Science Saturdays

Drop in every Saturday between 2-4 pm, and together, we’ll explore different aspects of our environment during fun and interactive sessions in our water lab.

Macroinvertebrates: A River Continuum (April – June 2017)

Macroinvertebrates are organisms that are big enough for you to see with the bare eye, but without backbones. These freshwater creatures are indicators of river health. In our water lab, sample river water and learn what part of the river macroinvertebrates reside – source (beginning), course (middle), or mouth (end) – based on their unique characteristics.

You may find more “shredders” like caddis flies at the source, more “grazers” like snails at the course, and more “collectors” like mussels at the mouth.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Water and Food: The Art of Irrigation

    October 15 @ 1:00 PM - October 22 @ 5:00 PM
  2. Science Saturday: “The Schuylkill River & You!”

    October 21 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  3. Behind the Scenes Tour of the Fairmount Water Works

    October 26 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  4. Science Saturday: “The Schuylkill River & You!”

    October 28 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  5. The Quiet Circus: River Charrette 4

    November 1 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM