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February 2018

21st Century Tools Workshop: Water Quality Mobile App

Professional Development Workshop. Participants will explore new technological tools to support student learning about watersheds, stream health, and water quality. Resources featured in this workshop include the WikiWatershed.org toolkit and the Water Quality mobile app.

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School’s Out Winter Stream Camp

Come to Stroud Water Research Center to enjoy the magic of the stream and forest in winter; though the trees are lying dormant, there is still a lot to explore! At Winter Stream Camp, campers will investigate the stream in its icy state and discover what critters might be hiding inside, look for birds that have stayed for the winter, and hunt for animal tracks along the streamside habitat.

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March 2018

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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April 2018

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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May 2018

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

Turning Your Grounds Into a Classroom!

Presented in Partnership with Longwood Gardens
Learn how you can turn your school grounds or your classroom into an environmentally-based STEM learning spot.

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FREE 2-Day Training in DIY Environmental Sensing Networks for Streams and Rivers

Presented in Partnership With the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring at Dickinson College
Sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency

A two-day training session on building and deploying do-it-yourself wireless stream sensor stations using the Mayfly Data Logger to collect real-time data.

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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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July 2018

Creek Explorers Camp

Sorry, this camp has been canceled.

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August 2018

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

Presented in Partnership with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Chester County Intermediate Unit. Are you looking for new resources to engage 21st century learners? This workshop is for you! This workshop is the first in a two-part series.

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Rock Pack Workshop

The Rock Pack Experiment is a fun, hands-on research tool for all students and citizens of all ages, demonstrating the interconnectedness between our actions on land and life in streams.

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September 2018

World Water Monitoring Day Celebration

World Water Monitoring Day aims to build public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by empowering citizens to carry out basic monitoring of their local water bodies. Come learn about the Stroud Center’s water monitoring work and find out how you can get involved!

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Dive Deeper Water Educators Summit

Hosted by Penn State Extension
This all-day event is for anyone who teaches youth about water or anyone interested in educational tools and resources for teaching about water.

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October 2018

Middle and High School Teacher Workshop: From Stream to Sky

Bring nature into your classroom! This workshop in Millersville, Pennsylvania, will focus on lessons and activities for environmental education on a secondary level, from Stroud Water Research Center and Pennsylvania State Parks, including activities from the Project WILD and Project WET curricula.

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Advanced Watershed Educator Workshop for Non-Formal Educators

Presented at Sinnemahoning State Park in Austin, PA. This workshop will provide a deep understanding of Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences as vehicles for advancing environmental literacy and stewardship while increasing standards-based student achievement.

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Middle and High School Teacher Workshop: From Stream to Sky

Bring nature into your classroom! This workshop in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, will focus on lessons and activities for environmental education on a secondary level, from Stroud Water Research Center and Pennsylvania State Parks, including activities from the Project WILD and Project WET curricula.

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November 2018

Diving Deeper Into Aquatic Macroinvertebrate ID

Funded by a National Science Foundation Grant. This workshop is full.
Join our team of educators and entomologists for a brief immersion in the world of aquatic macroinvertebrates!

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January 2019

Getting Little Feet Wet: Curriculum for Early Childhood and Elementary

Presented by Stroud Water Research Center and Chester County Intermediate Unit
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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February 2019

Trout in the Classroom Training

Presented in Partnership With the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited and the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission
This workshop will be an introduction to Trout in Classroom for new teachers and program partners and a refresher for those that have been involved with the program in the past.

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Advanced Watershed Educator Workshop for Non-Formal Educators

Presented at Dauphin County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center in Dauphin, PA.
CANCELED AGAIN DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. Event will be rescheduled at a later date.
This workshop will provide a deep understanding of Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences as vehicles for advancing environmental literacy and stewardship while increasing standards-based student achievement.

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March 2019

Climate Literacy Workshop for Non-Formal Educators (Session 1)

Led by the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office in partnership with Stroud Water Research Center and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Part one of a two-part workshop series that will convene regional science and policy leaders and educators in an collaborative learning opportunity designed to explore the science and solutions around climate change.

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Climate Literacy Workshop for Non-Formal Educators (Session 2)

Led by the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office in partnership with Stroud Water Research Center and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
The second workshop in a two-part series that will convene regional science and policy leaders and educators in an collaborative learning opportunity designed to explore the science and solutions around climate change.

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Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators Conference

The conference will highlight how environmental education intersects and/or spans varied landscapes, urban, suburban, rural, and green spaces in between. The Stroud Center is a sponsor of the 2019 PAEE Conference.

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March Education Open House

Come meet our educators, see sample activities, and learn about our boots-in-the water approach to environmental education. Stay for a free science lecture!

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Advanced Watershed Educator Workshop for Non-Formal Educators

Presented at Jennings Environmental Education Center in Slippery Rock, PA. This workshop is full! To be notified of additional workshops as they are scheduled, please subscribe to our education e-news.

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April 2019

Advanced Watershed Educator Workshop for Non-Formal Educators

Presented at Stroud Water Research Center in Avondale, PA.
This workshop is full! To be notified of additional workshops as they are scheduled, please subscribe to our education e-news.

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Webinar: WikiWatershed Toolkit and NGSS

This webinar will demonstrate the WikiWatershed toolkit and describe ways that it can be used to support NGSS-ESS implementation.

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May 2019

Leaf Pack Coming to Utah!

The Leaf Pack Experiment is a fun hands-on research and outreach tool demonstrating how our actions on land impact life in streams and water quality.

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June 2019

Stream Study and STEM Girl Scout Recruitment Event

Sorry, this event has been cancelled. We will reschedule in the fall!
Calling all girls and volunteers across eastern Pennsylvania interested joining Girl Scouts! You’re invited to come discover what being a Girl Scout is all about by exploring the outdoors.

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Dive into Green Careers & Get WET!

Teacher Professional Development
Go behind the scenes at Longwood Gardens to learn about the array of careers in horticulture. Visit Longwood’s water features, learn about water careers, and participate in Project WET activities.

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The Wild World of Water

Teacher Professional Development
Explore Stroud Water Research Center as you learn how to model watersheds and immerse yourself in the world of water chemistry.

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July 2019

Pennsylvania Trout in the Classroom Summit

Calling all Trout in the Classroom teachers and partners in Pennsylvania! Don’t miss this day of professional development and hands-on TIC immersion. 

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Environmental Action Conference

Presented by Earth Force and supported by NOAA and ee360
Participants will learn how to enhance their environmental education program by engaging students in local environmental policy initiatives and goals.

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August 2019

Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences Workshop for School Administrators

Presented at Dauphin County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center in Dauphin, PA.
Are you a school administrator passionate about supporting watershed education? Become a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience Ambassador!

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Watershed Educators Institute

WEI is like camp for teachers: you’ll be immersed in nature, collect water samples, paddle waterways, reflect and journal on the dock, and much more!

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Project WET Curriculum Educator Training

Presented in Partnership with Sultana Education Foundation and Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
This workshop will train participants (formal and non-formal educators) to become certified educators in the Project WET 2.0 curriculum. Part of a professional development series that also includes the Educator Watershed and Canoe Workshop on Octoraro Reservoir.

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Educator Watershed and Canoe Workshop on Octoraro Reservoir

Presented in Partnership with Sultana Education Foundation and Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
Experience the splendor of a relatively unknown jewel while canoeing the 620-acre Octoraro reservoir. Part of a professional development series that also includes the Project WET Curriculum Educator Training.

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Advanced Watershed Educator Workshop for Non-Formal Educators

Presented at Dauphin County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center in Dauphin, PA.
This workshop will provide a deep understanding of Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences as vehicles for advancing environmental literacy and stewardship while increasing standards-based student achievement.

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October 2019

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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From Land to Stream: Middle and High School Educator Workshop (Millersville)

Bring nature into your classroom! This workshop in Millersville, PA, will focus on lessons and activities for environmental education on a middle and secondary level from Stroud Water Research Center and Pennsylvania State Parks, including activities from the nationally acclaimed Project WILD and Project WET curricula.

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From Land to Stream: Middle and High School Educator Workshop (Kutztown)

Bring nature into your classroom! This workshop in Kutztown, PA, will focus on lessons and activities for environmental education on a middle and high school level from Stroud Water Research Center and Pennsylvania State Parks, including activities from the nationally acclaimed Project WILD and Project WET curricula.

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November 2019

MWEE Ambassador Workshop for Pennsylvania Teachers (Northcentral PA)

Workshop will be held at Bald Eagle State Park in Howard, PA
Learn how to implement Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) to advance environmental literacy and stewardship while increasing standards-based student achievement!

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MWEE Ambassador Workshop for Pennsylvania Teachers (Western PA)

Workshop will be held at the Frick Environmental Center in Pittsburgh, PA
Learn how to implement Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) to advance environmental literacy and stewardship while increasing standards-based student achievement!

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February 2020

Education for Community Resilience

Are you a non-formal educator hoping to better prepare and strengthen our communities in the face of climate change? Join us for a collaborative 2-day learning opportunity designed to explore some of the science, policy and social/environmental justice aspects of resilience.

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MWEE Ambassador Workshop for Pennsylvania Teachers (Eastern PA)

Workshop will be held at Stroud Water Research Center, Avondale, PA
Learn how to implement Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) to advance environmental literacy and stewardship while increasing standards-based student achievement!

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March 2020

MWEE Ambassador Workshop for Pennsylvania Teachers (Southcentral PA)

Workshop will be held at Dauphin County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center, Dauphin, PA
Learn how to implement Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) to advance environmental literacy and stewardship while increasing standards-based student achievement!

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[CANCELED] 2020 PRPS/PAEE Joint Conference & Expo

This event has been canceled. Please visit the conference website for details.

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[POSTPONED] From Land to Stream: Early Childhood and Elementary Educator Workshop (Millersville)

This workshop has been postponed. Education staff are now scheduling new dates for spring or summer 2020 and will notify all registrants. Please check back for new program dates.

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April 2020

[POSTPONED] From Land to Stream: Early Childhood and Elementary Educator Workshop (Kutztown)

This workshop has been postponed. Education staff are now scheduling new dates for spring or summer 2020 and will notify all registrants. Please check back for new program dates.

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May 2020

[WEBINAR] Macroinvertebrates.org: A Virtual Resource for Teaching and Learning ID!

We’ll demonstrate site features and functionality and cover how this open educational resource can be used to support macroinvertebrate identification training with volunteers and students to improve confidence, accuracy, and engagement.

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Join the Clean Water Paddle Push!

When: August 1–16
Where: A body of water near you!

Grab your paddleboard, canoe, kayak, or inner tube and hit a body of water near you during our two-week celebration of water, the earth’s most vital natural resource.

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