EarthFest Main Stage
Please note: The following information is from EarthFest 2016. Details for EarthFest 2017 will be added early in the new year. Be sure to come back soon for all of the details!
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In addition to our more than 85 exhibitors, there is plenty to see and do at the EarthFest Main Stage! Main Stage programs begin promptly at 9:45 a.m., so plan accordingly!
EarthFest 2016 Main Stage Schedule
9:45 a.m. Welcome
Vicki Lewis McGarvey, Vice Provost, University College
Dr. Jeff Featherstone, Director, Center for Sustainable Communities
Cecil Rodrigues, Deputy Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA, Mid-Atlantic Region
Melissa Magee, Action News Meteorologist, 6-ABC, Main Stage Host
10:00 a.m. Dow
10:35 a.m. The Franklin Institute
11:10 a.m. Philadelphia Zoo
11:35 a.m. Barn Nature Center
12:15 p.m. Academy of Natural Sciences
12:50 p.m. Elmwood Park Zoo
Sponsors for 2016 were:
Air Quality Partnership - Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Dow Chemical Company, Ellis A. Gimbel Trust, Janet and Lew Klein, PECO Energy, American Planning Association, Pennsylvania Chapter, Temple University Ambler, Township of Upper Dublin, and Waste Management.
Media Partner - 2016:
Host/Emcee - 2016:
Exhibitors at EarthFest
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Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
We all depend on healthy waterways. Live animals at the Academy's exhibit booth will help tell the story of how we are all connected to the water. The Academy's EarthFest Main Stage program will also explore what environmental factors can lead to fossilization. The Academy of Natural Sciences, was founded in Philadelphia in 1812 “for the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences, and the advancement of useful learning.” Today, the Academy is the nation’s oldest natural history museum.
American Planning Association, Pennsylvania Chapter
The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association's exhibit will provide an interactive planning exercise for students that will teach them about land use and transportation planning and its relationship to the environment and sustainability. The American Planning Association, Pennsylvania Chapter, an EarthFest 2016 sponsor, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for professional planners and planning officials, as well as other organizations and individuals interested in planning. Approximately 1,300 members strong, PPA works to promote planning at all levels of the Commonwealth through workshops, meetings, an annual conference, legislative monitoring, and public awareness efforts. PPA members participate with various groups with shared values and goals.
American Red Cross
Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering. Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.
Barn Nature Center
The Barn Nature Center will share important information about animal conservation and bring along a few animals to share with visitors. The Barn Nature Center offers programs for Bucks County and the surrounding communities. The Nature Center offers a setting where children can learn about, pet, play with and interact with a wide variety of animals, including reptiles, birds, amphibians, mammals, fish and bugs!
Clean Air Council
The Clean Air Council protects our right to breath clean air, offering information about sustainable commuting, energy efficiency and paths to contacting your representatives
about pollution concerns. The Clean Air Council is a member-supported, nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to protecting everyone's right to breathe clean air. The Council works through public education, community advocacy, and government oversight to ensure enforcement of environmental laws.
Delaware River Basin Commission
The DRBC will be bring an Enviroscape watershed model to show attendees how litter and other pollution affects waterways. A breakthrough in water resources management occurred in 1961 when President Kennedy and the governors of Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York for the first time signed concurrent compact legislation into law creating a regional body with the force of law to oversee a unified approach to managing a river system without regard to political boundaries. The members of this regional body - the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) - include the four basin state governors and the Division Engineer, North Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who serves as the federal representative. Commission programs include water quality protection, water supply allocation, regulatory review (permitting), water conservation initiatives, watershed planning, drought management, flood loss reduction, and recreation.
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission - Air Quality Partners
The Air Quality Partnership, a program of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), has the distinction of having participated in all 14 EarthFest celebrations at Temple University Ambler as an exhibitor and sponsor. Serving the Greater Philadelphia, Camden, Trenton, Chester area for more than 40 years, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is an interstate, intercounty and intercity agency that provides continuing, comprehensive, and coordinated planning to shape a vision for the future growth of the Delaware Valley region.
The Dow Chemical Company
At EarthFest 2016, Dow’s exhibit theme is “Bringing Fresh Water to the World.” Dow will also participate in EarthFest Main Stage programming for the first time this year. Event sponsor Dow will focus on the science behind clean drinking water. Join in "You Be The Chemist" experiments showcasing the characteristics of water.
Elmwood Park Zoo
The Elmwood Park Zoo will teach positive environmental stewardship and provide information to visitors through an EarthFest Main Stage experience and their exhibit booth. The Elmwood Park Zoo was founded in 1924. In 1985, the Norristown Zoological Society became an official non-profit organization, and assumed control of Elmwood Park Zoo from the Borough of Norristown. Today, Elmwood Park Zoo welcomes over 130,000 visitors annually for an educational adventure in a fun, clean, and family-oriented environment.
Evergreen Lane Farm
Evergreen Lane Farm will be showcasing their Aquaponic Growing System and demonstrating how to grow aquaponically. Aquaponics combines aquaculture (raising fish in a contained environment) and hydroponics (growing in a soil-less, recirculating water system). A variety of crops, from specialty salad greens to tomatoes, can be grown. In an aquaponic system, crops are noted to grow two to three times faster than in traditional soil environments.
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
At EarthFest, FEMA will have activities for students young and old focused on identifying flood risk and making better decisions on how to reduce it. FEMA's exhibit will allow participants to play the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)’s FloodManager game and try their hand at managing a community’s flood risk. FloodManager is a scenario-based simulation game, like SimCity or Oregon Trail, developed to teach fundamental floodplain management principles to groups of local development decision makers, resulting in a deeper understanding of the impacts of their decisions on the economic vitality of their community and fostering increased resilience against flooding disasters. For younger visitors, FEMA will have a tabletop model of a floodplain where participants can create their own development and see what the effects are when the river floods. Changing the location of structures, encroachment in the floodway and filling the flood fringe will all have very different results in how and where flooding occurs.
The Franklin Institute
Franklin Institute Traveling Science Shows are designed to involve students in discovering new aspects of science. All generate an infectious enthusiasm that spillsover into the classroom! At EarthFest 2016, The Franklin will also present the Electricity Tabletop Exploration. Let their Traveling Scientist be your guide through electrifying experiments! This interactive display includes favorites such as the Van de Graaff generator, plasma ball, jumping rings and energy bike.
Green Mountain Energy
Green Mountain Energy will offer energy saving demos for your home using smart thermostats and provide PA residents information about options to switch to clean 100-percent pollution free electricity sourced through wind and solar. In 1997, Green Mountain Energy was founded with the mission to change the way power is made. In fact, Green Mountain was one of the earliest pioneers in offering cleaner energy to consumers and businesses. Over a decade later, Green Mountain remains 100 percent committed to this mission. From electricity products made using clean, renewable sources like wind to carbon offset products that help neutralize carbon emissions, every single product offered by Green Mountain has an environmental benefit.
Impact Thrift Stores
Impact Thrift Stores Our station will demonstrate how re-purposing and recycling unneeded goods can positively impact on our environment. Impact Thrift Stores is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to financially support local charities through the net proceeds generated by our thrift store operations. Our financial support of these local non-profits enables their staff to spend more time doing what they do best—feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, and supporting children and families in need.
Come see and learn about some of the most amazing animals on Earth! Animals? Yes, insects are animals too. They and their fellow arthropods all play a very important role in balancing our planet. The Insectarium is the country's largest exhibited all arthropod museum. The collections are from all over the world! The Insectarium's extensive live collection demonstrates natural habitats of many unusual insects, trantuals, scorpions, and crustaceans.
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
The John James Audubon Center will be discussing Bird Friendly Communities and their native plant campaign. There will be hands-on activities and artifacts, information, seed balls and more! The mission of the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove is to educate and inspire people to cherish and protect the natural world, by preserving Audubon’s artistic, scientific and historic legacy and celebrating the conservation movement he inspired while serving the mission of the National Audubon Society, “to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.”
Montgomery County Beekeepers Association
In an effort to provide a greater understand of honeybees and connect inhabitants of the region with local beekeepers, the Montgomery County Beekeepers Association will display a model beehive, educational materials about the honeybee, honey comb with honey and pollen, and an observation hive with live honeybees. The organization will share information about how honeybees, and other pollinators, are indicators of the overall health of the environment.
Montgomery County Department of Public Safety
Test your knowledge at the "Wheel of Disaster!" From blizzards and tornadoes to fires and floods, we are susceptible to many disasters in our ever-changing global climate. Learn
what you and your family can do to be prepared. The mission of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety is to provide the community with highly professional, well-coordinated public safety services through training, education, communications, planning and management of the response to, and recovery from, natural or man-made disasters.
Montgomery County Health Department
The Montgomery County Health Department will present information on the Department's water quality management programs and water pollution prevention. This interactive display will educate visitors about water pollution, water contaminants, and water conservation practices, including environmental health information related to on-lot well water and sewage disposal systems.
Montgomery County Parks, Trails and Historic Sites
Through hands-on activities, Montgomery County Parks and Heritage Services will encourage children to describe how a given object might be used to reduce our demand on the Earth's resources. The answer to each object is open to interpretation by the students - the object of the activities is to come up with as many ideas as possible.
PECO puts its energy into helping their customers save money. PECO Smart Ideas – a full suite of energy saving programs is designed to help keep more of your hard-earned dollars where they belong … in your wallet. The PECO Smart Ideas team will be on hand with a lighting demonstration and information on energy efficient home appliance and equipment rebates and tips for reducing your home's overall energy consumption. EarthFest 2016 sponsor PECO is doing more than just providing energy, they're working to make a difference in our communities. PECO understands that being a business leader involves more than being a reliable provider of energy services. It also means being an important part of the communities it serves and working to sustain our environment.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will be on hand with examples of "good" and "bad" bugs. Specialists from the Clean Water and Environmental Cleanups programs will be on hand to talk about protecting the environmental, working for PA DEP and showing examples of from their work. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is the state agency largely responsible for administering Pennsylvania's environmental laws and regulations. Its responsibilities include: reducing air pollution; making sure our drinking water is safe; protecting water quality in our rivers and streams; making sure waste is handled properly; supporting community renewal and revitalization; promoting advanced energy technology; and helping citizens prevent pollution and comply with the Commonwealth's environmental regulations. DEP is committed to general environmental education and encouraging effective public involvement in setting environmental policy.
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
The Junior Flower Show is heading on the road! Learn about how you can bring the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Junior Flower Show program to your school. Also learn about the Plant One Million project, led by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the TreeVitalize program of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the New Jersey Tree Foundation, and the Delaware Center for Horticulture.
Pennsylvania Resources Council
The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will provide important information about environmentally healthy lifestyle choices. The PRC's Litter Bug mascot will be on hand to greet visitors and share important information about preserving Pennsylvania's natural resources! A nonprofit citizens’ action organization founded in 1939, the PRC serves as a vital link between industry, government, and grass-roots organizations — initiating dialogue between these groups to seek solutions to environmental problems.
Pennypack Farm and Education Center
The Pennypack Farm and Education Center will share information about how sustainable agriculture affects you. Learn about vegetables and composting with Pennypack Farm. Guided by their mission and core values, Pennypack Farm works with children, families, community groups, and environmental and educational institutions to encourage awareness and the creation of sustainable local food systems by offering educational programs and a community supported agriculture demonstration project. Pennypack Farm's mission is to make local sustainable agriculture an important part of our communities through farming, education, and community events.
Philadelphia Water Department (Office of Watersheds)
The Department will share the vision behind the Green City, Clean Waters Plan to unite the City of Philadelphia with its water environment, creating a green legacy for future generations while incorporating a balance between ecology, economics, and equity. The exhibit will also include a macro invertebrate identification exercise entitled "Good Bugs/Bad Bugs" to demonstrate how insects are tools in determining water quality health.
Philadelphia Zoo (Main Stage Only)
Be a part of the Zoo on Wheels on the EarthFest Main Stage! The Philadelphia Zoo’s animals don’t just stay in Philadelphia! Through the Zoo’s “Zoo On Wheels” program, traveling naturalists bring animals and bio-facts to students from pre-school through 12th grade for an educational and exciting encounter with wildlife! Be a part of the Zoo on Wheels!
Plant Ambler will provide information about community beautification programs in addition to holding a "mini-essay" contact about flowers and volunteering. Plant Ambler is a community beautification effort staffed entirely by volunteers and supported by donations. Volunteers have been providing displays such as spring pansies, fall mums and winter greens throughout the borough since 1973. The staff experts are always willing to share knowledge about gardening with the “green” newcomers.
Recognizing the importance of wise investments, the PNC Financial Services Group strives to integrate its day-to-day business practices with environmental responsibility. PNC's nationally recognized commitment to green building practices has enabled the company to lower costs, increase efficiency and productivity as well as enhance communities where people live, work and play. At EarthFest, PNC will highlight ways to do banking with less/without paper, including online and mobile banking as well as ATM usage.
ProRanger Philadelphia - National Park Service
The northeast regional office of the U.S. National Park Service will provide information about its "ProRanger" program, a partnership between the National Park Service and the Temple University Criminal Justice Training Program, which is located at the Ambler Campus. The NPS will also provide information about youth employment opportunities, volunteer opportunities at area parks, and displays about protecting natural resources. Learn how you can become involved in the conservation of fragile resources in your national parks. NPS will also share information about national park system units around the country and their water resources.
SolarCity offers homeowners the choice of cleaner, more affordable power from the sun. SolarCity was started by two determined brothers with a better way to deliver clean, more affordable energy. Founded in 2006, SolarCity has since grown to become America’s largest solar provider.
Upper Dublin Township
Event sponsor Upper Dublin Township will provide educational information on the sustainable yard waste program, the proper disposal of hazardous and electronic materials and the township's stormwater management program. Upper Dublin will also display the township's large "tub grinder" truck, which is used for land-clearing and wood recycling operations.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is busier than ever planning and carrying out the essential task of beach replenishment all along the coast. Beach replenishment, however, is not as simple just adding sand back to the storm ravaged beaches. Engineers design a template to afford the maximum amount of protection for coastal property. Biologists study the ocean floor to discover where best — and where best not — to extract sand for the replenishment. Using special cameras, mounted on sleds that are towed along the bottom, the biologists look for suitable ‘borrow’ areas, spots that will provide sand of the right texture to match what’s on the beach.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mid-Atlantic Region
If you happen to notice not just one but several U.S. EPA exhibitors at EarthFest 2016, you’re not imagining things. Four divisions of the U.S. EPA office for the Mid-Atlantic Region have joined together to present a variety of important information and experiences. EPA divisions from the Mid-Atlantic Region that will be participating in EarthFest year include Water Protection, Land and Chemicals, Environmental Assessment and Innovation and Hazardous Site Cleanup, who is presenting special tours of a more than 35-foot-long EPA Emergency Mobile Command Vehicle.
Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association
The founding of the Wissahickon Watershed Association in 1957 grew out of the collective concern of area residents whose goal was to protect the land in the Watershed from the devastating effects of floods from the Wissahickon Creek. They recognized the inseparable link of land and water and adopted the protection of these natural resources as the organization’s key mission. Today, there are nearly 1,300 acres of protected land and 21 miles of natural wooded trails available to the public for year-round enjoyment. The Green Ribbon Trail begins near the headwaters in North Wales and meanders along the Wissahickon connecting with Fairmount Park's Forbidden Drive, until it reaches the confluence of the Creek with the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.
Wyncote Audubon Society
The Wyncote Audubon Society will share information about Important Bird Areas, or IBAs, sites that provide essential habitat for one or more species of bird. IBAs include sites for breeding, wintering, and/or migrating birds. IBAs may include public or private lands, or both, and they may be protected or unprotected. The Wyncote Audubon Chapter’s efforts integrate: bird monitoring; engagement of individuals, families and communities in Bird Friendly Communities outreach; education of young people in their Audubon Adventures Clubs with IBA visits, and teaching others about the importance of birds through field trips to the IBA. The Wyncote Audubon Society is one of the oldest nature oriented clubs in North America. Founded in 1914 as the Wyncote Bird Club, the organization became a chapter of the National Audubon Society in 1970.
Zoetic Aquaponics is an aquaponics company that works in partnership with the non-profit, JumpStreet, to install educational aquaponic systems inside of schools. U.S.-based Zoetic Global deploys innovative clean technologies that address the most serious challenges facing people and the planet. The company's focus is on implementing new hydrokinetic energy solutions across the developing world. They target existing hydro dams to leverage existing infrastructure to accelerate and increase energy generation. Zoetic also promotes controlled environment agricultural solutions, featuring customizable aquaponics systems.
Temple University Exhibitors at EarthFest
Ambler Campus Sustainability Council
Members of the Sustainability Council will share information and guide students in hands-on activities in how to prevent bird-window collisions.
American Society of Landscape Architects
The American Society of Landscape Architects promotes awareness of the environmental, aesthetic, social and economic benefits of landscape architecture to the public.
Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE)
CORE will promote healthy eating through local produce. Their exhibit will highlight the sugar content in packaged foods. Children will be asked to rank foods based on how much sugar they think each food contains. By buying foods produced locally, you are supporting sustainable producers and promoting farming practices that do not endanger public health. These foods are naturally low in sugar and help reduce diabetes and obesity in children.
Center for Sustainable Communities at Temple University Ambler
Event host the Center for Sustainable Communities will showcase some of its completed and ongoing projects with the help of Geographic Information Systems maps, posters, reports, and handouts in addition to letting visitors try their hand at mapping too! The Center for Sustainable Communities was established to develop and promote new approaches to protect and preserve quality of life through sustainable development, balancing the relationship between environmental integrity, economic prosperity, and social equity. A working resource for government agencies, community organizations, and developers, the Center provides objective information and services to improve decision-making relative to land use and water resources planning in addition to conducting interdisciplinary research and offering educational and community outreach programs.
Department of Planning and Community Development
The Department of Planning and Community Development will showcase selected student projects and provide information about the program and courses focusing on sustainability and environmental issues in addition to offering interactive games for students.
Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture
The focus of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture's Design-Build Studios is to provide students the opportunity to build and implement elements of their own design. Students prepare the necessary construction documentation and then actually construct their designs. Working with construction materials enables students to learn the opportunities and limitations of these materials. This "hands-on" approach is vital to understanding the relationship between design and implementation processes.
Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Association
The Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Student Association will showcase sustainable design practices in the profession including net zero construction, native planting design and effective storm water management.
Pi Alpha Xi
Pi Alpha Xi is a national honor society for students of Floriculture, Landscape and Ornamental Horticulture.
Rad Dish Co-op Café
The Rad Dish co-op café is a student governed and operated café located in the center of the Ritter complex at Main Campus. Developed as an interdisciplinary learning laboratory space, the Rad Dish provides students the opportunity to investigate the intersection of sustainability, food systems and entrepreneurship. Students are responsible for sourcing, menu development, food preparation, business operations, management and marketing. At the Rad Dish, students learn by doing and they have the opportunity to put theory into practice.
Temple Community Garden
The Temple Community Garden will engage students with information about gardening at Temple's Main Campus. The organization will provide ackets with a seed to get people
excited about planting. Temple Community Garden is a welcoming group of Temple students who share a passion for gardening. Members attend weekly meetings, participate in community programs and cultivate Temple's two community gardens (Main Garden: Broad & Norris; Sonia Sanchez Garden: Diamond & Carlisle).
Temple Planning Student Organization
Community and Regional Planning students will offer interactive games for elementary, middle, and high school students, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping, building a neighborhood, and planning a date using GIS!
Temple University Ambler Aquaponics
Aquaponics is the cultivation of plants and aquatic animals in a self-sustaining, symbiotic environment. Students and staff have created a fully developed aquaponics garden, which has taken root in the underutilized lower level of West Hall. While traditional commercial aquaponics gardens focus on harvesting both plants and fish, the Ambler aquaponics lab is focused entirely on research, exploring different types of aquaponics set-ups and finding the best balance between fish, plants and nutrients. The lab is fully accredited by the AAALAC (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care).
Temple University Athletics
Temple Athletics promotes a healthy lifestyle for children by encouraging participation in sports and other outdoor activities through the Owlsports summer camps.
Temple University Computer Recycling Center
Temple will provide information on its Computer Recycling Program, which involves recycling computer parts to promote a healthier environment.
Temple University Dining Services/Sodexo
A variety of food and beverages will be available for sale at EarthFest courtesy of Temple University Dining Services.
Temple University Infant and Child Laboratory
The Temple University Infant and Child Laboratory will provide an alternative uses task, which spans both a theme of the lab (creativity) and helps children think about how they could recycle and reuse materials rather than throw them away. The lab will have a variety of objects such as shoeboxes, bottles, cans, toilet paper rolls etc. and ask children to think up ways that they could reuse these rather than throwing them away. The Temple University Infant Lab, located at the Ambler Campus, invites parents and their children to help shape the future by participating in research at the frontiers of science. The Lab is directed by nationally recognized child development authorities and professors Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Dr. Nora Newcombe. Faculty and staff provide fun-filled activities for infants and toddlers who become part of cutting-edge discoveries. Parents learn more about children's first words and ability to create mental maps. In the lab, infants and toddlers teach scientists new ways to optimize education and advance learning.
Temple University Office of Sustainability
Are you ready for the Recycle Relay? The Office of Sustainability will be separate students into teams and each team will have a bucket full of trash and recyclable items. Each team player will pick an item out of the bucket and throw it into the proper receptacle as fast as they can. The team with the most items properly disposed of wins! As an urban institution that is deeply engaged in the community, Temple University's commitment to sustainability can have a profound impact on the health and quality of life of a large and diverse population within Temple and its surrounding community. The University is positioned to be an important educational resource for teaching sustainability, with its three pillars of environment, economics and social justice. It is committed to demonstrating the value of those principles through its own example and through the activities it sponsors in the community. Temple aims to serve as a model for similar urban institutions and to burnish its national reputation for excellence and commitment to principled policy and action.
Temple University Recycling Department
Learn about recycling and take home valuable information about how you can recycle at home! Since the inception of Temple's Recycling Program in 1989, Temple University has conserved the equivalent of 103,000 trees that would have otherwise been harvested to produce paper from virgin wood pulp!
Central High School
Central High School will fill 10 exhibit spaces with numerous exhibits related to "Water Pollution: An Introduction to Causes, Effects and Solutions." The exhibits will be divided into three topics. Students will discuss their research of various water contaminants, including background information on various water contaminants such as their sources, how they contribute to water pollution, and the harmful effects of the water contaminants on human beings as well the environment. Students will also present "Filtration Investigations." Students explored how engineering has developed various means to remove impurities/contaminants from water. Students have worked work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own simple "filtration system" out of everyday items. The third exhibit topic will be "Oil Spill Remediation." Students have developed plans on various methods to remediate the site of a gasoline spill. Students worked in teams to build models demonstrating their methods of oil removal.
East Norriton Middle School
East Norriton Middle School students will build an environmentally friendly city showcasing multiple ways that residents can take action to keep our environment healthy and clean.
Eisenhower Science and Technology Leadership Academy and Stewart Middle School
Eisenhower Science and Technology Leadership Academy and Stewart Middle School will be exhibiting their city of the future that factors in our changing environment and upcoming sustainability needs.
Methacton High School/Methacton Electric Car Club
Members of Methacton High School's Methacton Electric Car Club will have their electric car - The Lorax - on hand in addition to a second mobile education vehicle, talk about how they work, and how they are charged by renewable energy. The Methacton Electric Car Club, based in Montgomery County, was developed as a way of fostering technological understanding in a friendly environment.
Radnor Middle School Watershed Program
Radnor Middle School students will present a Sustainable Food Expo. Students will present sustainable food topics such as slow food, pollinator gardens, GMOs, organic local compatible plantings, interactive displays and more.
Upper Dublin High School
Student groups from Upper Dublin High School will present a variety of projects at EarthFest 2016 related to the event theme of sustainability and environmental stewardship.
Upper Dublin High School's 2016 exhibits include:
How We Affect Our Oceans
Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy
Where Does the Trash Go?
Every Breath You Take
Here Comes the Sun
Building a Hydroelectric Generator
W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences
W.B. High School students will also lead visitors in 10 environmental, scientific and sustainable projects at EarthFest 2016.
W.B. Saul's 2016 exhibits include:
Buzz About Bees
Let's Talk About Our Earth
Saul Fun in the Sun
Sprout Into Coffee
Splash Into Water Testing
Soils, Triangles and Math?!
Clean Up Your Shampoo
Invasive Shop Smarts
Recyclable Candy Fun!
Wordsworth Interact Club - Wordsworth Fort Washington
The Wordsworth Interact Club performs various community service projects, such as planting trees in the Wissahickon Valley Watershed, promoting recycling drives, and assisting area schools in their environmental efforts. At EarthFest, the Interact Club will lead young visitors in planting seeds in recycled plastic containers. Wordsworth Interact Club
members help visitors to assemble mini terrariums and plant seeds in them to take home. The mini terrariums, known as "Plastic Planet Savers," are made from precut plastic water bottles.