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Be an Arborist
Pier 68, Philadelphia Waterfront | Sun, April 28, 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kids, grab your favorite adults to discover the importance of trees! From woodpecker hideouts and food for all, to essential oxygen and cooling shade, trees give us gifts year round.
Trees exhibit unique adaptations that enable them to thrive in cities, along rivers, and in open spaces. Natural Lands staff and volunteers guide an urban adventure on the waterfront, full of cool information and hands-on activities.
Natural Lands is pleased to be a part of the Philadelphia Science Festival with this family-friendly event. We join a host of partners in a community-wide celebration of science, providing opportunities for all Philadelphians to positively engage with and build a community around science, engineering, and technology.
The half-acre Pier 68, located at the end of Pier 70 Boulevard at the Delaware River, provides a place to relax with friends, enjoy distinctive views of the Philadelphia skyline, learn about tidal ecology of the Delaware River, and even go fishing. It’s the perfect place to discover nature thriving in a bustling urban environment.
Join us as we showcase our efforts to help Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) fulfill its vision for a revitalized riverfront. In the last seven years, Natural Lands has worked with DRWC and others to preserve more than 420 acres in Philadelphia, helping to ensure open space access to City residents and visitors.
Event geared for kids 4 – 9 years old; older and younger siblings are welcome.
Friendly dogs are welcome, must be on leash.
Event is free. Registration encouraged. Please complete and submit the secure, on-line registration form below to let us know you are coming, or call 610-353-5587 ext. 221.
(This registration is with Natural Lands only, not for the Philadelphia Science Festival.)
Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration. In that case, we will make every effort to update our website and contact registrants. Note that we cannot offer refunds of paid registrations or ticket purchases, but rest assured that your donation will help us in our work to save open space, care for nature, and connect people to the outdoors.
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