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Explore the H2Olympics



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How many drops of water can you fit on the head of a penny? Can water “walk” a tightrope? Can you make a floating paper clip sink to the bottom — without touching it?

From 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 18, kids and their grownups take part in the H2Olympics at Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, Bartonsville. Educator Brian Hardiman will guide elementary-age children as they work alone and in teams at action stations set up in Kettle Creek’s Critter Room.

At each station, kids will explore different properties of water. How does water carry things? Absorb things? Change things? How does water “hold together”? They’ll imagine what the water might do in each situation, then test their hypotheses, observe the results, and sketch what actually happens. Was the hypothesis correct? Why? Why not? What would change the result?


The Indoor H2Olympics brings out the natural scientist in every kid. Grownups may be surprised, too!






February 24: Who Goes There?

Learn how animals move in the forest and around waterbodies, and the tracks and traces they leave behind. Classroom program with a hike.


March 10: Maple Sugaring

The how, why, when and yum of tapping maple trees. A morning in the Marshalls Creek sugarbush, with pancakes and syrup included. FOR BWA MEMBERS AND FAMILIES ONLY.


There will be more Water Wiser Kids events in 2018 – dates to be determined! Keep an eye on this page for udpates.




This is a series of outdoor experiences designed to help children explore the Brodhead watershed. The hands-on activities are conducted by trained educators and will encourage children and their families to get outdoors more and continue to explore on their own.


The Water Wiser Kids program is hosted by Brodhead Watershed Association and Kettle Creek Environmental Center. The series is supported by a grant from the Dr. Claus Jordan Endowment Grant, part of the Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono Foundation.


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