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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.

Featured Events

Creek Explorers Camp
Creek Explorers Camp
Calling all junior nature explorers — the wilderness is calling! Experience forests and streams like never before, through a week-long camp of hands-on discovery. Campers will spend the week conducting ... Read More
Turning Your Grounds Into a Classroom!
Turning Your Grounds Into a Classroom!
Presented in Partnership with Longwood Gardens
Learn how you can turn your school grounds or your classroom into an environmentally-based STEM learning spot ... Read More
Eco Teachers: What's in Your Watershed?
Eco Teachers: What’s in Your Watershed?
Presented in Partnership with Longwood Gardens
Learn about watersheds, how to complete a habitat survey, and create catchment systems in this STEM-based teacher professional development workshop ... Read More


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. Schedule a program for your class today!


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.

Leaf Pack Network

Learn about your stream’s health by performing a simple 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.


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

Trout Grow on Trees

Learn how healthy forests lead to healthy trout populations.

Education News

Video still of Milton Hershey School students deploying a water-quality-monitoring sensor.
Computer Science Students Get Their Boots in the Water
As part of the Milton Hershey School’s Agriculture and Environmental Education pathway, the students are taking the computer science skills ... Read More
Fourth graders taking tree measurements
Learning Leading to Action: Young Heroes Protecting Our Waterways
Students are not only learning how to protect our waterways; they are also conducting their own scientific research or restoring ... Read More
Model My Watershed Featured in STEM for All Video Showcase
Model My Watershed Featured in STEM for All Video Showcase
The video presentation highlights the Teaching Environmental Sustainability - Model My Watershed project to promote watershed stewardship, geospatial literacy, and ... Read More
Child with leaf. Photo by Gabby Orcutt on Unsplash
Education Partnership Named as a Success Story
The Stroud Center’s partnership with the Watershed Education Training Institute (WETi) at Millersville University allows WETi to offer high-quality watershed ... Read More
Isopoda (aquatic sowbugs)
Test Your Skills With the #MysteryMacro Quiz
Want a fun way to learn about freshwater macroinvertebrates? Check out the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission #MysteryMacro quiz featuring ... Read More
"Muddy Boots Fund" Created to Benefit Boy Scouts and Stroud Center
“Muddy Boots Fund” Created to Benefit Boy Scouts and Stroud Center
As a result of a generous gift from brothers Greg, Barry, Keith, and Ray Bentley, the Chester County Council Boy ... Read More

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