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Upcoming Events

Friday, Oct 13 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday, Oct 16 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesday, Oct 17 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Oct 18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

 Nature Heroes

We seek to enrich and preserve our urban Philadelphia neighborhood through inventive, creative and engaging pop-up environmental educational programs for children and youth.


Bringing environmental education to the streets of  Philly.



Calling all would be heroes. Come join Arcadia Commons, The Friends of Penn Treaty Park, and of course the By My Side Nature Heroes as we begin our mission to explore and save our natural world.  We'll be offering pop-up environmental education to help broaden urban youth's connection to the natural world with a heavy emphasis on native species. Arcadia Commons is committed to creating healthy public spaces where our community can experience the physical, emotional, and intellectual enrichment provided by green space. The Friends of Penn Treaty Park are dedicated to preserving and enhancing the beauty and usefulness of historic Penn Treaty Park.  Alongside of the By My Side Nature Heroes you will be transformed into the true heroes helping us to stand guard and save our green and natural world in our neighborhood and beyond. Come join us in one or all of our exciting, hands-on, play based workshops as we learn about birds, mammals, insects, reptiles and more!