Docents provide group learning experiences in the form of tours. This is a long-standing summer program that educates high school students to become environmental stewards and climate tour guides. After the "internship" training, the Junior Docents lead climate tours down the four nature trails in Cobbs Creek Park.
Each summer CCCEEC, Inc. partners with the Urban Affairs Coalition and the Philadelphia Youth Network to offer summer jobs to high school students. The 2021 work-study program trained 16 students to be community leaders and contributing members of society as advocates for environmental justice and climate change.
In 2020, a group of students from different high schools identified environmental and social justice issues. The students designed and executed community service projects to find solutions. At the end of the summer program, they launched the West Philadelphia Youth Environmental Justice Council.
As a member of the Alliance for Watershed Education, the CCCEEC Inc. provides a 12-week summer fellowship for a local college student. They work on a variety of Center programs as well as an individual capstone project. George Ambrose, a nationally-certified Environmental Educator, engages the students in experiential outdoor learning, including nature RX (the healing power of nature.)
The club was formed by a group of women who share a common love for gardening activities. They wanted to use their skills to give back to the community. Since the club's presence in 2019, they have contributed greatly to the beautification of the land surrounding the Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center. Mary Hyman, a flower lover and experienced gardener, serves as the Cobbs Creek Garden Club’s president.
Many of the Cobbs Creek residents who founded the organization are still active as community resources. Annual family activities like "Jazz in the Park" continue to be made available, along with health fairs, seminars and free legal services.
Harvest Fest is an annual fun day of fall-themed activities for the entire family, featuring apple cider pressing, live animals, arts and crafts, owl walks, pumpkins and more!
E-STREAM is the umbrella theme focused on Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Arts and Math. Educational activities consists of professional development training for teachers, in addition to exploratory classroom sessions for students.
Community-based activities bring together residents of all ages to interact with and protect Cobbs Creek's natural environment. Programs run from local retired seniors testing the water in the creek to residents engaged in "liter free" projects.
The CCCEEC, Inc. nonprofit works with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to ensure the Cobbs Creek Environmental Center is listed as a national historical site, receives a state historic blue marker, a brick wall at the top of the hill, and will continue its original purpose in service to the community.
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