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Drive injured birds to Schuylkill Rehab (AM)

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ORGANIZATION: Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

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Injured bird drivers commit to being on standby in Center City, Philadelphia to receive and transport injured birds by 8am one or more mornings of the week throughout the monitoring season (Spring: April 1 - May 31, Fall: Sep. 1 - Nov. 15.) Volunteers can commit to a recurring day of the week, or sign up for a few specific mornings throughout the season. Additional, as-needed availability is welcome should the need for a substitute driver arise.

Monitors will communicate the need for a driver via the Bird Safe Philly Telegram channel, using the free Telegram app. Drivers should respond via the app to confirm their availability.

Drivers arrive at Independence National Historical Park (6th & Arch) by 7:50am, to pick up birds from monitors, then head to 2 Logan Square (18th and Arch St.) in time to pick up birds from monitors by 8 am. Monitors may directly hand off birds to drivers or may leave bagged, live birds in the designated Bird Safe Philly holding box located in the 2 Logan Square garage (entrance on Arch St., ring bell if door is closed.) Monitors will not leave birds in the box without confirming a driver is en route.

Drivers will take the bagged birds directly to the Schuylkill Center Wildlife Clinic in Roxborough: 304 Port Royal Ave, Philadelphia, PA. For safely transporting birds, drivers should keep a box with a small towel handy, for cushioning the bags while en route to the clinic. Keep the box tucked safely on the floor of the vehicle.

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About Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Location:

Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia, PA 19103, US

Mission Statement

Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a leading natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science.

Description

Visitors to the Academy have the opportunity to get face-to-face with towering dinosaurs, meet live animals, and explore a tropical garden filled with live butterflies. Philadelphia’s natural history museum offers surprises for all ages, from changing interactive science exhibits to a children’s discovery center, a fossil dig, and opportunities to interact with real science experts.

The Academy’s working scientists spend their days focusing on critical global issues in biodiversity, evolution, and environmental science. In the field, Academy scientists have traveled as far as Vietnam to sample wild bird populations for emerging diseases such as avian influenza, and closer to home they have been studying the effects of natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale. These research efforts and many others enable the Academy to provide accurate, real-time scientific information to the public on environmental and sustainability matters.

The Academy’s collections contain more than 18 million specimens and archival treasures and rate among the world’s most significant in terms of geographic, biological, and historical depth and breadth. Many specimens in the Academy’s collections predate the institution’s founding and reflect the work of famous naturalists and scientists, including Thomas Jefferson, John James Audubon, Meriwether Lewis, and William Clark. This "library of life" records the extraordinary diversity of life on Earth and preserves a long-term record of environmental change.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Environment
Animals, Environment

WHEN

Fri Mar 15, 2024 - Fri May 31, 2024
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM

WHERE

1900 Benjamin Franklin ParkwayPhiladelphia, PA 19103

(39.95689,-75.17107)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Delivery

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 17
  • 1 hour. Drivers arrive at Independence National Historical Park by 7:50am, to pick up birds from monitors, then head to 2 Logan Square in time to pick up birds from monitors by 8 am. 30 minute drive to Schuylkill Center Wildlife Clinic in Roxborough
  • We are ideally hoping for someone who can commit to Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays during the bird collision monitoring season this Fall.

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