Monthly Lectures

Monthly lectures are usually held on the third Saturday of each month (except in the summer and December), at 2:00 PM at the Community College of Philadelphia's Main campus in Center City Philadelphia, PA. Exceptions are noted below.

Parking is available for $4.00 in the college parking garage on 17th St. The garage is open until 6 PM. Note: Free parking in the Bonnell lot across the street is no longer available.
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PhACT thanks Dr. David Cattell and the Philadelphia Community College for providing us with an excellent meeting space.

The general public is more than welcome to attend our lectures. You do not need to be a PhACT member to attend.
For more information, contact Bob Glickman at
Executive meetings are held prior to the monthly lectures, at 1:00 p.m. Any member may attend.

Upcoming Meetings

Saturday, January 16, 2016 - Discovering the Creature on Darwin Bumper Stickers

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: To Be Determined Details
Speaker: Ted Daeschler
Ted Daeschler will speak on his discovering what creationists said would never be found: a fish to lizard transition species (as seen on many of our Darwin bumper stickers).
Ted Daeschler is an American vertebrate paleontologist and Vice President for Collections and Associate Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, Academy of Natural Sciences Associate Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, Drexel University.
His current research program in vertebrate paleontology focuses on the vertebrate fauna of the Late Devonian Period (385-363 million-years-ago) in eastern North America. The research involves active fossil collecting, systematic work focusing on freshwater vertebrates, and the nature of early non-marine ecosystems. Fieldwork is ongoing since 1993 in Pennsylvania and since 1999 on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic. Fossil discoveries from the incompletely-known Late Devonian interval help us to answer questions about the diversification of major groups of fishes, the origin of limbed vertebrates, and the invasion of land by plants and animals.

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