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The Philadelphia Science Festival is a ten-day, community-wide celebration of science that takes place annually in April, featuring lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibitions and a variety of other informal science education experiences for Philadelphians of all ages. GreenTreks Network’s environmental education program, EcoExpress.org, will be participating in three upcoming events as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival!
Science Carnival on the Parkway
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
at Logan’s Circle (on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 19th Street in Philadelphia, PA)
You’ve never experienced an outdoor carnival like this one! This carnival features more than 100 exhibitors offering non-stop, family-friendly experiments, interactive activities, games, and a packed line-up of live entertainment. Enjoy liquid nitrogen ice cream, make gak, meet live zoo animals, check out the inner-workings of robots, take a tour of a helicopter, extract DNA from a strawberry, test a “crime scene” for forensic evidence, and so much more!
Teacher Workshop: Connecting to our Everyday Environment with EcoExpress.org and the PA Horticultural Society
Monday, April 22, 2013, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
at the Department of Making and Doing (3711 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104)
Engage in a lively discussion with other educators on how to make cross-curricular connections to environmental science. Then, learn how to address ecological topics while using your student’s everyday environment and gain valuable classroom resources from EcoExpress and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Participating Pennsylvania-based teachers will receive three Act 48 credit hours. Register for free here.
Student Event: Neighborhood Science After School
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
at the South Philadelphia Branch of the Free Library (1700 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145)
Turn your kitchen into a science lab! Discover how chemistry plays a role in some of your favorite foods. Then, learn how you can keep our drinking water safe and clean by protecting water at the source, and how to write and break secret codes! Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, the Chemical Heritage Foundation, and Temple University will also be presenting! This event is FREE and open to students in K through 12!
In addition to attending these excellent events, don’t forget to enter EcoExpress’ contest to win a mini video camera!
It’s been out for a couple weeks now, but we are THRILLED with the response that our newest documentary has received! “Rain Gardens: Saving Streams One Yard at a Time” premiered two weeks ago at Spring into Science Education, which was co-hosted by EcoExpress and the Philadelphia Math + Science Coalition. Since then, we’ve received such wonderful, positive feedback!
Our EcoExpress program is running a contest related to the Rain Gardens documentary. Learn more here about how you could win a mini video camera to capture your own stories that change the world!
Our StormwaterPA program also features the documentary, with great stormwater management resources!
Below are some photos from the 3rd Annual Spring into Science Education Expo! We had such an amazing time. Thanks so much to everyone who participated! One of EcoExpress’ biggest fans, Adjoa, sent us some of these photos. Thanks, Adjoa! See more photos on the EcoExpress Facebook Page.
Monday, March 4th, 2013
4:30pm to 7:00pm
in the lobby of the United Way Building (1709 Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103)
Register at EcoExpress.EventBrite.com.
On Monday, March 4th, 2013, our EcoExpress program will co-host the Spring into Science Education expo with the Philadelphia Education Fund’s Math+Science Coalition. In its third year, Spring into Science Education is a FREE networking & educational event for local educators. Educators of grades K through 12 will learn about inspiring resources and ideas that can be immediately brought back into the classroom!
Highlights of the Spring into Science Education expo include:
- The premiere of our newest documentary on Rain Gardens
- Exhibits by Local Environmental, Science, and Math Education Experts
- Hands-On Activity Demonstrations
- And more!
Participating Organizations Include:
Bartram’s Garden, Delaware Valley Green Building Council’s Green Schools Program, Earth Force, Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, iPRAXIS, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia Science Festival, Philadelphia Water Department Public Education, Weavers Way Community Programs, and more to be announced
REGISTER BY MARCH 1st at EcoExpress.EventBrite.com.
On behalf of all of the GreenTreks Network staff, we want to wish you a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy new year. We have a lot of exciting projects on the horizon for 2013. But first, I want to share some of the remarkable accomplishments our programs have made during this past year .
Through visiting classrooms, providing workshops, helping at science fairs, and more, we are so happy to have spent 2012 encountering such wonderful people. It’s been a very busy and fulfilling year for us! We added new videos and lesson plan materials to EcoExpress.org. We moderated the environmental science education expert panel at the Philadelphia Science Festival. We hosted our second annual Spring into Science Education event at Laurel Hill Cemetery, which drew together organizations from throughout the region and educators.
Within the past year, we released a gorgeous new website that makes our multimedia resources more accessible than ever before. We’ve highlighted the valuable stream restoration efforts of watershed groups and the stewardship that results from property owners making the connection between their homes and their neighborhood streams. We’ve documented the nation-leading efforts of the Philadelphia Water Department, as well as those of suburban partnerships that are making a difference on private properties and in community parks. We’ve grown our social media presence and connected with new partners to share resources, knowledge, and educational tools.
2013 looks like it will be a momentous year for us . Locally, we’ve got several inspiring new videos in the works, and we are working behind the scenes with some pretty great partners on some pretty exciting projects that will be unveiled in 2013. Be on the lookout for our fingerprint on a great new educational web-portal, a green-focused job training program, and a creative public engagement effort that looks at how climate change intersects with our lives. We’ve also been talking with several collaborators about bringing our storytelling expertise to other regions, including Connecticut, Virginia, and New York.
We need your help to continue to reach people with our high-quality, environmental multimedia resources. Be a part of the GreenTreks Network by making a donation today!
As a special thank you, donations of $75 or more made before the end of 2012 will receive a DVD of Life on the Delaware. Not available anywhere online, this lyrical documentary will turn your view of the Delaware River on its head. This travelogue showcases this “working river” and brings viewers into the lives of some of the extraordinary individuals who are committed to making the Delaware a healthy waterway for the generations to come.
Thank you again for all of your support, and have a wonderful new year!