Friday, April 28
9:30 A.M. to 2 P.M.
(rain or shine)
Admission is free!
EarthFest 2017 is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Jeffrey Featherstone, whose vision, guidance and leadership helped create an outdoor, educational experience for the next generation of leaders.
How do you plan on celebrating Earth Day this year?
Do you know how technology is helping planners create more sustainable communities? Do you know how you can help protect endangered wildlife? Do you know how organizations throughout the region are studying how to prevent flooding and improve the water that you use every day?
EarthFest is an outdoor educational celebration of Earth Day where the answers to so many questions about the environment, sustainability, healthy lifestyles, and protecting and preserving the planet are just an exploration away!
Hosted by Temple University Ambler and the Temple University Center for Sustainable Communities, the mission of EarthFest is to promote environmental awareness using sustainable concepts, methods and practices to protect and preserve our environment. Organizations, businesses, students of all ages and individuals demonstrate sustainable concepts and technologies, and provide interactive educational displays, activities and much more! Learn more about EarthFest.
EarthFest 2017 Event Map
Interact with more than 85 exhibitors at EarthFest 2017! (Coming soon!)
Bring Your School to EarthFest
Last year, more than 6,500 students (grades pre-K through 12), teachers, and visitors spent a rewarding, educational day at Temple University Ambler celebrating the importance of protecting the environment and preserving their future. Learn from more than 85 exhibitors! Enjoy Main Stage programming that includes the Franklin Institute, the Philadelphia Zoo, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Elmwood Park Zoo, and Dow! Or become an exhibitor yourself! Learn more about bringing your school to EarthFest.
Become an EarthFest Exhibitor
EarthFest is held on the fields near our large student parking lot on Meetinghouse Road. All of our event features will be together, providing a fun, exciting cohesive event that we believe will provide an even greater experience both our visitors and exhibitors. Learn more about becoming an EarthFest exhibitor.
Each year EarthFest continues to grow and reach more and more children, educators, businesses, organizations and communities in the region. EarthFest is one of the most successful and highly anticipated events of the year at Temple University Ambler. It is central to our core values of student-centered learning, respect for the environment, and community engagement. Learn more about supporting EarthFest.
Volunteering at EarthFest
As Earthfest continues to grow, so does the need for volunteers! Last year's event could not have been successful without the help of volunteers, including students, staff, faculty and community members. Learn more about volunteering at EarthFest.
EarthFest Exhibitors and Activities
From the Franklin Institute to FEMA, the Academy of Natural Sciences to the Environmental Protection Agency, EarthFest includes more than 75 exhibitors ready to share their knowledge with students through innovative, interactive displays and programs. Don't miss our Main Stage programming, which includes special shows by the Philadelphia Zoo, Elmwood Park Zoo, Barn Nature Center and more! Learn more about who is exhibiting at EarthFest and what is happening on the EarthFest Main Stage.
What's new for EarthFest 2017? What are our exhibitors sharing at the event this year? Find out with EarthFest News! Learn more about what is happening this year at EarthFest.
Parking at EarthFest
An attendance of more than 6,500 is expected at EarthFest. Due to increased levels of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, temporary changes to parking at Temple University Ambler will be in effect during EarthFest. Learn about parking at EarthFest.
Questions about bringing a school to EarthFest? Not sure where your exhibit space is? If you have questions, be sure to contact us! Learn more about contacting us.
EarthFest 2016 was sponsored and hosted by:
Temple University Center for Sustainable Communities
The event is made possible with generous support from contributing sponsors. Learn how to become a contributing sponsor!
EarthFest 2016 sponsors were:
Ellis A. Gimbel Trust
Janet and Lew Klein
Transportation Angels sponsors are:
McMahon Associates, William and Sally Mifflin, Suzanne and Alex Oscilowski, Lucy and John Strackhouse, Paula and Mark Solomon and Maureen Thompson
Our media sponsor is:
Additional essential support has been provided by:
Temple University Police; the Temple University Recycling Office; Upper Dublin Police; and the Ambler Community Ambulance Association