Philadelphia Outward Bound School receives grant from international funding competition

The Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $233,377 as part of the John Templeton Foundation’s new Character Through Community funding competition. The competition, announced in early 2021, received over 800 applications from organizations around the world. Funding from the grant will support three years of collaborative programming… READ MORE >

Environmental partners with POBS to bring students, staff together

The best form of education comes through experience, challenge and discovery. Jessica Naugle McAtamney, principal at Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School, understands this best. When Jessica came to the district in 2002, at W.B. Saul High School, she was tasked with facilitating Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS) school trips. A former AG teacher, Jessica moved to… READ MORE >

Outward Bound youth leaders graduate after 14 days in the wilds

By LAURA JOELSSON The New Jersey Youth Leadership Corps (NJYLC) embarked on 14 days of wilderness living featuring rock climbing, canoeing, and hiking in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on July 4th. On Sunday, July 17, the 23 students reunited with their families in a celebration at the Brady Life Camp in Pottersville for… READ MORE >

Discovering Philadelphia’s Discovery Center

by Lorraine Lavender-Sams  Philadelphia offers a wide variety of diverse places to explore…parks, museums, food trucks, and restaurants–to name a few. But, there’s a hidden gem right in the heart of North Philadelphia. The Discovery Center is located in East Fairmount Park, at 3401 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121.  In a unique partnership, the Philadelphia Outward… READ MORE >

The Discovery Center: In the Community, For the Community

Beyond serving as base of operations for the Philadelphia Outward Bound School and Audubon Mid-Atlantic, The Discovery Center strives to make the natural space around the Strawberry Mansion Reservoir accessible to surrounding neighborhoods, and provide outdoor opportunities and educational programming to community members. The Center also serves as a place where local community organizations can… READ MORE >