Events - Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River

Events

    July

  • Turtle Walk with Refuge Bio Team

    Sunday, July 22nd
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
    8601 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19153
    Help the Biological Survey Team look for native turtles! Learn more about the turtles of the refuge and the refuge's work with them! Free and kid friendly! Walk will meet at the Visitor Center and ...
  • Migration Fest

    Sunday, July 22nd
    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Lehigh Gap Nature Center
    8844 Paint Mill Road
    Slatington, PA 18080
    Our annual celebration of hawk migration and Appalachian Mountain ecology. Learn about the annual fall spectacle of hawks and butterflies migrating along the Kittatinny Ridge and how to identify rapt...
  • The Pocono Environmental Education Center is one of the 23 centers in the Alliance for Watershed Education.

    Intro to Orienteering

    Sunday, July 22nd
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Pocono Environmental Education Center
    538 Emery Road
    Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
    Come learn how to use a map & compass on our orienteering course. We’ll show you the basics before you try and find all the points. Space is limited – call early! $5
  • Rhythm In Nature: Zumba Fitness

    Every Monday. January 15th - July 30th
    Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    DuPont Environmental Education Center
    1400 Delmarva Ln.
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Enjoy beautiful views of the City of Wilmington, Christina River and marsh with Zumba Fitness! Zumba is a Latin-inspired, dance fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance ...
  • John Heinz Wildlife Refuge Clean-up

    Wednesday, July 25th
    Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
    8601 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19153
    Americans throw away 70 million cups made of polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, every day, plus foam take-out containers or hard plastic containers, lids, and straws. Roughly one quarter of tha...
  • Wednesday Free Fishing

    Wednesday, July 25th
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    Learn how to catch one of the 42 fish species found in the tidal Schuylkill. We provide rods, bait and basic instruction. First come, first served. Supplies are limited. No fishing license necessar...
  • Four B Walks (Bugs, Butterflies, Birds, and Blossoms)

    Thursday, July 26th
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Lehigh Gap Nature Center
    8844 Paint Mill Road
    Slatington, PA 18080
    Families are invited to join LGNC naturalist Doug Burton on a search for bugs, butterflies, birds, and blooms in the habitats around the Osprey House! Bug nets will be provided. Recommended ages: 4-6.
  • Transmit/Transform: 2 Part Community Event

    Thursday, July 26th
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    Join WURD Radio, The Village of Arts and Humanities, and other community partners for a special two-part edition of "Transmit/Transform," Thursday July 26th at Bartram’s Gardens, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd...
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    River Reimagined: A Land & Water Tour

    Every other Thursday. July 12th - August 9th
    Time: 12:00 AM
    Fairmount Water Works
    640 Waterworks Dr.
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
    Learn about the Fairmount Water Works, one of Philadelphia’s first tourist attractions, and cruise the Schuylkill for a new perspective on sites along this historic river. Aft...
  • three people paddling in red canoe

    Guided Canoe Trip

    Every Thursday. June 7th - August 23rd
    Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
    1201 Pawlings Road
    Audubon, PA 19403
    Canoe with Perks John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove • 610-666-5593x109 Take a guided canoe tour of the Perkiomen Creek with one of our educators! View birds as they feed along the creek, ex...
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    Saturday Morning Bird Walk

    Every Saturday. May 19th - October 27th
    Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
    1201 Pawlings Road
    Audubon, PA 19403
    Join Audubon PA for a regular, weekly guided bird walk at Mill Grove. We’ll visit the creek, cross the meadows, and hike through the woods on both paved and unpaved trails. Children and beginners ar...
  • Saturdays at The Nature Place: Magnificent Mud!

    Saturday, July 28th
    Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Berks Nature
    575 Saint Bernardine Street
    Reading, PA 19607
    FREE. Drop-in anytime between 10am and 3pm for theme-based learning and lobby activities. About Saturdays at The Nature Place: Saturdays are for learning! Join us every Saturday at The Nature Place...
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    Morning Bird Walk

    Every Saturday. April 14th - October 27th
    Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
    1201 Pawlings Road
    Audubon, PA 19403
    Join the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove for their weekly Saturday morning bird walk at the Center. Bring binoculars for optimum viewing! Be sure to visit the Drawn From Nature juried art show...
  • Lessons in Stewardship: Invasive Plant ID & Removal

    Saturday, July 28th
    Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    The Watershed Institute
    31 Titus Mill Road
    Pennington, NJ 08534
    Join Stewardship Coordinator Allison Jackson and stewardship extraordinaire Chris Berry as they delve into the natural history of some locally-prominent invasive species. Then hit the trails to focus ...
  • Bird Walk with Lynn Roman

    Saturday, July 28th
    Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
    8601 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19153
    Take an educational walk with one of our knowledgeable volunteers! Discover the 300+ species of birds that use the Refuge during their migration routes - each week guarantee different species! Walk...
  • Everything Outdoors Food Truck Festival w/ LGNC

    Saturday, July 28th
    Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Combine your love of food with your love of the outdoors! Don't miss the inaugural Northern Lehigh Food Truck Festival! July 28th 12:00—6:00pm Walnutport Park (215 Lincoln Avenue, Walnutport ...
  • Jazz in the 9th Concert at Tacony Creek Park

    Saturday, July 28th
    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Councilwoman Cherelle L. Parker, in collaboration with Olney Culture Lab, is excited to announce the inaugural season of Jazz in the 9th Summer Concert Series 2018. This is the third event of this ser...
  • three people paddling in red canoe

    Guided Canoe Trip

    Every Saturday. June 2nd - August 25th
    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
    1201 Pawlings Road
    Audubon, PA 19403
    Canoe with Perks John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove • 610-666-5593x109 Take a guided canoe tour of the Perkiomen Creek with one of our educators! View birds as they feed along the creek, ex...
  • The Pocono Environmental Education Center is one of the 23 centers in the Alliance for Watershed Education.

    Dragonfly Walk

    Sunday, July 29th
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Pocono Environmental Education Center
    538 Emery Road
    Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
    Learn about the wonderful world of dragonflies!  Join David Trently on a search through the fields and around the ponds for dragonflies and butterflies.  Call early – spaces fill up fast.
  • Frog Frolic

    Sunday, July 29th
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Pocono Environmental Education Center
    538 Emery Road
    Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
    Spend the afternoon with us at our ponds and streams!  Learn about some of our frog friends as we gently catch and release these hopping amphibians.  Wear boots and plan on getting wet and muddy.
  • Kids’ Clay Class!

    Sunday, July 29th
    Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Lehigh Gap Nature Center
    8844 Paint Mill Road
    Slatington, PA 18080
    At Kristine George's July kids' class, we will working with clay! We'll take a nature walk and look for inspiration. Pressed leaves and flowers will be collected to create tiles and beads. Cost $3 ...
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    Small Fry Camp

    Monday, July 30th - Tuesday, July 31st
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium
    1 Riverside Dr.
    Camden, NJ 08103
    Especially for campers who have just completed Pre-K, your “small fry” will have an amazing time investigating the wonders of the aquatic world in this daily, half-day program.
  • August

  • little boy getting nose to nose with diamond back terrapin

    Small Fry Camp

    Wednesday, August 1st - Friday, August 3rd
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium
    1 Riverside Dr.
    Camden, NJ 08103
    Especially for campers who have just completed Pre-K, your “small fry” will have an amazing time investigating the wonders of the aquatic world in this daily, half-day program.
  • Little Explorers: Water Wonderland

    Wednesday, August 1st
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    Cool off with outdoor water games and discover why water is important to the Garden. Free for members at the Family level and above; $12 otherwise. Register Here:

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  • three people paddling in red canoe

    Guided Canoe Trip

    Every Thursday. June 7th - August 23rd
    Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
    1201 Pawlings Road
    Audubon, PA 19403
    Canoe with Perks John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove • 610-666-5593x109 Take a guided canoe tour of the Perkiomen Creek with one of our educators! View birds as they feed along the creek, ex...
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    Behind the Scenes Tours

    The first Saturday of the month. April - September 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Independence Seaport Museum
    211 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Go behind the scenes of our historic ships like never before. Experience the engine room and brig on Cruiser Olympia and scope out the conning tower on Submarine Becuna. Tour areas that are usually cl...
  • three people paddling in red canoe

    Guided Canoe Trip

    Every Saturday. June 2nd - August 25th
    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
    1201 Pawlings Road
    Audubon, PA 19403
    Canoe with Perks John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove • 610-666-5593x109 Take a guided canoe tour of the Perkiomen Creek with one of our educators! View birds as they feed along the creek, ex...
  • First Saturdays at The Nature Place: Creek Critters

    Saturday, August 4th
    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Berks Nature
    575 Saint Bernardine Street
    Reading, PA 19607
    Beat the heat and explore Angelica Creek with us! Led by our trained environmental educator, we'll investigate the creatures that call the creek home- including small bugs, crayfish, and if we're luck...
  • Scavenger Hunt

    Saturday, August 4th
    Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    8/4 & 8/25 11am-3pm during Free Saturday Boating. Come out to enjoy the beautiful Lower Schuylkill and Bartram’s botanical banks while engaging in a family-friendly scavenger hunt. Learn all abo...
  • Watershed Butterfly Festival

    Saturday, August 4th
    Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    The Watershed Institute
    31 Titus Mill Road
    Pennington, NJ 08534
    Join us for our 18th Annual Butterfly Festival. It will be held at The Watershed Institute, August 4, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on our 950-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township, NJ....
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    Saturday Morning Bird Walk

    Every Saturday. May 19th - October 27th
    Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
    1201 Pawlings Road
    Audubon, PA 19403
    Join Audubon PA for a regular, weekly guided bird walk at Mill Grove. We’ll visit the creek, cross the meadows, and hike through the woods on both paved and unpaved trails. Children and beginners ar...
  • large brick house on hill behind brick wall with bushes

    Morning Bird Walk

    Every Saturday. April 14th - October 27th
    Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
    1201 Pawlings Road
    Audubon, PA 19403
    Join the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove for their weekly Saturday morning bird walk at the Center. Bring binoculars for optimum viewing! Be sure to visit the Drawn From Nature juried art show...
  • Turtle Walk with Refuge Bio Team

    Sunday, August 5th
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
    8601 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19153
    Help the Biological Survey Team look for native turtles! Learn more about the turtles of the refuge and the refuge's work with them! Free and kid friendly! Walk will meet at the Visitor Center and ...
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    Pop-Up Archery

    Thursday, August 9th
    Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
    8601 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19153
    Stop by our FREE Pop-up Archery Range! Take your first shot at archery and learn a quick overview of the skills required to hit a bullseye. With safety as our priority, our USA Archery certified instr...
  • Petty’s Island Film Screening

    Thursday, August 9th
    Time: 6:30 PM
    Join us for a free viewing of 500 Acres of Controversy: Saving Petty's Island, an engaging story of a community-corporate-government collaboration that worked from 2002 until 2009 to success...
  • photo ofFairmount Water Works with informational panels

    River Reimagined: A Land & Water Tour

    Every other Thursday. July 12th - August 9th
    Time: 12:00 AM
    Fairmount Water Works
    640 Waterworks Dr.
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
    Learn about the Fairmount Water Works, one of Philadelphia’s first tourist attractions, and cruise the Schuylkill for a new perspective on sites along this historic river. Aft...
  • Shooting Stars and S’mores

    Friday, August 10th
    Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
    8480 Hagy's Mill Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19128
    Join us for a night under the stars. Our Annual Shooting Stars & S'mores event allows us to take a deeper look at space. Whether you're an expert astronomer, or a novice with a curiosity about ...
  • Saturdays at The Nature Place: Eat Your Fruits & Veggies!

    Saturday, August 11th
    Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Berks Nature
    575 Saint Bernardine Street
    Reading, PA 19607
    FREE. Drop-in anytime between 10am and 3pm for theme-based learning and lobby activities. About Saturdays at The Nature Place: Saturdays are for learning! Join us every Saturday at The Nature Place...
  • Scavenger Hunt

    Saturday, August 25th
    Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    8/4 & 8/25 11am-3pm during Free Saturday Boating. Come out to enjoy the beautiful Lower Schuylkill and Bartram’s botanical banks while engaging in a family-friendly scavenger hunt. Learn all abo...
  • Verse & Vinyasa

    Saturday, August 25th
    Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    Contemplate the wonders of Tide Field during this all-levels workshop that engages the sacred combination of mantra-based poetry, alignment-based Vinyasa Yoga and sound to deepen one’s connection to...
  • Sturgeon Moon Rowboating

    Sunday, August 26th
    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    --- FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC -- Part of our Full Moon Rowboating series. Enjoy Tide Field under the moonlight. Row the full Moon tide in illuminated skiffs built by Philly youth while enjoy...
  • little boy getting nose to nose with diamond back terrapin

    Small Fry Camp

    Monday, August 27th - Friday, August 31st
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium
    1 Riverside Dr.
    Camden, NJ 08103
    Especially for campers who have just completed Pre-K, your “small fry” will have an amazing time investigating the wonders of the aquatic world in this daily, half-day program.
  • Wednesday Free Fishing

    Wednesday, August 29th
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    Learn how to catch one of the 42 fish species found in the tidal Schuylkill. We provide rods, bait and basic instruction. First come, first served. Supplies are limited. No fishing license necessar...
  • September

  • large brick house on hill behind brick wall with bushes

    Morning Bird Walk

    Every Saturday. April 14th - October 27th
    Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
    1201 Pawlings Road
    Audubon, PA 19403
    Join the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove for their weekly Saturday morning bird walk at the Center. Bring binoculars for optimum viewing! Be sure to visit the Drawn From Nature juried art show...
  • small bird with yellow chest on branch

    Saturday Morning Bird Walk

    Every Saturday. May 19th - October 27th
    Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
    1201 Pawlings Road
    Audubon, PA 19403
    Join Audubon PA for a regular, weekly guided bird walk at Mill Grove. We’ll visit the creek, cross the meadows, and hike through the woods on both paved and unpaved trails. Children and beginners ar...
  • Lehigh Gap Bike & Boat

    Sunday, September 9th
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Lehigh Gap Nature Center
    8844 Paint Mill Road
    Slatington, PA 18080
    Back by popular demand! Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Lehigh Gap by bike and r...
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    Petty’s Island History Hike

    Saturday, September 15th
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Explore this gem with local historian and author, Bob Shinn, on a hike through time on Petty’s Island. Hike along the Delaware River where points of interest will bring history to life. Leafless tre...
  • Bilingual Bird Walk In Tacony Creek Park (Spanish & English)

    Saturday, September 22nd
    Time: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    As part of our River Days Series with the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River - Come celebrate...
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    Early Fall Birding on the Delaware River

    Saturday, September 22nd
    Time: 7:45 AM - 11:00 AM
    This wooded island in the Delaware River is truly an urban oasis for woodland, wading and shore birds. Learn some interesting history along the way and discover how this industrial port is transformin...
  • Wednesday Free Fishing

    Wednesday, September 26th
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    Learn how to catch one of the 42 fish species found in the tidal Schuylkill. We provide rods, bait and basic instruction. First come, first served. Supplies are limited. No fishing license necessar...
  • Discovery Day

    Saturday, September 29th
    Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Audubon Pennsylvania Discovery Center
    3401 Reservoir Dr.
    Philadelphia , PA 19121
    Join us as we celebrate the public opening to the Discovery Center. Free and open to all ages!
  • Ride 4 the River

    Saturday, September 29th
    Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Celebrate the Schuylkill River Trail with bikes, beer and live music! Ride from Pottstown to Reading OR from Pottstown to Union Township and back along the Schuylkill River Trail, then kick back and r...
  • Walnut2Wlanut River Challenge

    Sunday, September 30th
    Time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    Independence Seaport Museum
    211 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Are you up for the Walnut2Walnut River Challenge? Paddle or row down the Schuylkill River and up the Delaware for a scenic trip around Philadelphia's peninsula. The excursion begins at Schuylkill Bank...
  • October

  • small bird with yellow chest on branch

    Saturday Morning Bird Walk

    Every Saturday. May 19th - October 27th
    Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
    1201 Pawlings Road
    Audubon, PA 19403
    Join Audubon PA for a regular, weekly guided bird walk at Mill Grove. We’ll visit the creek, cross the meadows, and hike through the woods on both paved and unpaved trails. Children and beginners ar...
  • large brick house on hill behind brick wall with bushes

    Morning Bird Walk

    Every Saturday. April 14th - October 27th
    Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
    1201 Pawlings Road
    Audubon, PA 19403
    Join the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove for their weekly Saturday morning bird walk at the Center. Bring binoculars for optimum viewing! Be sure to visit the Drawn From Nature juried art show...
  • petty's island welcome sign

    Petty’s Island Community Cleanup Day

    Saturday, October 6th
    Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Here’s your chance to be part of the restoration of Petty’s Island. Join our team of enthusiastic volunteers to help clean up and restore the shoreline of this majestic island as part of the large...
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    Artists in the Field

    Saturday, October 20th
    Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    This 3-hour workshop is an introduction to creating art in the field. Our volunteer artist will show you how to use the natural world as inspiration for your next work of art. Our goal is to help you ...