Putting the “S” in STEM – Bioassessments and Water Chemistry to Determine Stream Health

August 8, 2018
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Putting the “S” in STEM – Bioassessments and Water Chemistry to Determine Stream Health

August 8, 2018 All day

Woman sorting macroinvertebrates at a stream ecology workshop

Educator Stream Ecology Workshop

When: Wednesday, August 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Stroud Water Research Center
Cost: $40 per person.  A donation to expand the partnership between the Stroud Center and Sultana Education Foundation is subsidizing the remainder of the cost of the workshop.
Audience: Grade 4-12 teachers and non-formal educators; science curriculum coordinators, teachers and coaches; special education coordinators, teachers and coaches; and administrators.

This workshop is part 1 of a two-part series. Part 2 of this workshop series is an August 13 canoe event on the Octoraro in which participants will apply what they’ve learned about testing water to a new stream while also learning about the history of the Octoraro, Susquehanna, and Chesapeake watersheds. Participants may attend one or both parts of this workshop series.

Are you looking for new resources to engage 21st century learners? Do you use PA Core academic standards in Environment & Ecology, and in Science, Technology, & Engineering?

Topics and Skills

  • Students as citizen scientists
  • Macroinvertebrates as a bioindicator of stream health
  • Water chemistry
  • Stormwater conservation practices and education
  • PA DEP Environmental Education Grant Program

Participants should dress to go outside and to get into the stream. Boots are provided.

Lunch will be provided. Six hours of Act 48 will be awarded for this workshop.


August 8, 2018
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Tara Muenz, Assistant Director of Education
610-268-2153, ext. 1301

Stroud Water Research Center

970 Spencer Road
Avondale, PA 19311 United States
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