For Teachers

A Place of Learning for All Students

It is true the Ambler Arboretum is the outdoor classroom and living laboratory for many Temple University students, but it can be an outdoor classroom and living laboratory for your students as well.

Teachers, you are invited to bring your students here for a field trip, using the space to implement your programs and self-guided field trips. Arboretum staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide a welcome and introduction to the Arboretum. Registration is required.

We have a variety of guided tours available for your group or can work with you to customize a program that fits within your curriculum.

Fees for Guided Programs

$5 per student, teachers and chaperones attend at no charge.

No Charge for Self-Guided Programs

Attention Middle School and High School Horticulture and Environmental Science Teachers

Our staff would like to visit your classroom to discuss careers in horticulture.

We are also interested in being a guest speaker on any horticultural topic you are exploring. Please reach out to us to schedule a visit.

For information on visiting the Ambler Arboretum, field trips, guided tours or guest speakers in your classroom please contact Kathy Salisbury, Arboretum Director, at kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu or 267-468-8400.

EarthFest 2019

How do you plan on celebrating Earth Day this year?

Do you know how technology is helping planners create more sustainable communities? Do you know how you can help protect endangered wildlife? Do you know how organizations throughout the region are studying how to prevent flooding and improve the water that you use every day?

EarthFest is an outdoor educational celebration of Earth Day where the answers to so many questions about the environment, sustainability, healthy lifestyles, and protecting and preserving the planet are just an exploration away!

Hosted by Temple University Ambler, the mission of EarthFest is to promote environmental awareness using sustainable concepts, methods and practices to protect and preserve our environment. Organizations, businesses, students of all ages and individuals demonstrate sustainable concepts and technologies, and provide interactive educational displays, activities and much more! Learn more about EarthFest.

Other Learning Opportunities

The Ambler Arboretum at Temple University is an excellent educational resource for students, faculty and visitors alike. From degree programs in horticulture and landscape architecture to non-credit programs in floral design and aquaponics, Temple University Ambler has more than a century of teaching sustainable practices and building important connections to the natural world. Learn more.

Community Events

Join us each month for a series of fun and educational programs designed to explore the world around you! Please note: While most events are free, some require a fee. For more information about our community events, contact 267-468-8108 or duffyj@temple.eduLearn more about community events