Robbins Park

Environmental Education Center

Upper Dublin, PA

Welcome to Robbins Park Environmental Education Center!

1419 E. Butler Pk Ambler PA 19002 (across from Meetinghouse Rd & Temple Ambler) robbinspark@gmail.com

Park Location Google Map

Trail Map (Trail Maps are also available at the park)

This 38 acre township park and nature preserve is open to the community during daylight hours for trail hiking, picnicking, and plant and animal observation. Our chipped trails are friendly to all ages and fitness levels, including a one mile paved trail that is handicap accessible. The park offers 10 interpretive "Each One Teach One" signs. Each sign displays environmental concepts, facts and messages for each of us to pass on to someone else. Come explore our forest, historic spring house and man made pond.

Walk along the north branch of the Rose Valley Creek as it flows to the Wissahickon Watershed.

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Robbins Park and local school district scientists enjoy an outdoor classroom for inquiry based learning, solving environmental problems and citizen science.

Mission: To be the beacon of sustainability and 21st century science skills for our community.

Vision: To provide hands-on, minds-on understanding of our environment, as an interconnected system. We connect the school classroom to our ecosystem through integrating curriculum (including PA Common Core Science Standards) with environmental, local, place-based, environmental problem based learning. Students will solve environmental problems using E-STEM, inquiry and teamwork (4C'S). Students will understand they are contributing to real science, being a citizen scientist!

We strive to promote a bio-philia connection, that will create awareness, appreciation of our natural world to be stewards of sustainability for life.

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Upper Dublin students have a unique opportunity to form a special bond with Robbins Park, as their outdoor, inquiry science classroom. They receive 2 lessons minimum a year that connect directly with their regular classroom science and state standards. See the curriculum page for the planned course for each grade.

Other local schools may inquire if the schedule allows for field trips.

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**All township and park rules apply https://www.upperdublin.net

Please follow the LEAVE NO TRACE Principles

**All outside groups must communicate, be approved and receive a permit from the Upper Dublin Township Parks and Recreation office 215-643-1600 x3443. https://www.upperdublin.net/departments/parks-recreation/

Summer programs are through Upper Dublin Township Parks and Rec Department.

FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY!!

A local family that grew up fishing and playing hide & seek at Creepy Pond challenged us to raise $10,000 before Labor Day to help renew and restore Creepy Pond and will match every donation dollar for dollar until we reach our goal. Will you join them by making a donation to the Friends of Robbins Park? Every dollar counts.

Click on the word in red to use PAYPAL or VENMO to MATCH the DONATION

Funds will be used to purchase an aerator and biological products to safely improve the habitat, which is a very important study area for students.

JOIN IN TO HELP Creepy Pond use Paypal, Venmo @robbinspark or mail a check, for a donation to our non-profit.

Go to the FORP page at the top to see more options

Join Friends of Robbins Park or PLEDGE here with the QR Code

Go to the FORP page at the top to see more options


UDHS Environmental PBL Class Information


20 awesome students, Mrs. Loch (UD Medal winner, Educator of the year 2019), Mrs. Lyons, Ms. Fantini, Drew Lavine & professionals from Green Building United have been learning and advocating for Robbins Park with a year-long project to create a Living Building at Robbins Park.

Click on publications , events and information below:

What is a Living building with petals and biophilic design?

FINAL class WORKBOOK

FWBA newsletter

March Publication GBU

February Ambler GAZETTE

Click here to see the group present to the UD education committee school board 5/6/19 > first 25min

Follow here on Facebook PBL student website



Background Information

Culminating Project of Temple Graduate Student

Keith Maung-Douglass, Landscape Design & Restoration.

Read background info about Robbins Park and some proposed, sustainable ideas for the future

http://kmaungdouglass.wordpress.com/reports/

DID YOU KNOW.....

Upper Dublin Township is a certified BIRDTOWN!!

JOIN US for MONTHLY GUIDED BIRD WALKS for ALL LEVELS led by Wyncote Audubon volunteers!

Check DATES HERE 2nd Thursday of each month 8-10am


Bird Town is a working partnership of Audubon and municipalities in Pennsylvania to promote conservation and community-based actions to create a healthy, more sustainable environment for birds and people. You can sign your yard up!

Audubon provides the tools for the municipality to engage their residents, schools and businesses in making more ecologically-friendly decisions, conserving energy and in the process, saving money. A Bird Town makes efforts to restore valuable ecosystem services to create a culture of conservation where everyone is a potential steward of nature in their backyard and beyond.

Upper Dublin Twp Bird Town Site