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Pockets of Light: A New Interactive Public Arts Installation along the Delaware River Waterfront

Delaware River Waterfront Philadelphia, PA, United States

In order to grow, we all need a little light. The Delaware River Waterfront Trail provides just that—for both people and nature. Through a series of hand- and machine-sewn artworks, artist Julie “Juicebox” Woodard transforms post-consumer waste into depictions of the Delaware River and native plants found along the waterfront. "Wayfinding waterscapes" found on the Delaware pathway guide you to installations at four public piers accompanied by site-specific interactives created by experience designer Eric the Puzzler. Through eye-catching artwork, unique puzzles, local natural history, and participation prizes, the creators aim to enhance the nurturing effects of the waterfront and encourage


Philadelphia Birding Weekend

The Discovery Center 3401 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The 2nd annual Philly Birding Weekend will be hosted Oct. 13 - 15, 2023! We are bringing back some favorite field trips from last year, such as The Woodlands and John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. We are also adding new field trips, including excursions to the Navy Yard and Belmont Plateau. We hope that you'll consider joining us for another fun weekend of birding in Philadelphia. Registration for Audubon Mid-Atlantic's 2nd annual Philly Birding Weekend will open on Monday, August 21. The registration link will go live at www.phillybirding.com

Global Water Alliance 16th Annual Conference: Advancing WaSH Goals in a Changing World Through Innovation and Resilience

Science History Institute 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The challenges of climate change and resource shortages require innovative approaches to advance resiliency and mitigation in WaSH (water, sanitation, and hygiene). This 1-day conference will address the urgent need for new technologies and new data analytics in water management throughout the world in order to adapt to the future realities of more extreme weather patterns and events, sea-level rising, glacier melting and drought. Innovative thinking is needed. Successful implementation of new and modern (water) management tools will be highlighted; innovative approaches for community involvement and commercial buy-in will be debated; and practical solutions as brokered by governing bodies, market