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

  • 2016 Town Square Series Presents: Jacqui Patterson

    Wednesday Dec 14 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

    Join Jacqui Patterson and the Academy of Natural Sciences for a Town Square on environmental justice. Find out how community leaders are addressing environmental and climate justice as a human and civil rights issue. Following her discussion, ask Patterson your most pressing questions about climate justice and the environment.
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