Fairmount Water Work

For the Love of Water FLOW

This Sunday, September 21st, show your affection for water by joining the Fairmount Water Works for FLOW, a festival for the Love of Water. The daylong event will celebrate the art and science of water on the Schuylkill River from 1:00 PM to dusk. FLOW is free and open to all ages. There will be several performances and fun activities for everyone to enjoy and have a great time.

Events include: Drip Drums, Sonic States of the Schuylkill, a Splash Organ, the Fairmount Fishway, River Net, Flood Stories, and for the grand finale, a dramatic light show illuminating the Water Works exterior.To make the day even more spectacular, the Philadelphia History Truck will be attending to record your stories and memories about Philadelphia’s waterways.

Click here for more information and schedule

Community Impact: Managing Water in Philadelphia

Penn State Public Media (PSPM), in collaboration with Fairmount Water Works   and The Penn State Center: Engaging Philadelphia is excited to announce a mini grant initiative, “Community Impact: Managing Water in Philadelphia.”
 
Request for Proposals
“Community Impact: Managing Water in Philadelphia”


Proposals Due by 5:00 p.m. EST, August 14, 2014



Grants made available with funding from the William Penn Foundation, will support projects within the Philadelphia region (Schuylkill and Delaware Watersheds) that combat water quality problems  using green infrastructure and which include an educational component.
 
Grants ranging from $500.00 to $2,000.00 will be awarded on a competitive basis to eligible applicants. Projects may  include, but are not limited to, local stream restoration projects, community rain garden or rain barrel installation projects, and green infrastructure projects that are implemented in a K-12 (and post high-school) environment . For more information about the grants or to apply, please visit: http://waterblues.org/rfp


“Community Impact: Managing Water in Philadelphia” mini grants are a component of Water Blues, Green Solutions, a public service media initiative. The centerpiece of Water Blues is a nationally distributed public television documentary produced by PSPM  that premiered in 2013. The mini grants initiative will help extend the impact of Water Blues. More information about this national initiative is available at: http://www.waterblues.org/.
 
**Please feel free to share this information with anyone that might be interested in applying for a grant via newsletters or  social media.


For more information, please contact:
Lindsey Faussette
Manager, Project Implementation
Penn State Public Media
lindseyf@psu.edu
814.863.5489

It’s Time to Apply for Project Flow

Are you currently an 8th or 9th grader? If so, Fairmount
Water Works and Germantown Friends School invite you to apply to Project Flow!

This five-week summer program allows students to learn about
Philadelphia’s water system, its waterways and infrastructure. As they
participate, students will gain better understanding of urban watershed issues,
including water quality, public health, storm water management, and more!
Project Flow also has several opportunities for both hands-on experimental
programs onsite and offsite, such as field trips, boating, nature walks, and
camping. Additionally, the program includes an artistic and journalistic
focused photography project.

Students are selected through an application process.  Project Flow is a no-cost program.  However, if accepted for the program, there
is a suggested activities fee. 

Applications are due by April 15, 2014.

All students accepted to the program will be notified by April 30, 2014



Download the Application today!

http://fairmountworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Project-Flow-Application-2014Final.pdf


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