It was a gorgeous day on Sunday, June 1st, 2014 where friends and families joined in the festivities of High School Park‘s 19th Annual Arts in the Park. From lively music, artistic displays, educational activities, crafts, raffles and a variety of food, there was much to do and see for onlookers.
Featured for the first time was Township’s Environmental Advisory Council (EAC)’s Sustainable Cheltenham, where organizations, school institutions, non-profits and partners joined together to increase environmental awareness, as well as support the township’s sustainability plan. Groups such as Clean Water Action, CSA, NAM Planning and Designs, and Transition Cheltenham all participated in conjunction with Sustainable Cheltenham.
TTF joined as a partnering organization to educate and host the learning activity on how to protect our watershed. Thank you to our interns and Abdel from PowerCorps PHL for helping out! In coordination with PWD, EPA and Cheltenham Center for the Arts, over 100 children actively engaged with the educational activities and crafts, learning about watersheds, macro in-vertebrae and energy reduction, all the while building mini take-home rain gardens and sun paintings.
Participants also engaged in a scavenger hunt; contributed with recycling by helping create a “trash to art” collage of a creekscape using trash materials; and finally, a total of 58 participants and bike aficionados rode their bike to the event and parked in the bike corral, which was specially designated to encourage residents to reduce gas emissions.