Past Events

Getting Hands-On Integrating Environmental Education

Join us for a full day workshop to work through the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences framework while furthering your own knowledge of environmental literacy and stewardship.


Sips & Science on Boathouse Row

Vesper Boat Club 10 Kelly Drive, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Come mingle with friends and renowned freshwater scientists for a discussion of the health of the Schuylkill River and the Clean Water Act.


Roaring Twenties Soirée for Rivers

Urban Outfitters Headquarters at The Navy Yard 5000 S. Broad Street, Building 543, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Wear your best Gatsby attire and enjoy a special evening of cocktails, nibbles, and cooking as we celebrate the intersection of food and water in a unique setting.

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

The Power of Water at Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens 1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA, United States

Join John Jackson, Ph.D., and Matthew Ehrhart for an eye-opening discussion on the importance of water in our landscapes, our regions, and beyond.

Science Seminar: Nature’s Best Hope

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

Learn how to create landscapes that enhance local ecosystems rather than degrade them and how this Homegrown National Park will provide vital corridors connecting the few natural areas that remain.


Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences Ambassador Workshop

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

Join us outdoors to engage in a hands-on learning experience while developing the skills to integrate MWEE into your classrooms and schools.


Getting Hands-On Integrating Environmental Education

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

See what 3d teaching and learning looks and feels like as we align to new PA state standards for science and environmental literacy.


Fish and Wildlife Management Hybrid Merit Badge Program

Scouts BSA Chester County Council's PARC 1 Scouting Way, Exton, Pennsylvania, United States

The Education Department at Stroud Water Research Center is excited to offer this merit badge program in hybrid (virtual and in-person) format.


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.


Earth Week Volunteering

Help us plant trees for clean water on a tributary of Brandywine Creek in Birmingham Township! We have an entire week of opportunities lined up.


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.

White Clay Creek Fest

Carpenter Recreation Area 880 New London Road, Newark, DE, 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!


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.


Catch the Rain Workshop

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

Explore Stroud Water Resarch Center's campus and learn how rain gardens, meadows, and streamside forests can help White Clay Creek and beautify your yard!


Sustainable Landscaping at Overlook Park: Presentation and Tour

Manheim Township Public Library 595 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 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.