Past Events

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!

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.


Water + Science = Beer

Enjoy a conversation with the co-founders of Victory Brewing Company and Stroud Center scientists as we talk about clean fresh water and its importance in the creation of great beer!


Stream Care Workday

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


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

Families and community members will engage in many hands-on activities including the discovery of live “stream bugs,” stream ecology videos under our pavilion, a special bilingual picture book reading in our streamside forest, and an electrofishing demonstration in White Clay Creek.


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.


Taxonomic Certification Opportunity in West Virginia

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

Taxonomic certification exams will take offered on the final day of the 2023 Association of Mid-Atlantic Aquatic Biologists Annual Meeting and Applied Workshop.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

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

Hosted by Trail Creek Outfitters to equally benefit Stroud Water Research Center and Brandywine Red Clay Alliance.

$45 – $80

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.


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.

Taxonomic Certification Opportunity in North Carolina

Highlands Biological Station 265 N. 6th Street, NC, United States

Taxonomic Certification Program exams will be offered in conjuction with a two-week course, Southern Appalachian Mayflies, Stoneflies, and Caddisflies.

Volunteer Day at Overlook Park

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