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Grants and Partnerships

Education Improvement Tax Credit Partnerships

The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program allows Pennsylvania-based businesses to receive generous tax credits by contributing to qualified educational organizations. As a recipient of EITC funds, Stroud Water Research Center makes its school programs, field trips, and professional development workshops available at no or reduced cost to public school districts. Learn more

Education Projects

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Advancing Education Programs and Community Outreach With Oxford Area Audiences

Continued support enables Stroud™ Water Research Center to further expand education and outreach to the local Oxford community and schools ... Read More
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Capacity-Building for Girls-in-STEM Watershed Education

This project expanded meaningful and inclusive education in water-focused environmental science, technology, engineering, and math (E-STEM) for K–12 girls across ... Read More
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Consortium for Scientific Assistance to Watersheds (C-SAW)

Stroud Center educators and scientists provided technical assistance to county conservation districts, municipal environmental advisory committees,watershed associations, and citizen action ... Read More
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Consortium for Scientific Assistance to Watersheds (C-SAW)

Stroud Water Research Center educators, scientists, and restoration staff provided technical assistance to county conservation districts, municipal environmental advisory committees, ... Read More
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Educational Product Design

Stroud Water Research Center’s education department has developed numerous watershed education products that are marketed and available nationally. Products Available ... Read More
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Equity and Environmental Education (EE) in the Time of COVID-19 to Support EE Providers

Educators modified existing watershed education programming, created new programming, and piloted programming for virtual and in-person engagement during the coronavirus ... Read More
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Expanding Environmental Literacy and Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) Implementation Capacity Across Pa.

This statewide project builds capacity for environmental literacy and stewardship of the Chesapeake Bay and other watersheds in Pennsylvania by ... Read More
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Girls-in-STEM Education Programs Fund

This fund supports ongoing efforts to engage and empower future female leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) during ... Read More
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Independent K-12 Student Research Projects

The establishment of this fund is to make staff support available to assist K-12 students interested in conducting independent scientific ... Read More
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Lancaster Area Outdoor Learning Network Initiative

Educators planned and delivered teacher professional development in watershed education content and skills for Conestoga Valley, Ephrata, and Columbia school ... Read More
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Lawrenceville School Partnership for Student Water Quality Monitoring of Shipetaukin Creek

Educators are partnering with The Lawrenceville School to create and implement opportunities for students to study water quality impacts onthe ... Read More
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Leaf Pack Stream Ecology Kit and Network

This international program, which is bilingual in English and Spanish, engages students, teachers, families, and the public in water quality ... Read More
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Learning to See, Seeing to Learning

This project continued to enhance the Macroinvertebrates.org. site, in addition to creating aquatic macroinvertebrate identification resources for learners, teachers, and ... Read More
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On-the-Water Education Programs

Stroud Center educators provided on-the-water canoeing watershed education experiences on local streams, lakes, and reservoirs for schools, Scouts, community groups, ... Read More
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Pa. Environmental Literacy and Meaningful Watershed Education Experience (MWEE) Programming Capacity-Building

This statewide project improved environmental literacy and stewardship of K–12 students by building capacity across Pennsylvania for high-quality environmental education ... Read More
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Pa. Healthy Learning Environments Advisory Council to the Pa. Department of Health’s COVID-19 Initiative

Educators provided feedback on technical plans, guidance, and resources to develop a cohesive system of professional development and classroom materials ... Read More
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Pennsylvania Trout in the Classroom Program Support

The Stroud Water Research Center education department provided staffing and other supports to the PA Trout in the Classroom (PA ... Read More
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Quantify and Support Installation and Restoration of Best Management Practices (BMPs) at Schools to Contribute Directly to Bay Restoration Goals

Educators sampled school districts and conducted extensive research on sustainable school recognition programs across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, with a ... Read More
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School Study on the Effects of Outdoor Learning

This school-case-study research project surveyed and interviewed middle school students and teachers to determine if and how outdoor learning experiences ... Read More
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Schuylkill Acts & Impacts

Schuylkill Acts & Impacts is a weeklong river trek for 12 high school students from across all counties that touch ... Read More
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Scout Education Programs

Educators engage and empower K–12 youth from Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and Girl Scouts of the USA in environmental ... Read More
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Scout Watershed STEM Education, Recreation, and Stewardship Programs and Educator Professional Development

Educators delivered a series of hands-on, minds-on events to engages Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts USA, and adult educators ... Read More
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Stream Study Programs for Public Schools

Educators provided boots-in-the-water stream study programs for K–12 students, who learned about their impact on waterways and how they can ... Read More
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Virtual Learning Resources

In response to COVID-19 emergency learning conditions, educators created and delivered new and modified watershed education resources for use in ... Read More
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Water Quality Mobile App Software Updates

The Water Quality App for mobile devices received updates to the macroinvertebrate digital field guide and pollution tolerance index and ... Read More
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Watershed Awareness Using Technology and Environmental Research for Sustainability (WATERS)

Educators developed and piloted a new national curriculum and extensive learning resources using universal design for learning (UDL) principles in ... Read More
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Watershed STEM Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) After-School Programming

Educators engaged high-needs students from four 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) sites in Pa. through an eeBLUE grant program ... Read More
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West Chester Area School District Water Quality Education Center

Educators and restoration staff provided assistance for establishing three outdoor learning stations with interpretive signs, teacher professional development, watershed education ... Read More
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WikiWatershed

Web Tools Advancing Knowledge and Stewardship of Fresh Water WikiWatershed® is a web toolkit to support citizens, conservation practitioners, municipal ... Read More
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Andes Amazon Initiative

The Andes Amazon Initiative was funded by the Moore Foundation to offer workshops in Peru and Costa Rica, to those ... Read More
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Brandywine River Trek

The Coatesville Youth Initiative Brandywine Trek is a youth leadership and environmental awareness program that combines outdoor learning over five ... Read More
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Brandywine Watershed Discovery Day Camp

The Brandywine Watershed Discovery Day Camp, coordinated by the Coatesville Youth Initiative, is a youth leadership and environmental awareness program ... Read More
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Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Contact Point, Program, and Training Initiative

As a partner in this cooperative agreement with the National Park Service and Sultana Education Foundation, Stroud Center educators continue ... Read More
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Chesapeake Bay Watershed Workshops

In 2006 the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration awarded us a two-year grant to work with teachers in Bradford and ... Read More
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Collaborative Research: Introducing Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) Science to Students and Teachers

The Critical Zone encompasses the external or near-surface Earth extending from the top of the vegetation canopy down to and ... Read More
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Comprehensive Aquatic Learning Project

This collaborative partnership with Tyler Arboretum initiates teacher training programs in watershed research and education. We engaged teachers in our ... Read More
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Critical Zone Geoscience Education

Stroud Water Research Center educators and scientists are teaching the principles and processes of the earth's critical zone to teachers, ... Read More
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From Classroom to Creek

Stroud Water Research Center educators visited several elementary schools within the city of Newark to introduce them to the concepts ... Read More
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From Scientific Research to Public Policy

This grant from the William Penn Foundation created a partnership to provide public officials and their constituents with the tools ... Read More
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Greening STEM Technologies: A Model for Advancing Do-It- Yourself (DIY) Environmental Sensing Networks to Support Citizen Science and Primary and Secondary Education

Stroud Water Research Center education and technical staff created STEM technologies to enhance public capabilities in citizen science. Partnerships with ... Read More
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Integrating the Carbon and Water Cycles Within an Ecosystem Esthetic Approach to Landscapes

Stroud educators and scientists developed and implemented Your Livable Landscape: Cultivating an Ecosystem Esthetic, a collaborative education program that builds ... Read More
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Leaf Pack Ambassadors

Stroud Water Research Center translated into Spanish the manuals for its popular Leaf Pack Experiment and Watershed Tour® and in ... Read More
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Leaf Pack As a Water Quality Monitoring Tool

Stroud Water Research Center educators and entomologists joined together to test the effectiveness of leaf packs as easy-to-use monitoring devices ... Read More
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Leaf Pack Network — Engaging and Linking Students in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The goal of this project is to provide meaningful watershed experiences to underserved teachers and students in the Chesapeake Bay ... Read More
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Leaf Pack Network® Goes to Costa Rica

This train-the-trainer Leaf Pack workshop consisted of employees and board members from Asociación de Amigos de la Naturaleza del Pacífico ... Read More
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Leaf Pack Network® Goes to Peru

In partnership with the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research (ACEER) based out of West Chester University, Stroud Water ... Read More
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Media Borough Stormwater Brochure

Stroud Water Research Center educators worked with Media Borough to produce “Stormwater, Trees and Our Drinking Water.” The purpose of ... Read More
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Model My Watershed

Stroud Water Research Center educators and scientists launched Model My Watershed, an innovative, three-year program to develop, test, and disseminate ... Read More
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Mountaintop to Tap Photography and Journal Exhibit

The Mountaintop to Tap exhibit, which records the three-week trek of a diverse group of high school students who traced ... Read More
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Mountaintop to Tap Trek

A Three-Week Trek Across the New York City Water Supply System In the summer of 2007, six students from New ... Read More
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Pennsylvania Environmental Literacy and MWEE Programming Capacity Building

The goal of this statewide project is to improve environmental literacy and stewardship of K-12 students by building capacity of ... Read More
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Schuylkill Buffer Strategies

This project combines sound science, public policy, and open dialogue in an effort to help municipalities in the Schuylkill River ... Read More
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Schuylkill Learning Community

Members of Stroud Water Research Center's education department participated in the Schuylkill Learning Community, an association of William Penn Foundation ... Read More
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Schuylkill Sojourn

Stroud Water Research Center provided the educational programming for Reading the River: The Science of the Schuylkill, for the 11th ... Read More
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SFS Leaf Pack Workshop

Stroud Center staff and members of the Society for Freshwater Science Education and Diversity Committee held a Leaf Pack workshop ... Read More
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Stormwater Project: From Classroom to Creek

This was a program to educate middle school students about water issues in Chester, Ridley and Crum Creek watersheds. Stroud ... Read More
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Stream School for New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Stroud Water Research Center provides expertise in two sets of two-day stream ecology trainings for AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors ... Read More
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Stream Watch: Leaf Pack as a Monitoring Tool

A project to help community volunteers assess the water quality of the White Clay Creek watershed. In tandem with leaf ... Read More
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Streamkeepers

In partnership with Hudson Basin River Watch and Riverkeeper, Stroud Water Research Center educators trained teachers in the New York ... Read More
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Stroud Seminar Series

Stroud Water Research Center educators and scientists presented their work through a series of lectures. These lectures covered topics such ... Read More
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Stroud Water Research Center Streamside Classroom Project

This project enhances our streamside classroom along White Clay Creek at Stroud Water Research Center with the construction of three ... Read More
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Summer Institute

How Best Management Practices Are Protecting Your Drinking Water Twenty educators participated in a week-long summer program of field experiences ... Read More
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Summer Institute: How Best Management Practices Are Protecting Your Drinking Water

Stroud Water Research Center educators conducted a week-long summer program of field experiences and hands-on activities designed to convey effective ... Read More
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Teaching Environmental Sustainability — Model My Watershed

Stroud Water Research Center educators and scientists continued to enhance the Model My Watershed application and refined the model curriculum ... Read More
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The Peru Project

Funding for the Peru Project was provided by a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Stroud Water Research ... Read More
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The Rain Barrel Project

Working with teachers at three Media, Pennsylvania, schools, Stroud Water Research Center educators demonstrated to hundreds of secondary school students ... Read More
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The Science of Water Through the World of Art

This program at Point Lookout Preserve gives students and teachers new ways of thinking about stream ecosystems and stewardship through ... Read More
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Thomas P. Bentley Muddy Boots Fund for Chester County Council, BSA Programs

The establishment of the Muddy Boots fund has made Stroud Water Research Center education programs free for youth in Chester ... Read More
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Tree Plantings

A partnership with multiple organizations to plant re-establish streamside forests in southeastern Pennsylvania. We have worked with ERTHNXT (formerly the ... Read More
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Trout Grow on Trees

This project connects citizens to the idea that healthy forests make healthy streams and, thus, healthy trout populations. Funding supports ... Read More
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Upland Country Day School Curriculum Development

Stroud Water Research Center educators worked with Upland Country Day School in 2009 to develop quantitative watershed activities and curricula ... Read More
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Water Quality and Stream Health in Eastern Pennsylvania

Stroud Water Research Center educators, along with the Central Bucks School District, the Heritage Conservancy and the Peace Valley Nature ... Read More
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Water SCIENCE

Stroud Water Research Center’s education department is collaborating with the Concord Consortium on a project to introduce middle school students ... Read More
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Watershed Citizenship Learning Community

In collaboration with Cabrini College, Stroud Center educators began development of Watershed Ecology and Watershed Citizenship curricula for non-science majors, ... Read More
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Watershed Citizenship Learning Community, Cabrini College

In collaboration with faculty from Cabrini College, Stroud Water Research Center educators developed and taught courses in watershed ecology and ... Read More
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Watershed Curriculum Development for Middle Schools

Stroud Water Research Center educators worked with faculty at the Upland Country Day School in Pennsylvania to develop, implement and ... Read More
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Watershed education for Plain Sect Communities

In collaboration with Penn State Cooperative Extension and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Center and Extension educators taught students in four ... Read More
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Watershed Welcome Packet

“Welcome to Our Neighborhood, White Clay Creek Watershed” Packets were developed in partnership with the Education Subcommittee of the White ... Read More

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