Tagged Animals and Nature

Snake Party!

Learn all about snake behavior and habitats. Scott Prior will bring some of his favorite live snakes so we can get up-close-and-personal with these fascinating creatures. If you are brave enough, you can pet one!  

Furs, Feathers, and Scales: An Academy To Go Program

Why do animals have fur, feathers, or scales? Learn about the importance of animal coverings, and discover some of the basic differences between mammals, birds, and reptiles. A program for Preschoolers and their families from the…

Snake Party!

Snake expert Scott Prior will talk about snakes' intriguing lives, and, if you are brave enough, you can pet one of his snake friends. WOW! (Wednesdays of Wonder) in Montgomery Auditorium Part of the Margaret S. Halloran Family…

Snake Party!

Learn all about snake behavior and habitats. Scott Prior will bring some of his favorite live snakes so we can get up-close-and-personal with these fascinating creatures. If you are brave enough, you can pet one!…

Academy of Natural Sciences: Amazing Adaptations!

Amazing Adaptations! with the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University What is an adaptation and what kinds are there? Learn about the wide variety of animals on Earth, and discover some features and behaviors that help them to…

Discovering Dinosaurs: An Academy To Go Program

 A program for Preschoolers and their families from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.  

Academy of Natural Sciences: Amazing Adaptations!

Amazing Adaptations! with the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University What is an adaptation and what kinds are there? Learn about the wide variety of animals on Earth, and discover some features and behaviors that help them to…

Kids InfoBits *

Elementary students in kindergarten through grade five will find age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc. Kids…

GREENR - Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources *

GREENR, Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources, offers researchers an interdisciplinary resource for environment and sustainability studies. GREENR provides news, background information, video, commentaries,…

Jacob Shell | Giants of the Monsoon Forest: Living and Working with Elephants

In conversation with Nikil Saval, an editor of n+1 and author of Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace A professor of geography and urban studies at Temple University, Jacob Shell is the author of Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons,…

Dave Barry | Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog

A 30-year writer at the Miami Herald whose column was syndicated in more than 500 newspapers, humorist Dave Barry won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1988. His more than 30 New York Times bestselling books include I’ll Mature When…

Barry Lopez | Horizon

Barry Lopez won the National Book Award for Arctic Dreams , a “rich, abundant, vigorously composed” ( Boston Globe ) meditation on his travels in the barren but beautiful far North. His other work includes Of Wolves and Men , Crow and…

Adam Rutherford | Humanimal: How Homo sapiens Became Nature’s Most Paradoxical Creature A New Evolutionary History

“A heady amalgam of science, history, a little bit of anthropology and plenty of nuanced, captivating storytelling” ( The New York Times Book Review ), Adam Rutherford’s A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived delves into the…

Frans de Waal | Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves

Esteemed primatologist Frans de Waal is the author of The Bonobo and the Atheist , a “tour de force” ( Nature ) exploration of the biological roots of human morality found in primate social emotions, including empathy, reciprocity, and…

Katrina van Grouw | Unnatural Selection

The former curator of the ornithological collections at London’s Natural History Museum, Katrina van Grouw is the author of The Unfeathered Bird . A sumptuous labor of love, this hybrid of art, science, and history features 385 detailed…

Loudon Wainwright III | Liner Notes: On Parents & Children, Exes and Excess, Death & Decay, & a Few of My Other Favorite Things with Eileen Myles | Afterglow (a dog memoir)

Watch the video here . With a career spanning four decades, 26 studio albums, and untold scores of concerts, Loudon Wainwright III is one of the world’s most loved singer-songwriters. A prolific actor in a variety of television and…

Alexandra Horowitz | Being a Dog: Following the Dog into a World of Smell

In conversation with Jason Freeman Cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz is the author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know . Owing to its insight and plain-spoken lightness, the book pawed its way to no. 1 on the New…

Frans de Waal | Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

Esteemed primatologist Frans de Waal is the author of The Bonobo and the Atheist , a “tour de force” ( Nature ) exploration of the biological roots of human morality found in primate social emotions, including empathy, reciprocity, and…

Helen Macdonald | H is for Hawk and Shaler’s Fish

Naturalist Helen Macdonald won the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for the bestselling H Is for Hawk , a “beautiful and nearly feral” ( New York Times ) chronicle of the devastating but transformative year she spent training a…

Honeybees

The third Saturday in August is National Honeybee Day, a day to celebrate this small but vital insect. Philadelphians should be especially proud; the modern beehive, known as the Langstroth hive, was invented in the City of Brotherly…