An Expedition to Inspire Watershed Action
Saturday, June 16–Saturday, June 23
Schuylkill Acts & Impacts is a week-long service-learning program that will be offered to a team of fifteen high school students from communities within the Schuylkill River Watershed.
This expedition will involve a physical journey (by kayak and van) along the 120-mile Schuylkill River from its headwaters in the anthracite coal lands of Schuylkill County to its confluence with the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Team leaders from Fairmount Water Works, Take It Outdoors Adventures and the Schuylkill Headwaters Association will guide students downriver, illustrating an array of issues impacting water quality in the Schuylkill River through guided tours, programming, and applied service work designed to highlight issues in the watershed and explore hands-on solutions to these problems.
In partnership with Stroud Water Research Center, participants will be conducting water sampling throughout the week, and analyzing and interpreting water quality.
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 Friday, March 23, 2018.