Upcoming Opportunities

Green City, Clean Waters Art Contest - Deadline Friday, March 11, 2016
The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is accepting entries for the Philadelphia Water Department's Green City, Clean Waters Art Contest. Philadelphia students in grades K-12 attending public, private, charter, or home school can participate by submitting original art that depicts how we can help keep the Delaware River clean. The deadline to enter is Friday, February 26, 2016. Full details, including prize listings and examples, can be found at http://www.delawareestuary.org/art-contest

Schuylkill Street Art Contest - Deadline Friday, March 11, 2016
The Schuylkill Action Network is accepting entries for its Schuylkill Street Art Contest. Any student grades 6-12 who attends public, private, or home school within Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Schuylkill counties can participate by submitting an original drawing that depicts the connection of storm drains to waterways and how we can help keep those waterways clean. The deadline to enter is Monday, February 29, 2016. Full details, including prize descriptions, requirements, and entry form, can be found at http://www.schuylkillwaters.org/projectsDetail.cfm?pid=113.

Any student grades 6-12 who attends public, private, or home school within Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Schuylkill Counties can participate - See more at: http://www.schuylkillwaters.org/projectsDetail.cfm?pid=113#sthash.8VfGmB8N.dpuf
Any student grades 6-12 who attends public, private, or home school within Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Schuylkill Counties can participate - See more at: http://www.schuylkillwaters.org/projectsDetail.cfm?pid=113#sthash.8VfGmB8N.dpuf
Any student grades 6-12 who attends public, private, or home school within Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Schuylkill Counties can participate - See more at: http://www.schuylkillwaters.org/projectsDetail.cfm?pid=113#sthash.8VfGmB8N.dpuf
Any student grades 6-12 who attends public, private, or home school within Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Schuylkill Counties can participate - See more at: http://www.schuylkillwaters.org/projectsDetail.cfm?pid=113#sthash.8VfGmB8N.dpuf

PA American Water "Protect Our Watersheds" Student Art Contest - Deadline Wednesday, March 30, 2016
PA American Water is accepting entries for its 14th Annual "Protect Our Watersheds" Student Art Contest. The contest is open to 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade students in schools served by PA American Water, as well as individual students who live in the company’s service area. Students are encouraged to submit art that depicts why it is important to protect Pennsylvania's water resources. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Additional information, including guidelines, video, and 2015's winners, can be found at http://www.amwater.com/paaw/about-us/community-involvement/programs.html.

Nurture Nature Center's Science on a Sphere Exhibit
The Nurture Nature Center (NNC) in Easton, Pa. is pleased to offer programming utilizing their new Science on a Sphere Exhibit. The exhibit displays up to 250 global views of earth and space. In addition, NNC sponsors programs geared to helping communities address local environmental risks through science, art, and dialogue.

For additional details, please call 610-253-4432 or visit the above link.

FREE Guided Tours of The University of Delaware's College of Marine and Earth Studies Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del.
Prospective students and members of the public are welcome to attend free tours of this world-class marine research institution! Public tours take place from June until August -- at 10 a.m. on Fridays in June and at 10 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in July and August. The college also hosts year-round private tours for groups of five or more people between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

All reservation requests should be made in advance by calling the College of Marine and Earth Studies at (302) 645-4234 or by emailing dorey@udel.edu. The Hugh R. Sharp Campus is accessible to people with disabilities.

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and the Philadelphia Water Department's Philadelphia Storm Drain Marking Project
The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and the Philadelphia Water Department are proud to co-sponsor this project, which calls for volunteers to help affix "No Dumping" medallions onto the street in front of storm drains across the region in areas which are not already marked. All supplies will be provided at no cost, and volunteers are welcome to participate year-round.

For online details, please click here.

Upcoming Events at the Independence Seaport Museum
The Independence Seaport Museum, located at Walnut Plaza, Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, Pa., is a great place to visit to learn more about the region's maritime history and experience the Delaware River Waterfront. The museum educates area youth groups through interactive programs in its boat shop, presents changing exhibits in its galleries, and hosts visiting ships and events year-round.

For additional information, please visit the above link.

Upcoming Events at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center
The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, located along the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, near the Museum of Art and Boathouse Row, is busy with various event opportunities for kids and adults alike. Come and learn something new while having fun at this excellent education center! For hours, directions, and other contact information, please visit the above link and also http://fairmountworks.com/education/ for a listing of their educational programs. 

For an event listing, please visit http://fairmountworks.com/events/ or call (215) 685-0723. Learn more about its fascinating history!

The Stroud Water Research Center
The Stroud Water Research Center, one of the premier stream research laboratories in North America, offers teacher workshops throughout the year. The workshops will be held at the center in Avondale, Chester County, Pa. unless otherwise noted. Please dress for the outdoors. Space is limited. For more details about their specific offerings, please visit the Stroud Center's web site, where you also can learn about the center's student programs.

Contact: Education Programs Manager Christina Medved at (610) 268-2153 ext. 258 or cmedved@stroudcenter.org for additional questions and information.

AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program
The Americorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program is an environmental community service program administered by the N.J. Dept. of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to raise public awareness about water and watershed issues and to promote watershed stewardship through direct community involvement. AmeriCorps members are assigned to different watersheds throughout the state to serve as "watershed ambassadors" to their watershed communities.

Over the course of 1,700 hours, members assist the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection in monitoring the rivers of New Jersey through visual and biological assessment volunteer monitoring programs. Members train community volunteers to participate in these monitoring programs. Through audio visual presentations, members provide information to community organizations and schools in order to have an informed citizenry about water and watershed issues in New Jersey.

DRBC is a proud supporter of this program and annually hosts the watershed ambassador for Watershed Management Area 11 (WMA-11), which covers the central Delaware portion of New Jersey.

To learn more, visit the above-linked web site or contact Kathy Giordano at 609-633-1441 or by email at Kathy.Giordano@dep.state.nj.us.

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This information is being provided to the Delaware River Basin Commission by various sources and compiled here as a public service. A listing on this page does not necessarily imply endorsement by the DRBC. Since the information is subject to change, you are encouraged to contact the person(s) listed for the most complete information.

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