environmental Programs

  • 2017 Academy Town Square Series Presents: Pete Marra

    Thursday Feb 23 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

    Join Pete Marra and the Academy of Natural Sciences for a Town Square on biodiversity. At this free Academy Town Square, Pete Marra, head of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, will outline the evidence he and co-author Chris Santella have presented in their new book Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer.
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