Fairmount Water Works

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  • “The FWW is the Philadelphia Water ™s (PW) urban watershed environmental center. As a public utility, PW has made a distinctive commitment to support activities that connect and engage with the public. FWW ™s proximity to the Schuylkill River in an urban setting supports its role as a living laboratory for water-based research, and a hub of public education, interpretation and real-time research. From its beginning as a successful public drinking water pumping station to our role today as an environmental education center the FWW has been an innovator in environmental education related to water quality.
    The concepts DISCOVER-CONNECT-ACT drive all of our educational programs and exhibits. FWW’s visitors discover how the complex relationship between and among all living things impacts precious water resources. Visitors connect on an individual level with broader environmental challenges, and are compelled to act based on what they have learned and experienced.
    The FWW projects and collaborations described below, demonstrate FWW ™s past successes in promoting clean water, restoring the river, integrating art, science and technology, and attracting, educating and engaging with diverse audiences.”

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: Fairmount Water Works
    Organization Street Address: 640 Water Works Drive
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA, 19130
    Organization Phone Number: 215-685-0723
    Short Description of Organization:

    "The FWW is the Philadelphia Water ™s (PW) urban watershed environmental center. As a public utility, PW has made a distinctive commitment to support activities that connect and engage with the public. FWW ™s proximity to the Schuylkill River in an urban setting supports its role as a living laboratory for water-based research, and a hub of public education, interpretation and real-time research. From its beginning as a successful public drinking water pumping station to our role today as an environmental education center the FWW has been an innovator in environmental education related to water quality.
    The concepts DISCOVER-CONNECT-ACT drive all of our educational programs and exhibits. FWW's visitors discover how the complex relationship between and among all living things impacts precious water resources. Visitors connect on an individual level with broader environmental challenges, and are compelled to act based on what they have learned and experienced.
    The FWW projects and collaborations described below, demonstrate FWW ™s past successes in promoting clean water, restoring the river, integrating art, science and technology, and attracting, educating and engaging with diverse audiences."

    Program Street Address: 640 Waterworks Dr
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19130
    Program Phone Number: 215-685-0723
    Which one best describes your organization?: Government Agency
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: Accepting Mentors

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Chemistry
    • Engineering
    • Environment Science
    • Mathematics
    • Microbiology
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
    • Project-Based Learning
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: No

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply): Center City
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • During school
    • After school
    • Evening
    • Weekend

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: Over 2000 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Between 2 and 5 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Pre-kindergarten
    • Kindergarten - 2nd grade
    • 3rd - 6th grade
    • 7th - 8th grade
    • 9th -12th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Native American
    • Middle Eastern
    • Multi-Ethnic
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: Do not know
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals and groups
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Do not know

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    If participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: Yes
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

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