When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.*

The Water Discovery Center will be an interactive exhibit and state-of-the-art education center.

It will be an innovative teaching institution that will provide exciting indoor and outdoor educational programs year-round for children and adults alike.

A living classroom featuring 34 acres of wetlands habitat, bordering the East Branch of the Delaware River, will provide a dynamic learning laboratory for the exploration of the intricacies of water management and ways to protect our water resources. 

A planned Water Institute will support the WDC's extensive educational programs, serving as

  • a clearing house for relevant material about all things water
  • a leader in communicating scientific developments in fresh water issues
  • a magnet for researchers, policy makers, professionals and educators
  • a stimulus for personal action and collective responsibility.

The Water Institute will provide an invaluable service to researchers by assisting in translating recent scientific studies. These findings will be summarized in language understandable to he general public and publicized in the popular media.


* Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac, 1746

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