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Assessment of Environmental Conditions in Streams of the Runnymede Sanctuary Based on Physical, Chemical, and Macroinvertebrate Monitoring

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The 1,670-acre Runnymede Sanctuary was created to preserve the extensive natural, historic, and scenic resources harbored by the property and to facilitate appropriate study and use of those resources. Its forests,…

Improving Stream Water Quality and Reducing Runoff by Improving Farm Soil Health Through Permanent Cover Cropping

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Scientists are studying how soil structure and soil ecosystem health improve farm fields over a three-year period after shifting from conventional tillage practices to cover cropping. They are also measuring…

West Chester Area School District Water Quality Education Center

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Stroud Center educators and restoration staff will provide assistance in this newly funded project in forest restoration, establishment of three outdoor learning stations, teacher professional development, and curricula development in…

Water Quality Mobile App

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In 2018, the Water Quality App™ received updates to separate net-spinning caddisflies in the digital field guide to macroinvertebrates and improved functionality. In 2016 and 2017, the Android version of…

Thomas P. Bentley Muddy Boots Fund for Chester County Council, BSA Programs

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

The establishment of the Muddy Boots fund has made Stroud Center education programs free for youth in Chester County Council, Boy Scouts of America. Programs have expanded to include a…

Teaching Environmental Sustainability — Model My Watershed

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Stroud Center educators and scientists continued to enhance the Model My Watershed application and refined the model curriculum for middle and high school students. This project is completed in partnership…

Stroud Stream Programs for Public Schools

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Stroud Center educators conduct a four-hour, boots-in-the-water stream program for students in fourth through 12th grade. During their visit at the Stroud Center, students learn about freshwater research, aquatic insect…

Brandywine River Trek

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

The Coatesville Youth Initiative Brandywine Trek is a youth leadership and environmental awareness program that combines outdoor learning over five days along the Brandywine River. Trek activities build leadership skills,…

SFS Leaf Pack Workshop

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Stroud Center staff and members of the Society for Freshwater Science Education and Diversity Committee held a Leaf Pack workshop prior to the society’s annual meeting. The workshop introduced educators…

Pennsylvania Environmental Literacy and MWEE Programming Capacity Building

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The goal of this statewide project is to improve environmental literacy and stewardship of K-12 students by building capacity of environmental education programs across Pennsylvania for increased implementation of high-quality,…