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An educator shows aquatic macroinvertebrates to a crowd at the touch tank.
New Traveling Touch Tanks Bring Stream Life to You!
Not everyone can access a stream to discover aquatic life, but now a macroinvertebrate touch tank can bring the stream to them.
A relic milldam on the Christina River in Delaware.
Will Removing Thousands of Old Milldams Across the Northeast Help or Hurt Streams?
Stroud Center scientists have been assessing how milldams affect the filtering capacity of streams and whether their removal affects water quality. 
Max Stoner and Don Ace in the community garden at their retirement community.
Learning Something New Never Gets Old
At ages 100 and 80, two retirees plant their first cover crop and build soil health in their retirement community garden.
Young riparian buffer in Franklin Township, Pa.
Matthew Ehrhart of the Stroud Center Testifies at Pa. House Committee Hearing on Streamside Forests Bill
Ehrhart’s testimony focused on what Stroud Center scientists have learned about the impact trees can have on water quality, wildlife habitat, and flood reduction.
Rocky Run meanders through a forest near Wilmington, Delaware.
To Reduce Flooding and Water Pollution, Add Green Space
Every park, every garden, every green space, no matter how small, gives rainwater the time and space to slow down and spread out.
David Arscott presenting the 2023 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence to Laura Turner Seydel.
Stroud Water Research Center Honors Laura Turner Seydel, Chair of Captain Planet Foundation
Turner Seydel shared inspirational stories about how she and her collaborators are addressing urgent challenges affecting environmental health and sustainability.
Publication title with image of a mayfly
Spatial scale impacts microbial community composition and distribution within and across stream ecosystems in North and Central America
Bier, R.L., J.J. Mosher, L.A. Kaplan, and J. Kan. 2023. Environmental Microbiology 25(10): 1860–1874.
Publication title with image of a mayfly
Facilitation strength across environmental and beneficiary trait gradients in stream communities
Tumolo, B.B., L.K. Albertson, M.D. Daniels, W.F. Cross, L.L. Sklar. 2023. Journal of Animal Ecology 92(10): 2005–2015.
Three children and a man collect stream insects at a Seneca Nation summer camp.
Nurturing the Good Mind
Connecting to water as a source of ancestral significance has strengthened a throughline of cultural continuity for the Seneca Nation and the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware.
How Much PFAS Is Too Much? PFAS Levels in Drinking Water
PFAS Explained
Forever chemicals threaten drinking water and human health. Learn how scientists are investigating PFAS contamination in farming.
Three children hold Hillendale Elementary School's 2023 Green Ribbon Schools flag.
Hillendale Elementary School Awarded Green Ribbon for Environmental Education and Sustainability
The award recognizes innovative efforts to reduce environmental impacts, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education.
A drone spreading soybean seeds that will grow into a cover crop.
Farming With Drones?
Farmers joined us for a demonstration of a drone spreading soybean seeds for a cover crop that builds soil health and protects water quality.