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Saving the Ark: Religion and the Environment

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In April, sermons about nature and the environment are increasingly heard in churches, mosques, and synagogues across the planet—sermons about stewardship, justice, even survival. At this event, religious leaders from diverse faiths gather to discuss and dissect the role of...

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Celebrate Spring! A Virtual Wildflower Walk

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

After this wicked snow-filled winter, spring has finally sprung, bringing the promise of a forest overflowing with bright green leaves and a stunning carpet of ephemeral wildflowers. Mike Weilbacher, our resident wildflower expert, takes you on a virtual nature walk...

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Ask a Naturalist

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bring your nature questions for our panel of naturalists to answer. What’s the best local tree to plant in my yard? Which birds are migrating through Philadelphia right now? How are native bees or monarch butterflies doing? What actions can...

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“Rob Carter: Cultured Lands,” artist discussion and opening reception

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Environmental artist Rob Carter’s work involves architecture, the science of plants, the environment and the history of colonialism. Join us for a virtual reception as he shares his fascination with how botany and urban development shape our shared environment. He...

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Earth Day Live!

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

On this day, more than 1 billion people from almost 200 countries will unite to improve our planet. Join us for a highly interactive event where we invite you to share Earth Day actions; ask questions of Saleem Chapman, the...

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Naturepalooza: A Family Friendly Earth Day Celebration

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Celebrate Earth Day at our 10th annual signature family-friendly festival, with a new COVID-safe twist. Hike along our trails, stopping at various activity tables on the mission to become a Planet Protector. Learn about the importance of planting native, make...

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Naturepalooza: A Family Friendly Earth Day Celebration

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Celebrate Earth Day at our 10th annual signature family-friendly festival, with a new COVID-safe twist. Hike along our trails, stopping at various activity tables on the mission to become a Planet Protector. Learn about the importance of planting native, make...

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Native Plants Hotline

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Native plants offer a host of benefits to your garden—and growing them is one of the most powerful acts you can offer to improve our planet. In addition to their beauty, native plants provide nectar and pollen for insects, food...

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The Story in Rocks: Geology with Sarah West

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Wissahickon’s dramatically beautiful rock formations—huge banded gneiss formed deep underground, garnet-studded schist that grace the foundations of so many homes—tell a great story of continents crashing into each other, mountains rising and falling, and time slowly revealing the Earth’s...

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The Philly Tree Plan: Growing our Urban Forest

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Though parts of Philadelphia are shaded by a beautiful canopy of trees, much of the city is not—and our overall tree canopy sadly declined 6 percent between 2008 and 2018. To address this, the city is creating an urban forest...

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