Campus History

Stroud™ Water Research Center’s campus in Avondale, Pennsylvania, is a place of contrasts — rustic in appearance yet sophisticated in operation, filled with art and devoted to science. It evokes a sense of warmth and comfort that is an ideal climate for our flourishing research. Since 1967 we have grown into a modern, well-equipped campus situated on a country road and overlooking White Clay Creek, a nationally designated Wild and Scenic River. Learn more

Maritza Biological Station

In 1989 Stroud Water Research Center helped establish the Maritza Biological Station in the Área de Conservación Guanacaste of Costa Rica. Located at the base of the Orosí Volcano in the northwest corner of the country, the station is the Stroud Center’s headquarters for the study of tropical ecosystems. It also serves as an information source for Latin American scientists and land managers who are interested in implementing conservation strategies in tropical streams and watersheds. Learn more

Moorhead Environmental Complex

The Moorhead Environmental Complex is added to the Avondale campus in 2012, adding new space for education and public outreach in a state-of-the-art “green building.” This LEED® Platinum building was built as a direct and proactive way to support the Stroud Center’s environmental education and public outreach. Its construction made all elements of the water cycle more sustainable for the entire campus. Learn more