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 13 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.

 

Experience the watershed in new ways!

The Alliance for Watershed Education is proud to showcase our most recent program, Lenapehoking~Watershed: a place for water, art and culture; activating the entire watershed from the Poconos to the Brandywine Valley. For this wide-ranging and multifaceted art project, we worked with artists who’ve interpreted the watershed in innovative and participatory ways. Click below to learn more about their two projects, the site-responsive, collaborative “Water Spirit” natural sculpture installations at AWE centers and the interactive “Aqua Marooned!” outdoor game.

Taking place from spring of 2021 to late fall of 2021, Lenapehoking~Watershed offers multiple opportunities for inspiration, refreshment, and learning. You’re invited to discover new things, meet new people at outdoor cultural gatherings, and enjoy solitary meditations on art and nature. Find events here and watch an awesome video about the installations here!

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Featured Center

Bartram’s Garden

Bartram’s Garden is a 45-acre National Historic Landmark operated by the John Bartram Association in cooperation with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. It is a destination and an outdoor classroom, living laboratory, and membership organization for ever-expanding audiences– over 95,000 each year and counting. Bartram’s Garden invites you to come here to learn, connect, celebrate and…

Meet the Fellows

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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.