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Gross Anatomy: Sex

Gross Anatomy: Sex
Thu, Apr 27

09:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tease the mind and tantalize the senses as the Festival’s signature cabaret-meets-science program returns! In a provocative presentation, explore the science behind sexual health and reproduction you DIDN’T learn in Sex Ed, and uncover why your brain is the biggest sex organ in your body. This event is 21+.
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    Price: $10 presale; $15 at the door

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  • Location

    Ruba Club Studios

    416 Green Street

    Philadelphia, PA, 19123

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  • Speakers

    Craig Bruns
    Craig Bruns
    Craig Bruns is the Chief Curator at the Independence Seaport Museum. He earned his Masters of Fine Arts from the Tyler School of Art. He has become well versed in the history and maritime traditions of the port of Philadelphia and how they have influenced the life of the city. Craig finds it interesting that the 19th century sailor would often carve buttons from the discarded rinds of cheese.
    Dr. Timaree Schmit
    Dr. Timaree Schmit
    Dr. Timaree Schmit is a sexuality educator, who has a sex podcast called “Sex with Timaree”. She earned her PhD in Human Sexuality from Widener University. Dr. Schmit says that people she meets in elevators tell her things they won’t tell their partner of 30 years.
    Emily C. Stasko
    Emily C. Stasko
    Emily Stasko is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Psychology at Drexel University. She earned her Master in Public Health from Yale University and her Masters in Science from Drexel University. She has been working in reproductive and sexual health for more than a decade. Emily’s dissertation looks at the utility of a “Sext Ed” intervention to improve sexual satisfaction for women during fertility treatment.
    Marc Schmidt
    Marc Schmidt
    Marc Schmidt is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned is Bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and his PhD from Colorado State University. His postdoctoral studies were completed at the California Institute of Technology. His interests include the neurobiology of vocal production and the perception on songbirds. He has recently begun study in neural circuitry underlying mate preference and copulatory display in the brown-headed cowbird. Marc finds it interesting that birds seem to use the same circuits in the brain for singing as they do to control sex.
    Marina Haynes
    Marina Haynes
    Marina Haynes is the curator of KidZooU, primates and smalls mammals, at the Philadelphia Zoo. She earned her Bachelor’s in Animal Science at the University of Delaware and her Masters in Animal Behavior at the University of Maryland, College Park. She studies the animals and humans, observing and interpreting their behavior. Marina has taken teenagers from the Zoo's youth program to Africa to see wild animals 7 times and she thinks the real wild animals were the teens!
    Michael Platt
    Michael Platt
    Michael Platt is the James S. Riepe University Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Marketing at the University of Pennsylvania. There is a plaque in the Museum of Sex in New York City commemorating the University of Pennsylvania's work on "monkey pay per view".
    Paul Taylor
    Paul Taylor
    Paul Taylor is a member of the Franklin Institute’s Traveling Science Show and the Community Outreach Manager. He earned his Bachelor's from Temple University and his Masters of Theater from Villanova University. Paul has performed in China, Singapore, Germany, and Trinidad.
  • Partners

    Independence Seaport Museum
    Independence Seaport Museum
    Independence Seaport Museum
    Independence Seaport Museum maintains one of the largest maritime collections in North America, combining more than 25,000 artifacts with hands-on exhibits and large-scale models. In addition to exhibits, the Museum has a traditional wooden boat shop, the J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library and a concert hall with sound stage quality acoustics. The Museum also includes two National Historic Landmark ships—the Spanish-American War Cruiser, Olympia, and the World War II Submarine Becuna. Located at Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing Waterfront, the museum is open year round. Visit www.phillyseaport.org for more information.
    Philadelphia Zoo
    Philadelphia Zoo
    Philadelphia Zoo
    The Philadelphia Zoo opened its gates on July 1, 1874. Like many other Philadelphia landmarks and institutions, the Philadelphia Zoo is an American first. Today, the Philadelphia Zoo’s 42-acre Victorian garden is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered. With state-of-the-art animal exhibits, award-winning education and conservation programs, recreational opportunities, guest services, and scientific accomplishments, the Zoo has become one of the world's most renowned zoological societies and gardens. Fulfilling its mission of conservation, science, education and recreation, the Philadelphia Zoo continues to support and to engage in conservation efforts to protect endangered species around the world.
    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute
    In 1824, The Franklin Institute was founded to honor Benjamin Franklin and to advance the usefulness of his inventions. Today, The Franklin Institute is a vibrant organization that continues to offer new and exciting science learning experiences for the citizens of Philadelphia. The Institute has grown to become an integral part of the city by providing a hands-on approach to science and technology through community outreach initiatives and innovative partnerships in public education. It has become a dynamic agent of change through its rich array of exhibitions, programs, lectures, and discussions designed to illuminate issues in contemporary science. The Franklin Institute continues to reflect Benjamin Franklin’s spirit of inquiry and discovery as it strives to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Pennsylvania
    Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff.
    Sex with Timaree
    Sex with Timaree
    Ruba Club Studios
    Ruba Club Studios