EcoExpress Presents: How to Bring the Excitement and Learning of the Philadelphia Science Festival Carnival Back to the Classroom

155April 21, 3:30 p.m. at  Sister Cities Park Café (on 18th and Race Streets) Developed with Philadelphia-area science and environmental educators in mind! Connect the Philadelphia Science Festival experience with classroom implementation while expanding your science and environmental resources by attending EcoExpress’ Science Café. You will receive information about free classroom resources and great tips from leading educational experts!

Anita Brook Dupree 

Anita Brook Dupree is one of the nation’s leading experts in science education. She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Temple University in Philadelphia, and holds National Board Certification in Early Adolescent Science. Anita was a middle school science teacher, and the science curriculum specialist for middle years for the School District of Philadelphia.

Jane Kirkland 

Jane Kirkland is the author of the award-winning Take a Walk® Books, a nature discovery series for kids 8 and up. Her awards include the National Arbor Day Foundation’s Education Award and two Teachers Choice Awards. She is a monthly guest on Philly’s Kids Corner radio program (WXPN) and has also appeared on Animal Planet TV, PBS, and NPR

Chuck Lafferty  Chuck Lafferty is a first grade teacher at Longstreth Elementary School. Chuck oversees and coordinates the last active “Campus Park Project” in Philadelphia. His most recent project is the creation of the “Kindergarten Interpretive Pollinator Garden” at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum.

Meg Malloy 

Meg Malloy is an environmental scientist for the Philadelphia Water Department at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center (FWWIC). Previously, she worked at Thomas Jefferson University and at the University of Pennsylvania in their biology departments. Meg received her BA in biology from Arcadia University and her Masters of Environmental Studies from University of Pennsylvania.

Ellen Freedman Schultz 

Ellen Freedman Schultz is the Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center/Philadelphia Water Department. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor at Bucks County Community College. Formerly, Schultz served as the Director of Education at the Foundation for Architecture, Philadelphia for their K-12 built environment education program. Interested in more events like this one? Visit