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Saddler’s Woods Children’s Hike Teaches Water Quality

Mar 01, 2014 05:02PM

Kristen Kwasek, the director of education and community outreach for Saddler’s Woods Conservation Association (SWCA), will lead a Water Quality Hike for children ages 6 to 8, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., March 29, in Saddler’s Woods. Through interactive, experiential education, hikers will learn the importance of freshwater ecosystems for the survival of all life and explore the function of the watershed and ways to conserve and protect it.

Participants will have the opportunity to test the quality of the water in Saddler’s Run. The test assesses the chemistry of the water and identifies the aquatic creatures that reside in the stream. A parent or guardian must accompany each child. SWCA is a nonprofit dedicated to education, restoration, and research involving Saddler’s Woods.

SWCA strives to promote the natural and cultural resources unique to the 25-acre urban forest through programs, tours, hands-on restoration and field studies. Managed by a volunteer board of directors, the organization achieves its goals through grants and collaborations with community groups.

Cost: $5. Location: 250 MacArthur Blvd., Haddon Township. For event information and preregistration (required; limited to 15 registrants), call 856-869-7372 or email [email protected]. For other information about SWCA, visit SaddlersWoods.org.

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