River Research Seminar

The Schuylkill River and Urban Waters Research Seminar is a public, cooperative research seminar organized by Peter DeCarlo (Drexel), Danielle Redden (Bartram's Garden), and Bethany Wiggin (Penn). Some seminar meetings take place on campus--select Fridays at noon with a free lunch; others convene on the water. This web archive serves as a site the Seminar members' varied work: contributing and collecting oral histories, measuring air quality, and an array of citizen science and public humanities projects that discover and document the tidal river's past and present--and together imagine its future. Special thanks to the Fels Policy Research Initiative, Penn Sustainability, Drexel's ExCITe Center, Bartram's Garden, and John Heinz National Wildife Refuge for support. 

Here you can discover or revisit lectures and presentations from past seminars.