Children’s Earth Day Forest

Over 200 children and adults attended this year’s Children’s Earth Day Forest held in Rolling Hill Park. Children made nature crafts and planted trees.  Adam from Great Valley Nature Center brought owls, hawks and falcons. And of course everyone visited the tree displays made by local school children.This year’s theme was Penn’s Woods in your own back yard.

With your help we were able to plant 353 trees in our own backyard.  Thanks to the following schools for their participation in creating the Forest:

  • Overbrook Presbyterian Pre-School and Kindergarten
  • Hillside Elementary School, Kindergarten and Third Grades
  • Bryn Mawr Thorne School
  • The Walden School

A special Ttank you to Ruth Harp from Whole Foods Market for attending and bringing two delicious cakes for us.  Thank you to Ryan Day from Shreiner Tree Care for demonstration how to plant the bare root trees.  Thank you to Pete from Peace A Pizza for donating lunch for tree planting volunteers.

This event was made possible by generous gifts from our lead sponsor PECO as well as Waverly Heights, Shreiner Tree Care, High Swartz LLC., Penonni Associates, Origin Photo, Whole Foods Market, and Rickland’s Hardware Store.


enjoying the playscape

Enjoying the playscape


Meet Phil and Phyllis from the Wissahickon Environmental Center

making a garden

The little yellow cottage

Scott and Morgan planting a tree at the 2013 Children's Earth Day Forest

Garter Snake

Butterfly by The walden school

Reading up

Hillsides display

Beautiful and delicious cake donated by Whole Foods

enjoying the birds of prey

Adam from Great Valley Nature Center with a Barred Owl

Barred Owl from Great Valley Nature Center

Peregrine Falcon

Screech Owl

Proud of his award

Morning awards

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