News and Announcements

Pitcher plants make use of insects in a different way...they eat them!

The Greenhouse Education and Research Complex 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.

The Elmwood Park Zoo presents Stella the Great Horned Owl!

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 will begin virtually on Monday, October 12.

Student have fun during Week of Welcome at Temple Ambler!

Temple University Ambler has planned welcome events for students to help them start the year off right by meeting new friends, having fun and acclimating to their new environment.

Dr. Chantel White, archaeobotanist at the Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology.

On Wednesday, March 27, Dr. Chantel White will present “Plants with a Past: Botanical Archeology,” for the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University’s 2nd Annual Celebration of Women in Horticulture. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the lecture beginning at 7 p.m. in the Ambler Campus Learning Center Auditorium.

Temple Small Business Development Center and Warrior Rising launch Small Business Special Forces Incubator

A printmaker, a health and wellness coach, a cardboard manufacturer sit in a classroom among other classmates with two major things in common. All are veterans and all are entrepreneurs ready to grow their business. The Temple Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Warrior Rising are launching a Small Business Special Forces Incubator, a six-month program located at the Temple University Ambler Campus SBDC location.

From left: Shawn Garvin (EPA Regional Administrator), Andrew Goodman (Community Engagement Director, New Kensington CDC), Dr. Christine Borelli (Chief Executive of Memphis Street Academy), Dr. Mahbubur Meenar (Assistant Director, Center for Sustainable Communities, Temple University), Mr. Stephen Nappi (Temple Associate Vice Provost for Technology Commercialization and Business Development), and Mr. Duane Bumb (City of Philadelphia’s Deputy Commerce Director)

Temple is the first university in the country to receive a brownfields planning grant form the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Elmwood Park Zoo brings a special friend to Temple Ambler EarthFest

For tens of thousands of students and educators, it was Dr. Jeffrey Featherstone's vision of celebrating sustainability and citizen science that has connected them to people and organizations on the frontlines of environmental stewardship year after year.

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.  

Temple University Ambler designated “Tree Campus USA” by Arbor Day Foundation

With a continued commitment to determining new and better ways to care for the campus’ tree collection, Temple University Ambler, home to the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University, has been awarded a “Tree Campus USA” designation by the Arbor Day Foundation in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The Arbor Day Foundation recently announced the campus has also received the recognition for 2018.

Cat Meholic: Recording History Through Plants

Cat Meholic, the Ambler Arboretum's new Curatorial Horticulturist, performs a critical function as the registrar of the plant collections, coordinating documentation from the point of acquisition through installation. Additionally, the position is responsible for evaluating accessions — additions to the collections — documenting their health and status in the garden and their effectiveness towards fulfilling the scope of the collections.