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Erie Extreme Weather Community Resiliency Summit

Anita will be traveling to Erie, PA this October 8th, 9th and 10th for the Extreme Weather Community Resiliency Summit to discuss extreme weather and emergency preparedness Learn about how to be prepared for an emergency weather situation as well as attend movie screenings and dinner.

Extreme Weather Summit

To find out more about the planned events and to register click below:

Extreme Weather Community Resiliency Summit

STEM Careers Film Series Premiere on June 12

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Premiere of our new STEM Careers Video Series  

Thursday, June 12 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, Philadelphia, PA.

Contact Anita Brook Dupree for more information or questions.

 

Please join GreenTreks Network’s EcoExpress.org program for the premiere of our new video series focused on S.T.E.M. related Careers! These fun, kid-friendly videos feature Philly public school students learning about some of the surprising job opportunities that draw on the science, technology, engineering, and math that we’re all exposed to in school. Who knew that you can get a scholarship in competitive fishing? Or that the perfect background for a local mystery writer is her engineering degree?

 

Refreshments, generously provided by the Friends of John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, will be served after the screening. 

 

Funding for the films generously provided by GSK, Dow Chemical and the Clif Bar Family Foundation.

Philadelphia Science Festival: Come Visit Us!

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The 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival is a citywide collaboration that brings together nine exciting days, April 25 – May 3, filled with events that showcase science and technology in everyday life. With 175 of the region’s most influential institutions, museums and cultural centers working together, the Festival aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers by exploring the many ways that science and technology touch our everyday lives. Presented by The Dow Chemical Company and organized by The Franklin Institute, the Festival packs more than 100 events into nine exciting days at locations across the region, including restaurants, parks, breweries, libraries, museums and other neighborhood places, many of them free!


The awesome group at our educator workshop last year.

We are thrilled to be involved with a number of events again this year with the Philadelphia Science Festival.

Neighborhood Science Activity
Monday, April 28, 2014,
3:30pm to 5:30pm
at the Haverford Branch of the Free Library,
5543 Haverford Avenue, Philadelphia , PA, 19139

Educator Workshop: Understanding the Urban Watershed
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
4pm to 7pm
at the Fairmount Water Works,
640 Waterworks Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Science Carnival on the Parkway
Saturday, May 3, 2014
10am to 4pm
on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA

Screening of “Green City, Clean Waters” on Thursday, March 20th

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Green City Clean Waters is the 30-minute documentary we created for the Philadelphia Water Department on Philadelphia’s plan to transform the city into an oasis of rain gardens, green roofs, treescapes, and porous pavements, which advocates say is cheaper than tunnels and makes for a more livable, prettier city with higher property values and better community health.

After the screening of our film, our Executive Director Barry Lewis will moderate a panel featuring representatives from Green Stormwater Infrastructure Partners, Tookany/Tacony- Frankford Watershed Partnership, and PowerCorpsPHL about how the students, residents, and businesses can get involved and participate with the green stormwater infrastructure movement in Philly.

Get your free tickets here!


Panelists:
Anna Shipp – Project Manager, Green Stormwater Infrastructure Partners

The Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners is a priority initiative of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia. The GSI Partners were formed in response to the Philadelphia Water Department’s innovative Green City Clean Waters plan, and are working to maximize the success of that plan by advancing the green stormwater infrastructure industry, innovation, and the local businesses whose services and products relate to GSI.

Julie Slavet – Executive Director, Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc.
As TTF’s Executive Director, Julie Slavet leads the organization in its mission to improve the health and vitality of the TTF watershed by engaging its communities in education, stewardship, restoration, and advocacy. An active Philadelphia Water Department Green City Clean Waters partner, TTF works across our 30 square mile watershed to implement green infrastructure and stream restoration projects in collaboration with municipal, school, and community partners. Julie has over 30 years of experience at all levels of government and in both the non-profit and small business worlds. Before joining TTF, she served as the senior district staff member for Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, leading constituent services and outreach efforts in a district of 650,000 constituents in Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia. Julie earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Smith College and an M.S. in Public Affairs from the University of Massachusetts.

Julia Hillengas – Deputy Service Officer, PowerCorps PHL
As the city’s Deputy Service Officer, I work to build out national service and volunteer systems to increase impact. In September, we launched PowerCorpsPHL, an initiative that utilizes AmeriCorps service to cultivate Philadelphia’s young adult workforce and increase the city’s green infrastructure.


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