Discover the Schuylkill from Anywhere
Please enjoy these free resources for virtual learning. Learn about the Schuylkill River Heritage Area and Watershed. Lessons will include map reading, environmental education and even do-it-yourself projects. For information about our regularly scheduled education programs, please visit schuylkillriver.org/education.
Free Resources for Parents & Schools During COVID-19 Pandemic
With schools being closed and “shelter-in-place” orders in effect, Schuylkill River Greenways is here to provide fun tools for education that can be done from anywhere, including at home.
Learn what a watershed is and what happens when the rain falls from the sky onto one. Click the image to the left to view the video or CLICK HERE.
In this video, you will learn how to build a simple model of a landscape to mimic a watershed. See how watersheds channel rainfall and how pollution impacts water health. Printed instructions included. Click the image to the left to view the video or CLICK HERE.
At Home Activities
Seed balls are marble or gumball-sized balls made of clay, soil, and seeds that are used to replant areas where the natural flora has been destroyed. Once dry, the seed balls can be thrown in open fields and lots to help replant abandoned areas with native flowers that support pollinator species such as bees, butterflies, and birds. For instructions on how to make your own seed balls at home click the image to the left or the link below.