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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.

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

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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

Pennsylvania Watershed Education Task Force Honored with 2020 Outstanding Environmental Education Program Award and Second NOAA B-WET Grant
Pennsylvania Watershed Education Task Force Honored with 2020 Outstanding Environmental Education Program Award and Second NOAA B-WET Grant
The task force is advancing statewide environmental literacy and meaningful watershed education for K-12 students and educators ... Read More
Leaf Pack Network Adds Hands-On Experience to Virtual Learning
Leaf Pack Network Adds Hands-On Experience to Virtual Learning
A Canadian university is making sure students get fieldwork experience despite the pandemic — by mailing them freshwater field kits ... Read More
$50,000 Challenge Match Grant Generously Sponsored by the Colket Family Foundation
$50,000 Challenge Match Grant Generously Sponsored by the Colket Family Foundation
This challenge grant will enable us to sustain and expand our community-wide education and training programs, curricula, and instructional technologies ... Read More
Middle school students explore the local watershed to complete their field note books.
Meaningful Watershed Education: A Lasting and Expanding Partnership With a Local School District
The partnership has become a model for building formal and non-formal education partnerships in systemic watershed education ... Read More
Spotlight on Stephanie Bernasconi
Spotlight on Stephanie Bernasconi
Bernasconi originally wanted to be a marine biologist but a semester on a sailing ship convinced her to stick to ... Read More
Photo of day campers with Native American elder, Chief Quiet Thunder.
Bridging Barriers in Environmental STEM
New grants support education programs for underserved youth and prioritize minority and economically disadvantaged populations and local environmental justice communities ... Read More

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Stroud Water Research Center’s education department is here to support students and families during ongoing COVID-19 mitigation.

Our team is committed to ensuring you #LearnAtHome — at your own pace, in your own homes, to meet your own unique needs.

We are curating hands-on, minds-on virtual learning resources, including NEW virtual activities and workshops, to engage students, teachers, and everyday community members alike. New resources will be posted weekly!