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. Schedule a program for your class today! Thanks to a generous gift, all programs for Boy Scouts are now free.


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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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
Mandy Nix sorting specimens while sitting on a rock in a stream
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
Teachers using the Water Quality mobile app
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
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Expedition Inspires Students to Act and Impact Local Watershed
The students expressed interest in the story water-quality testing told as they traveled down the river from the mines, through ... Read More
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Axalta, the Philadelphia Eagles, and Stroud Water Research Center Celebrate All-Pro Teachers with a Day of STEM in the Stream
Teachers experienced STEM education in a real-world setting giving them the tools to cultivate the next generation of freshwater stewards ... Read More
Teachers at the Dive Deeper Summit
Teacher Stipends to Attend Dive Deeper Water Educators Summit
Application deadline has passed. 17 Pennsylvania K-12 teachers will receive a $300 stipend to attend the 2018 summit ... Read More

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