Ecological information specialist Rich Shockey is one of our most effective partners helping to spread the word about how streamside forests protect and restore streams and rivers.
Senator Gets First-Hand Look
at Conservation Practices
Riparian buffers, cover crops, even rain gutters on the barn can make a big difference to water quality. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. saw all this and more on a farm tour that showcased conservation upgrades. Read about it in Lancaster Farming
Join us this Friday for “Tropical Conversations: How We Will Save Tropical Biodiversity by Biodiversity Development” by Dan Janzen, Ph.D. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments. Lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by BB&T. Come early for an education open house!
Our education program calendar is quickly filling up. Don’t miss your chance to register your school, homeschool, or scout group, start the registration process now. Pennsylvania public schools may qualify for free or reduced cost stream ecology programs.
Long-Term Research Shows Improvement in Susquehanna River
Stroud Center entomologists have been sampling macroinvertebrates in the Susquehanna River near Procter & Gamble’s Mehoopany plant since 1974. The number of insect species collected has doubled over that time period. Read more in an article by the Wyoming County Press Examiner
More Upcoming Events
- Leaf Pack Experiment Workshop, Saturday, September 17
- Stroud Uncorked, A Young Friends Event, Friday, September 30
- Volunteer Tree Plantings, Friday, October 14
- Science Seminar Series at The Union League of Philadelphia, Wednesday, October 19
- Water’s Edge Gala and Presentation of the Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence, Thursday, November 3
Science and Beer at the Beach Was a Success!
Despite the gorgeous weather at the beach, a great turnout showed up at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery on Saturday, August 20 to learn about the Stroud Center's work throughout the state of Delaware.
Director Bern Sweeney, Ph.D., and Entomologist John Jackson, Ph.D., talked about the Stroud Center's work from White Clay Creek in northern Delaware to stream sensors that were installed in backwater lagoons near Bethany. Most of our work throughout the Delaware region is in partnership with other organizations like The Nature Conservancy - Delaware and the Delaware Center for Inland Bays, among others.
In addition to the informative lecture, guests enjoyed a variety of beers and local foods from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. We are so grateful to Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Beer and Benevolence for allowing us the opportunity to share our science along the coast! You can read more about the lecture in the Cape Gazette and join us as we take the Science Seminar Series on the road once again to The Union League of Philadelphia on October 19.
Join us for an webinar introduction to WikiWatershed and the Model My Watershed web app, which demonstrates the effects of land use and best management practices on your local streams and watersheds. This is just one of the many great education events happening this fall!
How Sparta Middle School Is Working to Restore Nash Creek
We were so excited when Groundswell Michigan shared this video with us! It shows how two Michigan schools used our Leaf Pack Experiment to assess their local stream’s health. They discovered what was impacting their stream and then developed a plan to restore it with native plantings. Interested in having your class or citizen science group participate in the Leaf Pack Network? Check out our Leaf Pack Experiment Workshop!