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May, 2021

Saturday, May 8, 2021 (All day) to Sunday, May 16, 2021 (All day)

Love Your Park Week is a week-long celebration of parks across Philadelphia. Register to volunteer at one of dozens of parks across Philadelphia from May 8-16, 2021! More than 80 volunteer Park Friends groups across Philadelphia will be tending gardens and flower beds, caring for trees, and cleaning up our parks after a cold winter. Registration opens April 14, 2021. Please note that all events will be capped at 25 total participants and will follow COVID-19 health protocols per Philadelpha's Department of Public Health. All participants are required to wear masks.

Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Animals are not the only group impacted by climate change! As April showers have brought about May flowers, it's the perfect time to ask how flowering plants are weathering the more significant long-term effects of climate change. Join Academy scientists as they discuss how flowering plants are adapting to this new world, and find out what we can do here in Philadelphia to help them. 

This program is suitable for children ages 8-11 but all are welcome. For our younger guests, we request adult assistance to enable questioning.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Please join us for our re-scheduled Earth Week Green Labs meeting to discuss ways to improve the sustainability of labs on Penn's campus!

Zoom link to register: bit.ly/maygreenlabs


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Friday, May 14, 2021 - 1:00pm

PPEH is very excited to partner with ASLE for their Spotlight series launching this spring. Each of the four episodes will feature moderated conversations with ASLE members who have produced new critical and creative work in the environmental humanities. Episodes follow a theme, and highlight publicly engaged scholarship. If you cannot attend the live online events, they will be recorded for later viewing.

Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Glen Foerd is hosting Forest Therapy Walks with Certified Horticultural Therapist, Sharon Lohse of Mindful in Nature. Come experience Glen Foerd's beautiful grounds while working towards personal healing. Take the opportunity to slow down and reconnect with your surroundings. Sharon will take you on a serene guided walk around the property, leaving you relaxed and refreshed. Check out Sharon's website for more information about her work.

Monday, May 17, 2021 (All day) to Friday, May 21, 2021 (All day)

This annual Mural Arts Philadelphia symposium invites artists, activists, scientists, scholars and governmental officials to engage in discussion and collective imagination at the intersection of environmental justice and participatory public art during a global pandemic. These changemakers will be logging in from Tribal, urban, rural, and suburban communities throughout the nation for this virtual symposium during the week of May 17-21, 2021, during 12:00-5:00 PM EST. Mark your calendars and sign up to make sure to get updates and the full agenda. 

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Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

We would like to welcome you to attend the CEET’s Spring Pilot Project Presentations occurring virtually via the BlueJeans system.

Please see below for instructions on how to join the Pilot Project Presentations as well as the seminar information. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

An environmental educator will be leading the walk along the river and helping us ID birds. All ages and abilities are welcome. Some binoculars will be available to borrow/share, but please feel free to bring your own. The walk will start on the paved path and then go off of the paved path and on to the wooded dirt trail for about 1/3 of the walk and then reconnect to the paved path in a loop. https://www.facebook.com/events/354997445904011/

Monday, May 24, 2021 (All day) to Thursday, May 27, 2021 (All day)

The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit (The Summit) is an annual conference and technology showcase that brings together experts from different technical disciplines and professional communities to think about America's energy challenges in new and innovative ways. Now in its eleventh year, the Summit offers a unique, four-day program aimed at moving transformational energy technologies out of the lab and into the market.

Register here