Going to camp can help turn the lazy days of summer into stimulating experiences filled with learning and adventure. Not only do these programs present a wonderful chance for kids to try something new, they also implement skills and foster friendships that will last a lifetime.For many kids, camp is one of the first timesMore
Four U.S. Cities Join Philadelphia in Funded Sustainability Plan Akron, Chicago, Detroit and Memphis received $40 million in September to fund Reimagining the Civic Commons, an environmental initiative piloted in Philadelphia to demonstrate the positive effects of investment in public spaces. The pilot program, Civic Commons Collective, began in 2014 with an initial $11 millionMore
by Sierra Turner & Grid staff The health of our environment directly impacts the health of our people and our economy. These are just some of the great organizations working across the region to ensure that we’re protecting some of our most valuable assets: healthy air, clean water and neighborhood access to nature. Lend a green thumbMore
Elementary students at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education get down in the mud during a hike | photo by Rebecca Dhondt by Justin Klugh As a child, environmental leader Mike Weilbacher can remember getting lost in the pine woods of Long Island. “That was our home,” he recalls. “We’d go off, two miles away fromMore
Fracking (and how to tax it) has been a major issue in the Pennsylvania governor’s race between incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett and his challenger, Tom Wolf, but what about all the other environmental problems you care about: Clean water? Bicycling infrastructure? Alternative energy? From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education is hostingMore
Maybe you’ve been learning how to tell your silver maples from your reds, or you’ve been psyched to see the monarchs starting to flutter by on their way down to Mexico, or you’ve been trying to learn more about those native sparrows on your smartphone bird identification app. Ready to take your knowledge of urbanMore
Rain meets a forest or a meadow at the leaves, glancing and dripping on its way to the underbrush and cushioned floor. It is a gentle trip to the ground, where the raindrops can soak into the ground slowly if they're not sucked up by roots. Rain meets a building at its roof and isMore
After a world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this weekend, locally filmed Future Weather is hoping to make its way to the big screen. Shot and produced in the Philadelphia area, the independently-made film follows the relationships of three generations of Midwestern women—specifically the abandoned eighth-grader Laudure (Perla Haney-Jardine), whose passion for nature andMore
Elaine Kurtz, Untitled, 2002, Image via Canary PromotionLast week, we reviewed South Philly artist Shelley Spector’s “Dreck Groove” exhibit on display at Breadboard’s Esther Klein Gallery. The exhibit (February 17 to March 30) features Spector’s use of reclaimed materials to display embroidery representing recent natural disasters.
But Spector isn’t the only artist showcasing environmentally-centric work this
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Mother Nature’s tease of spring-like weather probably has you ready to swap your gloves and snow shovels for gardening supplies. But while winter is still sticking for a few more weeks, it’s never too early to start planning your gardening.
Throughout the month of February local gardening gurus are holding a number of workshops