Virtual Learning Resources
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 Stroud Water Research 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’s education department or submit a request to schedule.
Stroud Water Research Center’s education department is here to support students and families during ongoing COVID-19 mitigation. Thousands of students and community members who would usually flood the Stroud Center campus for education programs are now quarantined at home. We miss you. We are here for you. And we are committed to supporting your efforts to #LearnAtHome.
We understand these are not normal teaching and learning conditions. Our students, teachers, and families are experiencing emergency remote teaching and learning—or as some have called it, “pandemic pedagogy.” Together, we hope to transform this into “positive pedagogy” through innovative virtual learning resources that help you discover, inquire, and learn — at your own pace, in and around your own homes, to meet your own unique needs.
On this webpage, you can explore fun, freshwater-focused resources for all ages, most of which are free! Curated by our education team, these resources transport the stream-to-the-screen and help you experience your home watershed and nearby nature in your own yard.
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Want to receive new virtual learning resources in your inbox? We’ve rolled virtual learning resources into our Education E-Newsletter. It will now feature educational resources, videos, recorded programs, a list of upcoming virtual events, and/or other creative or goofy learning things our team of educators come up with.
Future of Water
Discover Free Middle School Watershed Education Lessons from the WATERS Curriculum
Dip Your Toes in the Water with the Runoff Simulation
Tree-rific Virtual Learning Resources on Streamside Forests
STEM Career Spotlight: Electrofishing to Determine Stream Health
How Do Trout Grow on Trees?
ROCK OUT with New Resources from the Rock Pack Experiment!
A Freshwater Rockstar: The Net-Spinning Caddisfly
Explore Your Backyard Watershed and Others Worldwide with the Leaf Pack Network!
Dive into a Virtual Resource for Teaching and Learning with Aquatic Macroinvertebrates!
Dive into Water Science Careers!
Water Quality Mobile App
Rock Pack Experiment
The Leaf Pack Network
Monitor My Watershed
Model My Watershed
A special thank you to the Connelly Foundation and other donors for making it possible for us to create and distribute these virtual learning resources.