Exploring Ethel Jordan Park with TTF Watershed’s Virtual Nature Tour

Jamilee Hoffman
Jul 6, 2021

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Want to go on an online summer adventure? Children and adults alike can see summertime wildlife at Ethel Jordan Park (in Abington Township) along Jenkintown Creek through Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership’s Bring Us Along: Virtual Nature Tour!

If you’ve never watched a monarch butterfly emerge from its chrysalis, this tour is for you! Ethel Jordan Park in mid-summer has a lot to offer including fireflies, salamanders, and a beautiful blooming rain garden, right along the Jenkintown Creek.

Our virtual watershed tours are led by environmental educator, Brandon McCracken, and are available to enjoy in English and Spanish. You can take these guides along with you on your phone for a walk across our watershed at various sites for a self-guided tour.

Each part of TTF’s watershed has incredibly unique plants, animals, and ecosystems. Ethel Jordan is a 3.7-acre park located on Jenkintown Road between Cadwalader and Osceola Avenues in Elkins Park and is home to some of our green stormwater infrastructure projects to improve water quality.

TTF’s Bring Us Along: Virtual Nature Tours were created last year in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and our reduced ability to provide in-person educational community programs. This online series brings you face to face with a wide variety of living things you may have never noticed before. Just use your computer or smart device to access the tours and enjoy photos, videos, audio recordings, and interactive maps that help you learn when and where different creatures can be found, and how to identify them.

This series was made possible through the Alliance for Watershed Education funded by the William Penn Foundation.

We hope to see you virtually and in person at Ethel Jordan Park! Tag us in your posts while going on the tour @TTFWatershed and use the hashtag #EthelJordanPark! 

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