Fairmount Park program celebrates 30-year anniversary

Listen to the broadcast:   PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia program that takes kids out of the hustle-and-bustle of city life and into nature to learn team-building skills is celebrating 30 years of service. The Philadelphia Outward Bound School, a part of the Discovery Center in Fairmount Park, came from humble beginnings, with just 42 students in 1992. Now it… READ MORE >

The Urban Expedition

The Philadelphia Urban Expedition was designed in the early days of the Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS) to offer participants a complete Outward Bound course within the rich cultural, historical and natural environment of one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. As Nancy Goldenberg, one of the founders of POBS, explains, “We… READ MORE >

Allan Myers partners with Philadelphia Outward Bound School to take team building to next level

Challenge and adventure encourage team building in ways that expand far beyond traditional workplace experiences, and Allan Myers, a heavy civil contractor and materials provider based in Worcester, saw this firsthand recently. Philadelphia Outward Bound School, a non-profit educational organization, brings people of all ages and backgrounds together by way of challenging learning expeditions, and… READ MORE >

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 >

August 2022 Newsletter

Discovery Fest! On Saturday, October 1, you are invited to Discovery Fest, an all-day, family-friendly festival at The Discovery Center which will offer attendees the chance to experience Outward Bound the way our students do! Take part in high adventure challenges like climbing the rock wall, canoeing the reservoir, and ziplining from our challenge course! Admission and activities are FREE… 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 >