Overview & Expectations

Overview: The Schuylkill Action Network (SAN) is providing one full scholarship ($620 value) for the 19th annual Schuylkill River Sojourn from June 3-9, 2017. The SAN is seeking an enthusiastic individual with paddling, photography, and social media experience. The Sojourn Steward will photograph wildlife he/she sees during the Sojourn and will conduct water quality testing twice a day. The Steward will help tell the story of the water quality along the Schuylkill River, connecting to the Sojourn's theme "I Protect the Schuylkill."

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Sojourn Steward Expectations:
  1. Participate in the entire Schuylkill River Sojourn (Sat, June 3 – Fri, June 9, 2017).
  2. Take photos of wildlife spotted along the trip.
  3. Conduct water quality sampling twice a day (during lunch and evening kayak take-out locations).
  4. Post social media updates to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram during lunch and evening.
  5. Write daily short blogs (2-3 paragraphs) each evening.
  6. Present at the end of Sojourn about your experience. 

All materials and supplies will be provided to the Sojourn Steward by the SAN.
Materials and supplies include:
  • Full week Sojourn Registration
  • GPS-enabled camera and memory cards
  • Battery pack charger for camera and ipad
  • Boat rental (if needed)
  • iPad to send updates in evenings
  • MiFi (wifi access for the iPad to send updates)
  • Water quality monitoring equipment
Please click "Next" to start the application. 

Application deadline is April 28.
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