Summer Science Academy™

All Summer Science Academy™ classes are held at the Conservancy’s historic Brownstone Barn at the corner of Rte. 73 and Haldeman Rd. just outside of Schwenksville.  Pre-registration with payment is required and programs fill up quickly!  Contact the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy at (610)287-9383 for more information and to register.  Online registration available at:

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SUMMER EXPLORERSTM (Students who have completed K – 3rd Grade)

This year’s topic is “Water, Water Everywhere!”  So, what is water “really”?  Experiment with water in its three states and search for water in the foods you eat.  Examine (and experience!) the depth, color and life in the Perkiomen Creek.  Perform a water cycle skit, create your own

watershed model and … so much more. Count on immersing yourself in the world of water!

Dates:   Students who have completed kindergarten and/or first grade (pick one):

Week 1:  July 11 – 15, 2016

Week 2:  August 1 – 5, 2016


Dates:  Students who have completed second and/or third grades:

Week 1:  July 18 – 22, 2016

Week 2: August. 8 – 12, 2016


Time:  9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Fee*:  $120.00 members/$150.00 non-members

*Pre-registration with payment is required



SUMMER AFIELD™ (Students who have completed 4th – 6th Grade)

This year Summer Afield students will be answering the question… “Whatza’ Watershed?”  We’ll use topo maps to identify our very own Perkiomen Creek Watershed.  Expect to take a journey with a water molecule, go to a gravel bar, wade into a major tributary and explore a flood plain.  A field trip to the Schwenksville Borough Water Authority shows us how water is ‘cleaned’.  Develop your own land use action plan with friends, then build it for presentation on the last day!

Dates (pick one):

Week 1:  June 20 – 24, 2016

Week 2:  July 25 – 29, 2016

Time:  9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Fee*:  $120.00 members/$150.00 non-members

*Pre-registration with payment is required



EXPLORING THE EAST BRANCH (Students who have completed K – 4th Grade)

Just can’t get enough of the creek?  Spend a full day with us as we investigate the East Branch Creek through active explorations, games, songs, books and crafts.

Dates:  (pick one)

Wednesday, July 6 or Thursday, July 7, 2016

Rain date for either day- July 8, 2016

Time:  9:30 am – 2:30 pm (bring a lunch & drink)

Fee*:  $30 members/$40 non-members

*Pre-registration with payment is required