Tagged Environment & Nature

The Appalachian Trail: A Great American Pilgrimage

Long distance walks have gained popular attention in recent years, intriguing many armchair travelers to commence their own pilgrimage journeys to sites around the world, including the Appalachian Trail. Beyond popular representation,…

The Arborists of Philadelphia's Parks & Recreation

An Exhibition in the Business Resource and Innovation Center (2nd floor) April 24 - September 15, 2018 Throughout Spring and Summer every corner of the Free Library of Philadelphia will be taking inspiration from In Our Nature: Flora…

In Our Nature: Flora and Fauna of the Americas

An Exhibition in the Rare Book Department's William B. Dietrich Gallery (3rd floor) April 9 - September 15, 2018 The ecology of the Western Hemisphere has been shaped by human intervention. Landscapes and wildlife have been helped,…

Saturday Stroll

Calling all Nature Explorers! Join us for a Saturday Stroll from Kingsessing Library to Bartram's Garden. Explore nature themes along the walk. Enjoy FREE Boating at Bartram's Garden from 11 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Children younger…

Fun in the Sun!

Step outside the 20th Street entrance for fun outdoor activities - in the sun and the shade!  Sunscreen provided; all ages. Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103…

Secrets of the Schuylkill Boat Ride, Free Library of Philadelphia

Join the Free Library for a fun-filled riverboat tour that highlights the past, present and future of the Schuylkill River. Discover the sights, sounds, and nearly 300 years of history of the “hidden river”. This adventure…

Saturday Stroll

Calling all Nature Explorers! Join us for a Saturday Stroll from Kingsessing Library to Bartram's Garden. Explore nature themes along the walk. Enjoy FREE Boating at Bartram's Garden from 11 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Children younger…

Fun in the Sun!

Step outside the 20th Street entrance for fun outdoor activities - in the sun and the shade!  Sunscreen provided; all ages. Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103…

Stenton Star Gazing

We'll meet at the library and then walk over to the  Stenton House , where we'll be met by Derek Pitts , Chief Astronomer at the Franklin Institute!  Together we will view stars and planets through a high powered…

The Watershed is An Open Book

Join us for a new family program for children ages 3-8 and their parents or caregivers. Fairmount Water Works will present weekly workshops with a seasonal theme to help build reading readiness using “teachable” moments in…

Fun in the Sun!

Step outside the 20th Street entrance for fun outdoor activities - in the sun and the shade!  Sunscreen provided; all ages. Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103…

Stenton Star Gazers Astronomy Club

Do you want to learn more about the stars, space and other worlds? Join us for fun activities that will help us understand what's up there. We'll be creating origami constellations and play dough planets, exploring with…

The Watershed is An Open Book

Join us for a new family program for children ages 3-8 and their parents or caregivers. Fairmount Water Works will present weekly workshops with a seasonal theme to help build reading readiness using “teachable” moments in…

Stenton Star Gazers Astronomy Club

Do you want to learn more about the stars, space and other worlds? Join us for fun activities that will help us understand what's up there. We'll be creating origami constellations and play dough planets, exploring with…

The Watershed is An Open Book

Join us for a new family program for children ages 3-8 and their parents or caregivers. Fairmount Water Works will present weekly workshops with a seasonal theme to help build reading readiness using “teachable” moments in…

Teen Gardening Club

Teens, help spruce up Whitman’s yard with flowers, plants, and other natural fauna! Please wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 12-19.

Exhibition - About Face: Hidden Faces in Art and Nature

Why do we see faces in everything?  The reason is “pareidolia” (pair-E-dole-ia), a psychological occurrence that causes people to see patterns in random stimuli.  This often leads to people seeing faces…

Fun in the Sun!

Step outside the 20th Street entrance for fun outdoor activities - in the sun and the shade!  Sunscreen provided; all ages. Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103…

Stenton Star Gazers Astronomy Club

Do you want to learn more about the stars, space and other worlds? Join us for fun activities that will help us understand what's up there. We'll be creating origami constellations and play dough planets, exploring with…

The Watershed is An Open Book

Join us for a new family program for children ages 3-8 and their parents or caregivers. Fairmount Water Works will present weekly workshops with a seasonal theme to help build reading readiness using “teachable” moments in…

EcoFutures EcoAlternatives

Science Fiction and Fantasy with Environmental Themes

Wild Weather

From global warming and carbon footprints to new weather forecasting technologies and more frequent natural disasters like volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, tornadoes, typhoons, hurricanes, and more.

Green Living

Green living allows you to become an everyday environmentalist. Go green with these helpful resources including alternative energy, organic cooking, and eco-friendly solutions for your home and garden!

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GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution,…

Honeybees

The third Saturday in August is National Honeybee Day, a day to celebrate this small but vital insect. Philadelphians should be especially proud; the modern beehive, known as the Langstroth hive, was invented in the City of Brotherly…