Philadelphia Catholic Schools to Participate in Watershed Education Programs at the Stroud Center

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Kathryn Metzker

By Kathryn Metzker

Thanks to support from the Connelly Foundation, Catholic schools that are part of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia can participate in Stroud Water Research Center’s world-class watershed education field experiences! 

Student groups from fourth through 12th grade can visit the Stroud Center’s 55-acre campus for a hands-on day of science lessons. School teachers can choose from a number of grade-appropriate lessons — from studying live freshwater insects, to walking the grounds and studying a healthy riparian habitat, to learning about sustainable building design that incorporates waterwise features at the Stroud Center’s LEED Platinum Moorhead Environmental Complex.

Three high school students examine rocks collected from a stream.

The Connelly Foundation’s mission is to create access for those in need and opportunity for those with vision; they are supporting Stroud Center programming as part of their goal to promote excellence in prekindergarten through 12th-grade Catholic education in the Philadelphia region. 

The Education Department has secured Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School and looks forward to securing more schools to participate in watershed education field experiences at the Stroud Center during the 2023–2024 school year.