Wading Into Citizen Science

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Photo courtesy of Schuylkill River Greenways.

A citizen science partnership between Schuylkill River Greenways and Stroud Water Research Center was recently profiled in Environmental Monitor:

Sometimes if you want to teach kids about water quality, you just need to wade into the subject — at least, that’s the plan between Schuylkill River Greenways (SRG) and Stroud Water Research Center. Citizen science group project facilitator David Bressler of the Stroud Center and SRG education coordinator Sarah Crothers spoke with Environmental Monitor about the environmental education program between the Stroud Center and The Hill School in the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area.

“I started an environmental and watershed education program called Schuylkill Explorers,” explains Ms. Crothers.“The program reaches all ages, and with our Stroud partnership, we began doing water quality testing with high school students this past fall. We received a grant from the William Penn Foundation to work with the people in our community on water quality testing. The grant allowed us to buy a monitor that we placed in the river, and it sends real-time information to a website approximately every five minutes.”

Read the full article: Students Wading Into Citizen Science in the Schuylkill River