New Class Introduces Adult Learners to “Science of Fresh Water”

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This spring was the first offering of a new adult education class, “Science of Fresh Water.” Stroud Water Research Center offered the five-week class in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Delaware

Eighty-four students from as far away as Tasmania participated in the online class. Participants got a crash course on what watersheds are and how their streams and rivers work and support wildlife. Stroud Center scientists delivered the course content.

Many of the participants also volunteer as water quality monitors in their communities. 

On March 12, the class visited the Stroud Center for a tour and lunch.

“We were happy to meet so many in person!” said Jennifer Merrill, Ph.D., who organized the course. 

Thank you to the students for your time, attention, and insightful questions. Subscribe to UpStream Newsletter to be notified of another class offering in the spring of 2025.

Participants in the “Science of Fresh Water” course visit the Stroud Center.
Some participants in the “Science of Fresh Water” visit the Stroud Center on March 12.