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Shad Festival 2017

April 23 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Free

Join the Fairmount Water Works in celebrating one of the Schuylkill River’s finest fish with a host of programs and events for Shad Weekend.

Catch a demonstration on fishnet-weaving out under our pavilion, and learn about catching shad in traditional Native American culture from Heart to Hearth Cookery. Make a colorful fish rubbing in our water lab. Young guests can enjoy our “Fishin’ Around” activity.

We’re also be featuring “Be an Environmental Scientist” session, where you can meet an aquatic scientist, ask questions, and explore how the mighty freshwater mussel is attracting attention for its ability to filter water naturally. See how they grow and learn about the role they play in our river ecology at the new demonstration mussel hatchery.

Details

Date:
April 23
Time:
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Fairmount Water Works
640 Water Works Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Phone:
215-685-0723
Website:
www.fairmountwaterworks.org

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