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

Environmental Education Event on Monday, March 4th!

Spring into Science Education Expo: Monday March 4
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

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
  • Refreshments
  • Prizes
  • 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 Event on 3/29 is Free and Fun!

ATTN Teachers, Educators, and Community Members: Presents
Spring Into Science Education
Thursday, March 29, 2012, from 3 to 6pm
at the historic Laurel Hill Cemetery
(3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132-1840)

The 2nd Annual Spring into Science Education is a FREE networking event and celebration for local educators and community members. This event has a lot to offer!

Highlights of Spring into Science Education include:

  • The Premiere of the EcoExpress Documentary about the Overbrook Environmental Education Center
  • Exhibits by Local Environmental and Science Education Organizations
  • Hands-On Activity Demonstrations
  • Refreshments
  • Prizes
  • And more!

Getting to the Laurel Hill Cemetery is easy! Located just off of 76 in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia, there is a free parking lot right on site for drivers. If you are taking public transportation, the 61 Bus runs from Center City to Laurel Hill. Or bike the Schuylkill River Trail directly to Laurel Hill.

Organizations participating in Spring into Science Education include Delaware Valley Green Building Council, Earth Force, Educational Advancement Alliance, Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, iPRAXIS, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Marmota Environmental Consulting, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Philadelphia Science Festival, Project BioEyes, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Stroud Water Research Center with the Philadelphia Water Department, Take A Walk Books, and Weavers Way Community Programs.

While Spring into Science Education is a free event, attendance space is limited. Teachers, educators, and community members interested in attending are encouraged to register at