Centers in the Alliance

Bartram's Garden is a 45-acre National Historic Landmark, operated by the John Bartram Association in cooperation with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. Its outdoor classroom, living laboratory, and the new Bartram's Mile walking trail see nearly 40,000 visitors each year.

Bristol Marsh is a publicly accessible freshwater tidal marsh near Riverfront Park in Bristol Borough, PA. Ecological restoration and stewardship are conducted and promoted by the Heritage Conservancy, as a local partner to The Nature Conservancy.  

Camden County Environmental Center is part of the Camden county Parks Department's 2,000 acres of natural settings. Located in Cherry Hill, this facility offers educational opportunities, as well as trails and beautiful natural spaces.   

Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium is the non-profit that provides all educational components for Adventure Aquarium; the Center engages Camden City students in a rigorous youth development program, conducts research and outreach, and collaborates with community partners to promote the environment, aquatic life and habitats.

Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center has offered environmental education programs at its urban center in Southwest Philadelphia for more than two decades. It offers hands-on activities, research & teacher training to strengthen in-school environmental education.

Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center educates visitors about Philadelphia's urban watershed at its waterfront facility, operated by the Philadelphia Water Department. This historic water pumping station offers a glimpse into humanity's important connection to water.

New Jersey Conservation Foundation's Gateway Park was initially intended as a scenic view for Republican National Convention visitors in 2000, but the 1-mile stretch of land along the Cooper River will now serve as a public, preserved open space for the surrounding communities.

Independence Seaport Museum was founded as the Philadelphia Maritime Museum; it provides education through art, artifacts, archival materials, exhibits and its boat building facility. The museum offers both historical and current glimpses of Philadelphia's waterfront.

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum holds the honor of being America's First Urban National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge works to conserve and educate about freshwater tidal marshes within the Delaware Estuary, and inspires people to act to improve their water quality.

John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove houses the historic home of John James Audubon, hiking trails, and interaction with rescued/ rehabilitated owls, a blue jay and chickens. Mill Grove is an ideal local destination for birding, an appropriate setting for appreciating Audubon's work. 

Lehigh Gap Nature Center is the only Superfund site in the country to be restored to an environmental education center. Located on 756 acres at the base of Kittatinny Ridge, LGNC works to promote conservation within the Lehigh River Watershed and surrounding areas.  

First State National Historical Park is involved with the Alliance through a partnership between the National Park Service and The Nature Conservancy to protect the environmentally, historically, and culturally important treasures in the State of Delaware.

NJ Natural Lands Trust's Petty's Island is a unique natural setting within a heavily industrialized area that currently houses operation for CITGO Petroleum Corporation. Once fully restored, the Island will provide amazing opportunities to learn about the area's natural diversity and history.

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education is one of the first urban environmental education centers in the country, with 340 acres of fields, forests, ponds and streams in northwest Philadelphia. It inspires meaningful natural connections  through environmental education & art.

Pocono Environmental Education Center is the education partner of the National Park Service in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. This unique public/private partnership has served the approximately 24,000 people who visit PEEC annually, for over forty years. 

Schuylkill River Heritage Area encompasses the Schuylkill River watershed through five counties, and seeks to connect people to the river, its heritage, and the Schuylkill River Trail, which will one day stretch the entire length of the 130-mile river. Visitors experience the remarkable diversity of historic, recreational and cultural attractions from urban Philadelphia through Berks, Montgomery, Chester and Schuylkill Counties.  

The Discovery Center is a joint effort between Audubon Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Outward Bound School, to  save and sustain the unique wildlife sanctuary that has bloomed in a century-old abandoned water reservoir in the East Park section of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.

The Nature Place at Angelica Park is an environmentally responsible and aesthetically respectful education center in Reading. The center will be used to showcase conservation principles and sustainable development in the area, through trails, a garden, and a "dirty classroom."

The Watershed Center for Environmental Advocacy, Science, and Education is a LEED-Platinum certified center on nearly 1,000 acres of forest, wetlands, meadows and farmland, covered by more than 10 miles of hiking trails and two historic 18th-19th century farmsteads. 

Delaware Nature Society's DuPont Environmental Education Center works to improve environmental and community health through its 10-acre ornamental garden, quarter-mile trail through freshwater tidal marsh, and a nature center that is open year-round.

Camden Children's Garden is operated by the Camden City Garden Club, which offers horticultural education t people of all ages. This 4-acre garden space on the Camden Waterfront offers multiple opportunities for creative and imaginative play in the natural world.

Tacony Creek Park, operated by the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, offers fun, educational activities, including plantings, cleanups, storm drain markings and nature walks. Visitors are welcome to join in the ongoing restoration of this historic park.

Tulpehaking Nature Center at the Abbott Marshlands offers insight into the ecological, archaelogical, historical and cultural importance of the Abbott Marshlands, a natural oasis just outside of Trenton, NJ, with a wide diversity of plant and animal species. 

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