Events from our Partners

Below are a list of events organized by partners of the Schuylkill River Greenways NHA. For even more educational and watershed events happening throughout the region, visit the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River website. The Alliance for Watershed Education (AWE) is a regional initiative of twenty-three partnering environmental education centers, including Schuylkill River Greenways.

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In the Shadow of Liberty, Part 2

Date: Sunday, Feb. 9

Time: 1 PM

Location: Hopewell Furnace Conference Center, 2 Mark Bird Lane, Elverson, PA 19520

Cost: Free

Presenting “In the Shadow of Liberty” a feature film about the discovery of James Oronoco Dexter’s home. Dexter was a free African American coachman who lived in colonial Philadelphia. Born a slave, he was one of the founding members of the first US autonomous, black church. Refreshments will be served.

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George Washington, A Man of Style

Date: Sunday, Feb. 9

Time: 2 PM

Location: Hopewell Furnace Conference Center, 2 Mark Bird Lane, Elverson, PA 19520

Cost: Free

This event features Valley Forge National Park Archivist Dona McDermott. Light refreshments will be served.

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Washington’s Birthday at Valley Forge National Historical Park

Date: Monday, Feb. 17

Time: 10 AM – 1 PM

Location: Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 N. Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Did you know that the first public celebration of Washington’s Birthday was at Valley Forge in 1778? Bring the kids and join Mrs. Washington, members of the Continental Army, and others to celebrate His Excellency’s 288th birthday. Produced in conjunction with the Valley Forge Park Alliance, Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board, and The Encampment Store.

Schedule of Events

  • 10:00-12:00 Meet George and Martha Washington: Reenactors portraying the General and Lady Washington will be available for pictures and conversation. In heated tent.
  • 10:00-12:00 Birthday Cards for the General: Kids can show their appreciation to the General by creating a Birthday Card for him. In heated tent 10:00 to 12:00.
  • Join the Continental Army: Kids can enlist into the Continental Army, learn basic marching steps, and get reviewed by the Commander-in-Chief himself! Enlistment begins in main tent at 10:00. All recruits muster for training outside heated tent at 11:00, to be marched up to a mini parade ground (just above old Visitor Center) for training.
  • 12:00-1:00 Celebrate Washington’s Birthday: Get a free cupcake from The Culinary Arts Institute of Montgomery County Community College and hear an address from George and Martha Washington. (NOTE: Soldiers First! Participants in the Join the Continental Army program will gain first access to cupcakes)

Additional Activities:

  • 10:00-2:00 Living History at Muhlenberg’s Brigade. Join a ranger in period clothing in the reproduction huts at stop #2.
  • 9:30-4:30 Park Film. 18 minute introductory film showing in Temporary Visitor Center, every 30 minutes.
  • 10:00-4:00 Washington’s Headquarters open.

The PA Outdoors Corps is Looking for Summer Youth Crew Members

Program Details

The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps Summer Program offers young people, ages 15 to 18, the opportunity to serve on a team completing conservation projects to protect, enhance and restore Pennsylvania’s public lands.

 

  • Dates: June 29th – August 7th, 2020 (six weeks)
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Locations: Allentown, Altoona, Chambersburg, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Meadville, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Pottstown, Renovo, St Marys, Wilkes-Barre, Wellsboro, Williamsport and York
  • Compensation: $12.00/hour, transportation to work site, breakfast and lunch provided.
  • Transportation: Members must have reliable transportation to the crew meeting location. Locations are dependent on member zip codes and public transportation access (if applicable), usually a public site is selected at a school, park, or state office building centrally located in each city.

Application Dates for Open Enrollment: February 1 – April 1, 2020. Crew selections won’t be made until after April 1, 2020.

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The PA Outdoors Corps is Looking for Crew Leaders

Program Details

The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps is looking for qualified applicants to lead Outdoor Corps summer crews in State Parks and Forests throughout Pennsylvania. Crew Leaders train, supervise, and administer crews of 10 high school students, ages 15 to 18, on a variety of outdoor work projects.

  • Mandatory Leader Training Dates: June 8th – 19th, 2020
  • Leader Position Dates: June 8th – August 10th, 2020
  • Program Schedule (members): June 29th – August 7th, 2020
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Locations: Allentown, Altoona, Chambersburg, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Meadville, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Pottstown, Renovo, St Marys, Wilkes-Barre, Wellsboro, Williamsport and York
  • Compensation: $650 per week, paid training
  • Application deadline: April 15, 2020
Qualifications:
  • 21 or over at the start of the program on June 8th.
  • Have a valid driver’s license for three or more years.
  • Have or obtain a Basic First Aid/CPR certification.
  • Have experience working with youth or in outdoor occupations.
  • Be able to model safe and professional behavior at all times.

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