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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
Kathryn Metzker

Kathryn Metzker

Watershed Education Specialist
Steve Mohapp

Steve Mohapp

Environmental Educator
Tara Muenz

Tara Muenz

Assistant Director of Education, Leaf Pack Network® Administrator

Education News

Two Harambee Institute students looking at aquatic macroinvertebrates they collected from a stream.
PA to Meet Rise of STEM Economy With New Education Standards Featuring Environmental Literacy
STEM professionals can help solve the world’s leading environmental challenges. Learn how Pennsylvania’s new science standards have been revised to prepare the next generation for such vital work.
Mandy Nix collecting macroinvertebrates in the east branch of White Clay Creek.
Congrats and Farewell, Mandy Nix
Stroud Water Research Center congratulates and says farewell to Mandy Nix, our all-star watershed education specialist, as she begins the next chapter of her career.
A student weighs dried leaves in a mesh bag in preparation for a leaf pack project.
Teen’s Eye-Opening Experiment to Monitor Local Water Quality Wins at Science Fair
“My finding surprised me and taught me that the clean water in my community is more limited than I thought.”
Students study fish temporarily removed from a nearby stream.
Rooted in Science
30 years and counting, Stroud Water Research Center’s Education Department makes cutting-edge freshwater science fun.
Lenape Chief Dennis Coker discussing native mussels with Tara Muenz along Fork Branch in Delaware.
Lenape Community Scientists Restore Their Ancestral Watershed
Watershed monitoring and stewardship activities will support the potential to reintroduce mussels — the most endangered and threatened freshwater faunal group in the United States.
Publication title with image of a mayfly
Protecting our WATERS: a 5E lesson sequence derived from a National Science Foundation- funded middle school watershed sustainability curriculum
Krauss, Z., D. Kline, N.I. Marcum-Dietrich, C. Stunkard, S. Kerlin, and C. Staudt. 2022. Science Activities 59(2):97–105.