May 2023 Newsletter

Meet the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders The Environmental and Outdoor Leadership Program is a 10-week paid internship program at The Discovery Center created in partnership between the Philadelphia Outward Bound School and Audubon Mid-Atlantic. Its purpose is to expose Philadelphia students to nature and the outdoor industry through hands-on experiences in local conservation, watershed… READ MORE >

April 2023 Newsletter

Reimagining School Partnerships with Learning Network 11 At POBS, we often hear about the effects of “Outward Bound magic” on students. One of our goals is to better understand and quantify the effects our programs have on the youth we serve – to find and share the data behind the “magic.” Our partnership with Learning… READ MORE >

March 2023 Newsletter

Did a Woman Lead the First Outward Bound Expedition? Yes. Her name was Marina Ewald and she initiated the birth of expeditionary learning. Ewald was a geographer and co-director of the Salem School in Germany, the first school Hahn founded. In 1925 Ewald put together and led an expedition to Finland for students of the… READ MORE >

February 2023 Newsletter

Wilderness First Responder Training at POBS This month, POBS instructors participated in Wilderness First Responder (WFR) training at The Discovery Center. Read more > Building Adventure is Back! Our legendary peer-to-peer fundraiser, Building Adventure, is returning on October 20, 2023, and YOU are invited! Read more > Join the POBS Alumni Dragon Boat Team! Join us on… READ MORE >

January 2023 Newsletter

Guest Blog Post by Northeast High School Teacher Andrew Adams We Must All Row the Boat We Find Ourselves In Northeast High School teacher Andrew Adams shares his thoughts on the Appalachian Trail and Outward Bound, and how both inspire him to make education more relevant to students. Read post > Our Favorite Photos of… READ MORE >

December 2022 Newsletter

Meet Taj Murdock, Man of Courage Taj Murdock is a native of North Philadelphia where he leads a youth mentoring program called Men of Courage. After Taj learned about Outward Bound by visiting The Discovery Center, he and his Men of Courage experienced POBS Insight Day programming, and then Taj embarked on a life-changing expedition…… READ MORE >

November 2022 Newsletter

30 Years Later, She’s Still Outward Bound Student Danielle Merritt went on the first POBS expedition in 1993. Years later, teacher Danielle Merritt brought her students on POBS expeditions. Read her story > POBS Instructor Hikes the Appalachian Trail! Field Instructor Madeline Troyer hiked all 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail (AT) in 128 days…. READ MORE >

October 2022 Newsletter

Watch “The Founding of POBS” Part of celebrating our 30th anniversary this year has meant looking back at how and why we were founded. So we put together a video in which our founders tell the story themselves.  Learn why they wanted to create an Outward Bound school for the young people of Philadelphia, and how they… READ MORE >