Interpretive Center Re-Opening Update: Our staff is working diligently to fully re-open just in time for our newest exhibit, POOL. More.


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FWW Receives More Than $500,000 from William Penn Foundation

Grants Open Up Opportunities for Watershed Education, Art and Engagement PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 8, 2014 – A pair of grants from the William Penn Foundation will allow the Fairmount Water Works to improve environmental education in Philadelphia middle schools and engage new audiences through art. The Foundation awarded the Fairmount Water Works $506,000 to […]

FringeArts Blog Interview with Ellen Schultz

Ellen Schultz, Education & Outreach Coordinator sits with Abby Holtzman to discuss Fairmount Water Works’ upcoming series of workshops on water management, as a part of the WetLand Project: here.

Congratulations 2014 Courageous Warrior Scholarship Recipients!

Fairmount Water Works is proud to partner with Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable, as it awards 20 recipients of the Robert C. Digges Courageous Warrior Scholarship. This year’s recipients will be honored at a private event being held at Fairmount Water Works on Saturday, August 9.  

DE Estuary Watershed Teacher Workshop

Educators from all walks of life are invited to attend the 18th annual Delaware Estuary Watershed Teacher Workshop this August. This year’s workshops have practical applications and curriculum connections to benefit classrooms and students. Additionally, these are great opportunities for youth facilitators and leaders from all organizations and schools to learn new, exciting ways to […]

Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals “Community Impact: Managing Water in Philadelphia” Proposals Due by 5:00 p.m. EST, August 14, 2014 Penn State Public Media (PSPM), in collaboration with Fairmount Water Works Education Center and The Penn State Center: Engaging Philadelphia is excited to announce this mini grant initiative.” Grants, made available with funding from the William Penn Foundation, will […]

Call for Abstracts

Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary invites scientists and managers to share their discoveries at its science and environmental summit on January 25-28 in Cape May, New Jersey. Those who do will gain exposure to hundreds of potential collaborators near and far.  All you have to do is submit an abstract by August 1 at […]

Coming Soon: Hills of the Wissahickon Watershed

(Dates and times TBD) Coming this fall…Tromp the wooded valley of the Wissahickon and Monoshone Creeks and learn the history, engineering and ecology of several special sites: Cave of Kelpius, a remote mystic settlement, Forbidden Drive with WPA-era bridges and huts, Rittenhouse Town, a restored paper mill settlement, and the beautiful Saylor Grove wetlands with […]

Bird Walk in Tacony Creek Park

Join the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Partnership for a free walk to look for birds, with expert birder Keith Russell of the Audubon Society. The walk will take place on Sunday, June 29, from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. Meet at Tacony Creek Park,  1st Street and Ramona Avenue, Philadelphia 19124. Expect some good bird-spotting (woodpeckers, chickadees, hawks, oh […]