News and Announcements

The Elmwood Park Zoo shares one of their opossums.

Celebrate the fall season in a different way by learning about the science behind the things in nature that may scare you but are essential to their environment. Temple University Ambler EarthFest presents The Science of Scary on Sunday, October 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. in and around Bright Hall in the center of campus. Register for this family-friendly free event online at

Joseph Imszennik Appointed Facilities Manager at Temple Ambler

With 20 years of facilities management under his belt — many of those years at prestigious golf courses throughout the region and five years at Temple’s Main Campus  — Joseph Imszennik has been involved in all aspects of keeping facilities running at peak efficiency. He is now turning those skills and attention to detail toward Temple Ambler as the campus’ new Facilities Manager.  

Greenhouse Horticulturist Ben Snyder shares one of five Amorphophallus titanum plants growing in the Ambler Campus Greenhouse.

Ask someone what scares them and plants probably aren’t the first things that come to mind. They likely don’t even crack the top 10. A visit to the Ambler Campus Greenhouse, however, shows that the thriving foliage isn’t all pretty flowers and sun-dappled leaves. The Greenhouse — and in some cases the Ambler Arboretum —  provides a perfect home for an eclectic group of carnivorous plants, spiny cacti of every shape and size and species that are a great deal more bizarre.

Temple University Ambler Front Entrance

The Freshman Year Experience at Ambler allows students to choose from one of several Temple programs and complete their first year at the Ambler Campus

Susan Sacks Appointed Manager of Research and Grants at Temple Ambler

Susan Sacks has spent most of her adult life as part of the Temple University Ambler community. After being an essential part of Temple Ambler’s recent history, it is only natural that Sacks will be a key part of guiding the campus toward its future as Temple Ambler’s new Manager of Research and Grants.

Collin Wood appointed Associate Director for Operations

Temple Ambler has become such an important part of Collin Wood's life that it was only natural to seek a way to expand his support and advocacy for the campus and the unique role it plays within Temple University. As Temple Ambler’s new Associate Director for Operations, he’ll certainly have that opportunity.

Temple University Ambler students, faculty create Pop Up Park in Doylestown

A collaboration between the Temple University Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, the volunteer Park(ing) Day team, residents and civic organizations transformed the corner of Hamilton and West State streets in Doylestown Borough) into a greener, people-friendly pocket park in heart of town.

Also returning for Temple Ambler in Bloom 2018 are the popular silent and live auctions featuring unique plants, artwork and experiences. The 2017 live auction included several highly sought-after Temple treasures, including dinner for 10 with Temple University President Richard Englert in Ambler Borough and lunch for six with Provost JoAnne Epps.

Everyone has a memory to share, a story to tell. At Temple Ambler In Bloom, we want to share our story, and hear yours! The Ambler Arboretum’s 13th Annual Garden Party will be held on Saturday, September 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Louise Bush-Brown Formal Perennial Gardens.

Megan Cranney, Assistant Director for Student and Campus Life

For Megan Cranney, working to help students become leaders has been a goal since she was a college student herself. For her, becoming Temple Ambler’s new Assistant Director for Student and Campus Life is coming full circle.

Temple Ambler is on the move!

As the fall semester gets underway, the campus community will discover several changes to Temple Ambler offices and facilities. In an effort to provide the greatest convenience for students, faculty and staff, Temple Ambler departments have been on the move this summer. Looking for the office of the Executive Director? The Arboretum Director’s office? The Office of Student Life? Look no further than West Hall.