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Urban Sustainability Forum - How Polluted Air Affects our Children

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Philadelphia, PA

Urban Sustainability Forum - How Polluted Air Affects our...

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Children's Activity
The children's activity will consist of crafts and games to provide children with wholesome fun while their parents are at this sustainability program. Children must be potty trained and between the ages of 4 -11. Please make sure children have had dinner prior to arriving. Museum staff will be present from 6:15 pm - 8:45pm to guide the children's activities. Please drop your child off at the Outside In Exhibit (3rd Floor) between 6:15 - 6:30, and plan to pick up your child at the same location after the program. If you select this ticket, a permission form will be emailed to you 2 days before the program. Please print it out, sign it and bring it with you so that your child can participate. We cannot accept children without completed permission forms. We look forward to seeing you on September 19th!
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Event Details

Program 6:30 – 8 pm


Reception 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

Light refreshments will be provided.


Click HERE to read a Philadelphia Inquirer article (Sunday 9/15/13 Health section, by Sandy Bauers) about this program.

Join the Academy of Natural Sciences and Moms Clean Air Force for an Urban Sustainability Forum panel discussion on air pollution and children’s health—and bring along the kids for a special children’s activity. Traffic pollution, power plant emissions, and chemicals in consumer products and cleaning supplies are among the air pollutants that children breathe every day. In urban environments such as Philadelphia, children may be exposed to high levels of heavy metals, ozone, small particles, and other chemicals that can cause long-term health effects in addition to adversely impacting prenatal and early childhood growth and development, as well as lung function.  We will discuss what public health experts know about how polluted air affects children’s health, and we will explore what parents can do to ensure that their children grow up strong and healthy.

 Free Children’s Educational Activity

Children between the ages of 4 and 11 are invited to attend the September 19 Urban Sustainability Forum with their parents and participate in a children’s activity hosted by the Academy’s Education Department. We will play games and make crafts while parents attend a lecture on air pollution and its effect on children’s health. Kids will get to spend a free evening in Outside In (3rd Level), an interactive and hands-on learning environment that challenges young inquisitive minds.

To attend the children’s activity, each child must pre-register by 3pm, September 17. Select the Childrens Activity ticket below.

 

 




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

Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

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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