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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 the Stroud Center to further expand education and outreach to the local Oxford community and schools. It ... 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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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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Girls-in-STEM Education Programs Fund

Following the success of the first Trout Unlimited (TU) STREAM Girls program in southeast Pennsylvania co-led by Stroud Water Research ... 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 Center education and technical staff created STEM technologies to enhance public capabilities in citizen science. Partnerships with schools will ... Read More
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Independent K-12 Student Research Projects

Sparked by Maggie Auman and her family, who with the Leaf Pack Network® tools researched her local streams for two ... Read More
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Leaf Pack Kit and Network

Discover the value of macroinvertebrates as living indicators of water quality through the Leaf Pack Network! This international program, bilingual ... Read More
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Leaf Pack Network

An International Network of Teachers, Students, and Citizen Monitors Investigating Their Local Stream Ecosystems The Leaf Pack Experiment involves creating ... Read More
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Learning to See, Seeing to Learning

Stroud Center educators in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University created and implemented a national survey of macroinvertebrate trainers and training ... Read More
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Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB): Trajectory for the Recovery of Stream Ecosystem Structure and Function During Reforestation

Stream restoration in the United States is a multibillion-dollar industry. Yet long-term monitoring of its effectiveness is virtually nonexistent. Stroud ... Read More
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Model My Watershed — Delaware River Basin

This project expands the Model My Watershed® application to the entire Delaware River Basin and supports restoration efforts funded by ... Read More
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On-the-Water Education Programs

This project includes the purchase of eight canoes, two kayaks, paddling gear, trailer, and safety gear for Stroud Water Research ... 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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Pennsylvania Trout in the Classroom Program Support

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited (PATU), the Stroud Center education department provided staffing and other supports ... Read More
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Quantify and Support Best Management Practice Installation and Restoration at Schools to Contribute Directly to Bay Restoration Goals

Research includes interviews of sustainable school recognition programs and a sample of school across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed about implementation ... 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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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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Stroud Stream Programs for Public Schools

Stroud Center educators conduct a four-hour, boots-in-the-water stream program for students in fourth through 12th grade. During their visit at ... Read More
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Teaching Environmental Sustainability — Model My Watershed

Stroud Center educators and scientists continued to enhance the Model My Watershed application and refined the model curriculum for middle ... 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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Water Quality Mobile App Software Updates

The Water Quality mobile app is a water-monitoring data-collection and learning tool designed for use by educators and their students, ... Read More
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Watershed Awareness Using Technology and Environmental Research for Sustainability (WATERS)

This education research project focuses on the development of a new curriculum and refinement of learning resources using universal design ... Read More
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West Chester Area School District Water Quality Education Center

Stroud Water Research Center educators and restoration staff will provide assistance in this newly funded project in forest restoration, establishment ... 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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New York Streamkeepers

Stroud Water Research Center partnered with Hudson Basin River Watch and Riverkeeper to provide Leaf Pack workshops to teachers within ... 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 educators educated participants in the 11th annual Schuylkill Sojourn. Hundreds of people embark on a seven-day, ... 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 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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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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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

Funded by: Point Lookout Farmlife Foundation and Water Preserve Foundation. This program at Point Lookout Preserve exposes students and teachers ... 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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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 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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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

A collaboration with Cabrini College to encourage environmental stewardship in their students. In collaboration with Cabrini College, we developed courses ... 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 Welcome Packet

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