Susquehanna River


Learn about native peoples and the watershed, European settlement and colonization of the region, growth of river communities, urbanization, and natural resource extraction. Discover how people both change and are changed by the river and the bay.


Learn about the natural history of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay, the evolution of its landforms and the web of geologic, hydrologic, and biologic process that continue to shape it today. See how man has transformed that landscape.


Paddle the river, kayak on the ocean, sample the waters of the bay from a research boat, hike the forests and wetlands, in the watershed. Learn about the plants, aquatic life, stream processes, and wetland communities on both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.


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