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LOCATION
Philadelphia, PA
LOCAL WATERSHEDS
Pennypack Creek/Delaware River

PROGRAM DETAILS

Apprentices in the year-long RiverGuides program train to become both watershed educators and environmental advocates. Using the curriculum they have developed and the organization’s fleet of hand-built rowboats and on-water facilities, the RiverGuides work with Wooden Boat Factory staff to offer customizable single day programs to community members that focus on environmental education and ecology. With an objective of providing community service while building STEM knowledge, the RiverGuides also engage in their own restoration projects within the local watershed.

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION MISSION

Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory engages urban teens in hands-on boat building and on-water programming to nurture the problem solving, communication, and collaboration skills needed to become confident, capable adults.