Professional Development and Training
- Saturday, March 25: Slimy Leaves for Healthy Streams: A Training in the Leaf Pack Network®
- Monday, March 27: Webinar: To Unplug or Plug In
- Wednesday, April 5 OR Thursday, April 6: From Stream to Sky: Environmental Education for Early Childhood Educators
- Thursday, April 13: Engage Students in Stream Monitoring
For more information, call 610-268-2153, ext. 301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slimy Leaves for Healthy Streams: A Training in the Leaf Pack Network
How can clumps of slimy leaves spark stream exploration? Join us at our workshop, we’ll show you how!
Saturday, March 25
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Stroud Water Research Center
970 Spencer Road, Avondale PA 19311 Directions
Audience: Middle school and high school teachers, environmental educators, and citizens
The Leaf Pack Experiment is a fun, hands-on research and outreach tool for teachers and citizens of all ages, demonstrating how our actions on land impact life in streams and water quality.
During this workshop, participants will receive an overview of stream ecology and watershed concepts based on research done at Stroud Water Research Center. Taking our boots to the stream, we’ll then examine leaf packs with live aquatic macroinvertebrates and identify what we find. We finish with a look at the Leaf Pack Network® website and database!
For more information or to register, visit the Leaf Pack Network® website.
Webinar: To Unplug or Plug In
Hosted by Green Teacher
Monday, March 27
7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. EST
Presenters: Justin Hougham and Steve Kerlin
Free general registration.
Registration with continuing education certificate: $5
While the right mobile digital technologies can do much to enhance environmental education, it is important to take time to review and select both the technology and the apps that will work best for your educational situation. Our two presenters will walk you through the steps and help you avoid common pitfalls.
Early Childhood Education Teacher Workshop: From Stream to Sky
Bring nature into your classroom!
Wednesday, April 5
(Wednesday workshop is full!)
Thursday, April 6
Location: Watershed Education Training Institute (WETi)
198 Creek Drive, Millersville, PA 17551 Directions
This workshop will focus on lessons and activities for early childhood environmental education from Stroud Water Research Center and Pennsylvania State Parks, including activities from the Growing Up WILD curriculum.
Activities will be hand-on and outside, so please dress for the weather and wear good walking shoes. Dinner will be provided.
Register online! There is a two-step registration process:
- Click the Register button, fill out your information, and submit the form.
- Return to this page and use the payment button to submit the $25 fee.
If you have any problems with the registration process, please email the webmaster.
Engage Students in Stream Monitoring
- Thursday, April 13; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Formal and nonformal K-12 and college educators welcome.
- Registration fee only $10. Pizza and salad lunch provided.
- Dress to go outside and get ino the stream to collect data. Boots are provided.
- Location: Stroud Water Research Center, 970 Spencer Rd., Avondale, PA 19311. Directions
Students Can Do Citizen Science
This six hour teacher professional development workshop will guide you through activities and considerations to engage your students in citizen science stream and restoration monitoring activities.
Field and classroom activities include:
- What is citizen science and how it can be tied to the curriculum?
- Macroinvertebrates as a bioindicator of stream health.
- Water chemistry.
- Stream habitat and flow.
- Riparian tree planting monitoring.
Registration and Act 48 Credit
Chester County teachers will receive six Act 48 credits through the CCIU. Teachers from other counties and nonformal educators will receive a certificate indicating six hours of professional development from the Stroud Center. Register and pay through the CCIU
Want to Learn More?
Call Tara Muenz, assistant director of education: 610-268-2153, ext. 301.
Email us: email@example.com