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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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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

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

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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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A Digital Mayfly Swarm Is Emerging
A Digital Mayfly Swarm Is Emerging
Low-cost, open-source data collectors and a suite of collaborative online tools are making big leaps in the field of watershed ... Read More
Creating Model Stewards by Modeling Watersheds
Creating Model Stewards by Modeling Watersheds
The true power of Model My Watershed is in the lasting lessons of action-based stewardship that follow students into the ... Read More
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A digital mayfly swarm is emerging
Ensign, S., D. Arscott, S. Hicks, A. Aufdenkampe, T. Muenz, J. Jackson, and D. Bressler. 2019. Eos, 100 ... Read More
"Chalk Talk" About Our Boots-in-the-Water Education Partnership
“Chalk Talk” About Our Boots-in-the-Water Education Partnership
Assistant Director of Education Tara Muenz was featured in the January 2019 edition of Chalk Talk, a weekly radio program ... Read More
Scouts Get Their Boots Wet for Science and Stewardship
Scouts Get Their Boots Wet for Science and Stewardship
Our badge program for Cub Scouts invites young minds to explore the scientific method and exercise their most powerful scientific ... Read More
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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