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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

A schoolyard optimized for environmental education.
Improving Schoolyards for Outdoor Environmental Education and Stewardship
Hear directly from teachers and Stroud Center education staff about a successful model for increasing equitable access to meaningful outdoor learning spaces.
An video still showing an aerial view of buildings near a lake in an arid environment.
Future of Water
The scarcity of drinking water is beginning to capture the world’s attention but a radical source of water might just be found in one of Earth’s driest places.
A group of scouts and leaders take a break from their service project.
Scouts From 12 Troops Tackle Hybrid Merit Badge Program
Stroud Water Research Center educators hosted their second hybrid merit badge program for Scouts BSA this fall using an improved online learning platform.
Stroud Center educators give thumbs up as they prepare to take the Watershed Education Mobile Lab on the road.
Watershed Education Mobile Lab Advances Environmental Literacy
Students and educators in the Shenandoah Valley explored watershed science with our mobile lab, learning how their actions impact the Chesapeake Bay.
Staff from First Resource Bank and the Stroud Center hold an oversized check representing a donation.
First Resource Bank Boosts Its Support of Education Programming
Thanks to First Resource Bank for their $3,500 donation to our environmental education program through an Earned Income Tax Credit contribution.
Children dip their hands into a tub of river water with freshwater clams.
Water Protectors: Celebrating the Seneca Nation’s Efforts to Strengthen the Next Generation of Freshwater Stewards
Stroud Center educators worked with Seneca Nation leaders on meaningful freshwater education concepts to empower their citizens to improve their tribal waterways.