Summer Programs

Summer is the perfect time to dive into water – and learn about it, too! The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center and our partners offer exciting programs for students and young adults interested in learning about our waterways and environment, and engaging with and serving our communities.

Summer Splash Early Literacy Program

Join us for lively family expeditions at the Fairmount Water Works along the Schuylkill River on select Saturday mornings! Explore the area with guided activities and continue the fun with take-home books and kits full of water-themed activities to do in your neighborhood. Check back for details on our 2023 program.

Summer Field Trips

Bring your group for a summer program!  Meet Our Mighty Mussels is a fun, interactive program all about freshwater mussels. Engage in games, activities and scavenger hunts to learn about the importance of this animal in our watershed. Recommended ages: 5-12 We Drink the River engages older students in the analysis of water samples taken […]

Schuylkill Acts & Impacts

An Expedition to Inspire Watershed Action An expedition to inspire watershed action, our Schuylkill Acts & Impacts program engages students from communities within the Schuylkill River Watershed in a hands-on service-learning experience. The 2022 program is currently full. Check back for details in January 2023 for the summer of 2023 trip. A program made possible by […]

Internships & Fellowships

Summer or semester-long internships at the Fairmount Water Works are an excellent opportunity for college students and young adults interested in serving their community and our environment, or exploring careers in environmental protection and STEM fields.