Main Stage Schedule
EarthFest 2013 Main Stage Schedule
Reminder: The EarthFest Main Stage is located toward the back of the Ambler Campus (Exhibit Area 3 on the event map). It may take you a little longer to walk there, so plan accordingly!
Dr. Neil Theobald, President, Temple University
Dr. Teresa Scott Soufas, Dean, Temple University College of Liberal Arts
William Parshall, Executive Director, Temple University Ambler
Dr. Jeff Featherstone, Director, Center for Sustainable Communities
Melissa Magee, Action News Meteorologist,
6-ABC, Main Stage Host
“Save Energy to Save Wildlife”
The Philadelphia Zoo’s animals don’t just stay in Philadelphia! Through the Zoo’s “Zoo On Wheels” program, traveling naturalists bring animals and bio-facts to students from pre-school through 12th grade for an educational and exciting encounter with wildlife! Be a part of the Zoo on Wheels!
The Philadelphia Zoo is home to over 1,300 animals from around the world, many rare and endangered. Welcoming more than one million visitors each year from throughout the region and beyond, the Zoo serves children and families as a unique and engaging public resource for wildlife conservation and education.
Wondergy is bringing along pro skaters show off their coolest stuff. But enjoy it even more as we figure out how it works! Combining sick moves, the occasional magic trick, and plenty of your insight, we explore the science of skateboarding.
Physical science, or athletics? Well, they go together! We can go lots of different directions with a little push.
SkateScience explores the following ideas:
Presentation: “Commitment to Sustainability Award”
The Commitment to Sustainability Award is presented each year to a school, student organization, or educator that has shown an exemplary commitment to the environment and environmental stewardship through educational programs, events, and grassroots initiatives.
The 2013 recipient is the Methacton High School Electric Car Club!
The Franklin Institute
“The Weather Show”
Franklin Institute Traveling Science Shows are designed to involve students in discovering new aspects of science. All generate an infectious enthusiasm that spills over into the classroom!
Presentation: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Junior Flower Show Awards
The Junior Flower Show is a horticultural exhibition by and for school age children in the greater Philadelphia region.
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society as an educational project, the Junior Flower Show creates an awareness of horticulture and the natural environment and encourages active participation of youth in growing, gardening, and related activities.
The Junior Flower theme for 2013, "Chew on This!" will encourage students to make healthy eating and active lifestyle choices. Studies indicate that children are more likely to eat vegetables that they have planted and harvested. Working in a garden also provides opportunities for increased physical activity.
The Junior Flower Show partners with Temple University Ambler EarthFest allowing youngsters to celebrate Earth Day with a number of activities and interactive displays related to environmental awareness.
Elmwood Park Zoo
“Suitcase for Survival”
The Elmwood Park Zoo will present a half hour live animal show called "Suitcase for Survival" in addition to presenting interactive "animal biofacts" at their exhibitor booth that help promote the zoo's mission - to foster an appreciation of wildlife and their habitats that will ensure active participation in conservation.
Suitcase for Survival explores the threats facing animals on our planet. Why are many animals endangered and what can we do to help?
Elmwood Park Zoo was established in 1924 when a local farmer transferred 16 acres and a small menagerie to the Borough of Norristown. Today, the zoo is owned and operated by the Norristown Zoological Society, a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster an appreciation of wildlife and their habitat that will inspire active participation in conservation.
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