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February 2018

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

SOLD OUT!
Hosted by Trail Creek Outfitters to equally benefit Stroud Water Research Center and The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Presenting Sponsor: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Gold Sponsor: Patagonia
Bronze Sponsors: Buckley, Brion, McGuire, & Morris, Attorneys at Law ~ Diver Chevrolet ~ Exelon Generation ~ Laurel Valley Soils ~ PURE Insurance

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March 2018

Presentation at the Philadelphia Water Summit

Forty-six years years after the passage of the Clean Water Act, the speakers will discuss why we still have clean water crises in the United States, how to forge meaningful connections to the natural world among young urbanites, how floating wetlands in urban rivers can reduce water pollution, and so much more.

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Free Farmer Workshop at Fleetwood Grange

Learn how you can improve your farming operation while protecting clean water! Topics will include conservation practices, technical assistance, and funding opportunities. Free lunch is included!

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Farm Profitability and Stewardship Workshop

This free workshop is for all producers interested in profitable practices that improve streams, create wildlife habitat, and reduce regulatory concerns. Optional pesticide credits, lunch included.

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Slimy Leaves for Healthy Streams: A Training in the Leaf Pack Network

Participants will receive an overview of stream ecology and watershed concepts based on research done at the Stroud Center. Taking our boots to the stream, we’ll experience hands-on examination of leaf packs with live aquatic macroinvertebrates, including their identification, and take a look at the Leaf Pack Network® website.

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Free Farmer Workshop at Bernville Grange

Learn how you can improve your farming operation while protecting clean water! Topics will include conservation practices, technical assistance, and funding opportunities. Free lunch is included!

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Free Farmer Workshop at Oley Fairgrounds

Learn how you can improve your farming operation while protecting clean water! Topics will include conservation practices, technical assistance, and funding opportunities. Free lunch is included!

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Getting Little Feet Wet: Curriculum for Early Childhood and Elementary

This workshop features the new “Getting Little Feet Wet” national curriculum guide from Project WET. We’ll do a handful of the 11 interactive hands-on activities that explore different aspects of water from the guide designed for Pre-K and K-2 educators.

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Tip Your Hat to Bern

Bern officially hung up his hat as the executive director and president of Stroud Water Research Center, so we’re tipping our hats to wish him a successful retirement. Tickets can be purchased by making a gift to the Bernard W. Sweeney, Ph.D., Executive Director’s Fund at any level you wish.

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Eco Teachers: What’s in Your Watershed?

Presented in Partnership with Longwood Gardens
Learn about watersheds, how to complete a habitat survey, and create catchment systems in this STEM-based teacher professional development workshop.

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April 2018

Early Childhood Education Workshop: From Stream to Sky

Bring nature into your classroom! This workshop will focus on lessons and activities for early childhood and elementary environmental education from Stroud™ Water Research Center and Pennsylvania State Parks, including activities from the Project WILD and Project WET (new Getting Little Feet Wet) curricula.

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April Education Open House

Gather in our Moorhead Environmental Complex to meet our educators, see sample activities in our state-of-the-art indoor classroom, learn about our boots-in-the water approach to environmental education, programs for K-12 schools and youth groups, training events for educators and other professionals, community events, and watershed resources.

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Science Seminar: Climate Change and Our Watershed

Sponsored by Citadel Federal Credit Union
Join Diana Oviedo-Vargas, Ph.D., as she explores the role of streams and rivers in the global carbon cycle. Learn about greenhouse gas emissions from our waters, their feedbacks on climate, and how the work of Stroud Center’s scientists can help us understand and mitigate some of the consequences of the changing climate on aquatic ecosystems.

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May 2018

Fore Fresh Water Golf Outing

Presenting Sponsor: Buttonwood Farm
Eagle Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moran
Hole Sponsors: Beacon Hill Financial / Bob Johnston ~ Derek Donatelli – Keller Williams Luxury Homes International ~ Exelon Generation ~ Legal Internet Solutions Incorporated

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Leaf Pack Coming to Michigan!

Spend the day with us at Tonquish Creek, a small tributary of the Rouge River Watershed. You’ll touch slimy leaves and rocks, learning about Leaf Pack methods and how aquatic macroinvertebrates tell us the story about stream health.

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June 2018

Schuylkill Acts & Impacts

An Expedition to Inspire Watershed Action
Schuylkill Acts & Impacts is a week-long service-learning program offered to fifteen high school students from communities within the Schuylkill River Watershed.

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Turning Your Grounds Into a Classroom!

Presented in Partnership with Longwood Gardens
Learn how to turn your school grounds or classroom into an environmentally-based STEM learning spot and receive valuable tips about getting kids into nature.

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July 2018

Creek Explorers Camp

Calling all junior nature explorers — the wilderness is calling! Experience forests and streams like never before, through a week-long camp of hands-on discovery. Campers will spend the week conducting real outdoor scientific experiments in the Stroud Center’s experimental watershed, honing their skills at wilderness survival techniques, and having fun with their crew during daily team building games.

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