Tagged Environment & Nature

Eyewitness Nature! with Bartram’s Garden

Get up close and personal with nature in these educational workshops led by Bartram’s Garden staff. For school aged children up to 13 years old. For additional information, please call the librarian at 215-685-1899.  …

Make and Take: Hand Salve Workshop

In this workshop you will learn how to make your own moisturizing salve at home using all natural ingredients like shea butter and beeswax as well as easy to grow at home herbs! You will leave with a salve sample made in the group as a…

Incense Making Workshop

Urbanstead will teach you how to transform your herbs into incense for your home. Participants will learn how to turn all natural ingredients and oils into hand-rolled cone and hand dipped stick incense.  

Pandora's Garden: Nature Storytime

Hear nature-based songs and stories that inspire us to play outside.  A scavenger hunt will take us outside onto the grounds of the library where we will explore and play with natural materials.  For children ages 8 months to…

Grow Your Own Microgreens and Sprouts!

Urbanstead will be hosting a workshop where you will learn how to grow microgreens in your own home! Utilizing spaces as small as a windowsill, you’ll be provided the tools to have your own tiny garden of these nutritious snacks…

Living Safely with Lead

Lead is ubiquitous, found in soil and dust, paint, drinking water from lead plumbing, and consumer products. Learn to identify and live safely with lead poisoning hazards in your home and community. This workshop is a program of the…

Bill McKibben | Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

“The world’s best green journalist” ( Time ), Bill McKibben gave one of the earliest cautions about global warming with his 1989 book The End of Nature . His many other bestselling books about the environment include…

Make and Take: Herbal Incense Cones & Smudges

Transform your herbs into incense for your home! In this hands on workshop, participants will learn how to make incense from all natural ingredients and oils. Participants will take home their own incense from this workshop. This…

Recycling Realities

This 8-week course will survey current recycling technologies and policies, with an emphasis on the recovery of value from municipal solid wastes.  In addition to addressing the recycling of glass, paper products, food wastes, and…

Barry Lopez | Horizon

Barry Lopez won the National Book Award for Arctic Dreams , a “rich, abundant, vigorously composed” ( Boston Globe ) meditation on his travels in the barren but beautiful far North. His other work includes Of Wolves and Men…

Recycling Realities

This 8-week course will survey current recycling technologies and policies, with an emphasis on the recovery of value from municipal solid wastes.  In addition to addressing the recycling of glass, paper products, food wastes, and…

Macramé Plant Hanger Workshop

Join Urbanstead for a Macramé Plant Hanger workshop. Learn to make your own natural plant hangers in this beginner class. No prior experience is needed. In this one and a half hour workshop, you will learn: How to begin a…

Recycling Realities

This 8-week course will survey current recycling technologies and policies, with an emphasis on the recovery of value from municipal solid wastes.  In addition to addressing the recycling of glass, paper products, food wastes, and…

Eyewitness Nature! with Bartram’s Garden

Get up close and personal with nature in these educational workshops led by Bartram’s Garden staff. For school aged children up to 13 years old. For additional information, please call the librarian at 215-685-1899.  …

Recycling Realities

This 8-week course will survey current recycling technologies and policies, with an emphasis on the recovery of value from municipal solid wastes.  In addition to addressing the recycling of glass, paper products, food wastes, and…

Hand Salve Making

In this one-hour workshop you will learn how to make your own moisturizing salve at home using all natural ingredients like shea butter and beeswax as well as easy to grow at home herbs! You will leave with a salve sample made in the…

Houseplant workshop

A workshop for the novice and houseplant veteran alike, covering topics such as lighting, the benefits of houseplants, and everything in between. There will also be tips for an incredibly easy and fun DIY project. Bring questions and…

Recycling Realities

This 8-week course will survey current recycling technologies and policies, with an emphasis on the recovery of value from municipal solid wastes.  In addition to addressing the recycling of glass, paper products, food wastes, and…

Recycling Realities

This 8-week course will survey current recycling technologies and policies, with an emphasis on the recovery of value from municipal solid wastes.  In addition to addressing the recycling of glass, paper products, food wastes, and…

Eyewitness Nature! with Bartram’s Garden

Get up close and personal with nature in these educational workshops led by Bartram’s Garden staff. For school aged children up to 13 years old. For additional information, please call the librarian at 215-685-1899.  …

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!

InfoTrac Student Edition *

High school students will have access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, and engaging multi-media covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political…

GREENR - Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources *

GREENR, Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources, offers researchers an interdisciplinary resource for environment and sustainability studies. GREENR provides news, background information, video, commentaries,…

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…