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Geographical Society of Philadelphia

Marco Polo: Discovering Kerala and Tamil Nadu, France by Barge and Dances of Mexico

Philadelphia, PA
The Geographical Society’s first Marco Polo event of the 2019-2020 season will be held on September 10, 2019. The speakers, topics, and program descriptions are:
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Past Events

Border Crossings: Embracing Refugees in Crisis, A Greek Example by Jai Mexis

Border Crossings: Embracing Refugees in Crisis, A Greek Example by Jai Mexis

Philadelphia, PA
The Conversation: In 1939 during Turkey’s annexation of the Sanjak of Alexandretta, approximately 12,000 Greeks fled as refugees to Damascus and Aleppo joining existing Greek communities. Some decades later, history reversed and in 2015, 1 million refugees cross the Aegean and land on the Greek ...
Thursday, August 15 2019 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Birds!

Birds!

Philadelphia, PA
Did you know that Philadelphia is the “Cradle of American Ornithology”? George Armistead – accomplished, professional birder and author – will introduce us to the cast of characters who pioneered this unique area of study, virtually all of whom hail from Philly. He’ll also take us on a tour of “s...
Wednesday, May 1 2019 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Honoring Derrick Pitts – GEO’s Legacy Event

Honoring Derrick Pitts – GEO’s Legacy Event

Philadelphia, PA
Announcing our 2018-2019 Explorer of the Year, Honorary Dr. Derrick Pitts, Astronomer, “Philly Hero”, and Educator Extraordinaire! Join us as we celebrate our legacy in honoring Derrick Pitts as our 128th Explorer, with a reception, presentation, and (optional) dinner, at the Union League of Phi...
Wednesday, April 17 2019 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Marco Polo Traveler Adventures

Marco Polo Traveler Adventures

Philadelphia, PA
We’ll explore recent visits to the Maremma, Puglia, and Sardinia – in pictures! Art Restoration in Puglia, presented by Holly Marro Sardinia – A Festival and Bronze Age History, presented by Tom Tauber The ancient land of Tuscany – the Maremma, presented by Jill Weber   Tickets include dinne...
Wednesday, March 27 2019 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

United Nations Speaker Series w. Dr. Abraham Joseph

United Nations Speaker Series w. Dr. Abraham Joseph

Philadelphia, PA
GEO is thrilled to introduce an expert of the United Nations to present at the remarkable American Philosophical Society, located in the heart of the Independence Mall of Philadelphia! Dr. Abraham Joseph is an expert on International Economic Policy Development and Practice with three decades of...
Wednesday, March 13 2019 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

The Science of Bugs by Isa Betancourt

The Science of Bugs by Isa Betancourt

Philadelphia, PA
Prices reflects 50% off discount until Feb 25 Join us for bugs, science, photos, drinks, and fun! Join Isabelle (Isa) Betancourt – entomologist, photographer, and science communicator – for an interactive evening of bugs!  Isa will share her work documenting insect biodiversity in Center City P...
Tuesday, March 5 2019 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Hygge Winter Reception

Hygge Winter Reception

Philadelphia, PA
Join us by the fireplace for a cozy evening of friendship and warmth. The Geographical Society of Philadelphia and the Swedish and Norwegian Chambers of Commerce bring you the Scandinavian sensibility of hygge – creating and enjoying coziness and comfort. This special event will introduce the no...
Tuesday, February 5 2019 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Marco Polo Traveler Adventures

Marco Polo Traveler Adventures

Philadelphia, PA
Come join your fellow travelers for a night of socializing, photography, and fun.  This season we have a new host, Geo's former president and fellow board member, Alyce Stick. We will meet at a new venue, Aya's Cafe, BYOB, so please come hungry for some Mediterranean fare, and bring your own bott...
Wednesday, November 28 2018 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Extreme Treks with BBC Earth's Ryan Pyle

Extreme Treks with BBC Earth's Ryan Pyle

Philadelphia, PA
Join adventurer and talented photographer, Ryan Pyle, as he crosses the globe exploring and photographing some of the most remote locations in the world. His human-powered adventures are always inspiring as he proves that anyone can get out and explore the great unknown. Extreme Treks is a modern...
Tuesday, October 23 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Border Crossings: The Changing Landscape of Modern-Day Turkey

Border Crossings: The Changing Landscape of Modern-Day Turkey

Philadelphia, PA
Changing Landscape of Modern Day Turkey -- Is Turkey Still a Democratic Republic? Join us as we open Geo's 128th season with an introduction to our new Executive Director, Dilek Karabucak. Dee received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Marmara University in Istanbul Turkey. After she moved to Phi...
Tuesday, September 25 2018 6:30 PM 8:30 PM
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