Last year, more than 10,000 visitors spent a rewarding, educational day at Temple University Ambler celebrating the importance of protecting the environment and preserving their future. Each year, our exhibitors play an essential role in making EarthFest and event partner the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Junior Flower Show a huge success.
We would like to invite you to take part in EarthFest 2013, for what we anticipate will be another terrific day of educational fun and excitement!
EarthFest 2013 will be held Friday,
April 26. The event, sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Communities at Temple University Ambler, will be held, rain or shine, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ambler Campus.
In 2013, EarthFest exhibitors and the Junior Flower Show will all be located on the campus side of Meetinghouse Road. Stay tuned for important information on exhibitor parking and logistics, and a new event map!
The mission of EarthFest is to promote environmental awareness using sustainable concepts, methods, and practices to protect and preserve our environment.
Organizations, businesses, colleges, high schools, middle schools, and individuals demonstrate sustainable concepts and technologies, and provide interactive educational displays, activities, and much more! Food and entertainment are also part of the festivities.
One of the primary goals of the Center for Sustainable Communities is developing partnerships within the surrounding communities. We believe EarthFest is a perfect opportunity for area businesses and organizations to get involved and work toward developing sustainable communities for today and tomorrow.
EarthFest partner the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, also offers their Junior Flower Show, as part of the event. Exhibitors for 2013 will include the Philadelphia Zoo, Franklin Institute, the Academy of Natural Sciences, Wondergy, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Elmwood Park Zoo, the Insectarium, and many others!
We hope that you will be among our more than 85 exhibitors that will take part in EarthFest 2013!
TO BECOME AN EARTHFEST EXHIBITOR, SIMPLY DOWNLOAD AN EXHIBITOR APPLICATION FORM. Please note: The application deadline for exhibitors was Friday, March 22. If you are interested in exhibiting in 2014, contact 267-468-8108.
For more information about becoming an EarthFest exhibitor, contact Jim Duffy at 267-468-8108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE THAT PARKING INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE PRIOR TO THE EVENT.
As EarthFest has grown over the years, the number of exhibitors that take part in the event has grown right along with it. Exhibitors are located in three areas of the event - at the Center of Campus (Exhibit Area 1), to the rear of West Hall near the Junior Flower Show (Exhibit Area 2) and near the campus Learning Center and the EarthFest Main Stage (Exhibit Area 3). Exhibitors will be informed of the specific location of their booth/table prior to the event - please note that booth assignments are subject to change.
EXHIBITOR DROP-OFF AND PARKING MAP
Please follow the signs once you arrive on Meetinghouse Road to where you will unload your exhibit materials. You will follow Loop Road into the central part of campus to Exhibit
Area 1 (please see Exhibitor Drop-Off and Parking Map). Once you have completed unloading, you will to return Loop Road. All exhibitors in the central part of campus are asked to park in the designated exhibitor parking location indicated on the map as Exhibitor Parking B.
EXHIBITOR DROP-OFF AND PARKING MAP
As an exhibitor near the Junior Flower Show — Exhibit Area 2 on the Exhibitor Drop-Off and Parking Map — you will travel around the back of campus along Loop Road to behind West Hall to unload your exhibit materials. All exhibitors behind West Hall are asked to park in the designated exhibitor parking location(s), which you will be guided to the morning of EarthFest.
EXHIBITOR DROP-OFF AND PARKING MAP
You will follow Loop Road to Lot 2, the lot near the Learning Center. You will park in the lot, unload your supplies, and walk to your exhibit area nearby — Exhibit Area 3 on the Exhibitor Drop-Off and Parking Map.
Exhibitors are required to have their booths prepared by 8:45 a.m.
Takedown may not begin until 2 p.m.
A staggered arrival schedule for exhibitors - 7:45 to
8:15 a.m. and 8:5 to 8:45 a.m. - will be provided to all exhibitors two weeks prior to the event. Please arrive within your set-up time period.
All exhibitors are provided with cover (tent) and each booth is provided with one table and two chairs (unless additional space has been requested). Special requests, such as electricity, additional tables, chairs, and booth space, must be made ahead of time.
Each booth location is numbered on the event map located in the event program. Please note that booth assignments are subject to change prior to the event.
This year, exhibitors will all receive a WRISTBAND when they arrive that indicates they are eligible for a free lunch on the day of EarthFest. Exhibitors must obtain this free lunch from the Exhibitor/Staff food area in the Red Barn Gym, located near Exhibit
Area 1. The wristbands will NOT be honored at the food tents open to EarthFest visitors. If you cannot leave your exhibit, you may ask a staff volunteer in your area to bring you lunch.
In addition to your complimentary passes, food and beverages will be available for sale.
Restrooms may be found in Bright Hall, Dixon Hall, Cottage Hall, and the Learning Center — all in close proximity to the festival area. Portable restroom facilities are also located next to the food tents and near the Kids Grow Expo.
EarthFest Exhibitor Communications Coordinator Jim Duffy will be available via cell phone beginning at 7 a.m. the day of the event at 267-629-9045.
Join the EarthFest conversation on Twitter when you use #EarthFestTUA.
In 2013, we hope to continue expanding this educational festival. The Franklin Institute, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Philadelphia Zoo, The Insectarium, the Elmwood Park Zoo, the Department of Environmental Protection, and dozens of other exhibitors will be part of EarthFest 2013.
Many past exhibitors - some of whom have been with us since the beginning - that have helped to make the event so successful are returning for what we are sure will be another exciting, fun filled year!
EarthFest carries a significant operating cost, in excess of $45,000. Sponsorship gifts offset that cost, enabling us to enhance access to EarthFest for many students, teachers, and community residents throughout the region. Most participating schools have made the event a yearly highlight of their science curricula.
One reason so many schools are able to participate in EarthFest is that we have never charged attendees — schools pay nothing beyond the cost of their own transportation. The high quality of the event and its affordability keep past participants coming back and encourage additional schools to attend each year!
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