By Rae Kruger, River Alive! Learning Trail Ambassador
Winter is in full swing and the River Alive! Learning Trail animals are in hibernation, so my time at TTF has come to an end at the end of January. I joined TTF as the Learning Trail Ambassador in August and found an incredibly welcoming team and community.
I loved the drop-in hours at the park and meeting families. Watching children interact with our activities and the nature around them was extremely fulfilling.
Planning and organizing the closing day celebration was also a highlight for me. Seeing familiar and new faces all enjoying the programming, and engaging with some of our newest and youngest volunteers was such a fun way to close out the season.
Bringing Philadelphians out into our wonderful greenspaces and helping to show all those spaces have to offer is so important to our city. I believe in the work that TTF is doing and hope to be a help to them, and organizations like them for years to come.
The River Alive! Learning Trail, based on the River Alive exhibit at the Independence Seaport Museum, is a valuable addition to Juniata Park, and an exciting way for families to enjoy green space together and strengthen literacy skills while engaging with the natural environment around them in Tacony Creek Park! Thank you to our amazing partner, Project Manager, and Creative Lead, Victoria Prizzia of Habitheque, and funder, the William Penn Foundation. Learn more about the Learning Trail here.
Stay tuned for the animals, benches, and signs to return at the beginning of Summer 2024. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any ideas for next year at email@example.com!