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Youth Watershed Explorer Challenge

Calling all youths ages 12-16! Join us for a program that pairs investigative field experiences with virtual learning. Explorers will be guided through three challenges focused on the significance of First State National Historical Park's Brandywine Valley unit.

Volunteer Tree Planting

We will be planting approximately 2.75 acres with 675 trees on a primary tributary of Doe Run Creek. This planting will also serve as a research site as we will be collecting data on the growth rate of trees in two different types of tree tubes.

[CANCELED] Moonlit Stream Stroll

Stroud Water Research Center 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA, United States

Welcome 2021 with a family-friendly moonlit stroll through the White Clay Creek watershed to learn what happens in our streams during winter.

STREAM Girls Goes Virtual!


This special COVID-19 hybrid model will blend online instruction with remote activities led by families or troops at home or in nearby nature.

Riparian Buffer Mini-Arboretum Tour

Stroud Water Research Center 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA, United States

In the interest of testing new plants that could further enhance riparian areas, we've planted a wide selection of lesser-known native trees and shrubs, provided by our friends at Octoraro Native Plant Nursery.


Plastic Free July

We’re celebrating Plastic Free July by asking everyone to get out and clean up their watershed! Log your hours and the amount of trash you cleaned up to be in the running for fun prizes.

Chukkas, Caddisflies, and Chapeaus

Brandywine Polo Club 232 Polo Road, Toughkenamon, Pennsylvania, United States

Enjoy an afternoon at one of the oldest polo clubs on the East Coast. Guests will enjoy food, drinks, games, and commentary by experts to learn more about the exciting sport of polo.

$75 – $400

Clean Water Paddle Push

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

Free Introduction to Canoeing and Fishing

New to boating and/or fishing? Join us for a FREE opportunity to learn about canoeing and/or fishing from experts at Stroud Water Research Center, Marsh Creek State Park, and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Soil Health Field Day at Stroud Preserve

Join us for in-field presentations and demonstrations about a soil health study comparing organic, conservation, and conventional farming practices.


Volunteer Event: Tree Planting

Help us plant trees for healthy streams! We will be planting trees on approximately three acres along a tributary of Doe Run.

Volunteer Event: Stone Mulching

We are looking for volunteers to help us add stone mulch at the base of newly planted trees to protect them from plant competition and ensure survivability.

Crafty As a Caddisfly: Brownie Bugs Badge

Stroud Water Research Center 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA, United States

Did you know that creeping, crawling insects are some of the most SPOOKTACULAR storytellers of our streams? Brownies, get your boots wet this Halloween weekend to earn your Bug Badge!


Celebrate World Water Day

Celebrate World Water Day with the unveiling of our new Watershed Education Mobile Lab and FREE freshwater fun for the whole family!


Earth Day Volunteer Event

Celebrate Earth Day with Stroud Water Research Center and Victory Brewing Company by helping with spring maintenance tasks on riparian buffer plantings along Buck Run. All ages are welcome!


Trout Unlimited STREAM Girls Program

Stroud Water Research Center 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA, United States

Join Stroud Water Research Center and Trout Unlimited this spring for STREAM Girls, an outdoor watershed experience that combines science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) with recreational fly-fishing to empower today's girls to become tomorrow's leaders.


Stream Care Workday

Help take care of our streamsides across Lancaster County! We will be planting trees, weeding, and tending to native plantings.


Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2022

Myrick Conservation Center 1760 Unionville-Wawaset Road, West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

Mark your calendars for the 15th Annual Trail Creek Outfitters Wild and Scenic Film Festival to benefit the Stroud Center and Brandywine Red Clay Alliance!

$10 – $25

Celebrate World Water Day // Celebramos el Día Mundial del Agua

Stroud Water Research Center 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA, United States

Families and community members are welcome to join us to engage in many hands-on activities celebrating our most precious resource -- clean fresh water.


Brandywine River Restoration Trust ShadFest

Brandywine Park 1080 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, DE, United States

Join us for a family-friendly spring festival celebrating the return of the American shad in the Brandywine River.


Volunteer Day at Overlook Park

Help us celebrate Lancaster Water Week by giving back and helping out on this beautiful riparian buffer project.


Sips & Sounds of Summer

Stroud Water Research Center 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA, United States

Join Stroud Water Research Center to celebrate the end of spring and the beginning of summer with a summer solstice celebration.