Slimy leaves for clean streams: the leaf pack experiment

350 210 Stroud Water Research Center

Medved, C., B.W. Sweeney, J.G. Blaine. 2012. Pages 56–57 in Interpretive Sourcebook: 2012 NAI National Workshop, Hampton, Virginia.


The Leaf Pack Experiment is a research tool for non-scientists, directly demonstrating how disturbances on land impact life in streams and water quality. Leaf Pack promotes inquiry-based interdisciplinary watershed education and engages diverse audiences in conducting their own experiments, gathering relevant ecological data, exploring food webs, learning classification skills, using technology to share data, comparing data with those of other communities and applying that information to solve local watershed problems. The Leaf Pack Network® website provides a platform for such dynamic analysis.