Are we living in the biggest extinction event since the dinosaurs?

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Kolbert will be honored with a medal, and afterwards she'll discuss her book "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History," which argues that we're currently experiencing the biggest extinction event since the asteroid that took out the dinosaurs.

Where: Academy of Natural Science at 1900 Ben Franklin Pkwy. 19103

When: September 21, 2016 from 6:20 p.m. to 8:20 p.m.

How much: Free with RSVP


Mornings are for coffee and local news

Billy Penn’s free morning newsletter gives you a daily roundup of the top Philly stories you need to start your day.

You finished another Billy Penn article — keep it up!

We hope you found it useful, fun, or maybe even both. If you want more stories like this, will you join us as a member today?

Nice to see you (instead of a paywall)

Billy Penn’s mission is to provide free, quality information to Philadelphians through our articles and daily newsletter. If you believe local journalism is key to a healthy community, join us!

Your donation brought this story to life

Billy Penn only exists because of supporters like you. If you find our work valuable, consider making a sustaining donation today.

Being informed looks good on you

Thanks for reading another article, made possible by members like you. Want to share BP with a friend?