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Watershed 201: Measuring Stream Discharge and Suspended Sediment

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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

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

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Building a more scientifically informed community in the Delaware River Basin

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

A Digital Mayfly Swarm Is Emerging

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Low-cost, open-source data collectors and a suite of collaborative online tools are making big leaps in the field of watershed monitoring.

Model My Watershed Schuylkill River cover crop scenario screen shot.

Model My Watershed Case Studies Workshop

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Model My Watershed offers rapid visualization of watershed data, advanced geospatial analysis capabilities, and science-based predictions of human impacts on stormwater runoff and water quality.

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A digital mayfly swarm is emerging

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Ensign, S., D. Arscott, S. Hicks, A. Aufdenkampe, T. Muenz, J. Jackson, and D. Bressler. 2019. Eos, 100.

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

Stories From the Streams: Techno Geeks

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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.

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Aquatic macroinvertebrate identification trainings for volunteers: results of a national materials and practices inventory survey

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Louw, M., T. Muenz, J. Roberts, M. Wilson, and S. Kerlin. 2018. Technical report published through the Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science. Pittsburgh, PA USA. (CMU-HCII-18-104).

Pennsylvania Master Watershed Stewards

Meet the Master Watershed Stewards Who Are Saving Streams

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To help citizen scientists become better volunteer stream monitors, we’ve partnered with Penn State Extension’s Master Watershed Steward program.

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Computer Science Students Get Their Boots Wet

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As part of the Milton Hershey School’s Agriculture and Environmental Education pathway, the students are taking the computer science skills they learn in the classroom and applying them to real-world problems in the field.