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Since 1967, Stroud Water Research Center has focused on one thing — fresh water.
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Green Lawns Don’t Have to Lead to Green Water

Learn how to care for your landscape and prevent potentially harmful algae from growing in the waters where you live.
Three scientists stand next to a rooftop rainwater monitoring station in Georgia.

Revolutionizing Environmental Data Collection

Open source technology is helping federal agencies collect high-quality environmental data without the hassle and high costs of proprietary options.
A group of students installs a tree shelter in the streamside buffer at their school.

Volunteer-Led Tree Planting Engages Students in Stewardship

How one community’s action project is teaching students about water, trees, and wildlife and how to care for them.
Eight watershed stewards stand behind a large pile of garbage they have removed from a stream.

Starting a Watershed Organization

Learn how the Little Lehigh Watershed Stewards started a watershed organization in their rapidly developing community and you can too.
Two women gear up for kayaking on a waterway in Dubai.

Lessons From the World Environmental Education Congress 2024

What Stroud Center educators learned and shared at an international gathering to address environmental and sustainable development.
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17 Years of Wild & Scenic Film Festival Raises $250K for Environmental Groups

Trail Creek Outfitters hosted its 17th Wild & Scenic Film Festival, this year supporting the Stroud Center and Brandywine Red Clay Alliance.

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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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