Slimy Leaves for Healthy Streams: A Leaf Pack Network Workshop

September 14, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT Free
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Slimy Leaves for Healthy Streams: A Leaf Pack Network Workshop

September 14 , 9:00 AM 3:00 PM EDT

Two smiling women holding artificial leaf packs in each hand.

When: Saturday, September 14, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Stroud Water Research Center, 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311
Audience: Middle and high school teachers, environmental educators, and anyone interested in community science.
Cost: Free! Registration is required, see the instructions below. Please bring a lunch.

How Can Clumps of Slimy Leaves Spark Stream Exploration?

The Leaf Pack Network® is a fun, hands-on research and outreach tool for people of all ages that demonstrates how our actions on land impact life in streams and water quality. The Leaf Pack Network promotes inquiry-based interdisciplinary watershed education. It teaches diverse audiences to conduct experiments, gather ecological data, explore food webs, learn classification skills, use technology to share data, compare data with other communities’ data, and apply that information to protect local watersheds.

Join Us at Our Workshop and We’ll Show You How!

Participants will receive an overview of stream ecology and watershed concepts based on research at Stroud Water Research Center. Taking our boots to the stream, we’ll examine leaf packs with live aquatic macroinvertebrates, identify them, and explore the Leaf Pack Network website.

Photo showing the contents of the Leaf Pack Stream Ecology Kit.
Leaf Pack Stream Ecology Kit

At the workshop, you will receive:

  • Leaf Pack Stream Ecology Kit give-aways!
  • Tour of the Stroud Center’s research labs and LEED-Platinum-certified building
  • Hands-on experience deploying and retrieving leaf packs from the stream
  • Training in macroinvertebrate ID
  • FUN teaching techniques to bring to your classes!
  • Certificate of participation (volunteer hours or towards teacher professional development credits)

Stroud Water Research Center

970 Spencer Road
Avondale, PA 19311 United States
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