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Celebration of Women in Horticulture: Savannah Shepherd

Savannah Shepherd, along with Abra Lee, owner of Conquer the Soil, will be this year’s speakers at the Ambler Arboretum’s Annual Celebration of Women in Horticulture, which will be held online on Tuesday, March 16, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Abra Lee, owner of Conquer the Soil

Abra Lee, along with Savannah Shephard, Founder of the Delaware Social Justice Remembrance Coalition, will be this year’s speakers at the Ambler Arboretum’s Annual Celebration of Women in Horticulture, which will be held online on Tuesday, March 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. Register Online

Sam Emory: Envisioning Ways to Heal the Soil

Sam Emory, a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLArch) student in the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, has an altogether different vision a 1,300-acre industrial site — an ecologically sound answer to the question “What do you do with an old refinery about the size of Center City Philadelphia?”

Mary Cortese: Taking a Deep Dive into Marine Science

Mary Cortese, a PhD candidate in Biology at Temple University and Research Assistant with the Temple Ambler Field Station and Freestone Lab, is not afraid to dive right into her interests. In fact, she prefers it. You’re as likely to find her below the water as above it, all in the service of leaving the planet a better place than she found it and educating others on the importance of doing the same.

Elmwood Park Zoo introduces Noah the Eagle to visitors at Temple Ambler EarthFest.

Temple Ambler EarthFest has greatly expanded to become a diverse collection of educational "EarthFest Presents" events and programs held throughout the year.

Temple University Ambler Officially Designated a Field Station

Today researchers from a variety of disciplines currently conduct research at the Ambler Campus in everything from urban hydrology and stormwater management to ecology and seismology. Now researchers from Temple and well beyond have a new home and access to a broad range of natural resources and technology.

Temple University offers free volunteer income tax assistance to low-to-moderate income families

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, available for free to those with families, individuals and students with low-to-moderate incomes, will be offered virtually in 2021.

Amy Freestone: Teaching Locally, Researching Globally

Dr. Amy Freestone knows a little something about field research, having called Antarctica and Madagascar home while conducting hands-on research. That experience made her the perfect candidate to take on the role of Director of the new Temple University Ambler Field Station.

Mariana Bonfim: Research and Teaching as Connecting Bridges Between People and Nature

Mariana Bonfim, a PhD candidate in Biology at Temple University and Research Assistant with the recently established Temple Ambler Field Station, has been thinking a lot lately about relationships. But not in the way you might think. “Nature has a lot of different patterns, but why is an organism exactly the way it is? Why do sea anemones, for example, attach to hermit crabs? What is that relationship bringing to each of them?” asked Bonfim, 29, who arrived at Temple and Field Station Director Dr. Amy Freenstone’s Freestone Lab in 2015 having already amassed years of diverse research and teaching experience in Brazil.

Botanical Drawing with Wet Media

Coming this spring, adult artists of every experience level — including no experience whatsoever — are invited to take inspiration from the 187-acre Ambler Campus as Tyler offers a new, six-class non-credit workshop that takes full advantage of everything the Ambler Arboretum has to offer. Botanical Drawing with Wet Media will be offered on Saturdays, from March 2 through April 13 (no class on March 9) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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