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.
Exhibit at Celebrating Earth Day
At EarthFest Presents: Celebrating Earth Day, visitors spend a rewarding, educational day at Temple University Ambler celebrating the importance of protecting the environment and preserving their future. Each year, our exhibitors play an essential role in making Celebrating Earth Day a huge success.
We would like to invite you to take part in Celebrating Earth Day for what we anticipate will be another terrific day of educational fun and excitement! Fill out an Exhibitor Application Form. Space is limited to 50 exhibitors. If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor for Celebrating Earth Day, please contact 267-468-8108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event, sponsored by Temple University Ambler, will be held, rain or shine, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ambler Campus. In the event of inclement weather, we will move everything entirely inside.
The mission of Celebrating Earth Day is to promote environmental awareness using sustainable concepts, methods and practices to protect and preserve our environment. Organizations, businesses, students of every age and individuals demonstrate sustainable concepts and technologies, and provide interactive educational displays, activities, and much more! Food and entertainment are also part of the festivities.
Celebrating Earth Day is returning to its roots in 2020. The event will be held at Temple Ambler on the campus side of Meetinghouse Road in the middle and toward the back of campus. Students, teachers and chaperones will explore the campus and the Ambler Arboretum while learning from dozens of exhibitors who are on the front lines of protecting and preserving our planet.
Please note: 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!
Register for EarthFest
Space is limited. If you have special requests - electricity, additional tabling - please be sure to request those accommodations by the March 13 deadline or we will not be able to fulfill your request. As we will be moving the event inside in the event of inclement weather, we will not be providing individual exhibitor tenting in 2020. Exhibitors are welcome to bring their own tenting if they prefer; it must be set up no later than 8:45 a.m. If you are interested in exhibiting at Celebrating Earth Day, contact Jim Duffy at 267-468-8108 or email@example.com.
Exhibitor Set-Up, Takedown and Logistics
Exhibitors are required to have their booths prepared by 8:45 a.m. Takedown may not begin until 2 p.m. A staggered arrival schedule for exhibitors - 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. and 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. - will be provided to all exhibitors two weeks prior to the event. Please arrive within your set-up time period. Learn more about exhibitor set-up, takedown and logistics.
Please note that with the move to the campus side of Meetinghouse Road, we will be developing new parking information and maps for our exhibitors. Learn more about exhibitor parking.
Become a Celebrating Earth Day Sponsor
In 2020, we hope to continue to adapt this educational festival and other EarthFest Presents events to best suit the needs of our visitors. EarthFest Presents programming carries a significant operating cost. Sponsorship gifts offset that cost, enabling us to enhance our programming for students, teachers and community residents throughout the region. One reason so many schools are able to participate in Celebrating Earth Day is that we have never charged attendees — schools pay nothing beyond the cost of their own transportation. The high quality of the event and its affordability keep past participants coming back and encourage additional schools to attend each year! Learn more about becoming a Celebrating Earth Day sponsor.