River Ambassadors

The River Ambassadors program provides intensive, hands-on science learning experiences for Philadelphia high school students at Independence Seaport Museum. 

Students participate in the River Ambassadors program at the Museum to learn as much as possible about Philadelphia's surrounding rivers and watershed and why and how to protect them. Ambassadors demonstrate Citizen Science Lab programs for the public, participate in on-water activities, conduct daily water testing in our boat basin, care for our floating wetlands, and spend time in Spruce Street Harbor Park demonstrating how anyone can take small steps to care for our environment. 

River Ambassadors are integral to better connecting Philadelphia's communities with our waterways. 

See what students are up to in our River Ambassadors blog

Please contact Mayci Shimon, River Alive! Programs Coordinator, with any questions at 215-413-8665 or mshimon@phillyseaport.org

Join the River Ambassadors for these fun programs and activities:

- Drive-Thru Science: Weekends only, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2-3 p.m.

Find the River Ambassadors outside on the docks or by the Citizen Science Lab to participate in pop-up science programming for passersby on Penn's Landing. 

MakerSpace “River Stories”: Sundays from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2-3 p.m.

River Ambassadors will provide programming associated with river-based books in the MakerSpace and activities for younger ages. 

- Delaware River Basin Cleanup: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on August 3. 

Join the River Ambassadors at Independence Seaport Museum in cleaning up the Delaware River! About 14 billion tons of trash wind up in our oceans each year as a consequence of litter entering our waterways. By picking up trash in our basin, we contribute to keeping the river clean for fish, fowl, and fun! Volunteer for a one-hour shift on Saturday, August 3 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Trash will be weighed at the end of the event. The volunteer who picks up the most trash by weight and the volunteer who finds the most peculiar piece of trash will receive a prize!

Register below via Eventbrite: