An Expedition to Inspire Watershed Action
Saturday, June 15 to Saturday, June 22, 2019
Schuylkill Acts & Impacts is a week-long watershed expedition along the 120-miles of the Schuylkill River, from its headwaters in the anthracite coal lands of Schuylkill County to its confluence with the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Twelve select students from all five counties in the watershed come together to experience first-hand the impact of human development on water quality through guided tours, fieldwork, water sampling and interactive presentations with policy makers and planners.
Who Can Apply for Schuylkill Acts & Impacts?
Schuylkill Acts & Impacts is open to all students in grades 9 through 12 from Schuylkill, Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. Students are selected through a competitive application review and phone interview process. Applicants must be enrolled in high school at the time they submit their application, however graduating seniors will be considered. For more information, download the application. Application deadline is March 22, 2019.
Schuylkill Acts & Impacts is made possible by the Schuylkill Headwaters Association, Fairmount Water Works, and Stroud Water Research Center.