In This Issue
RiverWorks Discovery®
RiverQuest Programs
RiverQuestion of the Month



Carmichaels Area High School Envirothon Team 7th Place in the 2009 PA Envirothon competition.

K. Willis - team coach,  

C. Broadwater, J. Zack, R.Kowalewski, L. Cumpston, and S. May



May 2009

RiverQuest and Port of Pittsburgh

present RiverWorks Discovery®

Catch the RiverQuest booth at festivals and events around town and check out the RiverWorks Discovery® activities and River Wheelhouse "Logbooks" you can take home.  With support from Port of Pittsburgh Commission, RiverQuest is working with RiverWorks Discovery® to make this resource available in the Pittsburgh region.

A hands-on, river-based curriculum designed to familiarize children with their watershed, RiverWorks Discovery® is based on the premise that we cannot love what we do not know--a great match to the RiverQuest mission (which you can see in the left-hand column).  Over the next few months, RiverQuest educators and RiverWorks Discovery® experts will craft a new "Port of Pittsburgh" dedicated version of the public education booklet. RiverWorks Discovery® is made possible by AEP River Operations®.

> For more information and downloadable resources: RiverWorks Discovery®
Business opportunity: Support RiverQuest and get a Tax Break  

RiverQuest is an approved educational organization in the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) eligible to receive contributions from approved businesses under the Commonwealth's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. Depending upon contribution details, businesses can receive a tax credit of up to 90% for their contribution. A simple one-page application found at is required. EITC tax credits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Business applications for fiscal year 2009-10 (7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010) will be accepted by DCED beginning July 1. Please share this newsletter with any business contact that may be interested in supporting RiverQuest!


RiverQuest RIVER CAMP with Carnegie Science Center

Here comes summer vacation!   This summer, RiverQuest partners with Carnegie Science Center to present a brand-new RIVER CAMP, featuring the new vessel Explorer.Scheduled for July 13-17, this 5-day camp is open to kids ages 8-12.  Registration for River Camp is through Carnegie Science Center at 412-237-3400.

> Click for information: Summer Camps

RiverQuest at "Rachel's Sustainable Feast"

Join RiverQuest at this year's Rachel's Sustainable Feast, held on Sunday, May 24, at the Rachel Carson Homestead in Springdale, PA. Come visit our booth to get your family copy of RiverWorks Discovery® Ohio River Logbook and learn about life in and on the rivers.

> Click for information: Rachel Carson Homestead

Last time, we asked: How many inclines have operated in Pittsburgh over the years?

The answer:  17.  For the rest of the story, click here.

This month's question: What's the source of the water in the Point State Park fountain?

The answer next time!        Image:

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