Stroud Water Research Center educators and scientists launched Model My Watershed, an innovative, three-year program to develop, test, and disseminate a watershed-modeling tool set for Philadelphia-area secondary schools. The goal of the program is to engage and excite students about the diverse science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers needed to address environmental issues. Using an interactive, hydrologic modeling tool set, students make real-world decisions based on real scientific data and models and learn to predict how environmental changes in their watersheds affect the hydrologic cycle.
Funded by: National Science Foundation
Principal Investigators: Susan E. Gill, Anthony K. Aufdenkampe, J. Denis Newbold (Stroud Water Research Center), Robert Cheetham (Azavea), Dana Tomlin (University of Pennsylvania), and Nanette Dietrich (Millersville University)
Collaborators: Michelle Adams (Meliora Design) and Steve Benz
Project Years: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013