Haverford Avenue Library Neighborhood Science After School
No reservation required
5543 Haverford Avenue
Philadelphia , PA, 19139
PartnersFree Library of PhiladelphiaFree Library of PhiladelphiaIn 1891, the Free Library of Philadelphia was chartered as "a general library which shall be free to all." Since its establishment, the Free Library has grown to become a city-wide system that includes 49 branches, the Parkway Central Library, the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and three regional libraries. The Free Library offers one of the country's most extensive collections as well as a series of educational programs, including adult education classes, author events, career services, after-school programs, and the Philadelphia Book Festival. With more than 6 million visits a year and 25 million Web hits a month, the Free Library is one of the most widely used educational and cultural institutions in the city.Philadelphia ZooPhiladelphia ZooThe Philadelphia Zoo opened its gates on July 1, 1874. Like many other Philadelphia landmarks and institutions, the Philadelphia Zoo is an American first. Today, the Philadelphia Zoo’s 42-acre Victorian garden is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered. With state-of-the-art animal exhibits, award-winning education and conservation programs, recreational opportunities, guest services, and scientific accomplishments, the Zoo has become one of the world's most renowned zoological societies and gardens. Fulfilling its mission of conservation, science, education and recreation, the Philadelphia Zoo continues to support and to engage in conservation efforts to protect endangered species around the world.Please Touch MuseumPlease Touch MuseumSince its establishment in 1976, Please Touch Museum has been the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia. It was the first museum in the nation designed for families with children ages seven and younger. With a mission to enrich the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play, Please Touch Museum has laid the foundation for a lifetime of learning and cultural awareness. Its celebration of childhood development has helped children cultivate their problem-solving skills, develop their imaginations and creativity, and build new relationships with others. Since its establishment, Please Touch Museum has become one of the best children’s museums in the nation, and it will continue to carry out its mission through its fun and imaginative exhibits and programs.GreenTreks Network, Inc.GreenTreks Network, Inc.GreenTreks Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to environmental education and communications. Our inspiring documentaries cover a variety of environmental topics that are relevant to our local region. Currently, GreenTreks is focused on two main initiatives. EcoExpress.org is an environmental education website that provides short documentary videos, lesson plan content, and connections to experiential-learning opportunities to teachers and students in Pennsylvania. StormwaterPA.org provides video case studies that address stormwater and watershed issues in Pennsylvania.Penn Center for Brain Injury and RepairPenn Center for Brain Injury and RepairToday there are no treatments available to halt the progressive damage initiated by brain trauma. Yet there is hope, based largely on exciting, groundbreaking research at the Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. The Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair (previously called the Head Injury Center) has been in existence for more than 30 years and is one of only five designated Brain Injury Centers nationwide, an honor bestowed by the National Institutes of Health.Professional Development DimensionsProfessional Development DimensionsLa Salle UniversityLa Salle UniversityLa Salle University is an independent, coeducational insititution that was founded in Philadelphia in 1863 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, a Catholic order dedicated to teaching and career preparation. Today, La Salle has three schools—Arts and Sciences, Business, and Nursing and Health Sciences—as well as the College of Professional and Continuing studies, and serves more than 7,000 graduate and undergraduate students. In 2009, La Salle University reaffirmed its longstanding commitment to the sciences by opening its renovated and expanded Holroyd Hall, featuring the Hugh and Nancy Devlin Center for Science and Technology.
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