Temple Ambler EarthFest:
The Science of Scary

Saturday, September 21
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Bright Hall Lounge

Register Online (Coming Soon!)

It goes without saying that some things in nature are simply frightening. Coming across a snake in the wild will definitely overheat your fight of flight (mostly flight) response in no time!

Just because something seems scary, however, doesn’t mean that it is harmful! 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, the Temple Ambler Field Station and the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University will host The Science of Scary on Saturday, September 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Bright Hall in the center of campus. Register for this family-friendly free event online (Coming Soon!).

All animals and insects, no matter how creepy or crawly, serve an essential purpose in their ecosystems and increase biodiversity! Gain a deeper understanding of the wonders of nature and the amazing things that may be found right in your own backyard. 

Connect with the world around you by learning about animals and insects such as arachnids, snakes, carnivorous plants, skunks, lizards, and “monsters” of the deep. Science of Scary is being held this year in tandem with the Temple Ambler EarthFest: Temple Ambler Campout. Join us under the stars for a night of camping, tours, s’more and more! Learn more.

Part of Temple Ambler’s EarthFest series of events, the Science of Scary is designed to help learners and citizen scientists of all ages gain a deeper understanding of the wonders of nature and the amazing things that may be found right in their own backyards. What will you discover?

Discover a treasure trove of Science of Scary content online!

Event Registration

Admission to Temple Ambler EarthFest: The Science of Scary is free

Visitors are asked to register for the event prior to October 21. Please include the number of guests that will be attending.

Register to attend the event online (Coming Soon!). For additional information, contact duffyj@temple.edu or 267-468-8108.  

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