Schuylkill Explorers Program
Each session includes a guided walk along the Pottstown RiverWalk interpretive trail.

Operating Hours/Cost
For student and community in grades K-8. By appointment only. Free

Our Schuylkill Explorers program provides an opportunity for elementary aged (grades K-8) student groups to explore the Schuylkill River Trail, learn about the Schuylkill River's history and environment, and to develop an awareness of watershed protection. Under the direction of Schuylkill River Heritage Area Educational Coordinator Sarah Crothers, students will visit our River of Revolutions Interpretive Center, take a guided walk along the new Pottstown RiverWalk and conduct an experiment that demonstrates how land use and storm water runoff contribute to water pollution. Activities will foster an appreciation for nature and an understanding of how positive changes in personal behavior can have positive changes on the environment.

The program is free and takes place entirely at the Heritage Area headquarters in Pottstown. To learn more or schedule a group visit please contact Sarah Crothers at 484-945-0200 or

Check our our Schuylkill Explorers Stay Active video!

Stay Active was created through a partnership between Schuylkill River Greenways NHA, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, the STRIVE Initiative, and Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos. The video features students in the Schuylkill Explorers program who helped write the lyrics while visiting Riverfront Park in Pottstown, Hopewell Furnace and French Creek State Park. They engaged in a variety of activities that cultivate a love of nature and outdoor exploration including nature art, birding, fishing, and plant identification.This program, funded by the National Park Service, encouraged youth to explore their local natural resources and nearby national park.

Check out our blog about our Fall 2017 Schuylkill Explorers after school program for children and seniors.

Contact Information
140 College Dr.
Pottstown, PA 19464

phone: 484-945-0200


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