Past Events

Your Land and Legacy: Resources for Agricultural Landowners

This free, 1-hour webinar will provide information for non-operating agricultural landowners to enable better planning and coordination with their farm operators to enhance soil health, soil and water conservation, and improved crop productivity.


Plastic Free July

We’re celebrating Plastic Free July by asking everyone to get out and clean up their watershed! Log your hours and the amount of trash you cleaned up to be in the running for fun prizes.

Chukkas, Caddisflies, and Chapeaus

Brandywine Polo Club 232 Polo Road, Toughkenamon, Pennsylvania, United States

Enjoy an afternoon at one of the oldest polo clubs on the East Coast. Guests will enjoy food, drinks, games, and commentary by experts to learn more about the exciting sport of polo.

$75 – $400 Mini-Walkthrough

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

In this in-person mini-walkthrough session, you’ll dive right into the website’s many engaging tools that bring you into the magic of freshwater macroinvertebrates!

Free Educator Training

Learn how this open educational resource can support macroinvertebrate identification training with volunteers and students to improve confidence, accuracy, and engagement.

Clean Water Paddle Push

Grab your paddleboard, canoe, kayak, or inner tube and hit a body of water near you during our second annual celebration of water, the earth’s most vital natural resource.

Free Introduction to Canoeing and Fishing

New to boating and/or fishing? Join us for a FREE opportunity to learn about canoeing and/or fishing from experts at Stroud Water Research Center, Marsh Creek State Park, and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Teaching Sustainability: Local Resources and the MWEE Framework

This free hybrid training will explore water, waste, sustainability, recycling, and the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) framework to help educators connect K-12 students to sustainable concepts and local water and waste management resources.

Soil Health Field Day at Stroud Preserve

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


[Webinar] Leaf Pack Through the Ages!


Learn from Leaf Pack Network® “superstars” as educators and partners share tips and tricks of engaging students in the Leaf Pack Network.


Volunteer Event: Tree Planting

Help us plant trees for healthy streams! We will be planting trees on approximately three acres along a tributary of Doe Run.

Volunteer Event: Stone Mulching

We are looking for volunteers to help us add stone mulch at the base of newly planted trees to protect them from plant competition and ensure survivability.

Crafty As a Caddisfly: Brownie Bugs Badge

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

Did you know that creeping, crawling insects are some of the most SPOOKTACULAR storytellers of our streams? Brownies, get your boots wet this Halloween weekend to earn your Bug Badge!


MWEE Workshop for School Administrators

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

Are you a K-12 school administrator passionate about supporting watershed education? Become a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience Ambassador!


Return of the STREAM Girls!


We're bringing the STREAM to the screen during Return of the STREAM Girls, FREE virtual evenings for tweens and teens who previously participated in any STREAM Girls program anywhere in Pennsylvania!


[CANCELED] Return of the STREAM Girls!

The Wednesday program has been CANCELED due to low interest in the weekday program option. The program will only be offered on Sunday.


Smart Talk About Road Salt

Join the conversation as WITF “Smart Talk” host Scott LaMar talks with Senior Research Scientist John Jackson, Ph.D., about the trouble with road salt.

Forever Chemicals in Our Water: Threats and Solutions

Celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science by joining us for the first episode of the 2022 Science Seminar Series, "What’s In Our Streams and Rivers: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly."


Celebrate World Water Day

Celebrate World Water Day with the unveiling of our new Watershed Education Mobile Lab and FREE freshwater fun for the whole family!


Earth Day Volunteer Event

Celebrate Earth Day with Stroud Water Research Center and Victory Brewing Company by helping with spring maintenance tasks on riparian buffer plantings along Buck Run. All ages are welcome!


Virtual Silent Auction Fore Fresh Water


From jewelry to great adventures, we've got you covered! The auction will open on Monday, April 25 at 5 p.m. and close on Thursday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m.

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.