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18th Annual FIRST Robotics Competition

Friday, October 13th, 2017

High School Robotics Teams Battle it out in Arena-Style Competition

November 4, 2017, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wissahickon High School Gymnasium
521 Houston Road, Ambler, PA 19002

Ramp Riot is Team 341’s annual off-season event. With its humble roots as an 8 team scrimmage back in 2000, Ramp Riot now draws 36 teams and over 2,500 spectators yearly. Every November, those 36 teams (representing up to 8 states) come together to battle it out in arena-style competition.

However, Ramp Riot is much more than just a competition. Attending teams use Ramp Riot to introduce rookie members to the FIRST® atmosphere and gear up for the coming season. Ramp Riot has also hosted helpful seminars and information sessions for teams to share what they know and learn from each other. Community members find plenty of fun between matches with face painting and robot driving zones!

Volunteers! Sign-up to help: http://www.rampriot.com/

Ambler Environmental Advisory Council News

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Updates and news from the Ambler Environmental Advisory Council.

** September Happenings
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1. Sept 8th, 6pm – Parking Lot Party at Weaver’s Way (http://amblereac.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fee00eb3f8650a1767e21420a&id=0e83ea0520&e=265e941d2f) !
2. Sept 12th, 7pm – Weavers Way Sustainability Club Meeting (http://amblereac.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=fee00eb3f8650a1767e21420a&id=38e3b641d0&e=265e941d2f) at Mercantile
3. Sept 16th, 8:30-10:30 – Stewardship Saturday at Ambler Borough Park (http://amblereac.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fee00eb3f8650a1767e21420a&id=c0b0574841&e=265e941d2f)
4. Sept 16th, 12-8pm – Driving Electric (http://amblereac.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=fee00eb3f8650a1767e21420a&id=ef956e686f&e=265e941d2f) with Rick Denzien
5. Sept 19th, 8:30am-1pm – EAC tour of Total Recycle Facility (http://amblereac.us11.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=fee00eb3f8650a1767e21420a&id=b695057f07&e=265e941d2f)
6. Sept 20th, 6:45pm – Monthly EAC Meeting at Borough Hall (http://amblereac.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fee00eb3f8650a1767e21420a&id=40ccb7ce04&e=265e941d2f)
7. Sept 23rd, 10am – Always Be Recyclin’ Event in Blue Bell (http://amblereac.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fee00eb3f8650a1767e21420a&id=0249f7806e&e=265e941d2f)

Philadelphia Area Air Quality Alert

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

By Daniel Brouse

Ozone Alert -- Unsafe to Breath

Ozone Alert — Unsafe to Breath

Many days in the Philadelphia region are not healthy for breathing. On “Ozone Action Alert Days” you are advised to avoid outside activities. Children should not play outdoors. Avoid running and other fitness activities. Do not breathe in un-conditioned air. Low level ozone is volatile and causes micro-explosions in your lungs that result in chronic respiratory and immune system damage. The more and harder you breathe, the more damage you cause to your body. Avoid exercise.

Pollution is the leading cause of death and illness. Low level (tropospheric) ozone is a major contributor to air pollution diseases.

View the current air quality for Philadelphia.

June 11, 2017 is one of those days:

Philadelphia Air Quality Alert

Philadelphia Air Quality Alert

NOTE: Graphics are from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America)

Death By Ozone | The Ozone Know Zone

Ozone is not only killing humans, it is also killing the trees. The chain reaction is known as an adverse feedback loop.

Dying Trees, The Membrane Domain

  1. Tree Death Questions
  2. The Earth’s Status
  3. Answers About Ozone and Dying Trees
  4. Ozone Questions Part 4
  5. Ozone Answers Part 5