Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Philadelphia, PA 19103
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    Upcoming events
      Dinosaurs Unearthed
    • Tuesday, September 27, 2016
    • State-of-the-art and scientifically accurate, "Dinosaurs Unearthed" features more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, fossil casts of skulls, claws, and horns, real specimens of mosasaur and spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor egg, and the ever-popular coprolite (dino poop). Visitors will experience brand-new interactives, such as a multi-touch table and a scale that tells you how you measure up to different dinosaurs. A dig site for young paleontologists, a "Dino Detective" touch-screen quiz, chances to control dinosaur movements, and other activities encourage exciting hands-on exploration.
      Frontline Doctors: Winter Migrant Crisis
    • Thursday, November 10, 2016
    • Join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Philadelphia for a screening of the BBC One documentary Frontline Doctors: Winter Migrant Crisis, followed by a Q&A with Doctors Without Borders aid workers experienced in the European refugee crisis. About the film: In this BBC One documentary, Chris and Xand van Tulleken--doctors, British television presenters, part-time aid workers, and twin brothers--see for themselves what conditions are like for migrants fleeing through Europe at the height of winter. They travel to Lesbos in Greece, through the Balkans, and on to Berlin and Calais, France, to understand what's being done on a medical and humanitarian level in response to the refugee crisis. Spending time with medics, volunteers, and refugees themselves in camps and clinics and along the route, they gain invaluable firsthand insight into the lives of people who have been through no fault of their own, forced from home. The screening will be followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A with Doctors Without Borders staff who have recently worked in the region.