Events - Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River

Events

    September

  • woman and child fish

    Wednesday Free Fishing

    Wednesday, September 26th 2018
    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...
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    Ribbon-Cutting for the River Trail Gateway

    Thursday, September 27th 2018
    Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
    8480 Hagy's Mill Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19128
    The River Trail Gateway reveals an unparalleled and previously hidden view of Smith Run's forested glen, includes a trail side gathering area, adds a bike rack and new signage, and weaves stone, metal...
  • Parent’s Night Out

    Friday, September 28th 2018
    Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    DuPont Environmental Education Center
    1400 Delmarva Ln.
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Set mom and dad loose to have dinner along Wilmington's Riverfront while you stay at DEEC and have all the fun. Dinner provided. Parents receive a coupon for Timothy's Riverfront Grill. Members: $2...
  • small bird with yellow chest on branch

    Saturday Morning Bird Walk

    Every Saturday, May 19th 2018 - October 27th 2018
    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...
  • Discovery Day

    Saturday, September 29th 2018
    Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Audubon Pennsylvania Discovery Center
    3401 Reservoir Dr.
    Philadelphia , PA 19121
    Join us for the grand opening of the Discovery Center, an environmental leadership center and ho...
  • Ride for the River

    Saturday, September 29th 2018
    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...
  • large brick house on hill behind brick wall with bushes

    Morning Bird Walk

    Every Saturday, April 14th 2018 - October 27th 2018
    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...
  • Paddle the River

    Saturday, September 29th 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM
    The Watershed Institute
    31 Titus Mill Road
    Pennington, NJ 08534
    Join us for a canoe trip along the Delaware River, part of the River Days Celebration  a program of the Alliance for Environmental Education of the Delaware River.  Jeff Hoagland, our Director of Ed...
  • Find Yourself in Nature

    Saturday, September 29th 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Berks Nature
    575 Saint Bernardine Street
    Reading, PA 19607

    On Saturday, September 29th please join us anytime from 10AM – 1PM for a free, engaging event at The Nature Place.  Participants will have the opportunity t...

  • path going through fall foliage

    Bristol Marsh Trash Cleanup for Nation Public Lands Day

    Saturday, September 29th 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Heritage Conservancy at Bristol Marsh
    159 Basin Park
    Bristol, PA 19007
    As the summer comes to a close, Bristol Marsh will need a good cleanup day before the winter. Help us remove trash at this freshwater tidal marsh for National Public Lands Day and as part of the Inte...
  • Philly skyline kayakers paddling down river

    Walnut2Walnut River Challenge

    Sunday, September 30th 2018
    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

  • Green By Nature: Hop, Swim, Fly

    Tuesday, October 2nd 2018
    Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    DuPont Environmental Education Center
    1400 Delmarva Ln.
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Pre-Registration is now required. Space is extremely limited, please be sure to register online or call! How do our marsh animals move? Let's explore! Enjoy an activity, craft and snack. Led by DEE...
  • red apple with leaves

    Little Explorers: Apple Cider, 18th Century Style

    Wednesday, October 3rd 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    Take a turn crushing apples in an old cider press to make fresh apple cider. Free for members at the Family level and above; $12 otherwise. Register Here:

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    Green By Nature: Hop, Skip, Jump

    Friday, October 5th 2018
    Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    DuPont Environmental Education Center
    1400 Delmarva Ln.
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Pre-Registration is now required. Space is extremely limited, please be sure to register online or call! Which aniimals do you think can hop, skip or jump? Let's find out! Led by DEEC Staff Memb...
  • large brick house on hill behind brick wall with bushes

    Morning Bird Walk

    Every Saturday, April 14th 2018 - October 27th 2018
    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 2018
    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...
  • Watershed to Watershed Bike Ride

    Saturday, October 6th 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    The Watershed Institute
    31 Titus Mill Road
    Pennington, NJ 08534
    Explore the Lawrence-Hopewell Trail (LHT) by bike as part of the River Days celebration, a program of the Alliance for Environmental Education of the Delaware River.  Learn all about watersheds, and ...
  • Harvest Festival

    Saturday, October 6th 2018
    Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Pocono Environmental Education Center
    538 Emery Road
    Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
    Fall in love with Fall! Celebrate Fall at PEEC's 8th annual Harvest Festival! Enjoy animal presenters, arts & crafts, hands-on activities, conservation exhibits, live music, local food, old-tim...
  • Gateway Park Bike Ride & Freshwater Mussel Survey

    Saturday, October 6th 2018
    Time: 10:30 AM
    Come learn about freshwater mussels in the tidal Cooper River, and then enjoy a ride along the Camden Greenway Phase I Loop, with strategic stops for historical and ecological interpretation; begins a...
  • small bird with yellow chest on branch

    Saturday Morning Bird Walk

    Every Saturday, May 19th 2018 - October 27th 2018
    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...
  • four teens bend down by storm drain

    The Schuylkill Navigation: a Photographic History Tour

    Saturday, October 6th 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
    8480 Hagy's Mill Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19128
    Fairmount Water Works photographer-educator Sandy Sorlien will present highlights of her recent documentary project, Inland: The Abandoned Canals of the Schuylkill Navigation, as well as som...
  • large group of people walking up hill through forest

    Walking Tour of Schuylkill River History

    Sunday, October 7th 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
    8480 Hagy's Mill Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19128
    Fairmount Water Works photographer-educator Sandy Sorlien leads a walk interpreting remnants of the 108-mile Schuylkill Navigation system along the Roxborough and Manayunk stretches of the river. This...
  • Southwest Fish-Off

    Sunday, October 7th 2018
    Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    A free fishing derby with activities for all ages. Fish from our dock, the riverbank or from one of our rowboats. Win prizes!
    • One rod per person
    • Bring your own rod or borro...
  • black and white marsh grass

    Ephemeral Sculptures with Invasive Species

    Sunday, October 7th 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    Despite the fact that many cosmopolitan plant species have a reputation for choking out native plants and thus providing inferior habitat for native fauna, labeling any living organism—plant or anim...
  • Philly Fall Nature Festival

    Saturday, October 13th 2018
    Time: All day
    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
    8601 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19153
    Philly Fall Nature Fest is a free family event in conjunction with National Wildlife Refuge Week celebrating nature and community in Southwest Philadelphia! All are welcome to participate in a day of ...
  • path going through fall foliage

    Petty’s Island History Hike

    Saturday, October 13th 2018
    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 l...
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    Seeds of Dissent Tour: John’s Stone Mill and Cider Press

    Saturday, October 13th 2018
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    The Garden has long been a place for the exchange of ideas. In the 18th and 19thcentury, notable persons in the fields of art and science gathered here at this garden to walk its grounds and discuss a...
  • LandLab; Dance Exchange

    Saturday, October 13th 2018
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
    8480 Hagy's Mill Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19128
    This event will be reoccurring at 3pm-4pm as well. Culminating a year of research and art making at the Schuylkill Center, Dance Exchange will lead a series of animated hikes on our trails...
  • Harvest Fest

    Sunday, October 14th 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    An annual Southwest community event, this year’s festival will be jam-packed with fun for the whole family: hayrides, cider pressing, face-painting, cooking and canning workshops, games of chance an...
  • John Bartram Jawn

    Sunday, October 14th 2018
    Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    The John Bartram Jawn is a family-friendly outdoor concert featuring musicians and performers with deep connections to Southwest Philly!
  • LandLab; Dance Exchange

    Sunday, October 14th 2018
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
    8480 Hagy's Mill Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19128
    This event will be reoccurring at 3pm-4pm as well. Culminating a year of research and art making at the Schuylkill Center, Dance Exchange will lead a series of animated hikes on our trails...
  • Historic Brandywine Ramble

    Thursday, October 18th 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    DuPont Environmental Education Center
    1400 Delmarva Ln.
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Discover the urban landscape that provided inspiration for many well known artists on a hike along the Brandywine River. Starting at Breck’s Mill and the Somerville Manning Gallery, walk through par...
  • two canoes on marsh

    Family Fall Canoe

    Saturday, October 20th 2018
    Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    DuPont Environmental Education Center
    1400 Delmarva Ln.
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Learn how to canoe or improve your paddling skills while taking in the beautiful Riverfront view. Become an expert on preparing for a paddle and travel down the river learning paddling techniques as y...
  • sun shining through tree leaves onto colored leaf covered ground

    Artists in the Field

    Saturday, October 20th 2018
    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 ...
  • Trails and Tales Bike Ride

    Sunday, October 21st 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    DuPont Environmental Education Center
    1400 Delmarva Ln.
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Join a naturalist on a 5 mile bike ride to New Castle on the new Markell Trail. Enjoy wildlife and scenery as you make your way through the refuge and on to relax in Battery Park for a picnic. Then, g...
  • blue and red bird on branch

    Green By Nature: Kingfisher and Other Birds

    Tuesday, October 23rd 2018
    Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    DuPont Environmental Education Center
    1400 Delmarva Ln.
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Pre-Registration is now required. Space is extremely limited, please be sure to register online or call! They sing, fish, float and fly. Search for our feathered friends, feel a nest and try to mak...
  • Your Two Cents: Changing Opinions Through Media

    Wednesday, October 24th 2018
    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    DuPont Environmental Education Center
    1400 Delmarva Ln.
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Add to your advocacy toolkit and join us for this fun workshop! Learn how to write a Letter to the Editor (LTE), an opinion piece that can be submitted for print in local newspapers. LTE's are a great...
  • 3 kids look over wooden ledge

    Green By Nature: Kites!

    Friday, October 26th 2018
    Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    DuPont Environmental Education Center
    1400 Delmarva Ln.
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Pre-Registration is now required. Space is extremely limited, please be sure to register online or call! Kites fly like some birds we know. Let's explore flight!! Led by Neenah Newell and Shweta Ar...
  • November

  • Bristol Marsh, operated by the Heritage Conservancy, is one of the 23 centers in the Alliance for Watershed Education.

    Croydon Woods Nature Preserve Cleanup with The Heritage Conservancy

    Friday, November 2nd 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Help us to clean up this 80-acre wooded preserve for the community including the local school to enjoy. Join us to remove trash to improve the property so there is less trash to wash into the waterway...
  • Stroud Water Research Center Tour

    Tuesday, November 6th 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    DuPont Environmental Education Center
    1400 Delmarva Ln.
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Since 1967, Stroud Water Research Center has been leading the effort to produce innovative solutions for preserving and restoring fresh water. Take a tour of their laboratory and teaching spaces while...
  • three pairs on hands sort seeds in a pan

    Little Explorers: Seed Collectors

    Wednesday, November 7th 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    How do seeds travel? Collect seeds from all over the garden and make a natural mosaic of seeds. Free for members at the Family level and above; $12 otherwise. Register Here:

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    Seeds of Dissent Tour: The North Mile Old and New

    Saturday, November 10th 2018
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    The Garden has long been a place for the exchange of ideas. In the 18th and 19thcentury, notable persons in the fields of art and science gathered here at this garden to walk its grounds and discuss a...
  • brick wall with stitch house sign

    Walk your Brewshed: Stitch House Brewery

    Saturday, November 10th 2018
    Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    DuPont Environmental Education Center
    1400 Delmarva Ln.
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Walk along the scenic Riverfront Trail in Wilmington, while learning about the rich history and challenges of the Christina River. End your journey with a flight of beer at Stitch House Brewery as you...
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    Green By Nature: Nature In Our Neighborhood

    Tuesday, November 13th 2018
    Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    DuPont Environmental Education Center
    1400 Delmarva Ln.
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Pre-Registration is now required. Space is extremely limited, please be sure to register online or call! What animals can be found near the city? Take a walk on the Riverwalk and look for animals tha...
  • river through woods

    Wilmington’s Drinking Water, What’s Up?

    Wednesday, November 14th 2018
    Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    DuPont Environmental Education Center
    1400 Delmarva Ln.
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    A large percentage of Northern Delaware's drinking water comes from the Brandywine River. Follow our water as it travels the newly restored mill race, is cleaned at the Porter Filtration Plant, and ge...
  • two little boys under tree

    Green By Nature: Garden Games

    Friday, November 16th 2018
    Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    DuPont Environmental Education Center
    1400 Delmarva Ln.
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Pre-Registration is now required. Space is extremely limited, please be sure to register online or call! Let's learn some new games to play in the garden, especially Hoots Hollow. Led by Shweta Arya ...
  • soaps and mason jars

    Make + Take: Herbal Salves

    Sunday, November 18th 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    Learn to make infused oils and salves for everything from bruises, scrapes and bug bites to arthritis, stiffness and inflammation. We’ll talk about which local plants work well in oils and salves, a...
  • December

  • little boy stands with hands up overlooking marsh

    Green By Nature: Quiet…Sounds of the Marsh

    Tuesday, December 4th 2018
    Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    DuPont Environmental Education Center
    1400 Delmarva Ln.
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Pre-Registration is now required. Space is extremely limited, please be sure to register online or call! >br> Use your sense of hearing to learn about the marsh in winter. Let's have a sound sc...
  • Jump-start January: Prepare For The 150th General Assembly

    Tuesday, December 4th 2018
    Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    DuPont Environmental Education Center
    1400 Delmarva Ln.
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Have you ever wondered how to have your voice heard by decision makers? Do you feel strongly about issues like ensuring clean water for all of Delaware? Tune in to this webinar to learn about the legi...
  • January

  • adults sit around tables

    Make + Take: Herbal Toolkit for Seasonal Depression & Anxiety

    Sunday, January 13th 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Bartram’s Garden
    5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    We’ll take a look at plants that can alleviate acute and chronic anxiety and depression and discuss the most effective method of using them. Herbs that address underlying imbalances that lead to men...