May will begin in spectacular fashion with a celebration that highlights the Ambler Arboretum, Ambler Campus history, the Temple Ambler Field Station, hands-on student projects, biodiversity and more!
The Ambler Arboretum of Temple University’s May Day festivities are a celebration that dates back decades on campus when it was the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women. The celebration will take place from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Arboretum.
The May Day event will also include tours, a Kyo Daiko drum performance, Arboretum tours and the unveiling of the newly created Vine Display in the Arboretum, a project undertaken by Tyler School of Art and Architecture Landscape Architecture and Horticulture programs Adjunct Assistant Professor Michael LoFurno and the students in the Junior Design-Build Studio — Maria Biello, Lindsey Beck, Jasmine Henne, Madelyn Scott, and Eric Zhang.
Field Station Biodiversity Day will take place from 12:45 to 3:30 p.m. on May 1, and will include a guided citizen science tour at 12:45 p.m. Learn more about Biodiversity Month.
Schedule of Events:
12:30 p.m.: Welcome to the Annual May Day Celebration and A Brief History of the Campus and Arboretum
12:45 p.m.: Kick Off to Biodiversity Month with the Temple Ambler Field Station — take a guided Citizen Science Walk
1:15 p.m.: Vine Display Ceremony, Tour and Grand Opening
2 p.m.: Performance — Kyo Daiko, a Philadelphia-based community Taiko Drumming Group
3 p.m.: Hands-on Biodiversity Activities with the Temple Ambler Field Station and Guided Arboretum Garden Tours with Arboretum Director Kathy Salisbury