Free or Reduced Cost Stream Ecology Programs

The Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit program allows Stroud Center to offer programs at no or reduced cost for Pennsylvania public school children. Find out more »

Student Programs

The education staff at the Stroud Water Research Center has been at the forefront of developing unique programs for students, providing a variety of field experiences in the setting of a dynamic research facility.

The following programs are available for students in grade 4 and up.

See an overview of Stroud Center education program fees

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Three girls inspect a rock

“She taught in a way that we could remember it. She made it fun.”
Student, Kennett School District, PA

On-site visits to Stroud Water Research Center

Four-hour program is $375 per class of 24 students. Maximum of two classes per day.

Stream School

Using the Center’s 1,800-acre experimental watershed as a living laboratory, students explore the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of streams. Specific activities include a macroinvertebrate survey, habitat assessment, and chemical analysis of a stream system.

Kids in stream

“What was covered will reinforce what we do in the lab and classroom.” Teacher, Haddonfield High School, NJ

Off-site programs at your school or field site

Typical programs begin at $160/hr. Cost may vary depending on travel.

Outreach programs into schools provide classroom and schoolyard activities as well as events serving the entire school population. Programs can be tailored to meet your needs.

Stream Critters Go To School

What lives in local streams? How do these animals eat and breathe? Students in grades 4 - 7 have fun investigating a real stream sample to learn about aquatic insects and stream health. One-hour program.