The Delaware River Environmental Explorer Program is BACK by popular demand! The DEEP is an 8-week series of Thursday evening strolls along the river from July 23rd through September 10th from 6-8 pm. All are welcome to participate in one, several, or all eight sessions. The program is free, but you do need register.
Here is what the LandHealth Institute has to say about the popular program:
Using the general vicinity of the river and land between the Ben Franklin Bridge and Pier 70 as the “classroom,” this program is designed to give students a basic understanding and enhanced appreciation of natural systems, the built environment, and the complex interactions between the two.
DEEP aims to instill heightened environmental awareness through teaching various exploration skills, which use all of the student’s senses. In applying these skills, participants will be exposed to the basics of ecology, urban planning, landscape design, river properties, geology, archaeology, history, hydrology, and soil. By course end, explorers will possess a stronger connection with the water, plants and critters of the river, and through guided exercises in visioning and design participants have the option of creating a concept for an ecological waterfront feature.
A Day in the DEEP
Day 1: What’s in the Water? Getting wet at the river’s edge to examine water quality, sediments, critters, rocks and relics. What stories do the rocks and relics tell? Make your very own river-inspired terrarium!
Day 2: Walking tour of riverfront area. A taste of urban planning, both good and poor. Learn where the original river’s edge was and how it changed over time.
Day 3: Visioning Workshop – what’s your vision for a particular area? Use your own creativity to re-envision the waterfront.
Interested in Participating? Click here to sign up!