Mayci Shimon, Independence Seaport Museum
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia, PA)
Join us at the APS Museum for the third installment of our “Curious Evenings” lecture series. Bringing the spirit of Charles Willson Peale’s lectures back to the building where they were once held, the series will be educational, engaging, and (like C.W.) a little quirky.
At “Curious Evenings: Dissection” embrace the Peale family’s investigative and naturalist sides. Charles Willson Peale stressed the importance of maintaining a strong and healthy republic. Today, we can assert that maintaining safe ecosystems, especially along our rivers here in Philadelphia, adds to the health of a republic! The presentation will include an illustrated history of the pollution of the Schuylkill and the Delaware rivers, highlight common (mis)understandings of Philadelphia’s waterways, unveil the connection between the water’s quality and biodiversity, and create a narrative through dissection.
Mayci Shimon is the Aquatic Programs Educator at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia. Born and raised in Missouri, she moved to the east coast and graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, PA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Religious Studies. During her undergraduate years, she had an opportunity to study abroad in New Zealand, which allowed her to cultivate a passion for conservation and environmental science. After graduating, she spent a year back home, only to head back east to Philly a year later to pursue a developing interest in environmental education. She hopes to pursue a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science within the next couple of years.
RSVP Required – Space will be limited. Register here.
This program is in partnership with the Independence Seaport Museum.