Project Flow 2017

Project FLOW (For the Love of Water)…

…is a premier program of the Fairmount Water Works.

…invites middle school students to explore water as artists, scientists, historians, and social activists.

…is a 2.5-week summer program from July 5th to July 21st, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. based at the Fairmount Water Works, 640 Water Works Drive Philadelphia. It is for students entering 8th or 9th grade in Fall 2017.

…engages students in understanding Philadelphia’s water system, its waterways and infrastructure to help foster a better understanding of urban watershed issues such as water quality, ecology, public health, and stormwater management.

…fosters long-term civic engagement and environmental stewardship.

…balances hands-on experiential programs on site with many field trips opportunities such as boating, nature walks and camping.

…culminates in a final project that is both journalistic and artistic in focus.

…is a no-fee scholarship program; Students are chosen through a highly selective application process (if accepted, there is a suggested activities fee).

Programming will include activities and trips to the following:

  • Kayaking, rowing, peddling
  • Urban hikes
  • Overnight camping
  • Service learning project
  • Learning opportunities with environmental scientists
  • Water quality testing
  • Explore history and have some fun at our home site Fairmount Water Works
  • And possibly more!

Applications are due by May 5th, 2017; Notification of acceptance by May 15, 2017.

1) Download the application and fill out the student forms with your information.

2) Write a short essay (7-10 sentences) explaining what you will bring to the program and your interest in studying water and the environment. Space is provided on this document.

3) Have a teacher complete the attached teacher recommendation (Important: this must be delivered to us in a separate sealed, signed envelope).

4) Mail all of these materials in one envelope to:

Fairmount Water Works
ATTN: Project Flow
640 Waterworks Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19130

If you have any questions, please contact:  Ellen Schultz at 215-685-0721, 215-710-0577, or via email at

Upcoming Events


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