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Polo Field Deal Reduces Threat to Oakwell Trees

The Lower Merion School District, Lower Merion Township and Haverford Township have announced a tentative deal for the Black Rock Middle School to use the Polo Field in the Bryn Mawr section of Haverford Township for baseball and softball practice space, according to an announcement last week, likely resulting in less land clearing and construction

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Public schools use their outdoor space to connect students with the natural world

Before she started working on the green schoolyard at Henry C. Lea School in West Philadelphia, landscape architect Sara Pevaroff Schuh, principal of SALT Design Studio, encountered a group of kids who called her over after finding what they said was a spider on playground equipment. It turned out to be a half-squished worm. She

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Advocates, City Council and the school district make drinking water safe for students

Dwayne Wharton was tasked with helping to solve one health care crisis affecting kids when he discovered another. Wharton was working for The Food Trust in the mid-2010s, and that organization’s goal was to reduce the number of sugary beverages, especially soda, kids were drinking. They encouraged students to drink more water from the ubiquitous

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Tires Tossed in Tacony Creek Park — Again

Short dumpers have left more piles of tires in Tacony Creek Park, according to Julie Slavet, the executive director of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF). Two piles — one near the intersection of Garland Street and Tabor Road, and another beneath the Whitaker Avenue Bridge — were discovered on Monday, January 2. Another pile was

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