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.

 

Philly City Nature Challenge

Several AWE Centers are participating in the City Nature Challenge, taking place throughout Philadelphia and surrounding counties from April 26th through 29th. Download the iNaturalist app on your smartphone and step outside– use the app to take photos and make observations of all the species you see (animals, insects, plants, birds, etc.) to help the Philadelphia area win the City Nature Challenge 2019!

 

 

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Featured Center

A view of the Independence Seaport Museum from its marina, where boats can be rented.

Independence Seaport Museum

Independence Seaport Museum deepens the appreciation, understanding and experience of the Philadelphia region’s waterways; it provides education through art, artifacts, archival materials, exhibits, a Citizen Science Lab and its boat building facility. The museum is home to two National Historic Landmark ships, Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna. Please note that the center’s main building and…

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.