Schuylkill Acts and Impacts 2017

What is Schuylkill Acts & Impacts?SAI 03

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 (Saturday, June 17 – Saturday, June 24).

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.

Thanks to all who have applied for this year’s expedition.

Want to support this year’s program? YOU can help engage the next generation of water stewards!SAI 08

Menu of Giving Opportunities
(costs are for 15 students unless otherwise noted)

Dinner

Macaroni and cheese over the campfire……………………………………………………..$50

Hot dogs, beans and corn…………………………………………………………………………$100

Spaghetti dinner over the campfire……..…………………………………………………….$50

Backpacker meals for 1 night…………………………………………………………………….$150

Lunch

Boxed lunches (Day 1)…………………………………………………………………..………….$200

Subs and chips…………………………………………………………………………………………$100

Soup and Salad with Fruit (and cookies)…………………………………………………….$200

Breakfast

Rise and shine breakfast (bagels and cream cheese, cereal, milk) per day ………$140/student

Energy Snacks

Granola bars, crackers, trail mix,etc. for kayaking and other calorie-burning activities…………$140/student

Give to Schuylkill Acts & Impacts today! Every donation helps provide students with an unforgettable experience in nature!

THANK YOU to all who gave for this year’s program! Click here for photos from Schuylkill Acts & Impacts 2016.




Upcoming Events

  1. Science Saturday – “What’s for Lunch?”

    September 30 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  2. Science Saturday: “The Schuylkill River & You!”

    October 7 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  3. Special River Days 2017 “We Drink the River” Drinking Water System Bus Tour

    October 14 @ 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  4. Science Saturday: “The Schuylkill River & You!”

    October 14 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  5. Water and Food: The Art of Irrigation

    October 15 @ 1:00 PM - October 22 @ 5:00 PM