May 31, 2014
Held rain or shine!
Walnut2Walnut is an ambitious combination of three fun events:
1) a 15 mile, two-river regatta, 2) a challenging river to river scavenger hunt, and 3) a "Saturday stroll" on Walnut Street.
Independence Seaport Museum, in partnership with our friends at Schuylkill Banks and Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and many more, invites everyone to accept the Walnut2Walnut challenge and register for the event that best fits your interests and sense of adventure. These are your rivers - connect with them and help our children take advantage of the opportunities for learning presented by a vibrant and diverse waterfront.
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The Walnut2Walnut regatta portion of the event will take place on the Schulykill and Delaware Rivers. The race will begin at 9:30 a.m. with all boats leaving from the Schuylkill River at Walnut Street and ending at the Seaport Museum at Walnut Street on the Delaware. For more information, visit the Regatta page.
The Walnut2Walnut Walk is a walk from the one end of Walnut Street to the other. It is an opportunity for individuals to participate in Walnut2Walnut without rowing or scavenger hunting. For more infromation, visit the Walk page.
The Walnut2Walnut Scavenger Hunt will take place throughout the city of Philadelphia, starting at 11:30 a.m. from Walnut Street on the Schuylkill Banks and ending at the Seaport Museum on the Delaware River. Teams of 2 to 4 will race through the city solving and completing maritme-themed clues and challenges. For more information, visit the Scavenger Hunt page.
Other Participation Options
For those who prefer to spend the day at the Seaport Museum or join our event team, Walnut2Walnut offers many great volunteer opportunities which includes a full day of activities and the Boat Shop BBQ.
To register for the Walnut2Walnut Regatta, Walk, Scavenger Hunt, VIP Finish Line Party on Olympia, Seaport Spectator or to volunteer, visit the registration page. Registration for the Boat Race portion closes at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 29.
To volunteer for Walnut2Walnut, visit the volunteer page.
Proceeds will be invested in the on-the-water education programs of Independence Seaport Museum. Our flagship program, SAILOR (Science and Innovative Learning On the River, cultivates high school students' STEAM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) with capable mentors teaching traditional wooden boatbuilding. SAILOR takes students from the classroom, to the Seaport's Boat Shop, and, ultimately, onto the Delaware River in skiffs they built with their own hands. In addition to SAILOR, the Seaport Museum's Education Department offers wonderful summer camp opportunities and works throughout the year to give children interactive experiences in science, nature, history and boating.