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We’ll be soon organizing another educational event which will be free for everyone thanks to our partnership with Orion Code.

April 2015

$15

Pop Up Yoga

April 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Fairmount Water Works,640 Water Works Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Join us for a special yoga class with Pop Up Yoga Philly. For a donation, not only will you enjoy a peaceful session overlooking the waterfall, but proceeds will benefit the Fairmount Water Works’ educational programs. Click here for registration!

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Free

2015 Shad Festival

April 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fairmount Water Works,640 Water Works Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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It’s shad season in Philadelphia! Join Fairmount Water Works in celebrating one of the Schuylkill River’s finest fish with a host of programs and events for Shad Weekend. Activities taking place throughout the day include: Honing your fishing skills at a fishing clinic, where a certified instructor will teach basic techniques for fishermen of all ages. Demonstration by Heart to Hearth Cookery on fishnet weaving and catching shad in traditional Native American culture. A special free tour of the Fairmount Dam Fishway.…

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Free

Fairmount Dam Fishway Tour

April 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Fairmount Water Works,640 Water Works Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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In celebration of Shad Weekend, families can enjoy a special free tour of the Fairmount Dam Fishway to learn more about the history, science, and engineering behind this unique structure. This program is intended for visitors over the age of nine. We’ll meet at the pavilion deck of the Fairmount Water Works. The tour is approximately 1.5 miles, flat and mostly paved, but please wear appropriate shoes. The tour will happen rain or shine, but is subject to cancellation in…

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Free

Science Saturday: “The Schuylkill River: A Cosmopolitan River”

April 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fairmount Water Works,640 Water Works Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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When you turn on your tap clean, healthy drinking water comes out. Learn how the water from our rivers get cleaned and delivered to our homes, schools and businesses. We will describe the drinking water treatment process and demonstrate the types of tests that Water Department scientists perform to insure the water is safe. You will also have an opportunity to clean up your own “dirty” water sample using filtration. (Sessions run every 30 minutes.)

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Free

Sunday Cinema: “The Lorax”

April 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Fairmount Water Works,640 Water Works Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Join us every Sunday afternoon for Sunday Cinema – a free series featuring movies and documentaries that surround a water theme. It’s a great family-friendly event, and we’ll show a different movie every month. The Lorax: A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.…

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Free

Fairmount Dam Fishway Tour

April 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Fairmount Water Works,640 Water Works Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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In celebration of Shad Weekend, families can enjoy a special free tour of the Fairmount Dam Fishway to learn more about the history, science, and engineering behind this unique structure. This program is intended for visitors over the age of nine. We’ll meet at the pavilion deck of the Fairmount Water Works. The tour is approximately 1.5 miles, flat and mostly paved, but please wear appropriate shoes. The tour will happen rain or shine, but is subject to cancellation in…

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Free

Culture & Conversation (“One Man’s Trash”)

April 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Fairmount Water Works,640 Water Works Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Join us for the second installation of Culture & Conversation, featuring “One Man’s Trash” by Bradley Maule. This special reception will a reveal of the work of art at our site, networking, and engaging conversation with experts around the topic of pollution. Registration is free, but space is limited. A Special THANK YOU to Our Partners:

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Free

Mommies & Minnows, Fathers & Fry

April 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Fairmount Water Works,640 Water Works Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Head on down to the Fairmount Water Works, where parents and preschoolers ages 3-5 can learn all about water. Starting April 23, join us Thursday mornings from 10:30am- 11:30am to splash around and discover new things about water through interactive story telling, movement activities, arts and crafts and hands-on experiments. April 23 – What on Earth are you doing for Earth day? – Water is our earth’s most precious resource; see how Mother Nature recycles it. Register here.

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$10

Hills of the Wissahickon Watershed

April 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Blue Bell Park,842 W. Walnut Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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(This is a two-hour, three-mile loop hike over trails, roads, and some hills. Wear sturdy shoes or hiking sandals. Ages 8+ are welcome. Maximum group size is 15.) Join local “Rocks Burrow” resident and Fairmount Water Works environmental educator Sandy Sorlien as we tromp the wooded valley of the Wissahickon and Monoshone Creeks. We’ll learn the history, engineering, and ecology of several special sites. First we’ll walk downhill through the forest overlooking Forbidden Drive along the “Wiss”. Your guide will…

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$10

What Ever Happened to Mill Creek?

April 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

To find out, take a bus tour with Adam Levine and Drew Brown of the Philadelphia Water Department. From the creek’s headwaters in Montgomery County, travel through West Philadelphia from Overbrook to the Schuylkill River near 43rd Street. Along the way you’ll discover the industry and farmland that used to be here, visit parks, playgrounds and community gardens, and hear about the consequences of burying a creek in a pipe — and building a city above it. Participants receive a map showing where…

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