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Employment Opportunity: Watershed Education Specialist
Employment Opportunity: Watershed Education Specialist
We’re seeking a highly-skilled educator to manage grants and other sponsored projects and to lead education programs for a wide range of audiences.
Cover crop coach Steve Groff shows what is left of cotton underwear after being buried for 60 days.
Dirt Diaries: Soil Health Campaign Drives Underwear Digs Across Pennsylvania
For the past two months, the soil life — worms, small insects, bacteria, fungi — has been chomping away at the 100% cotton underwear.
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.
Expanding Environmental and Watershed Literacy Inquiry Practice With Geospatial Technology Tools
Expanding Environmental and Watershed Literacy Inquiry Practice With Geospatial Technology Tools
Using geospatial technologies to explore complex interdisciplinary phenomena is a highly effective method for both teachers and students to better understand connections within the natural world.
United States Supreme Court Building exterior
Supreme Court to Decide on Wetlands
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the stage is set for a landmark decision on its future.
Global water security map
Stroud Center Work Tied to New U.S. Foreign Policy on Water Security
The White House Action Plan on Global Water Security recognizes that without access to acceptable quality water, the risks to individuals, businesses, and nations are significant.
Entomologists collect freshwater insects for a project that examines the impact of streamside restoration on water quality.
Breaking the Fall
How the Clean Water Act changed the trajectory of America’s waterways and became a beacon for freshwater science.
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.”
Jeff and Sue Frey in front of farm buildings, photo courtesy of American Agriculturist.
Stroud Center Partners Named Mid-Atlantic Master Farmers
Jeff and Sue Frey received a lifetime achievement award that recognizes exemplary role models of outstanding management, land stewardship, and community leadership. 
Two scientist collecting and recording data in a stream.
Meet Our 2022 Summer Interns
This is the 50th year that the Stroud Center has welcomed interns to help develop their skills and give them memorable experiences in their fields.
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.
After 60 days in the soil, very little is left of cotton underwear, indicating good soil health.
Boxers or Briefs? As Long as They’re Cotton, They’ll Dish the Dirt on Soil
How does your garden grow? Anyone with a farm field, backyard garden, or lawn can find out by planting a pair of underwear!