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October 2019

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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July 2020

[WEBINAR SERIES] Your Land & the Long View: Working With Farmers to Protect Your Investment

Join Steve Groff, the Cover Crop Coach, and Sarah Everhart, with the University of Maryland’s Agriculture Law Education Initiative, to learn how you and your tenant farmer can work together to improve the soil health on your farm.

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[WEBINAR SERIES] Celebrate 2020 River of the Year, Delaware River: Episode 1

Sponsored by Pennsylvania American Water
Join us as we introduce the 2020 River of the Year, Delaware River. This four-part webinar series will kick off with an introduction to how science helps to guide policy to ensure the health of our freshwater systems.

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[CANCELED] Schuylkill Acts & Impacts Expedition for Youth!

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

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[CANCELED] WET ‘n’ WILD Workshop for Early Childhood Educators

This event has been canceled.

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Dine to Donate With Victory Brewing Company (Kennett Square)

Mention Stroud Water Research Center to your server or bartender and 15% of your total bill will be donated to support our efforts. Because you can’t have great beer without clean water!

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August 2020

Clean Water Paddle Push

Grab your paddleboard, canoe, kayak, or inner tube and hit a body of water near you during our two week-celebration of water, the earth’s most vital natural resource. Proceeds from this event benefit our freshwater research, environmental education, and watershed restoration efforts.

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[WEBINAR SERIES] No-Till and Cover Crop Implementation Online Education Program

We are inviting public, private, and non-profit agricultural service providers to participate in a five-part, interactive, webinar training series emphasizing no-till and cover crop implementation that will train agricultural service providers to better support farmers who are preparing for and implementing in-field soil health practices.

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Dine to Donate With Victory Brewing (Parkesburg)

Mention Stroud Water Research Center to your server or bartender and 15% of your total bill will be donated to support our efforts. Because you can’t have great beer without clean water!

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[CANCELED] Sense-able Classrooms Virtual Workshop: Streamside Forests and Herbal Gardens

This workshop has been canceled due to low registration. We hope to reschedule in the future. Subscribe to our education e-newsletter to be notified of upcoming events.

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[WEBINAR] The Hidden World of Stream Insects

Join Stroud Water Research Center Entomologist, David Funk, for an underwater journey during this informative lecture about the life in our streams.

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September 2020

[WEBINAR] Mimicking Nature to Manage Water On-Site: A Virtual Tour

Hosted by Ecological Landscape Alliance
Join us for a roundtable discussion among the designers, engineers, and client about “getting the water right” at Stroud Water Research Center’s Moorhead Environmental Complex.

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Virtual Silent Auction “FORE” Fresh Water

From great adventures to sports tickets, we’ve got you covered! Keep checking back, items will be added continuously. The auction will close at 6 p.m on Wednesday, September 23.

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Fore Fresh Water Golf Invitational

Hit the links with us as we tee off “fore” fresh water at our 5th Annual Golf Invitational. Your participation helps support the Stroud Center’s freshwater research, environmental education, and watershed restoration efforts.

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The Water’s Edge Gala and Presentation of the 2020 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence

The Water’s Edge is moving to a virtual format, but the elegance will remain the same. The 2020 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence recipient is The Redford Center.

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October 2020

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.

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[WEBINAR SERIES] Celebrate 2020 River of the Year, Delaware River: Episode 2

Sponsored by Pennsylvania American Water
Join us for the second webinar in this four-part series celebrating the Delaware River. American Rivers will facilitate a panel discussion on how investments in natural infrastructure are paying off for the health of the Delaware River.

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