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In an effort to raise awareness and engage its citizens in the science that makes this city great, Philadelphia’s museums, cultural institutions, universities, and corporations have joined forces to create the Philadelphia Science Festival. Organizations from throughout the city have stepped forward to participate and ensure that the Festival is a truly citywide event.

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    • Association of Women in Forensic Science, Inc. (AWIFS)
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      Association of Women in Forensic Science, Inc. (AWIFS)

      The Association of Women in Forensic Science provides networking opportunities for female forensic professionals as well as educational opportunities, mentoring and outreach programming for female adolescents ages 12-18 with the desire to pursue a career in forensic science.

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    • Bartram's Garden
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      Bartram's Garden

      Bartram’s Garden, located along the banks of the Schuylkill River in Southwest Philadelphia, sparks curiosity, encourages lifelong learning, and inspires audiences of all ages to care for the natural world. The Garden and Bartram House are National Historic Landmarks operated by the John Bartram Association in partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation.

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    • Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium
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      Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium

      The Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium, founded in 1989, is a nonprofit local and global leader in conservation-oriented research, environmental education, and community service. In cooperation with youth development programs and outreach initiatives with schools, community-based organizations, and the Adventure Aquarium, Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium works to promote knowledge, increase appreciation, and provide protection for aquatic life and habitats.

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    • Chemical Heritage Foundation
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      Chemical Heritage Foundation

      The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) initially was launched in 1982 as the Center for the History of Chemistry. Since its beginnings, CHF has striven to foster an understanding of chemistry’s impact on society. As an independent and educational nonprofit organization, CHF maintains major collections of instruments, fine art, photographs, papers, and books which preserve the rich and extensive history of chemistry. CHF continues to inspire a passion for chemistry within the city of Philadelphia through its public programs, museum exhibitions, conferences, and scholarly research center.

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    • Free Library of Philadelphia
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      Free Library of Philadelphia

      In 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.

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    • FWWIC
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      Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center

    • Independence Seaport Museum
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      Independence Seaport Museum

      Independence Seaport Museum maintains one of the largest maritime collections in North America, combining more than 25,000 artifacts with hands-on exhibits and large-scale models. In addition to exhibits, the Museum has a traditional wooden boat shop, the J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library and a concert hall with sound stage quality acoustics. The Museum also includes two National Historic Landmark ships—the Spanish-American War Cruiser, Olympia, and the World War II Submarine Becuna. Located at Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing Waterfront, the museum is open year round. Visit www.phillyseaport.org for more information.

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    • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
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      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

      The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum is located in Philadelphia and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania. Over the years, the refuge has become a resting and feeding area for more than 300 species of birds, 80 of which nest here. Fox, deer, muskrat, turtles, fish, frogs and a wide variety of wildflowers and plants call the refuge "home".

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    • John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
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    • La Salle University
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      La Salle University

      La 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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    • Laurel Hill Cemetery
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      Laurel Hill Cemetery

      Founded in 1836 along the banks of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Laurel Hill is one of the most important cemeteries in the United States, and the first to be named a National Historic Landmark. From war heroes to influential politicians and important inventors, from visionary artists to powerful industrialists, Laurel Hill is the final resting place of numerous notables who have impacted the storylines of our city and nation. Open daily with free admission for recreational and educational use, Laurel Hill also offers a diverse selection of public tours and programs, while maintaining its identity as an honored resting place into the 21st century.

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    • Monell Chemical Senses Center
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      Monell Chemical Senses Center

      Founded in 1968, the Monell Chemical Senses Center is the world’s leading independent research organization dedicated to the science of taste and smell. The Center’s cutting–edge interdisciplinary research advances understanding of the mechanisms and functions of these primal senses to benefit human health and well-being. In its role as a nonprofit, Monell provides a comprehensive resource for information and serves as an authority on the science of taste and smell. An integral part of Monell’s mission is preparation of the next generation of scientists. Hundreds of PhD-level scientists have received training through Monell’s pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training programs, while the Center’s highly successful Science Apprenticeship Program for high school and college students is now in its 30th year. A Philadelphia asset, the Monell Center continues to pursue its groundbreaking exploration of taste and smell, building knowledge and the corresponding potential to benefit human life.

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    • NextFab Studio
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      NextFab Studio

      NextFab Studio is a membership-based, high-tech workshop and prototyping center -- it’s Philadelphia’s “gym for innovators.” Located in the Science Center, our facility provides comfortable and safe workspaces with hand tools, 3D printers, computer-controlled machine tools and software. It has everything necessary for you to invent, repair, create, and innovate! NextFab Studio is excited to announce an expansive new flagship facility - NextFab 2 - slated to open this summer in South Philadelphia.

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    • Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)
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      Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)

      Penn Museum (the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) founded in 1887, celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2012. With its extensive research, collections, exhibitions, and educational programming, Penn Museum is an internationally renowned institution dedicated to the exploration, study, and understanding of human history and cultural diversity. Penn Museum has conducted more than 400 research expeditions around the world and has collected nearly one million objects. Galleries feature materials from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Central America, Asia, and the ancient Mediterranean World, as well as artifacts from native peoples of the Americas and Africa. With educational programming for children, families and adults,Penn Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind’s collective heritage.

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    • Philadelphia Zoo
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      Philadelphia Zoo

      The 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.

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    • Please Touch Museum
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      Please Touch Museum

      Since 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.

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    • Riverbend Environmental Education Center
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      Riverbend Environmental Education Center

      Since 1974, Riverbend Environmental Education Center has been enriching the lives of children and families through engaging environmental education. From its beginnings as a quiet nature preserve, Riverbend has evolved to a thriving center for environmental education that touches the lives of nearly 14,000 people annually. Whether it is to participate in a public program or just to wander on our trails, a visit to Riverbend offers families a quiet place to relax, unwind and observe the wonders of nature.

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    • The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
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      The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

      Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a leading natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science. The Academy is the place for young and old to experience natural science in a fun and engaging way. Visitors can stroll through a tropical butterfly garden, touch live animals, meet real scientists, get face-to-face with a towering T. rex, and more.

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    • The City of Philadelphia
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      The City of Philadelphia

      There are over 100 ways to enjoy Philadelphia for free!

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    • The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
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      The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

      The College of Physicians of Philadelphia was founded in 1787 by a group of physicians inspired by a mission to create better physicians to better serve the public. A non-profit, educational, and cultural institution, the College of Physicians strives to promote health while upholding the ideals and heritage of medicine. It is a prominent and historical Philadelphia institution, and it is also the nation’s oldest medical society. The College of Physicians continues to honor the mission of its founders by improving the health of the public through service, education, and health advocacy.

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    • The Franklin Institute
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      The Franklin Institute

      In 1824, The Franklin Institute was founded to honor Benjamin Franklin and to advance the usefulness of his inventions. Today, The Franklin Institute is a vibrant organization that continues to offer new and exciting science learning experiences for the citizens of Philadelphia. The Institute has grown to become an integral part of the city by providing a hands-on approach to science and technology through community outreach initiatives and innovative partnerships in public education. It has become a dynamic agent of change through its rich array of exhibitions, programs, lectures, and discussions designed to illuminate issues in contemporary science. The Franklin Institute continues to reflect Benjamin Franklin’s spirit of inquiry and discovery as it strives to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.

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    • The Schuylkill Center
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      The Schuylkill Center

      Founded in 1965, The Schuylkill Center is one of the first urban environmental education centers in the country. Envisioning an "island of green" where city dwellers could experience and learn about the natural world, sisters Eleanor Houston Smith and Margaret Houston Meigs, along with their families, donated the extensive parcels of farmland and woods that make up the Center’s grounds today. As our founders intended, the Center is used by thousands of people each year to discover, explore, and study nature.

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    • The Wistar Institute
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      The Wistar Institute

      The Wistar Institute is an international leader in biomedical research with special expertise in cancer research and vaccine development. Founded in 1892 as the first independent nonprofit biomedical research institute in the country, Wistar has long held the prestigious Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute. The Institute works actively to ensure that research advances move from the laboratory to the clinic as quickly as possible. The Wistar Institute: Today’s Discoveries – Tomorrow’s Cures.

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    • Wagner Free Institute of Science
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      Wagner Free Institute of Science

      In 1855, Philadelphian William Wagner established the Wagner Free Institute of Science as one of the earliest free adult science education programs in the nation. As an educational institution and natural history museum, the Wagner maintains library and museum collections assembled to teach science to the public. These collections now contain over 100,000 specimens, including mounted animals, fossils, rocks, minerals, insects, and shells. The Wagner also offers a range of educational programs, including college-level courses, scientific lecture series and symposia, and science lessons specifically designed for elementary students. With its extensive collections and educational programs, the Wagner Free Institute of Science has carried its legacy into the 21st century, continuing to make science education accessible and interesting for people of all ages.

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    • Action Science
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    • African Studies Center at The University of Pennsylvania
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      African Studies Center at The University of Pennsylvania

      The African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania is recognized as a vital and forward-looking center where researchers, students and cultural and business entities come to gain knowledge of contemporary and historical Africa.

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    • Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative
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      Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative

      The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI) is a program of University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships to address issues of poor nutrition and physical fitness in West Philadelphia.

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    • Alex & The Kaleidoscope Band
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    • All-American SoapBox Derby, Inc.
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      All-American SoapBox Derby, Inc.

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    • Allen & Gerritsen
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      Allen & Gerritsen

    • American Elements
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      American Elements

    • American Helicopter Museum
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      American Helicopter Museum

      The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is the nation's premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters.

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    • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Greater Philadelphia Section: Let Your Imagination Take off!
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      American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Greater Philadelphia Section: Let Your Imagination Take off!

      American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Greater Philadelphia Section: Let Your Imagination Take Off! Did you ever wonder how rockets or airplanes work? Ever wonder what it feels like to float in space? You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to want to learn about that—anyone can! Come by our booth to Meet a NASA Astronaut, Fly a rocket, Fly a plane of your own design, Learn about Space Weather, Learn about Aerospace Engineering! Let Your Imagination Take Off! The AIAA is the principal professional society for aerospace engineers and scientists. MISSION: “To advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astronautics, and to promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits.” For more info about our local section activities send us an email: aiaa.philly@gmail.com

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    • Art in the Age
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      Art in the Age

      Art int the Age of Mechanical Reproduction firmly believes in empowering artists producing high quality work marked by fin craft and intellectual rigor. We do so by applying the fruits of such labors to the culture forms of everyday life, granting those who wish to gain the opportunity in his/her own environment.

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    • ASPIRA
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      ASPIRA

    • Association of Women in Forensic Science, Inc. (AWIFS)
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      Association of Women in Forensic Science, Inc. (AWIFS)

      The Association of Women in Forensic Science provides networking opportunities for female forensic professionals as well as educational opportunities, mentoring and outreach programming for female adolescents ages 12-18 with the desire to pursue a career in forensic science.

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    • ATK
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    • Awbury Arboretum
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      Awbury Arboretum

      Awbury Arboretum is a 55-acre public landscape and historic house located in the historic Germantown neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia.

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    • Barnes Foundation
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    • Bartram's Garden
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      Bartram's Garden

      Bartram’s Garden, located along the banks of the Schuylkill River in Southwest Philadelphia, sparks curiosity, encourages lifelong learning, and inspires audiences of all ages to care for the natural world. The Garden and Bartram House are National Historic Landmarks operated by the John Bartram Association in partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation.

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    • Beekeeper's Guild
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    • Blair Christian Academy
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      Blair Christian Academy

    • Boys' Latin Club of Philadelphia
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      Boys' Latin Club of Philadelphia

    • Breadboard/Esther Klein Gallery
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      Breadboard/Esther Klein Gallery

      Breadboard is a hybrid program at the University City Science Center that facilitates cross-disciplinary art exhibits, community outreach initiatives, and special programs offering public access to a new generation of fabrication technology and workspace. Breadboard manages the Esther Klein Gallery which exhibits projects that explore intersections between art, design, science and technology.

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    • Bryn Mawr College
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      Bryn Mawr College

    • Campus Philly
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      Campus Philly

      Campus Philly is a nonprofit organization that fuels economic growth by encouraging college students to study, explore, live and work in the Greater Philadelphia tri-state region. Campus Philly provides programming and services to students and college partners around three key touchpoints: Attract: Campus Philly promotes Philadelphia as a place to go to school and makes Philadelphia a positive factor in students’ choice of where to go to college and graduate school. Engage: Campus Philly builds students’ attachment to Greater Philadelphia through arts and culture, entertainment and civic and professional engagement. Retain: Campus Philly increases the number of college and graduate students who stay in Greater Philadelphia after graduation. The results are increased popularity of Philadelphia as a place to go to college, an improved climate for businesses that serve students and their families and increased talent retention in Greater Philadelphia, helping our regional businesses grow and thrive.

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    • Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium
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      Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium

      The Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium, founded in 1989, is a nonprofit local and global leader in conservation-oriented research, environmental education, and community service. In cooperation with youth development programs and outreach initiatives with schools, community-based organizations, and the Adventure Aquarium, Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium works to promote knowledge, increase appreciation, and provide protection for aquatic life and habitats.

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    • Central High School RoboLancers
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      Central High School RoboLancers - FRC Team #321

      The RoboLancers are a student-operated, adult-mentored FIRST robotics program based out of Central High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The program was founded in 1999 as FIRST Robotics Team #321 and included five students from the school. Since then, the program has evolved into a multi-faceted organization of more than 60 students and 9 adult mentors that – with a $20,000 per year budget – competes in two to three competitions, hosts various STEM training and outreach programs around the city, and has become a shining example of what students in a struggling urban setting can do if given the opportunity. The RoboLancers received three Engineering Inspiration awards last year for their work inspiring students to enter STEM fields. They also traveled to the FIRST World Championships for the first time in 2013.

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    • Chemical Heritage Foundation
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      Chemical Heritage Foundation

      The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) initially was launched in 1982 as the Center for the History of Chemistry. Since its beginnings, CHF has striven to foster an understanding of chemistry’s impact on society. As an independent and educational nonprofit organization, CHF maintains major collections of instruments, fine art, photographs, papers, and books which preserve the rich and extensive history of chemistry. CHF continues to inspire a passion for chemistry within the city of Philadelphia through its public programs, museum exhibitions, conferences, and scholarly research center.

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    • Chemicals Are Your Friends
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      Chemicals Are Your Friends

    • Chester Center for Second Chances INC
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      Middletown PA Robotics Academy

      Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, inspire innovation, and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

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    • Chestnut Hill Business Association
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      Chestnut Hill Business Association

      About the Chestnut Hill Business District The Chestnut Hill Business Association (CHBA) is a membership organization for its 125 retailers and restaurants and more than 200 professional and sustaining members. The Chestnut Hill Business Improvement District (BID) is supported by commercial property owners with a mission to keep the Chestnut Hill Business District clean, safe, and beautiful. The BID also supports marketing efforts throughout the year. The Chestnut Hill Parking Foundation (CHPF) manages six parking lots throughout the Business District. Chestnut Hill, located in Northwest Philadelphia and designated as Philadelphia's Garden District, was selected by Forbes.com as one of the top seven urban enclaves in the country. Chestnut Hill was voted a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and was voted Best Main Street Shopping 2012 by Philadelphia Magazine. For more information, please visit www.chestnuthillpa.com

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    • Chipocrite
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      Chipocrite, a.k.a. Paul Weinstein, uses original Nintendo Game Boys, often accompanied by guitar, bass guitar and/or other lo-fi sequencers, to create and perform complex audio masterpieces in a style known as “chip music” — repurposing old video game hardware and other non-traditional electronics as synthesizers. Since emerging from the Philadelphia chip scene just a few years ago, Chipocrite has performed at numerous renowned events and conventions including the Vans Warped Tour; provided soundtracks for commercials — including a nationally televised GameStop ad — as well as video games and online videos; appeared as the musical guest on popular tech-centric Web talk-show series “On The Verge” — and much more.

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    • Cipher Prime
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      Cipher Prime

    • Climate and Urban Systems Partnership
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      Climate and Urban Systems Partnership

      Climate & Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP) in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington DC, and New York will bring climate change close to home by highlighting the connection between climate change, city systems, and the activities city dwellers are passionate about.

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    • CLUES: Communities of Learning for Urban Environments and Science
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      CLUES: Communities of Learning for Urban Environments and Science

      Communities of Learning for Urban Environments and Science (CLUES) is a 5-year program that focuses on teaching science to families in communities of the Philadelphia-Camden region. The goals of the CLUES project include: creating a new model for community-led science learning and environmental action for families, developing a training program to build educational leadership within the CBOs, empowering CBO-based educators to direct the focus and content of science programming, and supporting ongoing collaboration among families, community-based education leaders, and museums.

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    • Congreso
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      Congreso

      Congreso's mission is to strengthen Latino communities through social, economic, education, and health services; leadership development; and advocacy.

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    • Continental
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      Continental

    • Coriell Institute for Medical Research
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      Coriell Institute for Medical Research

      Coriell Institute for Medical Research is an internationally known, non-profit, biomedical research institution; the world’s leading biobank, and a pioneer in personalized medicine and stem cell research.

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    • Cradle of Liberty Council
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    • Crazy Aaron's PuttyWorld
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      Crazy Aaron's PuttyWorld

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    • Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School
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    • Delaware State University
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    • Destination Imagination, Inc.
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      Destination Imagination, Inc.

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    • DiBruno Brothers
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      DiBruno Brothers

      Since 1939, DiBruno Bros has established a legacy of culinary pioneering with exceptional and warm hospitality.

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    • Discovery Toys
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    • Dr. Skateboard
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      Dr. Skateboard

    • Drexel Biomedical Graduate Association
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      Drexel Biomedical Graduate Association

    • Drexel University
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    • Drink Philly
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      Drink Philly

      Philadelphia has a unique and exciting drinking culture. From historic bars to innovative breweries, cutting edge cocktails to six-pack stores, this city offers unlimited options for drinkers. Drink Philly aims to be the number one resource for all things drink related in Philadelphia.

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    • Earth - Bread and Brewery
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      Earth - Bread and Brewery

      Earth - Bread + Brewery is a casual dining restaurant located in the historic Mt. Airy section of northwest Philadelphia. Earth is our name, Bread and Brewery is what we do. We're an earth-friendly place that puts respect for the environment and the comfort of our guests above all else. From the green-minded details of our build out, to our choice of vendors and the way we treat our colleagues, you will find Earth an enticing place to visit. We support local agriculture, local breweries and small producers from around the world.

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    • Elfreth's Alley
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      Elfreth's Alley

      The Elfreth's Alley is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization that uses the Alley as a lens to interpret the lives, lifestyles, and livelihoods of ordinary Philadelphians from the time of the City's founding through to the present day. The Association preserves the Elfreth's Alley National Historic Landmark District as a rare example of a once commonplace working class community from the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

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    • Engineers' Club of Philadelphia
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      Engineers' Club of Philadelphia

      Created in 1877, the Engineers' Club of Philadelphia is dedicated to the advancement of the engineering field including its various disciplines, the professional development of its members, and networking among technical professionals.

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    • Esperanza College
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    • ExCITE Center
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      Drexel University ExCITE Center

    • Fair Food Philly
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      Fair Food Philly

      Fair Food was founded in 2001 by a Philadelphia entrepreneur to build a sustainable and humane local food economy by spreading the local purchasing practices of the then White Dog Cafe.

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    • Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust
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    • Fairmount Water Works
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    • Falomi Club/Camp Fire
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      Falomi Club/Camp Fire

    • Federation of Neighborhood Centers
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      Federation of Neighborhood Centers

      The Federation of Neighborhood Centers (FNC) promotes and strengthens neighborhood-based, multi-service agencies that principally serve low income people in the Greater Philadelphia region. A membership organization rooted in the history and values of the settlement house movement, we support our member organizations through policy development, advocacy and capacity building activities.

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    • First Person Arts
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    • Fractals Rock
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      Fractals Rock

    • Frankford Hall
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      Frankford Hall

      Located on Frankford Avenue, Frankford Hall is a unique restaurant specializing in German beer. It's a great place to relax with friends and enjoy great food.

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    • Franklin's Paine Skatepark Fund
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      Franklin's Paine Skatepark Fund

    • Free Library of Philadelphia
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      Free Library of Philadelphia

      In 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.

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    • Freire Charter School RoboDragons
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    • Friends Select School
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      Friends Select School

      Friends Select School's mission is to provide a challenging, college-preparatory academic program to its diverse, coed student population, from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade. Members of the Friends Select community believe in the Quaker values of respect for all, simplicity, the peaceful resolution to conflict, and a constant search for truth.

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    • FWWIC
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      Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center

    • Germantown Academy
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    • Green Mountain Energy Company
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      Green Mountain Energy Company

    • Greensgrow Farms
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      Greensgrow stands as a testament to hard work and harder heads. What was once a dilapidated industrial site is today an active vibrant urban farm including a Farmstand, CSA, Community Kitchen and Nursery. The Greensgrow Philadelphia Project brings green ideas to life while Greensgrow Farms brings food and flowers to our neighbors.

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    • GreenTreks Network, Inc.
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      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.

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    • Grid Magazine
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      Grid Magazine

    • Grumblethorpe Historic House and Garden
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      Grumblethorpe Historic House and Garden

    • Han Dynasty
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      Han Dynasty

    • Harriton High School
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      Harriton High School

      Harriton High School is a public school located in Rosemont, PA. We are part of Lower Merion School District and have approximately 1,100 students. We have numerous STEM related clubs for students including our Science Club, Science Olympiad team (14-time State Champions, 3-time National Champions), Physics Olympics Team, and the TSA/Robotics Club. I have been advising the Science Club for 30 years, where our specialty is performing science shows for elementary school classes. We have performed well over 100 shows during the past 30 years.

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    • Henry Got Crops, Saul Agricultural High School
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      Henry Got Crops, Saul Agricultural High School

    • HepCAP
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    • Historic Fair Hill
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      Historic Fair Hill

      Historic Fair Hill is a five acre historic Quaker burial ground located in North Philadelphia between Germantown Avenue, Cambria Street, 9th Street and Indiana Avenue. Established in 1703, Fair Hill Burial Ground is the final resting place of Lucretia Mott, Robert and Harriet Purvis, Mary Ann and Thomas McClintock, Anna Jeanes and other abolitionists and pioneers of the women's rights movement.

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    • Historic Philadelphia
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      Historic Philadelphia

    • Imani Education Circle Charter School
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      Imani Education Circle Charter School

      IEC is a community-based public school which uses an African-Centered approach to teach Reading, Math, the Sciences and Technology. The goal is to enable students to become successful, lifelong learners and valuable members of the global community.

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    • Independence Seaport Museum
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      Independence Seaport Museum

      Independence Seaport Museum maintains one of the largest maritime collections in North America, combining more than 25,000 artifacts with hands-on exhibits and large-scale models. In addition to exhibits, the Museum has a traditional wooden boat shop, the J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library and a concert hall with sound stage quality acoustics. The Museum also includes two National Historic Landmark ships—the Spanish-American War Cruiser, Olympia, and the World War II Submarine Becuna. Located at Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing Waterfront, the museum is open year round. Visit www.phillyseaport.org for more information.

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    • Indy Hall
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      Indy Hall

    • InfoAge
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      InfoAge

      InfoAge is a Science History Learning Center in Wall, NJ.

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    • International Space Apps Challenge
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      International Space Apps Challenge

      Presented by NASA, the International Space Apps Challenge is a two-day hackathon where teams of technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, software developers, and students will compete and collaborate across the world, utilizing publicly available data to design innovative solutions for global challenges in software development, citizen science, sensors and hardware, and data visualization.

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    • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
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      John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

      The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum is located in Philadelphia and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania. Over the years, the refuge has become a resting and feeding area for more than 300 species of birds, 80 of which nest here. Fox, deer, muskrat, turtles, fish, frogs and a wide variety of wildflowers and plants call the refuge "home".

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    • John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
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    • John Story Jenks School
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      John Story Jenks School

    • KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy
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    • LaSalle Art Museum
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    • Laurel Hill Cemetery
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      Laurel Hill Cemetery

      Founded in 1836 along the banks of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Laurel Hill is one of the most important cemeteries in the United States, and the first to be named a National Historic Landmark. From war heroes to influential politicians and important inventors, from visionary artists to powerful industrialists, Laurel Hill is the final resting place of numerous notables who have impacted the storylines of our city and nation. Open daily with free admission for recreational and educational use, Laurel Hill also offers a diverse selection of public tours and programs, while maintaining its identity as an honored resting place into the 21st century.

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    • LEAP Academy Charter School
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      LEAP Academy Charter School

      The Leadership, Education, and Partnership (LEAP) Academy University Charter School is a Preschool–12 public charter school in Camden, NJ that is dedicated to creating opportunities and improving conditions for the children and families of the city.

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    • Little Baby's Ice Cream
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    • Lower Merion Township
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      Lower Merion Township

      Excellent educational opportunities, two respected hospitals, convenient shopping and dining establishments and a plenitude of open space all within its borders, make Lower Merion Township one of the most desirable communities in which to live and work.

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    • Madame Fromage
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      Madame Fromage

    • Make Philly
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      Make Philly

      MakePhilly provides a casual forum for creative individuals in the Philly area to meet, exchange ideas, learn and build things together. MakePhilly has 650+ members possessing a wide range of skills, expertise, educational and professional backgrounds—from electrical engineers to ceramic sculptors; college students to PhDs.

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    • Mars Incorporated
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      Mars Incorporated

      Mars has net sales of more than $30 billion and six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks and Symbioscience.

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    • MaST Charter School
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      MaST Charter School

    • Math and Science Technology Community Charter School
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      Math and Science Technology Community Charter School

      The MaST Community Charter School creates innovative pathways for students pursuing knowledge focused on Mathematics, Science, and Technology.

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    • Microsoft
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    • Monell Chemical Senses Center
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      Monell Chemical Senses Center

      Founded in 1968, the Monell Chemical Senses Center is the world’s leading independent research organization dedicated to the science of taste and smell. The Center’s cutting–edge interdisciplinary research advances understanding of the mechanisms and functions of these primal senses to benefit human health and well-being. In its role as a nonprofit, Monell provides a comprehensive resource for information and serves as an authority on the science of taste and smell. An integral part of Monell’s mission is preparation of the next generation of scientists. Hundreds of PhD-level scientists have received training through Monell’s pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training programs, while the Center’s highly successful Science Apprenticeship Program for high school and college students is now in its 30th year. A Philadelphia asset, the Monell Center continues to pursue its groundbreaking exploration of taste and smell, building knowledge and the corresponding potential to benefit human life.

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    • Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
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      Montgomery County District Attorney's Office

    • Moore College of Art & Design
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      Moore College of Art & Design

      Moore College of Art & Design educates students for careers in the visual arts. Moore's faculty of creative professionals inspire and support students to achieve their goals, passions and dreams. The vibrant Philadelphia campus is home to Moore's close-knit community. Small classes encourage collaboration and lay a solid foundation in art and design that sets the platform for a creative life.

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    • Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
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      Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

      The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public garden and educational institution. It promotes an understanding of the relationship between plants, people and place through programs that integrate science, art and the humanities.

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    • Mycopolitan
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      Mycopolitan

    • NASA
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    • National Constitution Center
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      National Constitution Center

      The National Constitution Center is dedicated to increasing public understanding of, and appreciation for, the Constitution, its history, and its contemporary relevance, through an interactive, interpretive facility and a program of national outreach, so that "We the People" may better secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.

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    • National Institute on Drug Addiction
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      National Institute on Drug Addiction

      NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

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    • National Mechanics
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      National Mechanics

      Built by famed architect William Strickland in 1837 the National Mechanics Building has seen banks, churches, clubs, bars and fires pass between its walls, and it’s still standing. This beautiful building, as much a part of Philadelphia history as any tourist attraction, now houses Philadelphia’s favorite bar and restaurant.

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    • Nerd Nite
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      Nerd Nite

      Nerd Nite is an informal gathering at which nerds get together for nerdery of all sorts. Nerds and non-nerds alike gather to meet, drink and learn something new.

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    • NewQuest USA
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      NewQuest USA is a full service web agency dedicated to providing state-of-the-art internet tools and services to its customers. We are a young and dynamic team with an expansive area of expertise including: website development (300+), mobile application development, eCommerce solutions, graphic design, etc. NewQuest USA is based in Philadelphia and has offices in France (NewQuest HQ) and Australia. Our team covers three different time zones in order to provide the best quality and time efficiency.

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    • NextFab Studio
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      NextFab Studio

      NextFab Studio is a membership-based, high-tech workshop and prototyping center -- it’s Philadelphia’s “gym for innovators.” Located in the Science Center, our facility provides comfortable and safe workspaces with hand tools, 3D printers, computer-controlled machine tools and software. It has everything necessary for you to invent, repair, create, and innovate! NextFab Studio is excited to announce an expansive new flagship facility - NextFab 2 - slated to open this summer in South Philadelphia.

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    • Norris Square Neighborhood Project
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      Norris Square Neighborhood Project

      Norris Square Neighborhood Project is a community-driven, bilingual learning center that provides quality youth programs including after-school childcare, a summer day camp and leadership development, programs supporting and empowering neighborhood women, and community gardening/neighborhood beautification efforts.

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    • Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair
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      Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair

      Today 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.

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    • Penn Genome Frontiers Institute
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      Penn Genome Frontiers Institute

      The Penn Genome Frontiers Institute (PGFI), at the University of Pennsylvania, is dedicated to the advancement of the interdisciplinary field of genomics research. PGFI fosters collaborations and scientific exchange across biology, veterinary medicine, pharmacology, medicine, genetics, microbiology, engineering, physics, chemistry and psychology through research and education programs. PGFI also works to increase genomics literacy among the local community through public outreach lectures and special training programs.

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    • Penn Medicine
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      Penn Medicine

      Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $4 billion enterprise. Penn's Perelman School of Medicine is currently ranked #2 in U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools and among the top 10 schools for primary care. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $507.6 million awarded in the 2010 fiscal year. The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania -- recognized as one of the nation's top 10 hospitals by U.S. News & World Report; Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; and Pennsylvania Hospital – the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Penn Medicine also includes additional patient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region. Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2010, Penn Medicine provided $788 million to benefit our community.

    • Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)
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      Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)

      Penn Museum (the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) founded in 1887, celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2012. With its extensive research, collections, exhibitions, and educational programming, Penn Museum is an internationally renowned institution dedicated to the exploration, study, and understanding of human history and cultural diversity. Penn Museum has conducted more than 400 research expeditions around the world and has collected nearly one million objects. Galleries feature materials from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Central America, Asia, and the ancient Mediterranean World, as well as artifacts from native peoples of the Americas and Africa. With educational programming for children, families and adults,Penn Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind’s collective heritage.

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    • Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts
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      Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts

      The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is a national leader in fine arts education that brings together artists and the public through exceptional teaching programs, a world-class collection of American art, major exhibitions, and widely accessible public programs.

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    • Pennsylvania Fish and Boating Commision
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      Pennsylvania Fish and Boating Commision

    • Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
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      Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

      The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) was established in Philadelphia in 1827, making it the nation’s first horticultural society. Since its beginnings, PHS has striven to improve quality of life and to create a sense of community through horticulture. Today, PHS continues to celebrate its mission and the diversity of the plant kingdom through its production of the Philadelphia International Flower Show, the largest indoor event of its kind. Throughout the year, proceeds from the Flower Show support PHS’s educational programs and efforts to grow sustainable communities. As PHS embarks on a long-term initiative to plant one million trees in the Greater Philadelphia region beginning in 2011, it continues its early devotion to lifting up the benefits of plants for the wellbeing of Philadelphia and its citizens.

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    • Phickle
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    • Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science
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      Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science

    • Philadelphia Association for Critical Thinking
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      Philadelphia Association for Critical Thinking

      PhACT is Philadelphia’s Scientific Skepticism organization promoting Critical Thinking through lecture and investigation of fringe science and paranormal claims since 1994.

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    • Philadelphia Bee Company
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    • Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology
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      Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology

      The Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology® (PCAT) offers youth and young adults the opportunity to develop the academic, work, and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. Once an old warehouse, the building that houses PCAT is now a high-tech, state-of-the-art learning space, where youth receive academic instruction and personalized attention from caring adults, explore career pathways, and ready themselves for skilled positions in the high-growth fields of the arts, science, technology, and emerging "green" trades. PCAT is also a resource for students with more complex educational, social, or family issues; staff connect such individuals with appropriate supports in the community.

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    • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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    • Philadelphia Department of Public Health
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      Philadelphia Department of Public Health

      The Philadelphia Department of Public Health works to protect the health of all Philadelphians and to promote an environment that allows Philadelphians to lead healthy lives. The Department of Public Health provide services, sets policies, and enforces laws that support the dignity of every man, woman and child in Philadelphia.

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    • Philadelphia Education Fund
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      Philadelphia Education Fund

      The mission of the Philadelphia Education Fund is to improve the quality of public education in Philadelphia and the region, so that youth are prepared for college and careers.

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    • Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA)
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    • Philadelphia Museum of Art
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      Philadelphia Museum of Art

      As one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites visitors from around the world to explore its renowned collections, acclaimed special exhibitions, and enriching programs, both in person and online.

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    • Philadelphia Orchard Project
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      Philadelphia Orchard Project

      The Philadelphia Orchard Project plants orchards in the city of Philadelphia that grow healthy food, green spaces and community food security.

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    • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
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    • Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School
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      Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School

    • Philadelphia Police Department, Forensic Science Bureau
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      Philadelphia Police Department, Forensic Science Bureau

      The Philadelphia Police Department’s Forensic Science Bureau is a nationally ISO 17025 accredited forensic laboratory, which receives and processes thousands of items of evidence each year in the areas of Crime Scene, Firearms, Toolmarks, Trace materials, Chemistry, Arson, Questioned Documents, Serology, and DNA. Utilizing modern forensic techniques, scientists analyze evidence to exonerate the innocent and help bring the guilty to justice.

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    • Philadelphia Science Festival
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      Philadelphia Science Festival

      Every April Philadelphia's schools, universities, cultural institutions, and research centers unite as one to put science in the spotlight. Scientists and engineers throughout the city offer fun, interactive programs for Philadelphians of all ages.

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    • Philadelphia Solar Energy Association
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      Philadelphia Solar Energy Association

      PSEA is an all-volunteer membership organization whose goal is to promote the rapid adoption of solar energy technologies in the Delaware Valley through distinguished guest lectures, hands on demonstrations, participation in regional and national conferences, and other methods and activities.

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    • Philadelphia University
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    • Philadelphia Visitor & Convention Bureau
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      Philadelphia Visitor & Convention Bureau

      The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, a private non-profit membership corporation, is the official Tourism Promotion Agency for the City of Philadelphia, and the primary sales and marketing agency for the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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    • Philadelphia Water Department
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      Philadelphia Water Department

      The Philadelphia Water Department and Water Revenue Bureau serve the Greater Philadelphia region by providing integrated water, wastewater, and stormwater services.

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    • Philadelphia Zoo
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      Philadelphia Zoo

      The 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.

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    • Philly Improv Theater
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      Philly Improv Theater

      Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) is a showcase for Philadelphia comedy shows – and home to the best improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy Philadelphia has to offer. In addition to our more than 300 popular and affordable BYOB shows at The Shubin Theatre each year, PHIT has also produced for the Philly Fringe Festival and taken its company on the road throughout the United States. PHIT’s Training Center is the largest of its kind in the country and introduces hundreds of everyday people to the world of comedy each year. We offer extensive training in improv, sketch comedy, stand-up, and storytelling for students of all ages in a relaxed community setting with a focus on having fun, learning, and laughing a lot. Students and instructors from PHIT have gone on to become performers on our stage, hot acts at comedy festivals around the country, published authors, and even writers and performers for TV.

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    • Philly Robotics Expo
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      Philly Robotics Expo

      The Philadelphia Robotics Expo (PRX) began last year when Philly Tech Week contacted Central High School’s robotics coach Daniel Ueda, suggesting that we host a high school robotics expo to inform young students about robotic engineering. Central High School teamed up with Drexel University, a proud sponsor of Central’s RoboLancers, and arranged the event at the university’s Athletic Center.

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    • Philly Seed Exchange
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    • Philly Tech Week
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      Philly Tech Week

      Philly Tech Week a week-long celebration of technology and innovation in Philadelphia. The annual week of events is intended to grow the impact of this innovative region through programming focused on technology, collaboration and improving Philadelphia.

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    • PhillyWorks
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      PhillyWorks

      Philly Works aims to empower creative individuals and industries in Philadelphia. We do this through collaboration, creative partnerships, and fostering public dialogue. Philly Works began as a series of exhibitions that explored design, craft, fabrication, and manufacturing being done in Philadelphia and the region in 2009 and 2010. We have since grown into a group of people willing to share skills and resources to produce new work. This year we are focusing on “Qualities of Life in Philadelphia” and conducting a series of lectures, workshops and exhibits to explore this theme. We are also working to create a public rolodex of designer/ makers that will become a tool for communication and streamlined collaboration within the local community. Philly Works is coordinated by Alexandra Schmidt-Ullrich, Will McHale, and Katie Winkler.

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    • PHS Young Freinds
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      Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Young Friends

      PHS Young Friends is a group of young adults in their 20s and 30s who share an interest in greening and the positive impact it has on the Philadelphia region. PHS Young Friends attend educational programs, participate in tree plantings, and make new friends, all while supporting and caring for the community at large.

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    • PITSCO
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      PITSCO

    • Play On Philly!
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      Play On Philly!

    • Please Touch Museum
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      Please Touch Museum

      Since 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.

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    • Port Education Consulting
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    • Quaker Chemical Corporation
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      Quaker Chemical Corporation

      Quaker Chemical Corporation is a leading global provider of process chemicals, chemical specialties, services, and technical expertise to a wide range of industries—including steel, aluminum, automotive, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, coatings, and construction materials. The Company’s products, technical solutions, and chemical management services enhance their customers' processes, improve their product quality, and lower their costs. Quaker's headquarters are located in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

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    • Rembrandt's
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      Rembrandt's

    • Riverbend Environmental Education Center
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      Riverbend Environmental Education Center

      Since 1974, Riverbend Environmental Education Center has been enriching the lives of children and families through engaging environmental education. From its beginnings as a quiet nature preserve, Riverbend has evolved to a thriving center for environmental education that touches the lives of nearly 14,000 people annually. Whether it is to participate in a public program or just to wander on our trails, a visit to Riverbend offers families a quiet place to relax, unwind and observe the wonders of nature.

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    • Rowan University
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    • Schooner A.J. Meerwald
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      Schooner A.J. Meerwald

    • Science Cheerleader
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      Science Cheerleader

      Darlene Cavalier is the founder of Science Cheerleader.com, a blog that promotes the involvement of citizens in science and science-related policy.

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    • Science Leadership Academy
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      Science Leadership Academy

      The Science Leadership Academy is a partnership high school between the School District of Philadelphia and The Franklin Institute. SLA is an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on 21st century learning that opened its doors on September 7, 2006.

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    • Science, Naturally!
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    • SEPTA
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      SEPTA

      Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties.

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    • Shane Confectionery
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      Shane Confectionery

    • Simple Cycle
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      Simple Cycle

    • Smith Playground
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      Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse

    • Society of Women Engineers
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      Society of Women Engineers

      For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties.

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    • South Asia Center
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      South Asia Center, University of Pennsylvania

      The mission of the University of Pennsylvania's South Asia Center is to promote and advance the study of South Asia by graduate and undergraduate students, and to encourage the study and knowledge of South Asia in schools, colleges, and among the public.

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    • Spells Writing Lab
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      Spells Writing Lab

      Spells Writing Lab is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to develop the creative and expository writing abilities of school-age children and awaken a lifelong love of writing by providing free writing programs and teacher development opportunities throughout the greater Philadelphia area.

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    • Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
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      Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

      At SCH we educate innovators, break-through thinkers and problem solvers. We challenge students to learn in powerful new ways, engage in active inquiry, hone skills of creative and analytic thinking, and celebrate the joy of discovery. Through a rigorous and college preparatory program grounded in project and passion based learning, we prepare our students for their future as active learners and responsible global citizens. Blending the best of single-sex education and co-education, we empower and prepare our young men and women to meet challenges with courage, integrity, and respect.

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    • Starr Restaurants
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      Starr Restaurants

      Founded in 1995 by Stephen Starr, Starr Restaurants has become one of the fastest growing multi-concept restaurant companies in the country. From their Philadelphia origins, Starr Restaurants has expanded into New York City, NY, Atlantic City, NJ, and Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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    • Stick-lets
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    • Story Collider
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    • Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia
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      Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia

      The Philadelphia Sustainable Business Network works to build a just, green, and thriving economy in the Greater Philadelphia region by educating and growing a broad base of local, independent businesses and educating policymakers and the public.

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    • Technically Philly
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      Technically Philly

      Technically Philly covers the trends and the news that affect the people who participate in and the events that include Philadelphia's growing technology community.

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    • Teens 4 Good Urban Farm
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      Teens 4 Good Urban Farm

    • Temple University School of Pharmacy
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      Temple University School of Pharmacy

    • Temple University Spatial Intelligence Learning Center
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      Temple University Spatial Intelligence Learning Center

    • The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
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      The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

      Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a leading natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science. The Academy is the place for young and old to experience natural science in a fun and engaging way. Visitors can stroll through a tropical butterfly garden, touch live animals, meet real scientists, get face-to-face with a towering T. rex, and more.

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    • The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education
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      The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education

      The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education was established at the Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation in 2010, to provide professional development opportunities for forensic scientists, continuing and graduate education, professional updates, and to encourage cross-disciplinary communication. The Center provides forensic science information tools and strategies, and training in forensic science principles for criminal justice professionals. Our Center has classrooms, and teaching and research laboratory space with state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation which supports grant-funded research, method development and validation and academic scholarship.

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    • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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      The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

      The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other pediatric hospital in the nation, earning it top honors in U.S.News & World Report’s 2012-13 survey of Best Children's Hospitals.

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    • The City of Philadelphia
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      The City of Philadelphia

      There are over 100 ways to enjoy Philadelphia for free!

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    • The Clay Studio
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      The Clay Studio

      The programs of the Clay Studio reflect the dual character of the organization: as a community centered institution involved with the life of the city and region, and as a national and international focal point for ceramic arts.

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    • The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
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      The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

      The College of Physicians of Philadelphia was founded in 1787 by a group of physicians inspired by a mission to create better physicians to better serve the public. A non-profit, educational, and cultural institution, the College of Physicians strives to promote health while upholding the ideals and heritage of medicine. It is a prominent and historical Philadelphia institution, and it is also the nation’s oldest medical society. The College of Physicians continues to honor the mission of its founders by improving the health of the public through service, education, and health advocacy.

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    • The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
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      The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is the largest nonprofit conservation laboratory serving other nonprofit cultural, educational, and research institutions, as well as private individuals and organizations, in the United States. Founded in 1977, CCAHA specializes in the treatment of works of art and historic artifacts on paper, photographs, and books, as well as works on parchment and papyrus, and provides state-of-the-art digital imaging services. CCAHA’s conservation and preservation services staff develop and present educational programs; conduct preservation assessments; provide assistance with preservation planning for exhibitions; and develop emergency preparedness plans. Additionally, its development department provides fundraising and grant writing support to nonprofit institutions seeking assistance for preservation and conservation projects.

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    • The Dow Chemical Company
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      The Dow Chemical Company

      As one of the largest employers in the region, Dow is proud to again be the lead supporter for the Philadelphia Science Festival. Dow is committed to nurturing today’s young scientists and supporting innovative educational experiences that generate understanding and enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry in a city with a rich history of leadership in the sciences. Dow looks forward to showcasing and celebrating the power of chemistry as a creator of solutions that address essential human needs and world challenges, such as energy, housing, health, nutrition, infrastructure and economic development.

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    • The Folk Arts - Cultural Treasures Charter School
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      The Folk Arts - Cultural Treasures Charter School

      The Folk Arts - Cultural Treasures Charter School (FACTS) is a community oriented public K-8 charter school located in Chinatown North.

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    • The Food Trust
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      The Food Trust

      Founded in 1992, The Food Trust works to improve the health of children and adults, promote good nutrition, increase access to nutritious foods, and advocate for better public policy. The Food Trust strives to make healthy food available to all. Working with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers, we've developed a comprehensive approach that combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food.

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    • The Franklin Institute
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      The Franklin Institute

      In 1824, The Franklin Institute was founded to honor Benjamin Franklin and to advance the usefulness of his inventions. Today, The Franklin Institute is a vibrant organization that continues to offer new and exciting science learning experiences for the citizens of Philadelphia. The Institute has grown to become an integral part of the city by providing a hands-on approach to science and technology through community outreach initiatives and innovative partnerships in public education. It has become a dynamic agent of change through its rich array of exhibitions, programs, lectures, and discussions designed to illuminate issues in contemporary science. The Franklin Institute continues to reflect Benjamin Franklin’s spirit of inquiry and discovery as it strives to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.

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    • The Garden of Eden Productions, Inc.
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    • The Longview Center for Agriculture
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      The Longview Center for Agriculture

    • The Nature Conservancy
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    • The Philadelphia Phillies
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      The Philadelphia Phillies

      The Philadelphia Phillies are Philadelphia's baseball team.

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    • The Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean
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      The Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean

    • The School of the Future Partnership Foundation
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      The School of the Future Partnership Foundation

    • The Schuylkill Center
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      The Schuylkill Center

      Founded in 1965, The Schuylkill Center is one of the first urban environmental education centers in the country. Envisioning an "island of green" where city dwellers could experience and learn about the natural world, sisters Eleanor Houston Smith and Margaret Houston Meigs, along with their families, donated the extensive parcels of farmland and woods that make up the Center’s grounds today. As our founders intended, the Center is used by thousands of people each year to discover, explore, and study nature.

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    • The SI Organization
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      The SI Organization

      The SI is a leading provider of full life cycle, mission-focused systems engineering and integration capabilities to the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and other agencies. Its scalable systems engineering platform for modeling, simulation and analysis helps customers baseline requirements, optimize resources and manage risk. The company has 40 years of experience successfully delivering complex, system-of-systems technology solutions. The SI employs more than 2,100 people, with major locations in Chantilly, Va.; Laurel, Md.; and Valley Forge, Pa.

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    • The Wistar Institute
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      The Wistar Institute

      The Wistar Institute is an international leader in biomedical research with special expertise in cancer research and vaccine development. Founded in 1892 as the first independent nonprofit biomedical research institute in the country, Wistar has long held the prestigious Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute. The Institute works actively to ensure that research advances move from the laboratory to the clinic as quickly as possible. The Wistar Institute: Today’s Discoveries – Tomorrow’s Cures.

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    • The Woodlands
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      The Woodlands Mansion, Cemetery and Landscape

      The Woodlands serves the dense neighborhood of University City with critical open space in the form of a park-like cemetery with an arboretum of over 1,000 trees, sculptural monuments, and 18th century buildings. The Woodlands offers free and ticketed cultural and arts programs to the public throughout the year, and the gates are open for public enjoyment 365 days a year from dawn until dusk.

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    • TicketLeap
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      TicketLeap

      TicketLeap provides a smart, seamless system for all your ticketing needs—from selling to scanning to spreading the word.

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    • Tiger Woods Learning Center
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    • Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed
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      Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed

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    • TUteach
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    • University City District
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      University City District

      University City District is a partnership of world-renowned anchor institutions, small businesses and residents that creates opportunity, improves economic vitality and quality of life in the University City area of West Philadelphia. Our primary mission is community revitalization. We work within a place-based, data-driven framework to invest in world-class public spaces, address crime and public safety, bring life to commercial corridors, connect low-income residents to careers, and promote job growth and innovation.

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    • University City Science Center
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      University City Science Center

      Founded in 1963, the Science Center is the oldest and largest urban research park in the United States. The Science Center supports technology commercialization and technology-based economic development on our campus and in the Greater Philadelphia region. Its 31 nonprofit shareholders include many of the distinguished colleges, universities, hospitals, and research institutions located throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

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    • University of Pennsylvania Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
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      University of Pennsylvania Center for Cognitive Neuroscience

      Penn's Center for Cognitive Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary community dedicated to understanding the neural bases of human thought. Our current research addresses the central problems of cognitive neuroscience, including perception, attention, learning, memory, language, decision-making, emotion and development.

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    • University of Delaware
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      University of Delaware

      The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our founding as a small private academy in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today.

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    • University of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Foundation for International Medical Relief
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      University of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Foundation for International Medical Relief

    • University of Pennsylvania GRASP Laboratory
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      University of Pennsylvania GRASP Laboratory

    • University of Pennsylvania LRSM
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      University of Pennsylvania LRSM

      The Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter, the LRSM, is the center for materials research at the University of Pennsylvania. It was established in 1960 as one of the first Materials Research Laboratories to be funded by the forerunner of DARPA.

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    • University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
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      University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

    • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
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      University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

      In 1884, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine was established at the urging of the University's School of Medicine. It was recognized that prevention and control of animal diseases had important implications for human health. Human and veterinary medicine were viewed as "one medicine."

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      University of the Arts

    • Upper Dublin Robotics Initiative
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      Upper Dublin Robotics Initiative

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    • Wagner Free Institute of Science
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      Wagner Free Institute of Science

      In 1855, Philadelphian William Wagner established the Wagner Free Institute of Science as one of the earliest free adult science education programs in the nation. As an educational institution and natural history museum, the Wagner maintains library and museum collections assembled to teach science to the public. These collections now contain over 100,000 specimens, including mounted animals, fossils, rocks, minerals, insects, and shells. The Wagner also offers a range of educational programs, including college-level courses, scientific lecture series and symposia, and science lessons specifically designed for elementary students. With its extensive collections and educational programs, the Wagner Free Institute of Science has carried its legacy into the 21st century, continuing to make science education accessible and interesting for people of all ages.

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    • Weavers Way Co-op
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      Weavers Way Co-op

    • West Chester University
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      West Chester University

      A public, regional, comprehensive institution, founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation. In addition to education, which is the most popular major today, music instruction has been part of the school’s curriculum since its founding.

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    • WHYY
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      WHYY

      Through on-air programs, off-air outreach programs, live events, professional development opportunities, and online services, WHYY Education contributes to the healthy development and education of children, and acts as an educational partner to parents, childcare providers, and educators in the Delaware Valley.

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    • WXPN Kids Corner
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      WXPN Kids Corner

      Kids Corner is America's longest-running daily call-in radio show for kids. Hosted by Kathy O'Connell and produced by Robert Drake, Kids Corner celebrates its 25th anniversary of programming in 2013. Kids Corner is a production of WXPN-FM, member-supported radio from the University of Pennsylvania.

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    • Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm
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      Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm

      Wyck is an architecturally innovative historic house and garden that dates to the eighteenth-century.

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    • Yards Brewing Company
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      Yards Brewing Company

      From Bourbon Oaked Thomas Jefferson to Cocoa Infused Porters to extremely special, cask-conditioned Extra Special Ales and more, Yards Brewing Company makes ales that are somewhat out of the mainstream but still approachable to everyone.

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    • Yelp
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    • Youth Services, Inc.
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      Youth Services, Inc.

      Youth Service, Inc. is dedicated to strengthening the family unit, helping at-risk teens and promoting child safety. For nearly sixty years, YSI has upheld a tradition of excellence, dedicated to meeting the changing needs of children and families in Philadelphia.

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    • Zoar United Methodist
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      Zoar United Methodist