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The Brandywine Trek takes high school students from the headwaters of the Brandywine River in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, to its mouth in Wilmington, Delaware. They hike and canoe the length of the river, camp under the stars, and live simply on the land. Along the way they meet with scientists, conservationists, historians, park rangers, and farmers — both to learn more about the river and to report on what they found. Their goal: to become spokespeople for the Brandywine and to bring public attention to the importance of protecting its water and the land that feeds it.

“The river has an awesome history … and I didn’t know that it has this beauty about it, that you don’t fully understand until you drink it, swim in it, fish in it, canoe in it. Until you really get to know the Brandywine you can never truly appreciate it.” — Sarah, 2011 Brandywine Trek

Brandywine Trek News

UpStream Newsletter, Summer 2011
UpStream Newsletter, Summer 2011
The difference between the organic materials that enter and leave a river system tells us how the river affects greenhouse ... Read More
Brandywine Trek 2011
Brandywine Trek 2011
ON JUNE 14TH, 2011, eight high school students set off on an adventure that was the first of its kind ... Read More
Brandywine Trek Helps Students Spur Freshwater Stewardship
Brandywine Trek Helps Students Spur Freshwater Stewardship
The trek educates students about the importance of the Brandywine River and fosters understanding of the need to implement good ... Read More