Youth Watershed Explorer Challenge

October 1, 2020 - November 5, 2020
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When: Three separate challenges will take place October 1 through November 5, 2020.
Audience: Youths aged 12-16. The challenges meet the Ranger Certificate criteria for Scouts BSA and Girl Scouts but you do not need to be a Scout to participate.
Cost: Free! Pre-registration required.

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Youth Watershed Explorers (YWE) is a program that pairs field “investigative” experiences with virtual learning. Explorers will be guided through three challenges, all of which focus on the significance of First State National Historical Park’s Brandywine Valley unit. Each challenge will consist of short virtual learning sessions that build upon the in-nature components.

Explorers will need an adult to help them get out into nature to begin the field tasks, but should be able to complete those tasks on their own using the YWE-designed field notebooks and resources we provide once Explorers are registered.

The three challenges will have the Explorers analyzing water quality in the creeks and streams in the park, revealing the hidden secrets of the landscape, and forming a lasting connection to the watershed. At the completion of the program each participant will receive a certificate and a Junior Ranger Badge.

Each challenge will consist of a 30-minute zoom conversation before and after the field experience in Wilmington, Delaware. Each Explorer must attend both conversations in order to gain credit for their certificate.

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