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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.


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.

Model Micro Site Runoff

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

Do You Know What a Leaf Pack Is?
Do You Know What a Leaf Pack Is?
Since the 1970s, Stroud™ Water Research Center scientists have used leaf packs to better understand stream ecosystems from Pennsylvania to ... Read More
Inclusion at Environmental Education Sites
Inclusion at Environmental Education Sites
Almost all Wisconsin environmental education organizations surveyed consider their facilities at least somewhat accessible to visitors with disabilities, but are ... Read More
Model My Watershed in the Spotlight
Model My Watershed in the Spotlight
The Stroud Center's Model My Watershed web app has again been recommended by the CADRE network for STEM education researchers ... Read More
Watershed Expedition Featured on Xploration Awesome Planet
Watershed Expedition Featured on Xploration Awesome Planet
Stroud Center educators were featured in a segment about the Schuylkill Acts & Impacts watershed expedition on the syndicated earth ... Read More
PA Task Force to Boost Environmental Education, Stewardship
PA Task Force to Boost Environmental Education, Stewardship
Chesapeake Bay cleanup and Pennsylvania watersheds aided by NOAA-funded task force to increase environmental literacy ... Read More
Remembering Bill Anderson
Remembering Bill Anderson
Anderson was a retired high school advanced-biology teacher, a Stroud Center adjunct research associate, and an environmental educator in our ... Read More

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