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October events at the FWWIC!

Searching for Science Saturdays? Pursuing Pop-up Activities? Seeking Sunday Cinema?

Here are our upcoming events for October! Since we add events and programs all season, please check back here to see what’s new.

We have a very special event on October 25:
Dr. Peter Gleick, Co-Founder and President, Pacific Institute
“Global Water Challenges, Issues and Solutions”

This lecture will be from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Van Pelt Auditorium. Following the lecture, there will be a reception for Dr. Gleick at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Dr. Peter Gleick presents his views on “Global Water Challenges, Issues and Solutions.” Dr. Gleick is renowned the world over as a leading expert, innovator, and communicator on water and climate issues. He co-founded and leads the Pacific Institute in Oakland, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012 as one of the most innovative, independent non-governmental organizations in the fields of water and economic and environmental justice and sustainability.

For more information and tickets:

The lecture and reception are ticketed separately. The lecture is $55 and the reception is $15. There is a special lecture ticket price of $40 for students (with ID) and Young Professionals (age 40 and under).

Also in October:

Science Saturday:
Botanical Art
October 5, 12, 19, 26 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. starting every half hour.
Drawing plants has always been a popular pastime. Come see the plants and leaves we have collected and learn how to identify them. The focus will be on the beneficial properties of different plants. You’ll get to express what you’ve learned about a species in a take home creative botanical art project.

Sunday Cinema
“Last Call at the Oasis”
October 6, 13, 20, 27 at 1:30 p.m. Free!
LAST CALL AT THE OASIS sheds light on the vital role water plays in our lives, and introduces us to individuals who are championing revolutionary solutions, such as activist Erin Brockovich and distinguished experts Peter Gleick, Alex Prud’homme, Jay Famiglietti and Robert Glennon.

This is a special repeat showing of “Last Call.” Dr. Peter Gleick, one of the featured experts in the film, will be speaking in Philadelphia on Friday, October 25.