Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

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  • Put that phone away!

    By Damien Ruffner, School Programs Manager June 29th, 2007 changed the world forever: This is not the date of a presidential election, or the start or end of a military conflict. It’s not the day humans first traveled into space, or discovered some profound scientific theory. Think smaller, about 4 inches to be exact. It’s […] The post Put that phone away! appeared first on Schuylkill Center for E...

  • Wildlife clinic at 30: 80,000 wild animals later

    By Anna Lehr Mueser, Manager of Communications & Digital Strategy In an unassuming building on Port Royal Avenue, our Wildlife Clinic treats over 3,000 animals each year, from hundreds of baby squirrels to injured raptors like peregrine falcons and red-tailed hawks. In this building life-saving treatments save opossums, mend broken wings on Canada geese, suture […] The post Wildlife clinic at 30: ...

  • Foraging for Art

    By Liz Jelsomine, Environmental Art & Public Relations Intern Editor’s note: The Schuylkill Center produced a wall calendar for 2017 in celebration of the environmental art program. Throughout the year, we’ll run a monthly post on our blog highlighting the art works featured in that month of the calendar. Calendars are still available, now 50% off […] The post Foraging for Art appeared first on Sc...

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • On The Circuit: 6th annual Richard L. James lecture

    By Elisabeth Zafiris, Acting Director of Education On February 23rd the Schuylkill Center will welcome Robert Thomas, a founder and principal of Campbell Thomas & Co. Architects and Planners, as our 6th Annual Richard L. James Lecturer. This year we’ll be talking about The Circuit – a remarkable network spanning the region and connecting urban, […] The post On The Circuit: 6th annual Richard L. Ja...

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Children Need Nature: An Emergent Curriculum Study

    By Kristina Eaddy, Sweet Gum Classroom Lead Teacher Why do leaves change colors? What is under the frozen ice? And where do birds go during the winter? These are questions we hear every day, as Nature Preschool teachers. Young children’s minds are full of wonders and questions, trying to learn about, connect with, and understand […] The post Children Need Nature: An Emergent Curriculum Study appea...

  • Winter 2017 Photography Contest

    By Jenny Ryder, Environmental Art & PR Intern Winter is in full swing in Southeast PA (though it doesn’t always feel like it), and we’re trying our best to get outside every day despite the icy chill in the air. We encourage you to do the same—get out of your home/office/classroom, etc. and take a […] The post Winter 2017 Photography Contest appeared first on Schuylkill Center for Environmental Ed...

  • Bringing Nature into the Classroom

    By Damien Ruffner, School Programs Manager Here at the Schuylkill Center, we set yearly themes. It doesn’t necessarily dictate all of our goals and events throughout the year. Rather it is an ongoing conversation that the staff members have that consequently is reflected in our programming. In 2015 we marked our 50th anniversary, working these […] The post Bringing Nature into the Classroom appear...

  • How to Be Like the Glaciers Melting

    Guest contributor Leslie Birch, 2014-2015 LandLab Resident Artist A few years ago I sat at my computer reading the latest on the demise of the glaciers in the Arctic. I was angry with the polluting corporations, fed up with the greed of the oil industry, disgusted by people’s consumption, and alienated by a government ruled […] The post How to Be Like the Glaciers Melting appeared first on Schuylk...

  • Reflection of Environmental Art and Time: January

    By Liz Jelsomine, Environmental Art & Pubic Relations Intern Editor’s note: The Schuylkill Center produced a wall calendar for 2017 in celebration of the environmental art program.  Throughout the year, we’ll run a monthly post on our blog highlighting the art works featured in that month of the calendar. Artist Jake Beckman, LandLab Resident Artist […] The post Reflection of Environmental Art and...

  • Children Need Nature: Teaching Peace

    By Rebecca Dhondt, Sassafras Classroom Lead Teacher This time of year tends to be full of excitement and energy.  With so much baking, decorating, and visiting going on there are many stories that Nature Preschoolers are eager to share.  Children naturally begin to compare notes, trying to understand what is happening in their own homes […] The post Children Need Nature: Teaching Peace appeared fi...

  • Climate Change Art Spotlight:  Jill Pelto

    By Christina Catanese, Director of Environmental Art Looking back over the year of environmental art at the Schuylkill Center, one of the highlights of 2016 was our gallery show, Going Up: Climate Change + Philadelphia. Along with the work of seven other artists exploring the various facets of climate change, this show included a new […] The post Climate Change Art Spotlight:  Jill Pelto appeared ...

  • Call for Art: Community

    Jenny Ryder, Environmental Art & PR Intern With the dawn of a new year approaching, it’s as good a time as ever to commit or re-commit yourself to new year resolutions and opportunities for the future. At the Schuylkill Center, we are committed to using our various platforms and resources to help inspire meaningful connections […] The post Call for Art: Community appeared first on Schuylkill Cente...

  • Field Guide: Fallen Leaves

    By Jenny Ryder, Environmental Art and PR Intern Enjoy our mobile field guide as you walk, hike and play in the fall forests. Take in the beauty of crunchy fallen leaves in the city and the forest and easily identify the trees from whence they came. See other Field Guide posts here. Tulip trees (Liriodendron tulipifera) […] The post Field Guide: Fallen Leaves appeared first on Schuylkill Center for...

  • Climate Change: Making the Global Personal Through Art

     By Christina Catanese, Director of Environmental Art What does climate change mean for Philadelphia?  As a large, complex, global process, it’s not an easy concept to wrap our minds around. As you might expect, climate models project pretty clearly that Philly will face a future that is hotter and wetter. According to CUSP – the […] The post Climate Change: Making the Global Personal Through Art ...

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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  • Reading Under the Bark

    By guest contributor Jim Frazer I’ve been trying to remember what led me to photograph the engraved tracks of bark beetles. I believe that really it was just curiosity about looking for lines and patterns in nature which first drew my attention to the etched pathways of the beetle larvae. Once I became aware of […] The post Reading Under the Bark appeared first on Schuylkill Center for Environment...

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

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