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Dr. Kimberly Cooney, Manager of Student Success and Retention at Temple University Ambler

It wasn’t so very long ago that Dr. Kimberly Cooney was in the same position as the students she is dedicated to guiding in her new role as Manager of Student Success and Retention at Temple University Ambler. “I had to answer the same questions when I was an undergraduate at Temple. What is the right major for me? What profession? How do I achieve my goals,” said Cooney, who graduated with a degree in Psychology from Temple in 2006. “Each student has different needs, particularly when they are starting out; it can be a very complicated process. My goal is to help them determine how they got here and where they want to go.” As Manager of Student Success and Retention, a new position at the Ambler Campus, Cooney will work with the Office of Academic and Student Services to provide direct student services to all current and prospective transfer students at Temple Ambler from initial recruitment through graduation.

Antony DiBruno: Creating Campus and Community Connections

Working most closely with the Office of Non-Credit and Continuing Education, the Conference Services and Business Development Coordinator is responsible for scheduling and managing meetings, events and conferences at the Ambler Campus for both external and internal clients.

Jennifer Jewell: The Earth is in Her Hands

The Ambler Arboretum of Temple University will welcome author and garden writer  Jennifer Jewell for the 3rd Annual Celebration of Women in Horticulture in Fall 2020. The event, part of the Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series, recognizes women in the field of horticulture who epitomize the founding principles of the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women (PSHW), the foundation on which Temple University Ambler was developed.

Putting up at tent at the Great American Campout at Temple Ambler.

Temple University Ambler EarthFest Presents and the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University are excited to provide essential information about camping, hiking and exploring nature for new and experienced campers alike. Rather than a day or a weekend, through these webpages, we're going to be celebrating the Great American Campout all summer and fall! 

Landscape Architecture students are creating a vibrant vision of the future at the Ambler Campus, a vision made possible by the exceptional creativity of students given the tools to take the ideas in their heads and give them photo realistic three dimensionality.

Landscape Architecture students are creating a vibrant vision of the future at the Ambler Campus, a vision made possible by the exceptional creativity of students given the tools to take the ideas in their heads and give them photo realistic three dimensionality.

Elizabeth Hall: The First Horticulture Therapist was a Woman

Elizabeth Hall, a 1924 graduate of the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women (PSHW), which became Temple University Ambler in 1958, went on to become a world-respected librarian for the New York Botanical Garden. Her first position after graduating, however, was as a Horticulture Therapist.

The larvae of the Redheaded Pine Sawfly

Clustered at the ends of the branches of a Mungo Pine are black and green “caterpillars” with russet heads. These creatures are the larvae of the Redheaded Pine Sawfly. Sawfly, not moth or butterfly, this means these are not actually caterpillars at all, despite the striking resemblance.

Curiouser and Curiouser - Skunk Cabbage

If you happen to take a walk into damp shaded woods, perhaps next to a creek or stream or along a boardwalk, you may encounter Skunk Cabbages (Symplocarpus foetidus).

Fleabane in the Ambler Arboretum

What's in a name? Perhaps as you have been exploring the natural areas around you and learning the names of plants you have encountered some strange names. All plants have a scientific name. This is the name written in italics and it is the same all over the world. There is only one plant with this scientific name. Plants also have common names. These are names given to the plants regionally by the people who use the plant or grow the plant. While the scientific names of plants can be interesting in their own way, common names are often interesting too. 

Waved Sphinx Moth in the Ambler Arboretum

Did you know there is National Moth Week! Moths range in size from smaller than your pinky nail like tube moths and fairy moths to the large sphinx and silkworm moths like the Waved Sphinx (gray above) and the Polyphemus (brown below). Both of these were found on the Arboretum grounds last summer.

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