David Bressler

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David Bressler in a winter landscape.

Community Science Facilitator

Community Science Program


tel. 610-268-2153, ext. 1312
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311

Interests and Expertise

David Bressler works with watershed groups in the Delaware River basin to help build capacity to monitor and detect changes in stream conditions. He develops water quality monitoring methods centered around Stroud™ Water Research Center’s EnviroDIY Monitoring Stations. He assists watershed groups in integrating these approaches into their programs and customizing them according to their specific needs. Bressler also facilitates watershed ecology and monitoring workshops in support of community science in the Delaware River basin.

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  • M.Ed., curriculum and instruction (science education, biology), The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.
  • Master of Environmental Management, water and air resources, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, North Carolina.
  • B.A., biology (honors) and anthropology, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Professional Experience

  • Community science coordinator, Stroud Water Research Center, 2016–present.
  • Lab manager, science education (research assistantship), The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 2014–2016.
  • Student teacher (biology), Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, 2015.
  • Environmental scientist and senior field biologist, Tetra Tech, Incorporated, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2008–2015.
  • Senior field biologist and environmental scientist, Tetra Tech, Incorporated, Owings Mills, Maryland, 1999–2008.
  • Research assistant, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1998–1999.
  • Research assistant, Henry’s Fork Foundation, Ashton, Idaho, 1998.
  • Research assistant (Hackman Scholar), Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1996.