Fairmont Waterworks Education Center

Posted July 28th, 2014 at 3:59 pm.

The Fairmont Waterworks Education Center (FWW) is a National Historic Landmark that sits on the East Bank of the Schuylkill River. FWW stresses the importance of clean waterways and environmental sustainability through educating citizens about Philadelphia’s urban watershed. Additionally, the organization works in collaboration with partners to foster respect and appreciation for the connections between our lives and our environment.

FWW’s Core Values, as stated by their website:

  • “We care about Clean Water for all living things. We recognize that clean water starts with each individual’s actions and we nurture a sense of personal responsibility for the conservation of our watersheds and the health of the planet.
  • We take a Personal Approach to guide visitors in thoughtful exploration of our historic site and to engage their intellect.  Every visitor is warmly greeted and treated with courtesy.
  • We believe that Collaboration is the way to bring creative people, sound science, and great ideas together to cultivate excellence in all we do. We accomplish this by developing Strategic Partnerships with those individuals and groups who share our values and aspirations.
  • We provide Experiential Learning that engages all visitors in understanding the concepts that pervade our messages, programs, and exhibits.  Our approach is both “hands on” and “minds on,” for all audiences, recognizing that people come to us through different “gateways.”
  • We value the History that has shaped our lives, informs our messages, and inspires our future. Our National Historic Landmark setting, exhibits, and programs celebrate Philadelphia’s past and the engineering marvel that was and is the Fairmount Water Works.
  • We care about Our People, value their individual contributions and seek to attract and retain the very best staff, volunteers, and advisors.”

If you are interested in volunteering at FWW, call 215-685-0723

Fairmont Waterworks Education Center is located at 640 Waterworks Drive Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

Filed under: Environmental,Philadelphia by Sara Gladwin

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