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Macroinvertebrates.org Webinar

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

We’ll demonstrate site features and functionality and cover how this open educational resource can be used to support macroinvertebrate identification training with volunteers and students to improve confidence, accuracy, and engagement.

Slimy Leaves for Healthy Streams: A Training in the Leaf Pack Network

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Participants will receive an overview of stream ecology and watershed concepts based on research done at the Stroud Center. Taking our boots to the stream, we’ll experience hands-on examination of leaf packs with live aquatic macroinvertebrates, including their identification, and take a look at the Leaf Pack Network® website.

Watershed 102: Aquatic Ecology as It Relates to Watershed Restoration and Protection

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This new 100-level workshop will focus on abiotic and biotic stream characteristics in natural, urban, and agricultural settings.

Online Atlas of Aquatic Insects Aids Water-Quality Monitoring

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

A new online field guide promises to be an important tool for monitoring water quality and learning how to correctly identify freshwater insects.

The Power of Citizen Science

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Citizen science engages people from all backgrounds in the scientific process, empowering them to help solve environmental problems in their communities.

Stroud Center Takes Mayfly to Michigan

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Stroud Center staff took a road trip to Michigan to train citizens and volunteers to use lower-cost, do-it-yourself technologies to monitor water quality.

Video still from Episode 4 of the WHYY "Stories From the Streams" video series

Stories From the Streams: Techno Geeks

837 473 Stroud Water Research Center

Citizen scientists are monitoring the health of local streams with the help of new technology. Episode 4 in the “Stories from the Streams” series from WHYY TV12.

Photo of three people measuring a stream transect.

Watershed 201: Measuring Stream Discharge and Suspended Sediment

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Delaware River Basin citizen scientists and professionals will learn about rating curves, discharge and suspended sediment measurements, and storm sample collection.

Wading Into Citizen Science

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Environmental Monitor profiled the environmental education program at The Hill School in the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area.

Publication title with image of a mayfly

Building a more scientifically informed community in the Delaware River Basin

350 210 Stroud Water Research Center

Bressler, D.W., J.K. Jackson, M.J. Ehrhart, D.B. Arscott. 2019. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 9(1):24–27.