Suzan McLaughlin

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Suzan McLaughlin

Part-Time Environmental Educator

Education Department


Education Department
Stroud Water Research Center
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA, 19311

Interests and Expertise

Suzan McLaughlin joined Stroud™ Water Research Center’s Education Department to share her passion for the natural world, especially aquatic ecosystems. This could not be more timely as recent flooding events have made students much more aware of the perils of mismanaged watersheds. McLaughlin has had work published in The Pennsylvania Geographer, the journal of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society, and at Tyler Arboretum for innovative trail design that limits impact on the landscape by designating trails for active or passive use depending on the topography present.


B.S., land use planning, West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Professional Experience

  • Environmental educator, Stroud Water Research Center, 2017–present.
  • Science teacher, Lower School, Westtown School, West Chester, Pennyslvania.
  • Environmental educator, Tyler Arboretum, Media, Pennsylvania.