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Waters of the Wissahickon with Diane Garvey

Difficulty; Moderate- Length; a little over 2 miles, downstream on the orange trail, to the covered bridge, back on Wissahickon Drive, waterproof shoes recommended.
We will use the Wissahickon as a living laboratory to measure how much and how fast the water flows. We’ll look at turbulent and laminar flow. Test tube experiments will be conducted to measure stream water quality. We’ll learn about the sources of pollution in the Wissahickon and its prevention. A friendly Fly Fisherman will share his secrets and teach us to think like a fish. Binoculars recommended for birding. Ideal for families and homeschoolers 6 years & older accompanied by a responsible adult.

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Registration is required, and always recommended so that you can informed if there are changes. Unless otherwise noted, hikes use rocky, rugged trails that may be wet, slippery, or steep.  Please wear sturdy, protective shoes or boots and bring water/snacks if you desire. Long pants are recommended for protection against occasional poison ivy and possible ticks. Walks are cancelled in the event of heavy rain or ice.

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