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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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Soil Health Field Day at Stroud Preserve

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

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EnviroDIY Sensor Station Management Workshop

This workshop will teach how to manage an EnviroDIY sensor station. We’ll visit several sensor stations so that attendees can get first-hand experience.

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Taxonomic Certification Opportunity in Maine

Taxonomic certification exams will be offered in conjunction with a week-long seminar, “EPT Taxa: Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera,” at Eagle Hill Institute in Steuben, Maine.

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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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September 2019

DIY Water Monitoring, Data Portals, and Watershed Modeling Workshop

This workshop will introduce expose participants to a range of options in DIY hardware, software, and prototyping systems, highlighting the factors that users should consider when seeking a DIY program to add to their research.

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The Water’s Edge Gala and Presentation of the 2019 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence

The Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence recognizes an individual or organization who has made invaluable contributions to the world of fresh water. The 2019 recipient is Chad Pregracke, founder of Living Lands & Waters.

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Perils of Plastic: 2019 Joan and Dick Stroud Memorial Lecture

Dr. Sherri Mason will present her lecture, “Perils of Plastics.”
“The world is an interconnected system. This is not just about aquatic animals; it is a significant concern to human health as well.” — Dr. Sherri Mason

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Dine Out for Fresh Water

Enjoy a meal at Sovana Bistro and a portion of your check will benefit our freshwater research, environmental education, and watershed restoration efforts. 

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Watershed 102: Aquatic Ecology as It Relates to Watershed Restoration and Protection

This new 100-level workshop will focus on abiotic and biotic stream characteristics in natural, urban, and agricultural settings.

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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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Trails to Tailgates

Enjoy cocktails at the beautiful and historic Lucky Hill Farm before taking a short hike with Stroud Center scientists to the Stroud Preserve to learn about a six-year project in partnership with the Rodale Institute.

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EnviroDIY Sensor Station User Group Gathering

The theme for this user group meeting will be using Monitor My Watershed. All sensor station users in the Delaware River Basin are welcome to attend.

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Taxonomic Workshop: Aquatic Hemiptera / Heteroptera, the True Bugs

The SAFIT workshop this year will focus on the aquatic Hemiptera/Heteroptera and will be presented by Dan Polhemus of the Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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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

Scientist on Tap

John Jackson, Ph.D., and Lamonte Garber will discuss the health and restoration efforts of Valley Creek and the surrounding watersheds while we enjoy locally made Victory beer.

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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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Donation Matching Event

Starting on Black Friday and continuing through December 31, Patagonia will match all donations made to Stroud Water Research Center through their Patagonia Action Works website!

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December 2019

“The Gift of Water” Art Exhibition

William Dowell’s documentary images represent the strength of the human spirit as the subjects live with the ebb and flow of the “Gift of Water.”

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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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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

What started 13 years ago as an evening of inspirational shorts has become a much-anticipated two-night production featuring some of the favorite films of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, the largest festival of its kind in the United States, with proceeds equally benefiting Stroud Water Research Center and The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County.

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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] Tree Care for Clean Water and Biodiversity in Lancaster County

This event has been postponed. We expect to reschedule for late spring or early summer. Please check back.

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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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Riparian Forest Webinar Series

Monday, March 30: Ecology of Streams and Riparian Forests
Tuesday, March 31: Do Hellbenders, Freshwater Mussels, and Native Brook Trout Matter?
Wednesday, April 1: Selling Buffers WITHOUT Financial Incentives
Thursday, April 2: Reforesting Shallowbrook School
Friday, April 3: Pre- and Post-Planting Vegetation Management for Establishment

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April 2020

[CANCELED] Taxonomic Certification Opportunity in West Virginia

Taxonomic certification exams at the AMAAB conference have been canceled. We will be reaching out with more information to those already registered for exams.

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[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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Clean Water Webinar: Salt in the Water, Action on the Ground

Learn how excessive salt affects life in freshwater streams and how a local community group is raising awareness and changing behavior around salt.

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Monitor My Watershed and EnviroDIY: Open-Source Environmental Sensors to Monitor Water Quality with Real-Time Access to Data

This webinar will introduce resources and tools that you can use to build real-time, low-cost data loggers that can form the core of your DIY environmental monitoring system.

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Earth Day Celebration: A Streaming Perspective

Join us for a virtual celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day as we talk about its importance from the perspective of a stream.

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[CANCELED] W.C. Rustin Earth Day 5K and Walk

This event has been canceled for 2020. The organizers hope to hold it in 2021!

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From Land to Stream Workshop for Pre-Service Teachers: Virtual Learning Experience

Are you a pre-service teacher looking for fresh ways to engage PreK-5 students in the natural world and environmental education? Join us for From Land to Stream — on the screen!

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May 2020

[WEBINAR] Clean, Healthy Water and Air in Chester County

Hear from Stroud Center experts and learn about drinking water filtration systems, the latest Clean Air Report Card, and ways to plug into community and statewide action.

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[WEBINAR] Model My Watershed for Beginner to Intermediate Users

Model My Watershed lets users visualize geographic data describing watershed conditions and model water quality as they change land use and implement various stormwater best management practices.

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[WEBINAR] Workshop: Building an EnviroDIY Monitoring Station

This workshop will guide attendees through the process of building an EnviroDIY monitoring station. Attendees have the option to leave the workshop with a functional monitoring station equipped with a Conductivity/Temperature/Depth sensor.

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[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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June 2020

[VIRTUAL WORKSHOP] Land to Stream for Early Childhood and Elementary Educators

Are you an early-career educator or a pre-service teacher (undergraduate student) looking for fresh ways to engage PreK-5 students in the natural world? Are you a current teacher or non-formal educator seeking a refresher on environmental education (EE) for early childhood through elementary learners? Join Stroud Water Research Center and Pennsylvania State Parks for Land to Stream — on the screen!

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[WEBINAR] NEW Leaf Pack Network Stream Ecology Kit Reveal!

Join Leaf Pack Network Administrator and freshwater ecologist, Tara Muenz, for a tour of the new features PLUS an introduction on how YOU can get started with the Leaf Pack Network!

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[CANCELED] Bringing Life to Your School Grounds

This event has been canceled for 2020. The organizers hope to hold it in 2021!

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[CANCELED] Restore the Life on Your School Grounds

This event has been canceled for 2020. The organizers hope to hold it in 2021!

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[VIRTUAL WORKSHOP] Project WET Climate Resiliency Workshop: The Future of Fresh Water (Part I)

Join Project WET State Coordinator Jessica Kester and the experts at Stroud Water Research Center for this two-day workshop focusing on current topics through the lens of water and water-based topics using the Healthy Water Healthy People Curriculum Guide and Project WET’s BRAND NEW climate resiliency unit.

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[VIRTUAL WORKSHOP] Project WET Climate Resiliency Workshop: The Future of Fresh Water (Part II)

Join Project WET State Coordinator Jessica Kester and the experts at Stroud Water Research Center for this two-day workshop focusing on current topics through the lens of water and water-based topics using the Healthy Water Healthy People Curriculum Guide and Project WET’s BRAND NEW climate resiliency unit.

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Smart Talk About Soil Health

Join the conversation as WITF “Smart Talk” host Scott LaMar talks with Lisa Blazure, Stroud Water Research Center soil health coordinator, and two Lancaster County farmers about the numerous benefits of improving agricultural soil health.

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