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Ruth Patrick Memorial Symposium: Environmental Science from Roots to Revolution

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

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Ruth Patrick Memorial Symposium: Environmental Science from Roots to Revolution

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.

Symposium: 9:00 a.m.

 

Throughout her 75-plus years at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Dr. Ruth M. Patrick pioneered the study of freshwater and the organisms that depend on it. She proved that biological diversity holds the key to understanding the environmental problems affecting an ecosystem. Her research enabled her to provide policymakers with accurate information about the environment and the benefits derived from its protection. Her tireless efforts to raise awareness about this crucial issue motivated generations of young scientists to follow in her footsteps.  Today the Academy’s Patrick Center for Environmental Research serves as a fitting tribute to this pioneer, who died in September 2013 at the age of 105.

 

Join fellow scientists and environmental advocates for a free symposium on Tuesday, April 22. We will explore how Dr. Patrick launched the field of Environmental Science, as well as her many contributions. Finally, we will take a close look at how her work has spurred the grand evolution of the field in the 21st Century. 

 

Symposium Presenters:

Carol Collier, Executive Director of the Delaware River Basin Commission

Ellen Gilinsky, PhD, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Thomas Lovejoy, PhD, Biodiversity Chair of the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment

Rex Lowe, PhD, Professor of Biology at Bowling Green State University

Gustave Speth, JD, former Dean of the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Professor at Vermont Law School

 

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested

 

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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)


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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is America's oldest natural history museum and is a world leader in biodiversity and environmental research.

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