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Educator Hidden Gem Canoe Workshop: Discover White Clay Creek!

May 14, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT Free
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Educator Hidden Gem Canoe Workshop: Discover White Clay Creek!

White Clay Creek with a riffle in the distance and trees along the banks.
  • Date and time: Saturday, May 14, 2022, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Location: In-person pending coronavirus status and safety regulations mandated by the governor.
  • Audience: Homeschool providers, classroom teachers, and non-formal environmental educators. Six hours Act 48 available for Pennsylvania Certified Teachers. A certificate of participation will be provided for teachers outside of Pennsylvania.
  • Starting point: White Clay Preserve (exact details will be emailed to participants prior to workshop) Note: Some shuttling of vehicles will happen prior to getting on the water. We will arrange for these details in an email or short (15 minutes) pre-program online video meeting.
  • Cost: Free. Pre-registration is required. The workshop is limited to 16.

Discover White Clay Creek

The White Clay Creek canoe program is a paddle-in-the-present moment, featuring peaceful sounds of the wild, connections to water quality, and time with a hidden gem of the larger Delaware River watershed. We’ll paddle a few miles with many opportunities to take it slow and enjoy the scenery while learning about the importance of this National Wild and Scenic River.  Along the way, and following the best practices for COVID-19 safety, you’ll enjoy the following:

  • Canoe 101 introduction: no prior experience is necessary! This is an easy stretch of river for first-time paddlers. We’ll provide the canoes, dry bags, paddles, personal flotation devices, and fun.
  • A few shore stops to assess the river’s water quality through chemistry tests and aquatic macroinvertebrate life.
  • Historical and cultural presentations.
  • A scavenger hunt.
  • Water-related giveaways!

What more could you ask for? Jump on in and join us in May 2022! Questions? Please email Tara Muenz.

Presented in partnership with:

Natural Park Trust: Treasure Forever
White Clay Creek National Wild & Scenic River logo
Education programs at Stroud Water Research Center: The future of fresh waters begins with you!
National Park Service logo