Past Events

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.


Riparian Restoration Training Session

Pleasantview Alliance Church 16233 State Route 86, Saegertown, Pennsylvania, United States

Attention conservation professionals, landowners, and other interested parties in Northwestern Pennsylvania! Join us for the latest insights into riparian forest restoration.


Two Environmental Education Workshops in One Day!

Join us one or both sessions!
-- Morning session: Mapping MWEEs in the NEW PA Environmental Literacy & Sustainability Standards.
-- Afternoon session: Community Engagement: Guidelines for Excellence.


Got Dirt? How Healthy Soils Grow Better Veggies!

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

Get ready for the spring garden season as you learn how you can improve water quality, soil health, and grow better veggies!


[In-Person Educator Workshop] Tidal Wetlands in the Face of Climate Change

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Engage with scientists and educators from Stroud Water Research Center, John Heinz, and Shore Rivers on a hands-on journey exploring the impact of climate change on tidal wetlands.


Become a Pa. MWEE Certified Facilitator

Join us for three 2-hour online sessions and one 6-hour in-person session to gain knowledge, skills, and processes to lead Pennsylvania Meaningful Watershed Education Experience professional development.

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.


Water Film Night: Hidden Rivers

The New Main Theatre 124 East Main Street, Ephrata, Pennsylvania, United States

Join us for a film that documents the beauty and diversity found in freshwater rivers and streams in the southeastern United States.


Building Better Buffers

The S. Dale High Leadership Center 1861 William Penn Way, Lancaster, PA, United States

You've planted your trees, but your job isn't over yet! Learn about the next steps you need to take to ensure a successful buffer planting.


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.


Sustainable Landscaping at Overlook Park: Presentation and Tour

Manheim Township Public Library 595 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, PA, United States

Learn about the purpose, planning, and plantings in the natural area across from the Historic Stoner House and the Stoner Grille in Overlook Park.


HerStory in STREAM

A free, four-part (November, January, March, and June) program empowering today's girls in freshwater science, technology, recreation, engineering, art, and math (STREAM).


Movie Night: Where There Once Was Water

Kennett Library 320 E. State Street, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States

Join us for a night of movie watching! After the film, hear from experts during a Q&A about the price we pay for water — and what it really costs.


Salted Earth

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

Join us for the area premiere of Salted Earth followed by a Q&A with scientists from Stroud Water Research Center and Delaware Environmental Institute.


ExtraGive Celebration at Thistle Finch Distillery

Burley Bar and Restaurant at Thistle Finch Distillery 417 W. Grant Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

Join us for a celebration of the community’s commitment to freshwater resources!


Giving Tuesday


Join us for this global day of giving as we share our stories of success and welcome you to be more involved with us from wherever you happen to be.

Building Natural Habitats with Native Plants

Mascot Roller Mill 443 Newport Road, Ronks, PA, United States

Believe it or not, spring is right around the corner! Join Stroud Water Research Center’s experts for a presentation about how to plan for spring.


Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Upland Country Day School 420 W. Street Rd., Kennett Square, PA, United States

Enjoy an evening of films that illustrate the earth’s beauty, show the challenges facing our planet, and highlight the communities working to protect it.

$45 – $80

Taxonomic Certification Opportunity in West Virginia

Cacapon Resort State Park 818 Cacapon Lodge Drive, Berkeley Springs, WV, United States

Taxonomic certification exams will be offered at the Association of Mid-Atlantic Aquatic Biologists Annual Meeting and Applied Workshop.

Earth Week Volunteering

Choose from three days of opportunities to help us plant trees for clean water on a tributary of Red Clay Creek in East Marlborough Township!


Showing of Brave Blue World

Fitler Club 24 S. 24th St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Brave Blue World explores the technologies and innovations that have the potential to solve the world’s water crisis.

White Clay Creek Fest

White Clay Creek State Park 880 New London Road, Newark, Delaware, United States

Enjoy live music, children’s activities, exhibits, vendors, educational hikes, good food, and other live entertainment. Stop by our Watershed Education Mobile Lab and say hello!


[CANCELED] Oregon Dairy Volunteer Day

This event has been canceled because Route 30 is being shut down for bridge construction and local officials are urging drivers to avoid the area all weekend.


Willowdale Steeplechase

Whether you’re a horse enthusiast or just like spending a fun day with family and friends in the beautiful countryside, it’s time to make plans for the Willowdale Steeplechase!

2024 Joan and Dick Stroud Memorial Lecture

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

Award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer will speak about his book, Seek Higher Ground: The Natural Solution to Our Urgent Flooding Crisis.


Virtual Silent Auction Fore Fresh Water


From jewelry to great adventures, we've got you covered! The auction will open on Friday, May 17 and close on Tuesday, May 21.

Fore Fresh Water Golf Invitational

Bidermann Golf Course 601 Adams Dam Road, Wilmington, DE, United States

Tee off “fore” fresh water at our annual golf invitational to support freshwater research, environmental education, and watershed restoration.

Algae, Algae, Everywhere

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

Learn about the causes of harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie, why we need to be concerned, and what we should do to prevent exposure to bloom toxins.


Outdoor Learning Space Design Workshop

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

Come learn how to create an outdoor learning space where meaningful learning can happen while also benefiting water quality and wildlife habitat!