River Ambassadors

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

Now in its second year, twelve students began the program at the Museum in June 2017 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. You can get involved with the River Ambassadors by building rainwater barrels on Saturday, August 5, and volunteering in a river cleanup in our boat basin on Saturday, August 26. 

Check out the photos below to see some of the great work the Ambassadors are doing!