Temple University Ambler Campus

Temple professor visits Middle East for revitalization project
Type: News Story
Professor of Community and Regional Planning Jeffrey Featherstone is lending his expertise to revitalization efforts in the West Bank of the Jordan River.
June 11, 2015
Temple receives EPA grant to clean up industrial contamination
Type: News Story
Funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Temple University will help plan health, environmental and economic improvements in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood. The $200,000 grant will target the cleanup and reuse of former industrial sites.
April 24, 2015
Flower show exhibit blossoms in the spotlight
Type: News Story
Temple University Ambler’s 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit takes visitors on a unique journey through dawn and dusk.
February 27, 2015
Temple planning students assess food security in Norristown, Pa.
Type: News Story
Over the summer, a group of Temple students studied transportation, urban agriculture and emergency food services in Norristown, Pa., to better understand the community's access to nutritious, safe, affordable food.
August 26, 2014
Temple Ambler EarthFest 2014 welcomes more than 7,000
Type: News Story
More than 7,000 guests visited Temple University Ambler April 25 for EarthFest 2014 on Temple’s Ambler Campus. Students from across the region viewed exhibits that supported EarthFest’s theme of “sustaining our communities” and this year’s special focus on water.
April 29, 2014
Temple awarded $1.235 million grant for watershed restoration
Type: News Story
The Center for Sustainable Communities at Temple has been awarded a $1.235 million grant from the William Penn Foundation to provide oversight, expertise and support for dozens of restoration projects in five watersheds in the Philadelphia region.
April 3, 2014
Temple Ambler alumni reimagine Philly's abandoned Reading Railroad
Type: News Story
Two School of Environmental Design graduates took a senior studio project and turned it into a successful exhibition featuring student and community ideas for ways to reuse the abandoned site of the Reading Railroad. For their work, they have been nationally recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects.
October 25, 2013
Research proves grazing sheep are efficient at controlling vegetation
Type: News Story
Temple University’s Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC) has partnered with Upper Dublin Township and Upper Dublin School District in a pilot program that uses Katahdin sheep for plant removal. CSC spent the summer testing the sheep to determine their viability as an alternative for vegetative management and storm water control.
September 27, 2013
Kids camps at Ambler offer antidote to summer slide
Type: News Story
Whether trying their hand at robotics or sharpening their math skills for the upcoming school year, children and teens attending summer camps at Temple Ambler have been using their vacation time to stay engaged in academics. Students ages 8 through 17 are studying engineering, film and TV, writing and many other subjects in the summertime sessions.
July 31, 2013
Army officer shores up planning skills at Temple Ambler
Type: News Story
In the midst of an active and decorated military career, Terrence Harrington successfully earned a master’s degree from Temple’s Department of Community and Regional Planning. “I think my military training has helped greatly in the program and vice versa,” he said.
May 14, 2013
Army Corps, FEMA will discuss Sandy recovery at EarthFest
Type: News Story
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will talk with schoolchildren and others at Temple Ambler EarthFest about efforts to restore communities hit by Hurricane Sandy. The event, which will take place on Friday, April 26, will feature more than 90 exhibits and activity stations.
April 16, 2013
Senior horticulture major finds beauty in the macabre
Type: News Story
In the eight years that he has been showing his plants at the Philadelphia Flower Show, Temple Ambler Horticulture student Brandon Huber has garnered more than 250 ribbons. His extensive and diverse collection of exotic plants includes a hanging begonia, a climbing onion, a variegated ivy and a “corpse plant," which gives of a stench of rotting meat when in full bloom.
March 10, 2013
'Wilde' exhibit takes major awards at Philadelphia Flower Show
Type: News Story
Temple’s 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show Exhibit, “WILDE! Cultivating wonder in everyday places” was awarded The Alfred M. Campbell Memorial Trophy, given to the “Educational major exhibit that demonstrates the most successful use of a variety of plants in a unique fashion,” and a PHS Special Achievement Award.
March 11, 2013
Temple Made: Denise Racquel Snook
Type: News Story
In the latest installment of the Temple Made student profile series, meet Denise Racquel Smith, a 31-year-old horticulture major with a passion for plants.
February 18, 2013
Student exhibitors ready for ‘wilde’ ride at annual flower show
Type: News Story
Students and faculty in Temple Ambler’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture are taking a walk on the “wilde” side in preparation for their 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit. The exhibit, titled “WILDE! Cultivating wonder in everyday places,” seeks to present simple, attractive and affordable ways to cultivate wildness.
February 14, 2013
Study examines deterrent effect of urban greening on crime
Type: News Story
A study led by Temple undergraduate student Mary Wolfe and Department of Geography and Urban Studies Associate Professor Jeremy Mennis found that well-maintained vegetation lowered the rates of certain types of crime in urban neighborhoods.
April 4, 2014
Little snow, but winter sports go on for Temple students
Type: News Story
Lack of snowfall in Philadelphia this season hasn't dampened Temple students' enthusiasm for winter sports. Twice in past two weeks, Temple organizations have created opportunities for students to participate in wintertime activities — without leaving the confines of campus.
February 1, 2013
Scientists re-install seismometer at Temple Ambler
Type: News Story
Initially installed in 2010, a broad-band seismometer that has recorded some of the major seismic events of the past two years was brought back into service last week on the Ambler campus after taking on water and going off-line this past summer.
October 18, 2012
Changes to Shuttle Bus service between Main and Ambler Campus
Type: Announcement
Beginning Monday, August 27, the Shuttle Bus service from Ambler to Main Campus will run from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The last bus departing for Main Campus will leave the Ambler bus shelter located near East Hall at 5:30 p.m. The Shuttle Bus service from Main Campus to Ambler Campus will operate from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
August 15, 2012
Babysitting camp teaches teens childcare basics
Type: News Story
A babysitting camp hosted at Temple Ambler teaches prospective babysitters important skills for caring for infants and toddlers, including how to hold, feed and burp them and how to change a diaper. The program has the added benefit of introducing middle and high school students to life on a college campus.
June 26, 2012
Criminal Justice programs teach policing with “Heart”
Type: News Story
The Temple University Municipal Police Academy, offered at Temple Ambler, is one of the first to incorporate Cynthia Brown's book "Brave Hearts" into its curriculum. The book, which follows 15 New York City police officers, is used to give academy cadets a better understanding of the law enforcement profession.
June 4, 2012
In work, in life, Ambler grad walks the talk of sustainability
Type: News Story
Julia McCabe, M.S. Community and Regional Planning. At Temple Ambler, McCabe, 36 from Upper Dublin, Pa., is president of the Temple Planning Student Organization, co-chair of the Ambler Campus Sustainability Council and a research assistant with the Center for Sustainable Communities.
May 3, 2012
Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit celebrates Hawaiian history and ecology
Type: News Story
Students and faculty in Temple Ambler’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture are busy preparing for their 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show exhibit, “Aloha ‘āina: A Return to Life with the Land,” which seeks to show how the Hawaiian concept of living with the land can be applied in the northeast. The show runs runs March 4-11 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
February 22, 2012
Warm winter weather confuses plants, insects and animals
Type: News Story
Experts at Temple's Ambler Arboretum say this winter’s unseasonably warm weather has created confusion among local flora and fauna. Early spring bloomers’ growth cycles are happening three to five weeks early, according to director Jenny Rose Carey.
February 9, 2012
Faculty Focus: Nora Newcombe
Type: News Story
As part of a periodic video series profiling Temple faculty, Nora Newcombe, professor of psychology discusses her experience working in Temple’s Infant Lab. Newcombe’s area of expertise in psychology and cognitive development is spatial thinking in people, especially in children.
January 25, 2012