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A global synthesis of human impacts on the multifunctionality of streams and rivers
Brauns, M., D.C. Allen, I.G. Boëchat, W.F. Cross, V. Ferreira, D. Graeber, C.J. Patrick, M. Peipoch, D. von Schiller, and B. Gücker. 2022. Global Change Biology, early online access.
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Protecting our WATERS: a 5E lesson sequence derived from a National Science Foundation- funded middle school watershed sustainability curriculum
Krauss, Z., D. Kline, N.I. Marcum-Dietrich, C. Stunkard, S. Kerlin, and C. Staudt. Science Activities 59(2):97–105.
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Metabolism and soil water viscosity control diel patterns of nitrate and DOC in a low order temperate stream
Oviedo-Vargas, D., M. Peipoch, and C. Dow. 2022. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 127(5), e2021JG006640.
Algal bloom in Brandywine Creek where it flows under a railroad bridge.
Who’s Polluting Our Water? Scientists’ New Way to Trace Algae Origins Could Tell Us
Not all algae are harmful but too much can be deadly. Why? Because when they die, the blooms feed bacteria that rob the water of oxygen. 
Introduction to the Lancaster County, Pa. Outdoor Leadership Network Initiative
Calling Lancaster County, Pa. Teachers: Join the Outdoor Leadership Network Initiative
Gain experience from teachers who have been teaching and engaging students in environmental literacy and action for years!
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Protecting Forests, Clean Water Amid Changing Remote-Work Landscape
To make the case for preserving open space amid the demand for new development, it’s important to measure impact. Now scientists are doing just that.
Members of Mighty Writers—El Futuro look at aquatic insects next to the Watershed Education Mobile Lab.
Watershed on Wheels Makes a Splash at World Water Day Event
Families, community members, and a group of Mighty Writers gathered to learn about the world’s most precious natural resource — clean fresh water — and how to protect it.
A close view of green-dyed road salt on a walking path in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Who Can You Trust? Stroud Center Scientist Testifies on Threats of Road Salt to Fresh Water
The invitation came on the heels of the Stroud Center sharing data with the Philadelphia Inquirer underlining the gravity of the road salt crisis as it affects clean fresh water.
Some Insights on Reforestation Methods
Some Insights on Reforestation Methods
Watch a video presentation outlining our research and case studies on how to maximize tree survival and growth in forested stream buffers.
Myriah Wadley taking a stream sample.
Where Passion Meets Purpose: Myriah Wadley on Environmental Science and Education
Wadley is excited to share her passion for the environment with her community through boots-in-the-water educational experiences. “I want learners to feel more connected to the world around them.”
Examples of virtual learning activities for watershed education.
Making Virtual Waves in Watershed STEM Education
When the pandemic transitioned programs to virtual settings, our educators transformed obstacles into opportunities to reach underserved audiences, enhance student learning outcomes, and inspire young leaders to make a difference.
Stroud Water Research Center's Watershed Education Mobile Lab
Greater Philadelphia–Area Families and Community to Celebrate World Water Day, Explore New Watershed Education Mobile Lab
Connecting with nature is key to democratizing education about freshwater resources and provides important health and educational benefits to developing minds.