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The Education Department interprets and communicates the research of our scientists and watershed restoration staff for many different audiences by developing and delivering K-12 school programs, training and professional development workshops, community outreach events, and curricula.

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Education Staff

Steve Kerlin, Ph.D.

Steve Kerlin, Ph.D.

Director of Education
David Kline

David Kline

Watershed Education Specialist
Tara Muenz

Tara Muenz

Assistant Director of Education, Leaf Pack Network® Administrator
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Mandy Nix

Watershed Education Specialist

Education News

Updates to Water Quality Mobile App Support Data Collection and Stream-to-Screen Education
Updates to Water Quality Mobile App Support Data Collection and Stream-to-Screen Education
Are you looking for a new digital learning tool to support your water quality monitoring with students or citizen scientists? Check out Stroud Water Research Center's Water Quality Mobile App.
First Resource Bank made a $2,500 Earned Income Tax Credit contribution to environmental education.
First Resource Bank Contribution Boosts Virtual and In-Person Education Programming
The environmental education team is staying active during the pandemic by offering smaller, outside, in-person classes and virtual programming to teachers across the state and beyond.
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Uncharted WATERS: sustaining a meaningful student teaching experience amidst a global pandemic via an online STEM curriculum
Marcum-Dietrich, N.I., C. Stunkard, Z. Krauss, and S. Kerlin. 2021. Current Issues in Middle Level Education 25(2): article 3.
Full STEAM Ahead: Delivering Education Programming to Girls’  Doorsteps
Full STEAM Ahead: Delivering Education Programming to Girls’ Doorsteps
The freshwater-focused activities can be completed without professional instruction, advanced technologies, English language fluency, or access to high-quality green spaces.
Diana Oviedo-Vargas downloading data from a sensor located in White Clay Creek to a field laptop.
Oviedo-Vargas Shares Her STEM Career Journey
The Stroud Center biogeochemist was featured in a women-in-STEM webinar series hosted by EarthEcho International.
David Bressler providing C-SAW technical assistance to volunteers of the Silver Lake Nature Center.
Helping Watershed Groups Through Education and Mentorship
The Consortium for Scientific Assistance to Watersheds has helped over 42,000 Pennsylvanians pursue watershed monitoring, protection, and restoration.