Homeschool Group learns about using stream invertebrates as indicators of water quality in Fall 2015 from DCVA board members Kate Doms, Ann Jackson, and Jamie Anderson along with Ursinus College students Zach Trauger, Tucker Noel and Maddi Franklin.  Photo by Ann Jackson   


Below:  Lansdowne Friends School students planted in fall 2015 native plants with DCVA Board member emeritus  Jan Haigis,  DCVA Board member Ann Jackson and their teacher John McKinistry

Click Here to hear Jan and John Haigis singing the Darby Creek Valley Song DarbyCreekValley.mp3


In the past we had educational programs at several elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools in the area.  We  also did programs for boy and girl scout troops and would love to work with more scouts.  Programs are age appropriate and we will work with you to design a program that fits your group.  Activities can include songs, games, trips to a creek, viewing animals through the microscope, and lectures. 

Kate Goddard at

if you would like us to include a program at your school or your boy or girl scout troop.   Programs include:

  • Stream invertebrate and vertebrate fauna
  • The use of stream macroinvertebrates (animals without backbones that are large enough to see, such as snails, crayfish and insects).
  • Stormwater and pollution


In collaboration with Penn State Extension and the Pennsylvania Resources Council, and other local groups we have educational programs for the public. We are happy to speak at libraries, community centers, churches or other religious gatherings about:

How to Have a Creek Friendly Backyard

Stormwater Control  






Darby Creek Valley Association P.O. Box 732 Drexel Hill, PA 19026   |   Phone: 484.222.2502
Jaclyn Rhoads, President –

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