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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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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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Advancing freshwater science with sensor data collected by community scientists

Oviedo-Vargas, D., M. Peipoch, S.H. Ensign, D. Bressler, D.B. Arscott, and J.K. Jackson. 2024. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, early online access.
A teacher leads a group of small children along a woodland trail.

Reimagining Classrooms

Whether you call them outdoor classrooms, living schoolyards, or ecological schoolyards — we’ve got ideas for how to make the outdoors a place of discovery.
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Porewater microbiomes in buried wetland soils: Synergic effects of water chemistry and redox gradients associated with hydrological processes

Kan, J., O. Lazareva, D. Oviedo-Vargas, S.M. McAllister, and C.S. Chan. 2024. Freshwater Biology, early online access.

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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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