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A Watershed Approach to Education

Stroud™ Water Research Center’s education department interprets the research of our scientists. Our programs are multidisciplinary and oriented to a wide audience. We hope that through exposure to our programs and information, people will be motivated to become responsible stewards of freshwater resources.

Our educators have developed extensive resources for educating adults and students grades 4 and up about watersheds and their importance. On-site and off-site school and scout programs, professional development workshops, and community and family programs are just some of the available options.

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Programs

Program Scholarships Are Available!

There are several funding sources that allow the Stroud Center to offer programs at no or reduced cost for your school or youth group. Our funding from the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit program and other grants to subsidize education programs varies each year. Request a program for your class today! Thanks to a generous gift, all programs for Boy Scouts are now free.

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WikiWatershed

WikiWatershed® is a web toolkit to support citizens, conservation practitioners, municipal decision-makers, researchers, educators, and students to collaboratively advance knowledge and stewardship of fresh water. WikiWatershed is an initiative of Stroud Water Research Center.

Model My Watershed

Model storms and compare conservation or development scenarios.

EnviroDIY

Photo of two men building an environmental monitoring sensor

Join a community for do-it-yourself environmental monitoring.

Monitor My Watershed

Screenshot of Monitor My Watershed Browse Sites page

Share your water-quality data and explore data from other sources.

Leaf Pack Network

Learn about your stream’s health by performing a leaf pack experiment.

Runoff Simulation

Explore how land use and soil determine stormwater runoff.

Water Quality Mobile App

Enhance stream study and monitoring activities with a mobile app.

Education News

Get Recognized for Outstanding Support of Watershed Education!
Get Recognized for Outstanding Support of Watershed Education!
Share your outstanding story of MWEE partnership(s) or classroom implementation and apply for one of two NEW annual awards ... Read More
Stroud, PECO, and Kennett Schools bring STEM to Students
Stroud, PECO, and Kennett Schools bring STEM to Students
Students were introduced to freshwater science and experienced some of the methods our scientists use to study streams and rivers ... Read More
New Partnership to Strengthen Environmental Education in Lancaster County
New Partnership to Strengthen Environmental Education in Lancaster County
Environmental education improves academic performance, increases civic engagement, and instills a belief that individuals can make a difference ... Read More
Boots-in-the-Water STEM Programming Supported by Pennsylvania Tax Credits
Boots-in-the-Water STEM Programming Supported by Pennsylvania Tax Credits
Each year more than 3,000 K-12 public school students benefit from the generosity of businesses in the Education Improvement Tax ... Read More
ScoutReach Day Camp Empowers Young Stewards for Stronger Communities
ScoutReach Day Camp Empowers Young Stewards for Stronger Communities
Nearly 70 male and female Cub Scouts ages 5-11 experienced hands-on, minds-on learning stations and Q&A sessions with real water ... Read More
Online Atlas of Aquatic Insects Aids Water-Quality Monitoring
Online Atlas of Aquatic Insects Aids Water-Quality Monitoring
A new online field guide promises to be an important tool for monitoring water quality and learning how to correctly ... Read More

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