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PWD Schools


Fairmount Water Works Environmental Educator in the Classroom
Hands on 45-minute Lesson on Drinking Water and Watersheds. more information

Understanding the Urban Watershed Curriculum and On-Line Teacher Toolbox
Understanding the Urban Watershed is a creative and practical K-8 curriculum designed for classroom teachers and informal educators who want to engage students in the compelling and evolving story of cities and their water systems. more information. more information 

Field Trips

School visits to Fairmount Water Works (pre k- college)
2-hour hands on activities and tour of landmark site highlights science and technology, Philadelphia history, math, social studies, global water environmental justice and language art. more information

Field Trips to PWD Drinking Water and Wastewater Plants
Students and teachers can visit the water and sewage treatment plants where they are able to see how water is processed and cleaned before it reaches their taps. Contact Fairmount Water Works to schedule a visit.

Field Trips to Environmental Education Nature Centers and Recreation Centers in Fairmount Park
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) and Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) educators offer a variety of experiences throughout Fairmount Park. The educators will also come to your nearby recreation center with a variety of fun and engaging lessons for ages 6-14 on topics, such as turtles, trees, wildlife tracks, greener bubbles, water world and more. To schedule a free visit, contact:

Teacher Training

Fairmount Water Works Teacher Fellowship
Teacher workshops are customized to align with State academic and Core standards to assist teachers in enhancing both their field trip experiences and classroom learning related to urban water education. more information

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary Teacher Workshop
The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary empowers teachers with knowledge about the tidal Delaware River and Bay with free classroom materials and workshops. more information

Projects and Contests:

GreenSTEM Network
The greenSTEM Network connects students to the environment by monitoring and mining data from gardens, green roofs, and various types of green stormwater infrastructure. more information

Green City Clean Waters Art Calendar Contest
The Philadelphia Water Department and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary invite students grades K-12 to create an original work of art showing how we can all help make Philadelphia a greener city with cleaner waters. more information

PWD Green Schools

Green stormwater infrastructure at schools manages stormwater runoff and provides educational opportunities and schoolyard amenities.

Green Schools: Albert Greenfield Elementary