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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Richard Hopper Day Memorial Medal Award Presentation and Talk by Elizabeth Kolbert

Wednesday Sep 21 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

The Academy of Natural Sciences will award the Richard Hopper Day Memorial Medal to author Elizabeth Kolbert to recognize her outstanding contributions in interpreting natural science and making discoveries in natural history more accessible to the public.

Following the award presentation Kolbert will discuss her latest work, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, which won a Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. She will share her research arguing that we are currently experiencing the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. Learn how and why human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before. After her talk copies of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History will be available for purchase and signing.

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This event is part of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University's 2016 Town Square series, made possible by Warren Environmental Counsel. This series of evening programs is designed to engage and provide relevant educational content to the public on environmental issues.

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