Earth Day Events near Cheltenham Township

Date & Time Location Event
Thursday, April 13
La Mott Library branch The Nature of Trees – A Story of Succession / So That’s Poison Ivy
See what would happen to our lawns if we decided to stop mowing them. The area would change to a forest, and the animals that live in our yards would change. Find out about Poison Ivy and then try to identify it. Lead by a Penn State Master Gardener. For all ages.
Thursday, April 13
Glenside Library branch DIY Green Household Cleaners
Learn about the science behind how cleaners work while making your own All Purpose cleaner, Shower cleaner and Glass cleaner. Ages 15 to adult
Thursday, April 13
Jenkintown Library TTF- Slow Down & Save Water: Rain Barrel Workshop
Rain barrels store rain where it falls and hold it to be released in drier weather. This helps water quality in our creeks by decreasing the impact of runoff. Barrels also save you money because you’ll use less tap water. Use stored water for gardens and lawns or to wash your patio furniture and cars. We sell Camels Hump rain barrels for $75 each.
RSVP to Emilie at 215-744-1853 or emilie@ttfwatershed,org
Tuesday, April 18
Glenside Library branch Aluminum Garden Tags
Make your own stamped metal tags for the garden. Students will make one marker for the library garden and one to keep. All supplies provided. For teens and adults. Registration required
April 18-May 8 PennDOT Great American Clean up
Gloves, trash bags and safety vests are provided by PennDOT, DEP, and the GLAD Products Company, a national sponsor of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup. In addition, during “Pick it Up PA Days” registered events have access to reduced or free disposal at participating landfills sponsored by PA DEP and the Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association.
Wednesday, April 19
Jenkintown Borough Hall Speaker series by Ruth Pfeffer on Birds Jenkintown Environmental Advisory Committee
Thursday, April 20
Glenside Library branch Build Your Own Terrarium
Create your own succulent terrarium while learning the science of a contained mini-ecosystem. Ages 13 to adult. Registration required.
Thursday, April 20
Arcadia University – the Great Room and Haber Green Scarlet Grey and Green Day with Environmental Network
Guest Speakers and Tree and Flower Planting
Thursday, April 20
Free Library of Springfield Homeschool Program – Elementary School: Tree Tales
Learn about trees and their importance to our environment.
Thursday, April 20
Free Library of Springfield Home School – Midde & High School: Bird Banding
Learn about avian biology, conservation, and research techniques.
Friday, April 21
Jenkintown School Playground Play, Learn and help out: Hear an expert from Meadowbrood Farm talk about pollinators and butterflies at the Rain Garden and Blueberry Hill, create fence art at the Fairy Garden, Play Recycling games and enter to win a zero waste lunch box. Help plant new seeds and plants!
Raindate Friday April 28th, 2017
April 21-23 Philadelphia Environmental FilmFestival
April 21-29 Philadelphia Science Festival
Saturday, April 22 Philadelphia, Doylestown, Lancacter, Washington D.C. March for Science
Saturday, April 22
Downtown Glenside 5th Annual Downtown Glenside Arts Festival celebrates Earth Day
Meet: Easton Road (between Glenside Ave. & Waverly Rd.), Glenside
Bring: Friends & family
Contact: Maureen Haff 215-576-5583
Sponsor: Downtown Glenside Business Merchants Association
**Participate in an Earth Day cleanup & get a coupon for a hot dog & soda at the festival**
Saturday, April 22
Melrose Park Train Station Flowerbed cleanup
Meet: Melrose Park Train Station
Bring: Gardening tools, gloves, kneeling pads, etc.
Contact: Caryl Levin
Sponsoring Group: Melrose Park Neighborhood Association
April 22-23
High School Park Plantings, invasive removal, and cleanup
Meet: Garden shed near Montgomery Ave, Elkins Park
Bring: Pruners, gloves, protective clothing: closed shoes, long pants and long-sleeved shirts
Contact: Kevin Reis
Sponsoring Group: Friends of High School Park
Saturday, April 22
Grove Park Cleanup and small planting
Meet: Lynwood Ave & Cherry Ln, Glenside
Bring: gloves, boots & garden tools
Contact: Nancy Polisano
Sponsoring Group: Friends of Grove Park
Rain date: Sunday, April 23
Saturday, April 22
Wawa/309/Shopper’s Lane area Cleanup
Meet: Shopper’s Lane parking lot
Bring: Gloves, rakes, dustpans and brooms
Contact: Alexandria Khalil 267-476-0933
Sponsoring Group: Concerned neighbors
Rain date: Sunday, April 23
Saturday, April 22
Curtis Arboretum Cleanup and invasive removal
Meeting Place: Lower parking lot
Bring: Gloves, hand shears and loppers
Contact: Julie Slavet
Sponsoring Group: Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership
Saturday, April 22
Robinson Park Invasive removal
Meeting Place: Park on Greenwood Ave.
Bring: Gloves, hand sheers and loppers
Contact: Karen Shaffran
Sponsoring Group: Cheltenham High School Environmental Club
Rain date: Sunday, April 23
Saturday, April 22
Glenside Library branch Earth Day Extravaganza
Join us to celebrate our home, the Earth! Face painting, sidewalk chalk, eco-friendly crafts. A local nature program presented by Briar Bush Nature Center @ 1pm and tips & tricks to get your bike ready for Spring with Keswick Cycle @ 2:15.
Sunday, April 23
Keswick Underpass Cleanup and planting
Meet: Keswick Ave. near Glenside Ave., Glenside
Bring: Garden gloves & protective clothing
Contact: June Parkinson 215-886-4746
Sponsor: Abington & Cheltenham neighbors
Rain or shine event- no rain date
Monday, April 24
Elkins Park Library branch Earth Week Family Reading Night
Gather for stories and s’mores-in-a-cup in the community room. Then, choose some books from our Earth Day display, grab a flashlight, and crawl inside a reading tent to snuggle up and read together to your heart’s content. Please bring pillows and blankets. Tents and fort-building materials will be provided. For all ages. Registration required.
Monday, April 24
Glenside Library branch Take Apart Table
Learn about how things are made by taking apart discarded keyboards, typewriters and more in a safe environment. For ages 8+ and grownup helpers. Registration required
Tuesday, April 25
Glenside Library branch Light Up Flower Crowns
Learn about local and seasonal flowers and create your own floral crown, then wrap it with LEDs to make it glow! For ages 8+ and grownup helpers. Registration required
Wednesday, April 26
East Cheltenham Library branch Upcycled Plastic Bottle Planters
Drop-in (while supplies last) to decorate a hanging or non-hanging planter using plastic bottles and a variety of materials. For all ages.
Wednesday, April 26
Hiway Theater Free Movie Screening of the Age of Consequences
Followed by a Legislative Policy Discussion with Representative Steve McCarter on Climate Change in honor of Earth Week.
Please click here to RSVP.
Wednesday, April 26
Glenside Library branch Little Gardeners on the Go
Make greenhouse necklaces and seed bombs at this drop in program. Prepare to carry a radish seedling around your neck and plant wild flowers in your neighborhood. For all ages. Registration required.
Wednesday, April 26
Glenside Library branch Computer Parts Jewelry
Create your own one of a kind jewelry using lasercut acrylic and discarded electronics from the “Take Apart Table”. For teens and adults. Registration Required.
Wednesday, April 26
Free Library of Springfield Environmental Advisory Committee Meeting
Open to the public: We welcome a guest speaker from the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association on the topic of the Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership.
Thursday, April 27
Ambler Borough Hall Gymnasium Joint Town Hall Meeting with Representative Steve McCarter and Mary Jo Daley regarding Climate Change
Please click here to RSVP.
Thursday, April 27
La Mott Library branch Preschool Earth Day Storytime Class
Join us for a preschool “Earth Day’ story time entitled ‘A Little Seed for Me to Grow’ Each child will plant a seed in a recyclable container to take home. We will read the book Biscuit’s Earth Day Celebration, by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. For ages 1 to 5.
Friday, April 28
Temple Ambler Earth Fest
Free Admission
Friday, April 28
Cheltenham Township Melrose Park 330 Asbury Ave. Annual Arbor Day Celebration
Friday, April 28
Glenside Library branch CD Weaving
Use discarded CDs and old t-shirts to create circular weaving projects. For ages 5+ and grownup helpers.
Saturday, April 29
Penn’s Landing Science Carnival
Saturday, April 29 Washington D.C. People’s Climate Movement/March
Saturday, April 29
Cheltenham War Memorial Cleanup and planting
Meeting Place: Central Ave. and Tookany Pkwy.
Bring: Gloves, shovels and rakes
Contact: Roy Hollinger 215-663-0200
Sponsoring Group: Rotary Club of Cheltenham/Rockledge
Rain date: Sunday, April 30, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 29
Various locations 47th Annual WVWA Creek Clean Up
Help the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association and the Friends of the Wissahickon clean up the creek. Volunteers are pre-assigned to sections of the creek and trail. Register for the suburban clean-up sites with Lindsay Blanton at or 215-646-8866.Following the cleanup, all participants are invited to the “Talkin’ Trash” picnic to satisfy appetites and share stories from 11am-1pm. Location is NEW this year! We’ll still be in Fort Washington State Park, but at the pavilion near the Militia Hill L-3 parking lot. Enter from the Joshua Road gate (use 6036 Joshua Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034 for GPS) and follow loop road
Saturday, April 29 Hemlock Road Open Space area
500 Hemlock Road
Flourtown, PA 19031
Springfield Township Arbor Day Tree planting ceremony
Come out to celebrate Arbor Day with the Springfield Township Shade Tree Commission! Your local Shade Tree Commission will celebrate Arbor Day by conducting a tree planting workshop on Saturday, April 29, 2017. This year’s program will include a tree planting ceremony and short discussion about the proper care and maintenance of trees. Pre-register now by contacting the Township receptionist at 215-836-7600 to receive a tree compliments of the Board of Commissioners of Springfield Township!

Free trees are available in limited quantities to Springfield Township residents only. Visit here for more information.

Monday, May 1 It’s Beautiful Being Green! Rep. McCarter’s Elementary School Art Initiative:
Using a recycled material of their own choosing, third- and fourth-grade public-school students in Cheltenham and Jenkintown created whimsical masterpieces in celebration of Earth Week. Selected pieces will be displayed at COSI restaurant, 50 Yorktown Plaza, Elkins Park, PA 19027, during the month of May. Opening reception: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4.
Saturday, May 6
Edgehill Woods Aubudon Bird Walk in Edgehill Woods
Start the morning with an Aubudon Bird Walk in Edgehill Woods!
Join a bird walk through Edgehill Woods led by Leigh Altadonna, president of Wyncote Audubon Society, from 10:00-11:00. Walk up the driveway and meet on the lawn of Edgehill Castle. Bring binoculars if you own them. You will return in time for the start of the plant sale.The Wyncote Audubon Society will have information on their activities and how to attract birds to your garden with native plants. Plan on attending one of their presentations at 12:00-12:30 or 2:00-2:30.
Wednesday, May 31
Jenkintown PA Green & Healthy Schools Innovation Expo
Jenkintown School Dist. 325 Highland Ave., Jenkintown PA
Friday, June 2 High School Park Arts in the Park
October Jenkintown Walk to School Week
September/October Jenkintown School District Green Apple Day of Service

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