Overview & Expectations

Overview: The Schuylkill Action Network (SAN) is providing one full scholarship ($700 value) for the 21st annual Schuylkill River Sojourn from June 1-7, 2019. The SAN is seeking an enthusiastic, individual interested in the history of the Schuylkill River, with paddling, photography, and social media experience. The Sojourn Steward will research industrial historic sites along the river, photograph those sites, and share his/her experience on the Schuylkill Action Network's (SAN) social media.

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Sojourn Steward Expectations:
  1. Participate in the entire Schuylkill River Sojourn (Sat, June 1 – Fri, June 7, 2019).
  2. Research historic, industrial places along the Schuylkill River. Be prepared to share how those places have changed and what impacts they had/have on the river. 
  3. Take photos of the historic places now. You can use either your own camera or the waterproof camera provided. 
  4. Post social media updates to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram during lunch and evening breaks. (E.g., show "then and now" side by side photos; click here for an example)
  5. Interact with sojourn participants - teach them about industry along the Schuylkill River over the years, how it's changed and what impacts it has had on the environment.
  6. Present at the end of Sojourn about your experience. 

All materials and supplies will be provided to the Sojourn Steward by the Schuylkill Action Network (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)
Please click "Next" to start the application. 

Application deadline is May 1, 2019.

For questions, please contact Virginia Vassalotti at vvassalotti@delawareestuary.org or 302-655-4990 x121.