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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

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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
Coatesville Youth Initiative campers in White Clay Creek
Discovery Camp Gives Middle Schoolers a New Appreciation for the Brandywine
From exploring streams for aquatic insects to performing a quick water-quality check, campers were introduced to a new layer of ... Read More
High school students looking at their water sample in an outdoor classroom
Students Learn to Solve Water Resource Challenges
The new WATERS project will develop a student-centered curriculum for students of all abilities to learn water concepts and about ... Read More
WikiWatershed® Wins Green Stormwater Infrastructure Award
WikiWatershed® Wins Green Stormwater Infrastructure Award
The Excellence in GSI Award recognizes work in the Greater Philadelphia region celebrating a nature-based approach to stormwater management ... Read More
Creating Model Stewards by Modeling Watersheds
Creating Model Stewards by Modeling Watersheds
The true power of Model My Watershed is in the lasting lessons of action-based stewardship that follow students into the ... Read More
A Wish Come True: Thousands More to Learn Freshwater Science, Stewardship in New Education Pavilion
A Wish Come True: Thousands More to Learn Freshwater Science, Stewardship in New Education Pavilion
The pavilion adds a fourth outdoor space, which will allow our educators to keep class sizes small even when there ... Read More