Penn Alumni family-specific programming currently targets Philadelphia area alumni with children or grandchildren. This series of programs provides an opportunity for alumni to enjoy Penn events with an emphasis on programming for their families.
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Half Moon Bay
Come pitch in at the Beach! Enjoy fresh air, good exercise, and a spectacular setting including scenic views of the bay, beach, dunes, and mountains.
Projects focus on removing invasive, non-native plants. Nonnative species are the second largest threat to biodiversity next to direct habitat destruction. In San Mateo County, the coastal scrub plant community has been significantly reduced by agriculture and development. Restoration creates habitat for the native plant species that are at the base of the food chain for coastal wildlife.
Invasive plants are removed by hand or with the use of short-and long-handled gardening tools such as hoes or shovels. Volunteers must be prepared for the following physical activities:
* Bending and squatting at least once a minute for project duration
* Lifting and carrying bundles of vegetation up to 20 lbs
BRING: Long-sleeve shirt and long pants that can get dirty, warm layers, closed toed shoes, refillable water bottle, sunscreen and a hat.
Volunteers of all ages are welcome to join!
Other University Family Programming
FAMILY SECOND SUNDAYS --
Join a Penn Museum educator every second Sunday of the month from October-April to learn new perspectives about ancient and contemporary cultures through hands-on activities.
Each Workshop includes a craft, touchable artifacts, and gallery
activities. All activities are free with admission donation. Attendees
may drop in anytime between 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm to participate in the
Workshop. Family Tours are conducted at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
Attend a Family Second Excavators Club. Club members who attend three Family Second Museum members at the Household level receive one free pass towards the surprise. View Schedule of Second Sunday Events
WXPN Kids Korner
Here you'll find out just where Kathy O'Connell will be appearing in the coming weeks, along with a few Spotlight Events that we think you should know about! Also, you'll find a link to METROKIDS - who offer a comprehensive lists of fun things to do throughout Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware. View Events Schedule
Morris Arboretum Kids & Family Programming
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Discover the many events for kids and families at the Morris Arboretum, located just a short distance from Penn's campus. View Events Schedule
Kids & Family at the Penn Museum
Check out the Penn Museum schedule of events for Kids and Family programming. Events include favorites such as 40 Winks with the Sphinx, Second Sunday Workshops and other interesting programs. View Events Schedule