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.

Upcoming Education Events

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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.


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.


Photo of two men building an environmental monitoring sensor

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

Monitor My Watershed

Screenshot of Monitor My Watershed Browse Sites page

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

Truist (Formerly BB&T) Renews Its EITC Support
Truist (Formerly BB&T) Renews Its EITC Support
EITC funds enable us to offer field trips, school programs, and professional development at no or low cost to Pennsylvania ... Read More
Stroud Center Collaborates on New Children’s STEM Picturebook
Stroud Center Collaborates on New Children’s STEM Picturebook
Do you like scavenger hunts? How can you tell if creek water is clean and healthy? Explore these questions and ... Read More
Stroud Center Establishes Girls-in-STEM Fund for Education Programs
Stroud Center Establishes Girls-in-STEM Fund for Education Programs
The fund will support dedicated programming for an audience historically underserved in STEM and outdoor aquatic recreation: women and girls ... Read More
Meet David Kline, Watershed Education Specialist
Meet David Kline, Watershed Education Specialist
David Kline is the newest full-time member of our education department. Learn what led him to the Stroud Center and ... Read More
STREAM Girls recorded real scientific data and reflected on their experiences in field notebooks.
STREAM Girls Program Empowers Today’s Girls to Become Tomorrow’s Leaders
“It’s always fun to learn new things, but STREAM Girls was different because of how many new things we experienced ... Read More
First National Bank donating a $2,500 check to the Stroud Center
Thank You, First Resource Bank!
First Resource Bank President Glenn Marshall stopped by for a tour of the Stroud Center and to present a $2,500 ... Read More

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