Environmental Education

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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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® 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.


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

Monitor My Watershed

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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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Students Explore Local History and Learn to Protect Fresh Water
Octorara High School students spent three days learning about their part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and how they can ... Read More
Stipends Available for Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators Conference
Stipends Available for Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators Conference
Application deadline has passed. Stroud Water Research Center is pleased to announce that 17 stipends are available for Pennsylvania practicing ... Read More
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Aquatic macroinvertebrate identification trainings for volunteers: results of a national materials and practices inventory survey
Louw, M., T. Muenz, J. Roberts, M. Wilson, and S. Kerlin. 2018. Technical report published through the Carnegie Mellon University School of ... Read More
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Stroud, PECO, and Kennett Schools Bring STEM to Students
The after-school program provided students with safe, structured, meaningful, and fun activities that promote learning and growth at no cost to ... Read More
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Meet Mandy Nix: New Watershed Education Specialist
Her personal mission is to foster hands-on freshwater science education that teaches us about ourselves as well as our backyard ... Read More
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Training the Teachers of Today to Educate the Stewards of Tomorrow
The outdoors were the setting for a boots-in-the-water workshop to advance professional development for non-formal educators and classroom teachers alike ... Read More