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Schuylkill Acts & Impacts
An Expedition to Inspire Watershed Action
Schuylkill Acts & Impacts engages 15 students from communities within the Schuylkill River Watershed in a week-long service-learning program which includes a physical journey along the 120-mile Schuylkill River.
2020 applications are now available!
Are you a high school student in Schuylkill, Berks, Chester, Montgomery, or Philadelphia county?
This expedition will involve a physical journey (by kayak and van) along the 120-mile Schuylkill River from its headwaters in the anthracite coal lands of Schuylkill County to its confluence with the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Team leaders from Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center and the SchuylkillHeadwaters Association will guide students downriver, illustrating an array of issues impacting water quality in the Schuylkill River through guided tours, programming, and applied service work designed to highlight issues in the watershed and explore hands-on solutions to these problems.
In partnership with Stroud Water Research Center, participants will be conducting water sampling throughout the week, and analyzing and interpreting water quality.
The program is made possible by our partnerships with Schuylkill Headwaters Association (SHA), Stroud Water Research Center, Take It Outdoors Adventures, and contributions from other organizations and individuals, so there is no cost for student participation.
Want to help support this year’s program? YOU can help engage the next generation of water stewards!
Menu of Giving Opportunities
(costs are for 15 students unless otherwise noted)
Macaroni and cheese over the campfire
Hot dogs, beans, and corn
Spaghetti dinner over the campfire
Backpacker meals for 1 night
Boxed lunches (Day 1)
Subs and chips
Soup and salad with fruit (and cookies)
Rise and shine breakfast (bagels and cream cheese, cereal and milk) every day
Granola bars, crackers, trail mix, etc. (for kayaking and other calorie-burning activities!)
Give to Schuylkill Acts & Impacts today! Every donation helps provide students with an unforgettable experience in nature!