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Sustainability Tour of Campus

Haverford College Arboretum 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA, United States

Join us for a walk through our sustainable campus landscape.Over the past few years, Haverford has been working hard to become a more sustainable campus and we have been ranked among the top ten zero-waste college campuses (created by the Post-Landfill Action Network - PLAN) since 2021. From green roofs to aerobic digestion, learn the many ways Haverford's physical campus reflects the work of students, staff, and faculty in fighting climate change. This tour will be led by Jesse Lytle, Claudia Kent, and Jennie Kelly who all work on sustainable aspects of campus. The tour is a part of our

Hansberry Garden & Nature Center Collective work hours

The Hansberry Garden & Nature Center 5150 Wayne Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States

One of two weekly work sessions (the other is Sunday from 3-5 p.m.) for Hansberry Garden & Nature Center's Garden Collective. The Hansberry Garden and Nature Center builds community by offering organic gardening, educational programs, and fresh, wholesome produce to an underserved neighborhood.

BETHESDA PROJECT 27TH ANNUAL PARTY & AUCTION

Reading Terminal Market 1136 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Bethesda Project, a local non-profit dedicated to providing emergency shelter, housing, and supportive services for individuals experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia, is hosting its 27th Annual Party & Auction on Friday, May 31, 2024, at the iconic Reading Terminal Market from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. The Party & Auction is the organization’s major fundraising event, raising money and awareness for the life-changing programs and services they provide for thousands of Philadelphians experiencing homelessness. The event features food from Reading Terminal Market vendors, silent auction, and 50/50 raffle. All proceeds allow Bethesda Project to continue their work and achieve their mission To

Bethesda Project Party & Auction

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Bethesda Project, a local non-profit dedicated to providing emergency shelter, housing, and supportive services for individuals experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia, is hosting its 27th Annual Party & Auction on Friday, May 31, 2024, at the iconic Reading Terminal Market from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. The Party & Auction is the organization’s major fundraising event, raising money and awareness for the life-changing programs and services they provide for thousands of Philadelphians experiencing homelessness. The event features iconic food from Reading Terminal Market vendors, silent auction, and 50/50 raffle. All proceeds allow Bethesda Project to continue their work and achieve their mission

$35

On-Demand Tree Tenders Virtual Training

Online

Become a neighborhood greening hero! Learn about tree care and planting by participating in a PHS Tree Tenders training. This eight-hour course* will be offered through recorded sessions available until July 31. Workshop topics include tree biology, identification, planting, and proper care. You will be joining one of the nation’s oldest, most respected volunteer urban tree-care programs. Tree Tenders are given the tools to plant and nurture trees in their own neighborhoods. Regionally, there are over 6,200 Tree Tenders from 100 + neighborhoods! Join a group or form your own Tree Tenders group, by attending the training with two neighbors. For

Introduction to Fly Fishing

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Schuylkill Center interim executive director Erin Mooney and certified LL Bean casting instructor will give a 1.5 hour casting lesson to five women on Saturday, June 1 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will learn the basics of fly fishing, from basis casts, to rods and flies and other gear. Registration required.

$100

SPRING COMMUNITY FAIR – Mt Airy

7516 Williams Ave 7516 Williams Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join us at our Spring Community Fair in Mt Airy for a fun-filled day of local vendors, food, and family entertainment!SPRING COMMUNITY FAIRCome join us for an informative and fun-filled day at our Spring Community Fair, hosted by the Bethlehem Church of God Holiness in Mt. Airy! The event will be held at 7516 Williams Ave and promises to be a great time for all. Enjoy local vendors, delicious food, music, health & wellness checks/information, and family entertainment for all. Don't miss out on this exciting community event!VENDORS WELCOMED! Community Resources, Entrepreneurs and Businesses, CALL 215-224-3421 For Table Information. Community

Demystifying Toxic Plants Tour

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Join this walking discussion of toxic plant adaptations and how they influence plant defense, edibility, propagation, and ecological value for wildlife. Learn why many of these plants are maligned in horticulture and public perception, as well as some practical ways they can enhance a home garden. 75 minutes, $7 in addition to admission, free for members. This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Saturday, June 1, 2024.

$7

Riverfront North Partnership Fish Fest 2024

Frankford Boat Launch Frankford Boat Launch, 5501 Tacony Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Riverfront North Partnership invites the community to a fun afternoon of all things fish (and all things FREE) at the Frankford Boat Launch on Saturday, June 1st from 3-6pm. We’ll teach you to fish with all equipment provided, do fish prints, and other nature based fun activities. Also enjoy biking and a native plant sale!

Free

Beaconfest

Snipes Farm 890 W Bridge Street, Morrisville, PA, United States

The Bucks County Beacon is a reader-supported, popular, and participatory media outlet that acts as a catalyst for community organizing and action, and progressive change. Our work has been cited in other outlets such as Vanity Fair, Talking Points Memo, Wonkette, Salon, The Philadelphia Inquirer, WHYY, MSNBC, Keith Olbermann & elswehere. As Bucks County’s only local source for progressive news and opinion, our publication will bring together up and coming musicians from the area to support our continued coverage. This June 1st, beloved local venue Snipes Farm will be host to a celebration of community, music, and activism to support

$50

Philly Mycology Club Cobbs Creek Park Cleanup — May Edition

Cobbs Creek Parkway & Thomas Avenue Cobbs Creek Parkway & Thomas Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join the Philadelphia Mycology Club for some community oriented land stewardship in Cobbs Creek Park! Meet in the parking lot at Thomas Ave along Cobbs Creek Parkway at 2pm. We will provide everything you need. Everyone is invited! For questions, you can reach out to us at info@phillymycoclub.com. Join us on the first Sunday of every month at the same time and location for our community volunteer event! By registering for this event you grant the Philadelphia Mycology Club to use photographs and/or video of you taken at the event in publications, online, and in other communications related to the

Free

Taxonomic Certification Opportunity at SFS Annual Meeting

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, 201 N 17th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

When: June 3, 2024, taxonomic certification exams begin at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.Where: At the Society of Freshwater Science Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. Interested? Fill Out This Form Visit the SFS website for more information about the annual meeting. For questions about the certification exam, email tcp@stroudcenter.org.

Healing While Black – Walking Series

5901 Wissahickon Ave 5901 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join me in Germantown for an intimate walking group curated for a safe space to heal in nature as a Black woman, man or non-binary person.

On-Demand Tree Tenders Virtual Training

Online

Become a neighborhood greening hero! Learn about tree care and planting by participating in a PHS Tree Tenders training. This eight-hour course* will be offered through recorded sessions available until July 31. Workshop topics include tree biology, identification, planting, and proper care. You will be joining one of the nation’s oldest, most respected volunteer urban tree-care programs. Tree Tenders are given the tools to plant and nurture trees in their own neighborhoods. Regionally, there are over 6,200 Tree Tenders from 100 + neighborhoods! Join a group or form your own Tree Tenders group, by attending the training with two neighbors. For

Native Plants of Summer 2024

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Native plants of the Eastern Temperate Forest are beautiful, inspiring, and critically important for healthy landscapes. From the subdued colors and fragrances of spring wildflowers to the exuberance of summer perennials and the captivating hues of fall foliage, discover a wealth of plants that satisfy your gardening needs throughout the seasons. Using Mt. Cuba Center’s stunning gardens, learn to identify 60 trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials in each Native Plants course. Examine their key identifying characteristics, preferred growing conditions, overall size, and ecological significance. Students seeking a Certificate in Ecological Gardening must take the onsite exam. This program takes place

$205

Healing While Black – Walking Series

5901 Wissahickon Ave 5901 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join me in Germantown for an intimate walking group curated for a safe space to heal in nature as a Black woman, man or non-binary person.

Native Plants of Summer 2024

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Native plants of the Eastern Temperate Forest are beautiful, inspiring, and critically important for healthy landscapes. From the subdued colors and fragrances of spring wildflowers to the exuberance of summer perennials and the captivating hues of fall foliage, discover a wealth of plants that satisfy your gardening needs throughout the seasons. Using Mt. Cuba Center’s stunning gardens, learn to identify 60 trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials in each Native Plants course. Examine their key identifying characteristics, preferred growing conditions, overall size, and ecological significance. Students seeking a Certificate in Ecological Gardening must take the onsite exam. This program takes place

$205

Managing Invasive Plants

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Is your landscape being invaded by overly aggressive plants? Examine the problems caused by invasive plants and discover management strategies for controlling them. Learn how to identify common invasive weeds and how to distinguish them from similar-looking native species. See invasive-plant management techniques and restoration strategies in practice in Mt. Cuba’s natural lands. Dress for the weather and wear reliable shoes as walking paths may be uneven. These classes are rain or shine. This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Wednesday June 5th through Friday June 7th. About the Instructor: Ellen Lake, PhD, is the Director

$229

Introduction to T’ai Chi Chih®: Section A

Mt. Cuba Center 3120 Barley Mill Rd., Hockessin, DE, United States

Enjoy the quiet mornings in the garden with this introductory-level, easy-to-learn set of 20 movements which offer a myriad of benefits including reductions in tension and chronic pain, plus improved balance. Based on the ancient Chinese principles of activation and circulation of energy (chi), T’ai Chi Chih® is an adaptive and enjoyable program that can easily be done by anyone, regardless of age or physical ability. Comfortable clothing is recommended. This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Eight Thursdays: 5/2 through 6/27. No class on Thursday 5/9. About the Instructor: Jessica Lewis, CPT, CNC, is an

$132

Spring Botanical Art Series

Mt. Cuba Center 3120 Barley Mill Rd., Hockessin, DE, United States

Mt. Cuba’s unique collections of native plants are a natural fit for the art of botanical drawing. Using specimens from Mt. Cuba’s gardens, learn how to draw flowers, foliage, and stems realistically in this entry-level program. Start with the elements of line, shape, and form, and progress to developing your own personal drawing style. Begin with Learning to Draw Spring Wildflowers or dive into the upper-level courses if you already have the basics. $155 per course or $419 for the series. A detailed list of required materials is available with the online class descriptions. This program takes place in person

$155 – $419
Event Series Native Planters

Native Planters

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Embark on a rewarding journey as a Volunteer Native Planter, where you’ll connect with like-minded individuals, refine your gardening expertise, and delve into the world of native plants. By tending to the Courtyard Garden and Front Entrance Garden at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, you’ll enhance beauty and biodiversity of this important landscape. Tools are provided, but feel free to bring your own. Remember your waterbottle, to wear sturdy shoes, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty! Volunteer Native Planters meet every Thursday, April 11 to October 31, from 10am-12pm. Registration recommended to stay connected with weather updates. Walk-ins

Free
Event Series Story Time Sprouts

Story Time Sprouts

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Get lost in a book in Mt. Cuba’s gardens. Listen to stories from nature-themed children’s books ideal for kids ages five and under. Meet on the Upper Lawn in Bluey’s Woods. We recommend bringing a blanket to sit on. No reservations required. Included with garden admission. This program takes place in-person at Mt. Cuba Center Thursdays, Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Free

Visualizing Solidarity Relationships: Lessons for Philadelphia Journalists

Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School 1023 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

What can local journalism learn from the ways community groups come together? Three Philadelphia AAPI leaders share their experiencesHow does inter-community solidarity work in practice? What can local journalism learn from the ways community groups come together, and how can journalists use solidarity reporting to improve the accuracy of their stories?In this inaugural Perspectives Local event, three Philadelphia AAPI leaders will share their experiences in cross-community organizing, particularly around neighborhood redevelopment projects. Neighborhood change is something every local newsroom covers, and we hope the conversation will help journalists reflect on solidarity relationships in their own reporting, and better understand anti-displacement

ULI Philadelphia + Green Building United: Inflation Reduction Act: Implications for Real Estate

123 S. Broad St. 123 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

Click here to register for this event through ULI Philadelphia!   Program Details: The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is the latest reason that the business case for real estate decarbonization has never been stronger. The bill was signed into law after months of negotiation and anticipation, dedicating almost $370 billion to address climate change over the next 10 years. ULI Philadelphia and Green Building United have assembled a distinguished panel of leaders to provide an overview of the bill’s relevant provisions. We will feature a broad explanation of the IRA and real examples of projects and ways to receive

Precious Places Community History Project Premiere

Lightbox Film Center 401 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

What is the history of your neighborhood?Precious Places Community History Project Premiere Since 2003, Scribe Video Center’s Precious Places Community History project has facilitated the production of 118 short documentaries about the public spaces, buildings, parks in the greater Philadelphia area that reveal the untold story of our region. Produced collaboratively with members of local communities, these carefully crafted films draw from the memories of neighbors to tell the story and the contemporary struggles of the places where we live.Please join Scribe in celebrating the premiere of 7 new films in the Precious Places Community History project including documentaries on ACES

On-Demand Tree Tenders Virtual Training

Online

Become a neighborhood greening hero! Learn about tree care and planting by participating in a PHS Tree Tenders training. This eight-hour course* will be offered through recorded sessions available until July 31. Workshop topics include tree biology, identification, planting, and proper care. You will be joining one of the nation’s oldest, most respected volunteer urban tree-care programs. Tree Tenders are given the tools to plant and nurture trees in their own neighborhoods. Regionally, there are over 6,200 Tree Tenders from 100 + neighborhoods! Join a group or form your own Tree Tenders group, by attending the training with two neighbors. For

Hansberry Garden & Nature Center Collective work hours

The Hansberry Garden & Nature Center 5150 Wayne Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States

One of two weekly work sessions (the other is Sunday from 3-5 p.m.) for Hansberry Garden & Nature Center's Garden Collective. The Hansberry Garden and Nature Center builds community by offering organic gardening, educational programs, and fresh, wholesome produce to an underserved neighborhood.

Stardust! Summer Celebration

Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden, 1829 East County Line Road, Villanova, PA, 19085, United States

Stardust: It’s literal. It’s metaphorical. And when it touches us, it’s magical! Soaring trees. Expansive vistas. Native plant gardens full of life. Let the magic of Stoneleigh: a natural garden awe and inspire you as we celebrate the natural world. The magic of Stardust—Natural Lands’ annual summer celebration and fundraiser—emanates from the experience of being wrapped in a stunning, conserved landscape. Don’t miss this evening of cocktails, roving supper, and merriment under the stars! Natural Lands’ regional mission to provide land for life and nature for all is vital. Your ticket purchase will advance our highest priorities for saving open

Tour Andalusia Historic House, Gardens & Arboretum

Andalusia Historic House, Gardens & Arboretum 1237 State Road, Andalusia, Andalusia, PA, United States

Andalusia Historic House, Gardens & Arboretum is a natural paradise located on a beautiful stretch of the Delaware River in Bensalem, PA. Andalusia is a great place to spend a day exploring history and nature. The historic house, a National Historic Landmark, is surrounded by 50 acres of lush gardens, woodlands, and waterfront. Visitors can tour the mansion and gardens, or simply relax, enjoy the scenery, and have a picnic lunch on the grounds. The historic house is filled with art and personal possessions from the 1790s to the 1970s, showcasing an unparalleled look into the nation’s past through the

$15 – $30

Garden Enthusiast Tour at Mt. Cuba Center

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Take an in-depth look at the gardens and discover how to apply sustainable gardening practices. Learn about environmental topics such as climate change, systems-thinking, and consciously sourcing native plants for your region. This tour expands on concepts covered in the introductory Welcome Walk. Tours include walking over rolling terrain and mulched paths. Two hours, $7 in addition to admission, free for members. This program takes place in-person at Mt. Cuba Center Saturday, May 11, 2024, and every 2nd Saturday.

$7

we is here-Black Folks in Nature with Khaliah D. Pitts

Valley Green Road Valley Green Road, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join Leeway x NextFab 2023 Artist in Residence Khaliah D. Pitts for a community hike and workshop on Saturday, June 8 in the WissahickonJoin Khaliah D. Pitts, Leeway x NextFab 2023 Artist in Residence for a community workshop. Please bring journaling materials (pen + paper) and something to take pictures with. Light snacks will be provided.For Black folks, a recent history wrought with systemic violence against both the natural world and our land stewarding ancestors, can make being present in nature difficult. And even so, we is here, present in those spaces.Come play, explore and adventure in forest bathing, journaling

United by Blue Tacony Creek Park Cleanup

Come celebrate World Oceans Day with United by Blue and TTF Watershed at Tacony Creek Park. We will be coming together to help preserve the health and beauty of Tacony Creek. We will be meeting at the I Street and Ramona Ave Gateway, there is plenty of street parking around the gateway. Come join our cleanup crew for a chance to win a United by Blue backpack made out of recycled plastic and stick around for free food after the cleanup. Environmental non-profits from the Philly area will be tabling to show how you can get more involved in their

Native Plants of Summer Hybrid

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Native plants of the Eastern Temperate Forest are beautiful, inspiring, and critically important for healthy landscapes. From the subdued colors and fragrances of spring wildflowers to the exuberance of summer perennials and the captivating hues of fall foliage, discover a wealth of plants that satisfy your gardening needs throughout the seasons. Using Mt. Cuba Center’s stunning gardens, learn to identify 60 trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials in each Native Plants course. Examine their key identifying characteristics, preferred growing conditions, overall size, and ecological significance. Students seeking a Certificate in Ecological Gardening must take the onsite exam. This program takes place

$205

West Park Arts Fest

West Fairmount Park South Concourse Drive (entrance near 42nd and Parkside Avenue) between East Memorial Hall Drive and 41st Street in West Fairmount Park., Philadelphia, United States

The West Park Cultural Center in conjunction with the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Mural Arts Philadelphia are excited to present the 12th Annual West Park Arts Festival! A Day of FREE Performances & Activities for the Entire Family! This free event will feature live music and dance on two stages, storytelling, and special events for children. All ages will enjoy artist installations, art making activities, the guided trolley tour and browsing the many art, craft and food vendors. Come join the fun. Live Music Dance Performances Art Making Activities for All Ages Historical Trolley Tours Heritage Storytelling Food Vendors Who's

Free

Parallel

PERFORMANCE GARAGE 1515 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Parallel examines, through dance, the differences that bring joy and strife to our shared human existence. The works featured in this show express the intricate relationships between and amog our identites, and encourage audiences to consider their own place within the web of humanity. Happens on the following Dates: Jun 8, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:30pm Timezone: EDT Jun 8, 2024, 7:00pm to 8:30pm Timezone: EDT

$25.00

Jazz on the Green at Fisher Park

Fisher Park 571 West Spencer Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Jazz on the Green will bring live music to the Olney section of Philadelphia on Saturday, June 8. This multi-generational showcase will present four distinguished groups of musicians including the venerable Professor Randy J. Gibson & the Double Portion Ensemble, Vibraphonist Hudson River, Maria Mamarou Quartet and the legendary Odean Pope Quartet. The event will be held from 3 pm - 7 pm. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors at Gibson School of Music at 5425 North 5th Street. Jazz on the Green is produced by the Olney Culture Lab (of the CultureTrust Greater

Free

reCreate Gallery Summer Reception

1800 N American St 1800 North American Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The reCreate gallery features local artists & makers who incorporate various forms of sustainability & material reuse into their creative process. The gallery is free and open to the public during our retail hours by design, so that the works & wares are seen by a diverse range of customers & donors, inspiring them to make meaningful connections between what they buy, make, and do in their everyday lives. Come be inspired by this Summer’s group exhibition, featuring over 20 creative re•users!

Free

Fancy on Delancey

Plays & Players Theatre 1714 Delancey St., Philadelphia, PA, United States

Plays & Players invites you to their third annual gala: Fancy On Delancey, on Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 6-9pm. This enchanting evening of elegance and entertainment celebrates the rich history and exciting future of Philadelphia's cultural gem, Plays & Players Theatre. Set against the backdrop of this historic venue, steeped in over a century of theatrical legacy, this fundraising event promises to be an unforgettable experience. Live entertainment from Drew Nugent & The Midnight Society, immersive performances from Envoûté entertainment, food from Hart of Catering, and BAHA whiskey included with admission. Attendees will even be permitted to explore the

$75

GENERATE MUSIC (World Premiere) – PRISM Quartet with Ursula Rucker, Tyshawn Sorey, David Gilmore, David Krakauer, Diane Monroe, and Susan Watts.

world cafe live 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

GENERATE MUSIC A new body of work exploring the ties between Black and Jewish Americans “There are formal and cultural qualities that Black and Jewish musical traditions share in relation to their folk roots and their roles in community, from dance music to ritual to the use of virtuosic improvisation.”—Helen Haynes, Curator “Generate Music’s artists create a new way of meeting in this tumultuous era—a reflection of our multifaceted and beautiful humanity.”—Matthew Levy, PRISM Quartet — CURATED BY PRISM Quartet & Helen Haynes EIGHT NEW WORKS BY Yotam Haber, David Krakauer, Myra Melford & Erica Hunt, Diane Monroe, Ursula Rucker,

$10 – $35

On-Demand Tree Tenders Virtual Training

Online

Become a neighborhood greening hero! Learn about tree care and planting by participating in a PHS Tree Tenders training. This eight-hour course* will be offered through recorded sessions available until July 31. Workshop topics include tree biology, identification, planting, and proper care. You will be joining one of the nation’s oldest, most respected volunteer urban tree-care programs. Tree Tenders are given the tools to plant and nurture trees in their own neighborhoods. Regionally, there are over 6,200 Tree Tenders from 100 + neighborhoods! Join a group or form your own Tree Tenders group, by attending the training with two neighbors. For

Healing While Black – Walking Series

5901 Wissahickon Ave 5901 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join me in Germantown for an intimate walking group curated for a safe space to heal in nature as a Black woman, man or non-binary person.

Wood is Good, It Grows on Trees – TimberHP Wood Fiber Insulation

Woodcock Design 1518 Walnut Street, Suite 1308, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Learn how wood fiber insulation, now produced in America, can be used to create wind-tight, vapor-open assemblies for long-term, robust building envelope assemblies. Join GBU’s Passive House Community to hear about the impact of building material carbon emissions, Life Cycle Analysis, and how wood-fiber insulation can make positive impacts with carbon sequestration. Click here to register! Attendees will walk away with: Working knowledge of insulation products available on the market today and the impact of new building codes on the building envelope to understand why now, more than ever, selecting the right insulation has a greater impact on our environment

Algae, Algae, Everywhere

Stroud Water Research Center, 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA, 19311, United States

Harmful Algal Bloom in the western basin of Lake Erie on September 25, 2017. Photo: Aerial Associates Photography, Inc. by Zachary Haslick, public domain When: Monday, June 10, 2024. Doors open at 6 p.m. for light refreshments. Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. Where: Stroud Water Research Center, 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311. Cost: Free. Please RSVP so we can plan for refreshments. RSVP Now Laura Johnson, Ph.D., will explain the causes of harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie, why we need to be concerned about these blooms, and what we should do to prevent exposure to bloom toxins. In

Healthy Streams Through an Ecosystem Lens

When: Tuesday, June 11, 2024. Interested attendees can arrive at 5 p.m. for a tour of the native wildflower garden and streamside forest at Overlook Park. Refreshments begin at 6 p.m. Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. Where: Manheim Township Public Library, 595 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601. Cost: This event is free to attend, but attendees must RSVP.  RSVP Now Curious about the good, the bad, and the ugly of ecosystem ecology? Join Marc Peipoch, Ph.D., assistant research scientist and principal investigator of the Ecosystem Ecology Group at Stroud Water Research Center, as he describes the hallmarks of a healthy, well-functioning

Can She Say That?

Historical Society of Pennsylvania 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

To mark its 200th Anniversary, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is delighted to host Pulitzer Prize - winning editorial cartoonist Signe Wilkinson. Ms. Wilkinson will deliver a talk entitled “Can She Say That? Signe Wilkinson Cartoons A Man’s World”, providing an overview of her own career and the history of political cartooning. This event serves as the celebratory reception to debut the exhibit Cartoons as Political Speech in Colonial and Contemporary America. Organized by Dr. David R. Brigham, HSP’s Librarian and CEO, this exhibit highlights HSP’s strategic collecting theme, Pennsylvania: Crucible of the Nation, which traces the important role that

Free – $20

Native Plants of Summer 2024

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Native plants of the Eastern Temperate Forest are beautiful, inspiring, and critically important for healthy landscapes. From the subdued colors and fragrances of spring wildflowers to the exuberance of summer perennials and the captivating hues of fall foliage, discover a wealth of plants that satisfy your gardening needs throughout the seasons. Using Mt. Cuba Center’s stunning gardens, learn to identify 60 trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials in each Native Plants course. Examine their key identifying characteristics, preferred growing conditions, overall size, and ecological significance. Students seeking a Certificate in Ecological Gardening must take the onsite exam. This program takes place

$205

Healing While Black – Walking Series

5901 Wissahickon Ave 5901 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join me in Germantown for an intimate walking group curated for a safe space to heal in nature as a Black woman, man or non-binary person.

Native Plants of Summer 2024

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Native plants of the Eastern Temperate Forest are beautiful, inspiring, and critically important for healthy landscapes. From the subdued colors and fragrances of spring wildflowers to the exuberance of summer perennials and the captivating hues of fall foliage, discover a wealth of plants that satisfy your gardening needs throughout the seasons. Using Mt. Cuba Center’s stunning gardens, learn to identify 60 trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials in each Native Plants course. Examine their key identifying characteristics, preferred growing conditions, overall size, and ecological significance. Students seeking a Certificate in Ecological Gardening must take the onsite exam. This program takes place

$205
Event Series Homeschool at Riverbend

Homeschool at Riverbend

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

During our hour-and-a-half program each month, trained Riverbend Educators will lead students through outdoor explorations, science experiments, and student-driven and inquiry-based crafts. Our programs align with NGSS standards and enhance student learning at home.

$20 – $25

Introduction to T’ai Chi Chih®: Section A

Mt. Cuba Center 3120 Barley Mill Rd., Hockessin, DE, United States

Enjoy the quiet mornings in the garden with this introductory-level, easy-to-learn set of 20 movements which offer a myriad of benefits including reductions in tension and chronic pain, plus improved balance. Based on the ancient Chinese principles of activation and circulation of energy (chi), T’ai Chi Chih® is an adaptive and enjoyable program that can easily be done by anyone, regardless of age or physical ability. Comfortable clothing is recommended. This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Eight Thursdays: 5/2 through 6/27. No class on Thursday 5/9. About the Instructor: Jessica Lewis, CPT, CNC, is an

$132

On-Demand Tree Tenders Virtual Training

Online

Become a neighborhood greening hero! Learn about tree care and planting by participating in a PHS Tree Tenders training. This eight-hour course* will be offered through recorded sessions available until July 31. Workshop topics include tree biology, identification, planting, and proper care. You will be joining one of the nation’s oldest, most respected volunteer urban tree-care programs. Tree Tenders are given the tools to plant and nurture trees in their own neighborhoods. Regionally, there are over 6,200 Tree Tenders from 100 + neighborhoods! Join a group or form your own Tree Tenders group, by attending the training with two neighbors. For

Spring Botanical Art Series

Mt. Cuba Center 3120 Barley Mill Rd., Hockessin, DE, United States

Mt. Cuba’s unique collections of native plants are a natural fit for the art of botanical drawing. Using specimens from Mt. Cuba’s gardens, learn how to draw flowers, foliage, and stems realistically in this entry-level program. Start with the elements of line, shape, and form, and progress to developing your own personal drawing style. Begin with Learning to Draw Spring Wildflowers or dive into the upper-level courses if you already have the basics. $155 per course or $419 for the series. A detailed list of required materials is available with the online class descriptions. This program takes place in person

$155 – $419
Event Series Native Planters

Native Planters

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Embark on a rewarding journey as a Volunteer Native Planter, where you’ll connect with like-minded individuals, refine your gardening expertise, and delve into the world of native plants. By tending to the Courtyard Garden and Front Entrance Garden at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, you’ll enhance beauty and biodiversity of this important landscape. Tools are provided, but feel free to bring your own. Remember your waterbottle, to wear sturdy shoes, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty! Volunteer Native Planters meet every Thursday, April 11 to October 31, from 10am-12pm. Registration recommended to stay connected with weather updates. Walk-ins

Free
Event Series Story Time Sprouts

Story Time Sprouts

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Get lost in a book in Mt. Cuba’s gardens. Listen to stories from nature-themed children’s books ideal for kids ages five and under. Meet on the Upper Lawn in Bluey’s Woods. We recommend bringing a blanket to sit on. No reservations required. Included with garden admission. This program takes place in-person at Mt. Cuba Center Thursdays, Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Free

Hansberry Garden & Nature Center Collective work hours

The Hansberry Garden & Nature Center 5150 Wayne Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States

One of two weekly work sessions (the other is Sunday from 3-5 p.m.) for Hansberry Garden & Nature Center's Garden Collective. The Hansberry Garden and Nature Center builds community by offering organic gardening, educational programs, and fresh, wholesome produce to an underserved neighborhood.

Farm to Table Fundraiser

Grumblethorpe Historic House & Gardens 5267 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Farm to Table dinner from the garden at GrumblethorpePhilaLandmarks and the Grumblethorpe House Committee invite you to join us for an early summer evening farm to table dinner to be held al fresco on the grounds of the working farm at Grumblethorpe, home of the Wister family. The dinner will take place under the stars in Grumblethorpe's lush garden. The dinner will prominently feature home grown ingredients from the 280-year-old working farm and kitchen garden grown by local students participating in the youth food program under the tutelage of the Grumblethorpe Youth Volunteer Mentor and Grumblethorpe Operations Manager. Grumblethorpe Staff

Designed for Nature Garden Tour

Ticket pick-up location - The Borough of Doylestown parking lot 10 Doyle Street, Doylestown, PA, United States

Be inspired! Tour five Doylestown residential gardens in transition to the use of native plants and creative water management.The Bucks County Branch of the Woman's National Farm & Garden Association in partnership with Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve presents their eighth annual garden tour showcasing local residential gardens in transition to the use of native plants and creative water management. See five unique approaches and take home ideas for your own yard, meadow, woodland, foundation planting, bird and pollinator haven, or vegetable plot. Native plants serve as an impetus for responsible land stewardship and offer a pleasurable way for each of

On-Demand Tree Tenders Virtual Training

Online

Become a neighborhood greening hero! Learn about tree care and planting by participating in a PHS Tree Tenders training. This eight-hour course* will be offered through recorded sessions available until July 31. Workshop topics include tree biology, identification, planting, and proper care. You will be joining one of the nation’s oldest, most respected volunteer urban tree-care programs. Tree Tenders are given the tools to plant and nurture trees in their own neighborhoods. Regionally, there are over 6,200 Tree Tenders from 100 + neighborhoods! Join a group or form your own Tree Tenders group, by attending the training with two neighbors. For

Event Series Yoga in the Treetops

Yoga in the Treetops

Morris Arboretum & Gardens 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, United States

Join experienced yoga instructor Maura Manzo for this one-of-a-kind yoga series on the Out-on-A-Limb exhibit at the Morris, suspended 50 feet above ground and surrounded by a canopy of trees, colors, sights and sounds. This unique practice will be tailored to all skill levels and focuses on poses that promote rootedness, connection, and mindfulness. Human beings are deeply connected to trees and have much to learn from them, as well. Each class will end with an extended guided relaxation inspired by one of their greatest teachings: There is beauty that comes from letting go. This treetop yoga experience is a

$40

Riverbend Trailblazers Summer Camp!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Trailblazers is an all new program for older campers ages 11-13 who are looking for a fun and enriching summer experience. During their week at Riverbend, the Trailblazers will practice collaboration, problem solving, and leadership through service projects centered around nature stewardship, environmental education, or animal care. This is a great program for campers of all personalities, experience levels, and backgrounds who are seeking a community of people to learn and engage with. Each week will involve about 15 hours of volunteer service and end in a field trip.

$625

Riverbend Trailblazers Summer Camp!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Trailblazers is an all new program for older campers ages 11-13 who are looking for a fun and enriching summer experience. During their week at Riverbend, the Trailblazers will practice collaboration, problem solving, and leadership through service projects centered around nature stewardship, environmental education, or animal care. This is a great program for campers of all personalities, experience levels, and backgrounds who are seeking a community of people to learn and engage with. Each week will involve about 15 hours of volunteer service and end in a field trip.

$625

On-Demand Tree Tenders Virtual Training

Online

Become a neighborhood greening hero! Learn about tree care and planting by participating in a PHS Tree Tenders training. This eight-hour course* will be offered through recorded sessions available until July 31. Workshop topics include tree biology, identification, planting, and proper care. You will be joining one of the nation’s oldest, most respected volunteer urban tree-care programs. Tree Tenders are given the tools to plant and nurture trees in their own neighborhoods. Regionally, there are over 6,200 Tree Tenders from 100 + neighborhoods! Join a group or form your own Tree Tenders group, by attending the training with two neighbors. For

Native Plants of Summer 2024

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Native plants of the Eastern Temperate Forest are beautiful, inspiring, and critically important for healthy landscapes. From the subdued colors and fragrances of spring wildflowers to the exuberance of summer perennials and the captivating hues of fall foliage, discover a wealth of plants that satisfy your gardening needs throughout the seasons. Using Mt. Cuba Center’s stunning gardens, learn to identify 60 trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials in each Native Plants course. Examine their key identifying characteristics, preferred growing conditions, overall size, and ecological significance. Students seeking a Certificate in Ecological Gardening must take the onsite exam. This program takes place

$205

Riverbend Trailblazers Summer Camp!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Trailblazers is an all new program for older campers ages 11-13 who are looking for a fun and enriching summer experience. During their week at Riverbend, the Trailblazers will practice collaboration, problem solving, and leadership through service projects centered around nature stewardship, environmental education, or animal care. This is a great program for campers of all personalities, experience levels, and backgrounds who are seeking a community of people to learn and engage with. Each week will involve about 15 hours of volunteer service and end in a field trip.

$625

Native Plants of Summer 2024

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Native plants of the Eastern Temperate Forest are beautiful, inspiring, and critically important for healthy landscapes. From the subdued colors and fragrances of spring wildflowers to the exuberance of summer perennials and the captivating hues of fall foliage, discover a wealth of plants that satisfy your gardening needs throughout the seasons. Using Mt. Cuba Center’s stunning gardens, learn to identify 60 trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials in each Native Plants course. Examine their key identifying characteristics, preferred growing conditions, overall size, and ecological significance. Students seeking a Certificate in Ecological Gardening must take the onsite exam. This program takes place

$205
Event Series Introduction to T’ai Chi Chih®: Section A

Introduction to T’ai Chi Chih®: Section A

Mt. Cuba Center 3120 Barley Mill Rd., Hockessin, DE, United States

Enjoy the quiet mornings in the garden with this introductory-level, easy-to-learn set of 20 movements which offer a myriad of benefits including reductions in tension and chronic pain, plus improved balance. Based on the ancient Chinese principles of activation and circulation of energy (chi), T’ai Chi Chih® is an adaptive and enjoyable program that can easily be done by anyone, regardless of age or physical ability. Comfortable clothing is recommended. This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Eight Thursdays: 5/2 through 6/27. No class on Thursday 5/9. About the Instructor: Jessica Lewis, CPT, CNC, is an

$132

Riverbend Trailblazers Summer Camp!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Trailblazers is an all new program for older campers ages 11-13 who are looking for a fun and enriching summer experience. During their week at Riverbend, the Trailblazers will practice collaboration, problem solving, and leadership through service projects centered around nature stewardship, environmental education, or animal care. This is a great program for campers of all personalities, experience levels, and backgrounds who are seeking a community of people to learn and engage with. Each week will involve about 15 hours of volunteer service and end in a field trip.

$625

Outdoor Learning Space Design Workshop

Stroud Water Research Center, 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA, 19311, United States

When: Thursday, June 20, 2024, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: The morning session and lunch will be at Stroud Water Research Center. The afternoon session will be a tour of nearby school sites with outdoor learning spaces. Audience: Formal educators (classroom teachers, administrators, etc.) and non-formal educators (naturalists, environmental educators, conservation districts, etc.). Act 48: Up to 6 hours. Cost: FREE, including lunch. Register Now Come learn how to create an outdoor learning space where meaningful learning can happen while also benefiting water quality and wildlife habitat! In the morning of this workshop, you will learn the basics of

Spring Botanical Art Series

Mt. Cuba Center 3120 Barley Mill Rd., Hockessin, DE, United States

Mt. Cuba’s unique collections of native plants are a natural fit for the art of botanical drawing. Using specimens from Mt. Cuba’s gardens, learn how to draw flowers, foliage, and stems realistically in this entry-level program. Start with the elements of line, shape, and form, and progress to developing your own personal drawing style. Begin with Learning to Draw Spring Wildflowers or dive into the upper-level courses if you already have the basics. $155 per course or $419 for the series. A detailed list of required materials is available with the online class descriptions. This program takes place in person

$155 – $419
Event Series Native Planters

Native Planters

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Embark on a rewarding journey as a Volunteer Native Planter, where you’ll connect with like-minded individuals, refine your gardening expertise, and delve into the world of native plants. By tending to the Courtyard Garden and Front Entrance Garden at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, you’ll enhance beauty and biodiversity of this important landscape. Tools are provided, but feel free to bring your own. Remember your waterbottle, to wear sturdy shoes, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty! Volunteer Native Planters meet every Thursday, April 11 to October 31, from 10am-12pm. Registration recommended to stay connected with weather updates. Walk-ins

Free
Event Series Story Time Sprouts

Story Time Sprouts

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Get lost in a book in Mt. Cuba’s gardens. Listen to stories from nature-themed children’s books ideal for kids ages five and under. Meet on the Upper Lawn in Bluey’s Woods. We recommend bringing a blanket to sit on. No reservations required. Included with garden admission. This program takes place in-person at Mt. Cuba Center Thursdays, Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Free

Summer Solstice

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Celebrate the longest day of the year and the kickoff to summer! Did you know that on summer solstice the sun makes its longest journey across the sky making it the longest day of the year? This day has been celebrated by many cultures throughout history and marks the beginning of summer! Join us on Riverbend’s preserve for summer fun! We’ll have a wine garden for the adults, activities for the kids, fresh Philly pretzels, delicious water ice, a blazing bonfire with s’mores, and live music! Groups are welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chair and pack their own

$35

Riverbend Trailblazers Summer Camp!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Trailblazers is an all new program for older campers ages 11-13 who are looking for a fun and enriching summer experience. During their week at Riverbend, the Trailblazers will practice collaboration, problem solving, and leadership through service projects centered around nature stewardship, environmental education, or animal care. This is a great program for campers of all personalities, experience levels, and backgrounds who are seeking a community of people to learn and engage with. Each week will involve about 15 hours of volunteer service and end in a field trip.

$625

Hansberry Garden & Nature Center Collective work hours

The Hansberry Garden & Nature Center 5150 Wayne Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States

One of two weekly work sessions (the other is Sunday from 3-5 p.m.) for Hansberry Garden & Nature Center's Garden Collective. The Hansberry Garden and Nature Center builds community by offering organic gardening, educational programs, and fresh, wholesome produce to an underserved neighborhood.

Event Series Twilight on the Terrace

Twilight on the Terrace

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Unwind from the week with a bite to eat while enjoying live music on the terrace and evening access to the gardens. Food, beer, and wine will be available for purchase. Lineup, details, and more at mtcubacenter.org/twilight. Included with garden admission and free for members. Advanced registration is not required. This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Friday, May 17, 2024 (Rain Date: Following Friday). Music by Jason Ager & the Golden Eagles

INCLUDED WITH GARDEN ADMISSION

Taxonomic Certification Opportunity in North Carolina

Highlands Biological Station, 265 N. 6th Street, Highlands, NC, 28741, United States

What: Intensive two-week course with an opportunity to take taxonomic certification exams.When: Course runs June 11–23, 2024; Taxonomic Certification Program exams will be offered on June 22.Where: Highlands Biological Station in Highlands, North Carolina. Dr. John Morse, Clemson University, and Dr. Matt Green, NCDEQ, will teach Southern Appalachian Mayflies, Stoneflies, and Caddisflies. The course includes the natural history and taxonomy of mayflies (Ephemeroptera), stoneflies (Plecoptera), and caddisflies (Trichoptera), including systematics, ecology, and behavior of larvae and adults, with emphasis on those aspects important in ecological studies, biological monitoring of water quality, and sport fishing. Students will collect insects from mountain

On-Demand Tree Tenders Virtual Training

Online

Become a neighborhood greening hero! Learn about tree care and planting by participating in a PHS Tree Tenders training. This eight-hour course* will be offered through recorded sessions available until July 31. Workshop topics include tree biology, identification, planting, and proper care. You will be joining one of the nation’s oldest, most respected volunteer urban tree-care programs. Tree Tenders are given the tools to plant and nurture trees in their own neighborhoods. Regionally, there are over 6,200 Tree Tenders from 100 + neighborhoods! Join a group or form your own Tree Tenders group, by attending the training with two neighbors. For

Nurture with Nature: Fragrance Walk & Herb Pots

Nature's Sanctuary at Laurel Hill West 340 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, United States

Working with the healing power of plants can help to decrease stress and anxiety, process grief, and improve overall well-being. Through activities that combine plant materials with eco-mindfulness and creative tools, the workshops in this therapeutic horticulture series explore the five senses to support connection with ourselves, one another, and the natural environment of Nature’s Sanctuary, Laurel Hill’s native plant garden and green burial area. Sessions are led by Kate Irvine, a trained horticulturist and mixed media artist with a certificate in Horticultural Therapy, joined by guest speakers. Participants are invited to attend one, some, or all of the sessions.

Sliding Scale

Riverbend Trailblazers Summer Camp!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Trailblazers is an all new program for older campers ages 11-13 who are looking for a fun and enriching summer experience. During their week at Riverbend, the Trailblazers will practice collaboration, problem solving, and leadership through service projects centered around nature stewardship, environmental education, or animal care. This is a great program for campers of all personalities, experience levels, and backgrounds who are seeking a community of people to learn and engage with. Each week will involve about 15 hours of volunteer service and end in a field trip.

$625

On-Demand Tree Tenders Virtual Training

Online

Become a neighborhood greening hero! Learn about tree care and planting by participating in a PHS Tree Tenders training. This eight-hour course* will be offered through recorded sessions available until July 31. Workshop topics include tree biology, identification, planting, and proper care. You will be joining one of the nation’s oldest, most respected volunteer urban tree-care programs. Tree Tenders are given the tools to plant and nurture trees in their own neighborhoods. Regionally, there are over 6,200 Tree Tenders from 100 + neighborhoods! Join a group or form your own Tree Tenders group, by attending the training with two neighbors. For

Forested Buffers Training for Conservation Professionals

Stroud Water Research Center, 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA, 19311, United States

When: Tuesday, June 25, 2024 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: Stroud Water Research Center, 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311 Audience: This workshop is designed for conservation professionals and staff. Cost: Free; lunch is included. Register Now Join us for an in-person workshop at Stroud Water Research Center as we take a deep dive into the fascinating world of stream ecology and discuss the importance of riparian forest buffers. You’ll get to explore the intricate ecosystems that exist in and around streams near the Stroud Center and hear from our watershed restoration experts. Topics will include: Stream ecology and riparian forests. Streams

Riverbend Trailblazers Summer Camp!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Trailblazers is an all new program for older campers ages 11-13 who are looking for a fun and enriching summer experience. During their week at Riverbend, the Trailblazers will practice collaboration, problem solving, and leadership through service projects centered around nature stewardship, environmental education, or animal care. This is a great program for campers of all personalities, experience levels, and backgrounds who are seeking a community of people to learn and engage with. Each week will involve about 15 hours of volunteer service and end in a field trip.

$625

Native Plants of Summer 2024

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Native plants of the Eastern Temperate Forest are beautiful, inspiring, and critically important for healthy landscapes. From the subdued colors and fragrances of spring wildflowers to the exuberance of summer perennials and the captivating hues of fall foliage, discover a wealth of plants that satisfy your gardening needs throughout the seasons. Using Mt. Cuba Center’s stunning gardens, learn to identify 60 trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials in each Native Plants course. Examine their key identifying characteristics, preferred growing conditions, overall size, and ecological significance. Students seeking a Certificate in Ecological Gardening must take the onsite exam. This program takes place

$205

Riverbend Trailblazers Summer Camp!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Trailblazers is an all new program for older campers ages 11-13 who are looking for a fun and enriching summer experience. During their week at Riverbend, the Trailblazers will practice collaboration, problem solving, and leadership through service projects centered around nature stewardship, environmental education, or animal care. This is a great program for campers of all personalities, experience levels, and backgrounds who are seeking a community of people to learn and engage with. Each week will involve about 15 hours of volunteer service and end in a field trip.

$625

Native Plants of Summer 2024

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Native plants of the Eastern Temperate Forest are beautiful, inspiring, and critically important for healthy landscapes. From the subdued colors and fragrances of spring wildflowers to the exuberance of summer perennials and the captivating hues of fall foliage, discover a wealth of plants that satisfy your gardening needs throughout the seasons. Using Mt. Cuba Center’s stunning gardens, learn to identify 60 trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials in each Native Plants course. Examine their key identifying characteristics, preferred growing conditions, overall size, and ecological significance. Students seeking a Certificate in Ecological Gardening must take the onsite exam. This program takes place

$205
Event Series Tour the PECO Green Roof

Tour the PECO Green Roof

PECO 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join PHS on an hour-long tour of the green roof at PECO’s downtown Philadelphia headquarters. At 45,000 square feet, the PECO green roof offers stunning views of the city. It includes an observation deck and an “intensive” area featuring large planters filled with native grasses and perennials such as switchgrass, little bluestem grass, Agastache, and Amsonia. DATE May 22, 2024 TIME 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm COST $10 for PHS Members $15 for Non-Members LOCATION PECO Building 2301 Market St Philadelphia, PA 19103 ACCESSIBILITY The PECO main building is fully ADA-compliant. For more questions on accessibility during the tour please

Event Series Introduction to T’ai Chi Chih®: Section A

Introduction to T’ai Chi Chih®: Section A

Mt. Cuba Center 3120 Barley Mill Rd., Hockessin, DE, United States

Enjoy the quiet mornings in the garden with this introductory-level, easy-to-learn set of 20 movements which offer a myriad of benefits including reductions in tension and chronic pain, plus improved balance. Based on the ancient Chinese principles of activation and circulation of energy (chi), T’ai Chi Chih® is an adaptive and enjoyable program that can easily be done by anyone, regardless of age or physical ability. Comfortable clothing is recommended. This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Eight Thursdays: 5/2 through 6/27. No class on Thursday 5/9. About the Instructor: Jessica Lewis, CPT, CNC, is an

$132

Riverbend Trailblazers Summer Camp!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Trailblazers is an all new program for older campers ages 11-13 who are looking for a fun and enriching summer experience. During their week at Riverbend, the Trailblazers will practice collaboration, problem solving, and leadership through service projects centered around nature stewardship, environmental education, or animal care. This is a great program for campers of all personalities, experience levels, and backgrounds who are seeking a community of people to learn and engage with. Each week will involve about 15 hours of volunteer service and end in a field trip.

$625
Event Series Native Planters

Native Planters

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Embark on a rewarding journey as a Volunteer Native Planter, where you’ll connect with like-minded individuals, refine your gardening expertise, and delve into the world of native plants. By tending to the Courtyard Garden and Front Entrance Garden at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, you’ll enhance beauty and biodiversity of this important landscape. Tools are provided, but feel free to bring your own. Remember your waterbottle, to wear sturdy shoes, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty! Volunteer Native Planters meet every Thursday, April 11 to October 31, from 10am-12pm. Registration recommended to stay connected with weather updates. Walk-ins

Free
Event Series Story Time Sprouts

Story Time Sprouts

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Get lost in a book in Mt. Cuba’s gardens. Listen to stories from nature-themed children’s books ideal for kids ages five and under. Meet on the Upper Lawn in Bluey’s Woods. We recommend bringing a blanket to sit on. No reservations required. Included with garden admission. This program takes place in-person at Mt. Cuba Center Thursdays, Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Free

On-Demand Tree Tenders Virtual Training

Online

Become a neighborhood greening hero! Learn about tree care and planting by participating in a PHS Tree Tenders training. This eight-hour course* will be offered through recorded sessions available until July 31. Workshop topics include tree biology, identification, planting, and proper care. You will be joining one of the nation’s oldest, most respected volunteer urban tree-care programs. Tree Tenders are given the tools to plant and nurture trees in their own neighborhoods. Regionally, there are over 6,200 Tree Tenders from 100 + neighborhoods! Join a group or form your own Tree Tenders group, by attending the training with two neighbors. For

Riverbend Trailblazers Summer Camp!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Trailblazers is an all new program for older campers ages 11-13 who are looking for a fun and enriching summer experience. During their week at Riverbend, the Trailblazers will practice collaboration, problem solving, and leadership through service projects centered around nature stewardship, environmental education, or animal care. This is a great program for campers of all personalities, experience levels, and backgrounds who are seeking a community of people to learn and engage with. Each week will involve about 15 hours of volunteer service and end in a field trip.

$625

Hansberry Garden & Nature Center Collective work hours

The Hansberry Garden & Nature Center 5150 Wayne Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States

One of two weekly work sessions (the other is Sunday from 3-5 p.m.) for Hansberry Garden & Nature Center's Garden Collective. The Hansberry Garden and Nature Center builds community by offering organic gardening, educational programs, and fresh, wholesome produce to an underserved neighborhood.

MoM2: Prairie in Our Backyard

Awbury Arboretum 1 Awbury Road, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Works of Ayanna Woods, Wang Lu, Vanessa Lann, Joseph C. Phillips, Gabriel JacksonMoM 2: Prairie in Our BackyardWorks of Ayanna Woods, Wang Lu, Vanessa Lann, Joseph C. Phillips, Gabriel Jackson outdoor. blanket. picnic. evening. relax. sinking into the ground.Friday June 28, 7pmAwbury Arboretum, Germantown, PhiladelphiaThe concert is presented in an open field. Please bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on. Come early and stay late to picnic with friends!MoM 2, in the urban bucolic setting of Awbury Arboretum, draws on the green and leafy setting for inspiration, with Ayanna Woods’ Prairie Smoke, Ēriks Ešenvalds’ Ancient Prairie, Vanessa Lann’s The

10th Annual Brews & Bites

Pennsbury Manor 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrisville, United States

On June 29, the 10th annual Brews & Bites twilight tasting event at Pennsbury Manor will kick off the Independence Day holiday week. Held al fresco at the idyllic riverfront home of Pennsylvania’s founder William Penn, this fundraiser features local beer tasting, food trucks, and live music by classic rock /motown band August. Historic Highlights: 17th century beer brewing demonstrations by brewers in period attire Tastings of three historic recipe beers made by Pennsbury’s Brewing Club: Gulielma Penn's Apple Beer March Beer (peas and oatmeal give this a brew a wheat beer vibe) Pepper & Coriander Spiced Beer (a dark

On-Demand Tree Tenders Virtual Training

Online

Become a neighborhood greening hero! Learn about tree care and planting by participating in a PHS Tree Tenders training. This eight-hour course* will be offered through recorded sessions available until July 31. Workshop topics include tree biology, identification, planting, and proper care. You will be joining one of the nation’s oldest, most respected volunteer urban tree-care programs. Tree Tenders are given the tools to plant and nurture trees in their own neighborhoods. Regionally, there are over 6,200 Tree Tenders from 100 + neighborhoods! Join a group or form your own Tree Tenders group, by attending the training with two neighbors. For

Summer Camp at McKaig Nature Education Center

mckaig nature education center 889 Croton Road, Wayne, United States

McKaig offers pristine 91-acre woods that are well suited for hands-on nature discovery for this full-day, week-long summer camp. Camps will be led by Riverbend’s skilled educators to guide your campers in nature exploration through hikes, stream-stomping, bug-catching, and so much more. Camps have weekly themes including Mini-Worlds, Messy Science, Water Warriors, and Nature Arts! Check out our website for more info! General Information Ages: 5-10 Dates: July 1-July 26 2024 Group Size and Information: 2 Groups (Ages 5 - 7 and Ages 8-10) Each group will be 10-12 campers with 2 educators Camp Schedule: Monday through Friday: 8:45am -

$450

Riverbend Trailblazers Summer Camp!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Trailblazers is an all new program for older campers ages 11-13 who are looking for a fun and enriching summer experience. During their week at Riverbend, the Trailblazers will practice collaboration, problem solving, and leadership through service projects centered around nature stewardship, environmental education, or animal care. This is a great program for campers of all personalities, experience levels, and backgrounds who are seeking a community of people to learn and engage with. Each week will involve about 15 hours of volunteer service and end in a field trip.

$625

Summer Camp at McKaig Nature Education Center

mckaig nature education center 889 Croton Road, Wayne, United States

McKaig offers pristine 91-acre woods that are well suited for hands-on nature discovery for this full-day, week-long summer camp. Camps will be led by Riverbend’s skilled educators to guide your campers in nature exploration through hikes, stream-stomping, bug-catching, and so much more. Camps have weekly themes including Mini-Worlds, Messy Science, Water Warriors, and Nature Arts! Check out our website for more info! General Information Ages: 5-10 Dates: July 1-July 26 2024 Group Size and Information: 2 Groups (Ages 5 - 7 and Ages 8-10) Each group will be 10-12 campers with 2 educators Camp Schedule: Monday through Friday: 8:45am -

$450