Dr. Laura Toran is using a controlled site at Temple Ambler to emulate the location of former building structures in urban environments in cooperation with Dr. Jonathan Nyquist and Gina Pope, who is pursuing her doctoral degree in geoscience.
News and Announcements
Temple University Psychology graduate Tess DeVos has been a problem solver her whole life. With a stellar 3.95 GPA, DeVos said she initially planned to become a school psychologist when she graduated from Temple. Her sights, however, are now set on social work within secondary education.
The Ambler Campus Office of the Executive Director is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Shepard-Rabadam to the position of Associate Director for Temple University Ambler.
Michelle Armour knows and little something about creating art. She also knows about healing and restoration. For the Tyler School of Art and Architecture and Temple Ambler graduate, Landscape Architecture was the perfect marriage of both, richly combined with science, sustainable and environmental action and working directly with communities to initiate change.
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.
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.
During the Philadelphia Flower Show, Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture students and faculty invite visitors to “get hip to living more responsibly.” Temple’s exhibit, Hip Haven: Hangin’ Loose at a Home Refuge, recognizes the stark contrast between the forces in the 1960s that were, and continue, to shape the nation. The exhibit has been recognized with a treasure trove of awards at the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show!
On July 13 and 14, the Arboretum and EarthFest will partner to host the Great American Campout on campus, an evening of camping, tours, stargazing and more.
Jeffrey Lapp's (Wetlands Branch Chief for the EPA Region III) interest in wetland plants steers decidedly off the beaten path toward plants that have a very specific way to get the nutrients they need to survive — they “eat” meat.
The Ambler Arboretum have been doing some experimentation with mulches over the last couple of seasons, including wool!