Science on Tap Quizzo
Science on Tap presents its third annual PSF Science Quizzo. Teams square off to answer tidbits of science trivia in this all-out battle for top scientific prowess.
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22 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
SpeakersTimshel PurdumMs. Timshel Purdum is the Director of Education and Lifelong Learning at the Academy of Natural Sciences. She’s been at the Academy for 10 years and she can’t believe it either! Her favorite color is blue, her favorite number is 8 (infinity y’all) and as far as she is concerned, cephalopods rule the universe. For the more boring information, she has a B.S in Biology from the College of William and Mary and a M.A. in Environmental Education from the New Jersey School of Conservation, Montclair State University. She’s been in the science education field for over 15 years and will continue to do so until they nail shut her recyclable coffin.
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PartnersThe Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel UniversityThe Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel UniversityFounded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a world-class natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science. Visitors can explore four floors of exhibits, meet real scientists, strool through a tropical garden with live butterflies, and get face-to-face with a towering T. rex. ansp.org.Wagner Free Institute of ScienceWagner Free Institute of ScienceIn 1855, Philadelphian William Wagner established the Wagner Free Institute of Science as one of the earliest free adult science education programs in the nation. As an educational institution and natural history museum, the Wagner maintains library and museum collections assembled to teach science to the public. These collections now contain over 100,000 specimens, including mounted animals, fossils, rocks, minerals, insects, and shells. The Wagner also offers a range of educational programs, including college-level courses, scientific lecture series and symposia, and science lessons specifically designed for elementary students. With its extensive collections and educational programs, the Wagner Free Institute of Science has carried its legacy into the 21st century, continuing to make science education accessible and interesting for people of all ages.Chemical Heritage FoundationChemical Heritage FoundationThe Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) initially was launched in 1982 as the Center for the History of Chemistry. Since its beginnings, CHF has striven to foster an understanding of chemistry’s impact on society. As an independent and educational nonprofit organization, CHF maintains major collections of instruments, fine art, photographs, papers, and books which preserve the rich and extensive history of chemistry. CHF continues to inspire a passion for chemistry within the city of Philadelphia through its public programs, museum exhibitions, conferences, and scholarly research center.American Philosophical SocietyAmerican Philosophical SocietyIn 1743, Benjamin Franklin founded the American Philosophical Society (APS) for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.” As the nation’s first learned society, the APS has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life. For more than 250 years, the APS has gathered and preserved a rich collection that traces American history and science from the Founding Fathers to the computer age. This collection includes scientific specimens and instruments, portraits, maps, art works, rare books, and more than ten million manuscripts. To this day, the APS continues its mission through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and museum exhibitions and outreach.The College of Physicians of PhiladelphiaThe College of Physicians of PhiladelphiaThe College of Physicians of Philadelphia was founded in 1787 by a group of physicians inspired by a mission to create better physicians to better serve the public. A non-profit, educational, and cultural institution, the College of Physicians strives to promote health while upholding the ideals and heritage of medicine. It is a prominent and historical Philadelphia institution, and it is also the nation’s oldest medical society. The College of Physicians continues to honor the mission of its founders by improving the health of the public through service, education, and health advocacy.