Get to know your watershed!  The Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River is comprised of 23 environmental education centers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The Delaware River is the longest undammed river east of the Mississippi, and its watershed stretches all the way into upstate New York, providing clean drinking water for more than 15 million people – that’s nearly 5% of the entire United States’ population! The Delaware River watershed provides important ecological habitats to a multitude of species, and provides recreation for cyclists, hikers, paddlers and other outdoor enthusiasts.  

Explore. Enjoy. Engage. The 23 education centers in the Alliance share a mission to collectively increase and enhance constituent appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of the Delaware River watershed.

 

Summer Camp at an AWE Center? Yes, please!

There’s no better way to learn about the watershed than to explore it. When school is out and parents need to keep their children busy, consider fun and educational camps that may just ignite your child’s passion for the environment through exploratory play, scientific curiosity, and immersion in the natural world.

Many members of the Alliance for Watershed Education offer hands-on, nature-based camps to children ages 3 – 16. Fees vary, click here to learn more.

 

 

Find the Perfect Camp! about Summer Camp at an AWE Center? Yes, please!

Featured Center

The Watershed Center building has a colorful native garden in front of it.

The Watershed Institute

The Watershed Institute is a LEED-Platinum certified center on nearly 1,000 acres of forest, wetlands, meadows and farmland, covered by more than 10 miles of hiking trails and two historic 18th-9th century farmsteads. The center also offers a seasonal Butterfly House, the opportunity to rent facilities for events, and an art gallery.

Meet the Fellows

man stands next to blue cart with educational materials

The Fellowship Program

Each center in the Alliance hosts one or two Fellows for twelve weeks during the summer. The program aims to increase engagement and action toward protecting and restoring the Delaware River watershed. Fellows may engage with visitors to environmental centers, lead research initiatives, work in the center and on the water, or guide a “Mobile Nature Center” to do trail engagement.

Upcoming Events

A watershed fellow and a young child hold a net over Cobbs Creek.