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Since 1967, Stroud Water Research Center has focused on one thing — fresh water.
We advance knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, education, and watershed restoration.

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Farmer showing health soil in a field

Employment Opportunity: Soil Health Project Coordinator

The Coordinator will manage landowner relations and no-till and cover crop implementation on agricultural lands in northern Virginia.
A stream runs through a forest in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Employment Opportunity: Postdoctoral Associate in Microbial Ecology

Stroud Water Research Center is searching for a postdoctoral associate to study molecular microbial ecology in aquatic and terrestrial environments.
A female mayfly with a ball of eggs attached to the underside of her abdomen.

The Magic of Mayflies

If you’ve ever hiked along a woodland stream on a warm spring day, you may have seen these tiny creatures swarming together, fluttering in a midair dance.
Native trees with tree shelters in a young streamside buffer with a barn in the distance.

Building Trust to Boost the Bay

Stroud Center’s watershed restoration team knows that gaining farmers’ trust and emphasizing improvements in their local streams is an important part of the work.
Educators explore the wetland wastewater treatment cells at the Stroud Center.

Enhancing Environmental Literacy With Watershed Education in Delaware Schools

Educator trainings and student programs are empowering school communities and families to take action to protect their local watersheds.
Teachers collecting aquatic macroinvertebrates at a workshop.

PA ELIT Network Launches Hubs for Educator Professional Development

Environmental educators have a new way to access professional development and resources to prepare them for the Pennsylvania STEELS Standards.

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WikiWatershed® web tools offer watershed data visualization, geospatial analysis capabilities, and science-based predictions of human impacts on stormwater runoff and water quality.

The Water Quality mobile app is a water-monitoring data-collection and learning tool designed for use by educators and their students, citizen scientists, and researchers.

EnviroDIY™ is a community where members ask and answer questions and network within interest groups to develop do-it-yourself environmental science and monitoring devices.

The Society for Freshwater Science Taxonomic Certification Program ensures skilled persons are providing aquatic invertebrate identifications in North America.

The Leaf Pack Network® is an international network of teachers, students, and citizen monitors using a simple experiment to determine the health of their local streams.

The Consortium for Scientific Assistance to Watersheds provides free technical assistance to Pennsylvania-based watershed and conservation organizations.

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