Celebrating Earth Day

Temple University Ambler EarthFest Logo

Temple University is focused on ensuring the health and safety of our community members, and campus and Arboretum visitors. The university is taking several measures to keep everyone safe amid the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

On March 12, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced that all Montgomery County schools, including universities, would be closed for two weeks. In accordance, Temple University Ambler closed on Thursday, March 12. 

Regretfully, Temple University Ambler and Temple Ambler EarthFest Presents must take the necessary measure of postponing or rescheduling, where possible, all events and programs through the end of the spring semester.

The welfare of our visiting students, teachers, chaperones and exhibitors is our top priority. With the size of EarthFest Presents: Celebrating Earth Day, it is an event that, unfortunately, cannot be rescheduled. We are already planning Celebrating Earth Day 2021 and look forward to you being a part of it.

EarthFest Presents:
Celebrating Earth Day

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rain or shine

Earth Day isn’t just a day, it’s an idea. Everyone at every age has the power to effect change. You can leave the world a better place than you found it!

Explore the Ambler Campus and the Ambler Arboretum while learning from dozens of exhibitors who are on the front lines of protecting and preserving our planet.

In order to provide the most enriching educational experience for our visitors, attendance at EarthFest Presents: Celebrating Earth Day will be capped at about 1,500 students ranging from K-5. Middle and high school students are invited to become part of the event as exhibitors!

Celebrating Earth Day will be held at the Temple University Ambler Campus on Meetinghouse Road. In the event of inclement weather, we’ll move everything indoors!

The mission of Celebrating the Earth 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!

Celebrating Earth Day and all of our EarthFest Presents events are central to the core values of Temple Ambler: student-centered learning, respect for the environment and community engagement. Students from all over the region come together and spend time learning about the world in which we live and the interconnected systems on which the lives of people and animals depend.

Celebrating Earth Day is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Jeffrey Featherstone, whose vision, guidance and leadership helped create an outdoor, educational experience for the next generation of leaders.

Bring Your School to EarthFest Presents: Celebrating the Earth

At Celebrating Earth Day, students, teachers, and visitors spend a rewarding, educational day at Temple University Ambler celebrating the importance of protecting the environment and preserving their future. Learn from dozens of exhibitors! Middle school and high school classes are also invited to become a Celebrating Earth Day exhibitor! Learn more about bringing your school to Celebrating Earth Day.

Become a Celebrating Earth Day Exhibitor

Celebrating Earth Day is returning to its roots! The event will be held on campus in 2020. Be one of 50 exhibitors sharing sustainable and environmental concepts to protect the planet for today and tomorrow! We believe Celebrating Earth Day is a perfect opportunity for area businesses, organizations, municipal groups, and schools to get involved and work toward developing sustainable communities for today and tomorrow. Learn more about becoming a Celebrating Earth Day exhibitor.

Become a Celebrating Earth Day Volunteer

We have dozens of positions that we need to fill, and several time options to choose from. Community volunteers are welcome! Learn more about becoming a Celebrating Earth Day volunteer.

Exhibitors and Activities at Celebrating Earth Day

Dozens of exhibitors, ranging from non-profit watershed groups to for-profit businesses and high school, middle school, and elementary school student organizations, are expected to present their ideas, projects, and initiatives in ways that intrigue and attract young people. The Ambler Arboretum and Celebrating Earth Day exhibitors also provide educational tours within our campus gardens. Learn more about our Celebrating Earth Day events and activities.