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.