All Meetings Online

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Philadelphia Community College is closed. All PhACT meetings are now being held online, using the Zoom web conferencing platform. Registration is required to attend the meetings. See the links in the meeting descriptions below.

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.
NOTE: The Community College of Philadelphia is now requiring visitors to sign in with photo ID. This includes PhACT meetings. Please allow extra time when coming to meetings to complete this process.
Parking is available for $4.00 in the college parking garage on 17th St. The garage is open until 6 PM.
Click here for a campus map.

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 president@phact.org
Executive meetings are held prior to the monthly lectures, at 1:00 p.m. Any member may attend.
NOTE: Our Zoom meetings are limited to 100 attendees. We will also be live-streaming the meetings on YouTube. Follow this link to the live YouTube stream.
(This is only active during a meeting.)
Unfortunately, the YouTube stream is view-only. You will not be able to ask questions of the speaker.

Upcoming Meetings

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - John J Audubon Center

Time: 11am
Location: On site Details
Speaker:
We will see the beautiful homestead and grounds that inspired John Audubon to explore our continent to document its birds. This walk will include a visit to and some history about the lead mine works on the property as well as learn a little of this enchanting area's impact on both John Audubon and General Washington. Bring a picnic lunch, the expedition will conclude with an opportunity to stay and visit the Audubon museum.
PhACT will cover the admission fee for the museum, there is no charge to enter the grounds.

Please check our website (www.phact.org) to join PhACT for $25 per year / donate to the general operations or Science Fair Prize Fund Your membership and donations help PHACT sponsor quality speakers, pays for our Meet Up and Zoom costs, provide prizes for the George Washington Carver and Bucks County science fairs and funds annual excursions such as our summer picnic, which are free and open to all.
Please check our website (www.phact.org) to join PhACT for $25 per year / donate to the general operations or Science Fair Prize Fund Your membership and donations help PHACT sponsor quality speakers, pays for our Meet Up and Zoom costs, provide prizes for the George Washington Carver and Bucks County science fairs and funds annual excursions such as our summer picnic, which are free and open to all.
https://johnjames.audubon.org



Saturday, July 24, 2021 - Picnic and book swap

Time: 11am
Location: Fort Washington State Park Details
Speaker:
Our annual picnic and book swap will be at Ft Washington State Park, near the Ft Washington exit of PA Turnpike. Pavillion #1 next to Parking Lot #1.
Directions -
o PATP to Ft Washington exit
o At exit go west on Pennsylvania Ave for < 1 mile
o at 4th light, make a left on Bethlehem Pike (Wawa on right hand corner)
o drive on B-Pike for 1.2 miles, make a right onto Skippack Pike (rt 73)
o drive on Skippack-Pike for ½ mile, then turn left on Militia Hill Rd.
o drive ½ mile on MH rd (past the first picnic area!) to Joshua Rd (there may not be a street sign) and go left at the 4-way stop sign
o drive ½ mile on Joshua and make the first left, then an immediate right into the picnic area. Pavilion on the left, parking and restrooms on the right.

NB: Enter off of Joshua Road, not Militia Hill Road.
Follow path to Pavilions. Park at Parking Lot #1.

Map: Pavilion marked as MHL-1
http://www.docs.dcnr.pa.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_004722.pdf

GPS: 40°6'58"N 75°13'60"W
PhACT will supply hot dogs, rolls, condiments, paper products and soda. You supply anything else you wish to eat.
Bring books you no longer want, and go home with new (to you) books.
N.B. - Masks are required for entry into Park buildings, including restroom areas. If Park alerts change, attendees will be notified.


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