Learn about the interdependence of animals that live in and around the Delaware River while painting a mural of the Schuylkill River. Water color pencils, paint brushes and, of course, water will be used to bring plants and animals in the mural to life.
Did you know every grain of sand has its own story and history? From beach to beach what the sand looks like depends on many things, including where it came from, what it is made of and how it made its way onto the beach. Come learn!
One freshwater mussel can filter up to 10 gallons of water per day! Come see our famous two-tank demonstration that shows the filtering power of freshwater mussels in water straight from the Delaware River. Stop by our table to learn about our efforts to grow and place more of these natural filters in the region.
Come understand how water flows across the landscape via the Enviroscape! Learn how pollution can accidentally be incorporated into the watershed and how macroinvertbrates are used to determine stream ecosystem quality. Who knew little bugs can be useful to project monitoring?
With so many types of plastic and waste, recycling properly can be challenging. Visit the Philadelphia Streets Dept. Sanitation Division exhibit to learn how you can improve your recycling skills!
Philly's Tap Water Bar
Philadelphia Water Department
Are you a Philadelphia resident and wonder about your tap water? Now is your chance to talk with us! Stop by our "water bar" for a sample of water and learn why we've launched a campaign to promote tap water consumption. Play games and win prizes while you're at it.
Did you know you can report and follow up on quality of life issues in the City of Philadelphia? Visit the Philly 311 table to learn about how you can help improve the city by connecting directly with 311 agents.
Radnor Middle School
Learn all you can about some of our most common stream dwellers. Presenting live benthic macro invertebrate (BMI), visitors will be able to identify and learn about stream health.
Stream Bug Stories
Stroud Water Research Center
Put on the hat of a doctor, water scientist, FBI, and YOU as you explore our virtual river, looking for the bugs who tell the story of the river's health. There will be live bugs, an opportunity to do bug tracings, and water quality testing equipment demos.
LEGO® Ship Replica Exhibit
Come view LEGO® replicas of local ships including the Research Vessel Hugh R. Sharp and TS Empire State VII. And for the first time, the Pilot Boat J.P. Virden made for the Pilots’ Association for the Bay & River Delaware.
Nature Crowns + Crafts
The Circuit Trails
Make nature crowns and bracelets using materials found in and from nature! This is a fun craft you can do over and over again while on a trail and outdoors with children (and adults).
The trash and litter polluting the streets of our city has earned it the unfortunate nickname of ‘Filthadelphia.’ Trash Academy, a project of Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Restored Spaces Initiative, uses art and creativity as a vehicle to change both our communities and how they are perceived.
Check out the Creek Mobile, an environmental education tool that helps us bring fun, watershed-education activities to the Tacony Creek Park trail and into surrounding neighborhoods. It's making a special appearance at this event and is loaded with fun activities and resources for visitors.
Do Trees Get Thirsty?
US Forest Service
Check out the different ways that trees adapt their roots and leaves to accommodate their environment, and how they work to conserve water. Live plants will be on hand for visitors to touch and investigate while learning about structure adaptation.