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Delaware & Lehigh - Become a ‘Tales of the Towpath’ Docent Today!

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L) is in need of volunteer docents for its annual “Tales of the Towpath” student field trips at the Freemansburg Canal Education Center in Freemansburg, Northampton County.

Volunteers staff four lesson sites where aspects of everyday life along the 19th century Lehigh Canal are interpreted through hands-on activities. Field trips take place 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 1 through Oct. 19. Volunteers are not required to report every day; only when their personal schedules allow.

The field trips are attended by all fourth-grade students of the Bethlehem Area School District, as part of the D&L’ s award-winning “Tales of the Towpath” social studies curriculum. Elementary teachers in Bethlehem have been teaching the curriculum since 2008. Volunteers are provided with training the last two Wednesday evenings in September. A rehearsal will be held Saturday morning, September 29. Period costumes are provided.

For more information, contact D&L Education Manager, Dennis Scholl, at 610-984-4753 or [email protected].