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.

Welcome to Rolling Hill Park

climbing on the mulch pile

A beautiful Wood Chip Garden

Thank you to Overbrook Families for helping plant trees at the 2013 Children's Earth Day Forest

Digging a hole for a new tree

Planting a tree


Bryn Mawr Thorne's Animals

Bee-utiful bees

Trees in the forest

Bryn Mawr Thorne student displaying his award

Overbrook's Red Bud

Adam from Great Valley Nature Center

Ms. Kate from Overbrook

crowd learning about Birds of Prey

LMC Staff

Eastern Box Turtle, Phyllis, from the Wissahickon Environmental Center

Natural Playscape


Enjoying the sandbox

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