Bird Safe Philly bird collision monitoring and rescue

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ORGANIZATION: Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

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Ciocca Subaru/Stinger Square Park monitors needed
(1-4 individuals needed, mornings April - May and mid-August - October)
Currently need monitors for any mornings of the week. Best if volunteer can take a designated day each week, but substitute coverage or every other week coverage is great too.

Monitors patrol Ciocca Subaru dealership every morning during spring and fall migration, especially section that faces Stinger Square Park 5:30-8:00AM, where most bird collisions have been observed.

Collected birds are bagged, labeled and delivered to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Live, injured birds are carefully caught and handed off to drivers who will transport them to the Schuylkill Wildlife Center for treatment.

Training will be provided, no prior experience with birds necessary. To get involved as a monitor, email John Eskate at je594@drexel.edu

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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

Mon May 13, 2024 - Fri May 31, 2024
06:00 AM - 08:00 AM

WHERE

1400 South 33rd StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19146

(39.93643,-75.19875)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • 30-45 minutes

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