Educator Hidden Gem Canoe Workshop: Discover the Brandywine

May 8, 2021, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT Free
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Educator Hidden Gem Canoe Workshop: Discover the Brandywine

A person in a red life jacket paddling a canoe on a river surrounded by trees with fall foliage.

When: Saturday, May 8, 2021, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 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: Brandywine River Museum parking lot, 1 Hoffmans Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317. (Exact details will come in an email.) 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.
Takeout point: Smith Bridge parking lot at First State National Historical Park.
Cost: Free. The workshop is limited to 16.

Discover the Brandywine

The Brandywine River 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 five miles from Brandywine River Museum in Pennsylvania to Smith Bridge at First State National Historical Park in Delaware. 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.
  • Two 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 2021! Questions? Please email Tara Muenz.

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May 8, 2021 , 9:00 AM 3:00 PM EDT