[WEBINAR] NEW Leaf Pack Network Stream Ecology Kit Reveal!

June 5, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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When: Friday, June 5, 2020, 2-3 p.m. EDT
Where: Online via Zoom and Facebook Live on the Leaf Pack Network Facebook page. (Webinar recording will be shared afterwards on our YouTube channel.)
Audience: Middle and high school teachers, environmental educators, and citizen scientists.
Cost: FREE! Registration is required to attend via Zoom.

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Join Leaf Pack Network Administrator and freshwater ecologist, Tara Muenz, for a tour of the new features PLUS an introduction on how YOU can get started with the Leaf Pack Network!

After many moons we are finally ready to show the world the NEW Leaf Pack Network Stream Ecology Kit! In this webinar we’ll walk you through the following new features that we’re sure you’ll “leaf” for (well, maybe leap for!):

  • New biotic index featuring three color-coded sensitivity groups using a colorblind-friendly palette.
  • Updated sorting sheet to match the sensitivity groups.
  • New data portal at
  • New laminated dichotomous key to follow sensitivity groups.
  • Updated macroinvertebrate identification flashcards (now including riffle beetles, left- and right-handed snails, and more!).
  • Updated manual and data sheets, including a new habitat data sheet.

The Leaf Pack Network® is an international network of teachers, students, and citizen monitors investigating their local stream ecosystems. Following instructions in the Leaf Pack Network Manual, monitors use tree leaves and aquatic insects to determine the health of their stream and understand its ecology. The Leaf Pack Network is an initiative of Stroud Water Research Center and part of the WikiWatershed Toolkit.

  • Tara Muenz, Assistant Director of Education
  • Phone:
    610-268-2153, ext. 301
  • Email: