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 “K through gray” audiences 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.
PROGRAMMING UPDATE: Protecting the health of our communities matters as deeply to us as sparking lifelong learning and stewardship. We’re implementing rigorous sanitation of education materials, adapting programs for social distance, and modeling the best guidelines available for COVID-19 safety. We currently offer:
💧 Virtual/online stream and watershed study experiences.
💧 Outdoor-only education programs located at the Stroud Center.
💧 Outdoor education programs at your site (e.g., school or local park).
No matter where you are in the world, contact the Stroud Center education department or submit a request to schedule.
- Virtual/online stream and watershed study experiences.
- Outdoor-only education programs located at the Stroud Center.
- Outdoor education programs at your site (e.g., school or local park).
- Request an education, scout, or professional training program
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- Pay for a program
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- Contact us/ask a question
- Virtual learning resources
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- Download education annual reports
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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 from year to year.
“The facilitators were very knowledgeable. They challenged the kids and held their interest. As one of many field trips I have attended with my kids over the years this by far tops my list.”
“Just had an AMAZING field trip there with the 4th grade…. Thanks so much for a great day! Super day, really! The educators are super. They are the perfect ‘speed’ for the kids.”
“Thank you for an amazing day at your facility! I am sure every member of our watershed steward class left knowing much more than they did when we entered. You guys were great!”
“Thanks again for an outstanding field trip. Your ability to accommodate my student with hearing and visual challenges was exemplary! I’ve heard many favorable comments from our staff!”
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