WHYY Airs Stories From the Streams

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New TV and Web Series Profiles People Working to Protect Clean Fresh Water

In a thought-provoking and informative series from WHYY TV12, viewers can see how a team of scientists, educators, and private citizens are working every day to maintain the quality of the water that sustains 15 million people living in the Delaware River Watershed. In every episode, Stories From the Streams will follow these remarkable and passionate people on farms, in science labs, and along the rivers and streams that eventually lead to the Delaware Bay.

Tune in starting Monday, January 7, 2019 to follow Chester County farmer Jamie Hicks, SUEZ Water Delaware, a Philadelphia Eagle, The Nature Conservancy, Stroud Water Research Center, and more into the field to see firsthand how state-of-the-art science and pure determination are helping to restore and protect our most valuable and finite natural resource: fresh water.

Pnoto of WHYY TV filming David Funk in White Clay Creek
A TV crew films entomologist Dave Funk in White Clay Creek as he explains the significance of aquatic insects in determining stream health.

Beginning on Monday, January 7, 2019, each 2-minute episode will broadcast for two weeks: every night at 10:58 p.m., Wednesdays at 7:58 p.m., and during an assortment of other primetime breaks. The episodes will also air on WHYY’s pledge channel, Y2, at varying times.

Extended episodes can be found on the WHYY website and will launch on January 14, 2019.

Stories From the Streams includes eight episodes:

  • Wonders of the Watershed
    Discover nature’s perfect way of insuring that rainwater sustains the planet.
  • Salty Streams
    Road salt keeps travelers safe in winter but can pose a serious threat to nearby streams.
  • Back to Our Roots
    Planting trees along a stream can filter out pollutants and dramatically improve water quality.
  • Saving Soil, Saving Streams
    Farmers and scientists work together to maintain the health of soil and streams.
  • Techno Geeks
    With the help of new technology, citizen scientists can monitor the health of local streams.
  • Stream Fever
    Streams that are too warm endanger the habitats of mayflies and other life sustaining insects.
  • Straight From the Source
    Scientists use advanced tools to track down the source of potentially harmful contaminants.
  • Fly, Teachers, Fly
    A Philadelphia Eagle joins Axalta’s All-Pro teachers for an education adventure in White Clay Creek !

Watch all eight videos in the “Stories from the Streams” series.

Stories From the Streams has been made possible by the generous support of Rod and Alice Moorhead.

Diane Huskinson


About Stroud Water Research Center
Stroud Water Research Center advances knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, education, and watershed restoration and to help businesses, landowners, policymakers, and individuals make informed decisions that affect water quality and availability around the world. Stroud Water Research Center is an independent, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.