Watershed Expedition Featured on Xploration Awesome Planet

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Stroud™ Water Research Center educators were featured in a segment about the Schuylkill Acts & Impacts watershed expedition on Xploration Awesome Planet. Host Philippe Cousteau Jr., grandson of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, explores the most spectacular places on, in, and above the earth in this syndicated earth science series that airs on Fox stations across the United States. 

Did you miss the episode? Watch it on Yahoo! View or stream it on Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Roku. Look for Season 4, Episode 7 (Guardians of the Environment); it’s the second segment of the episode, beginning at the 11-minute mark.

Schuylkill Acts & Impacts is a weeklong service-learning program offered each summer to a team of 15 high school students from communities within the Schuylkill River Watershed. The expedition involves 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 and the Schuylkill Headwaters Association 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. Stroud Center educators assist the participants in conducting water sampling throughout the week in order to analyze and interpret water quality.

Banner photo courtesy of Fairmount Water Works.