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Elementary schools students use binoculars to look for birds in Philadelphia.

Celebrate Living Schoolyards Month

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You can celebrate by bringing your students and lessons outdoors. If your school doesn’t have an outdoor learning space, you can create one!

Dive Into K–8 MWEEs in the New Pa. STEELS Standards

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Learn about the new standards with a deep dive into a 10-lesson watershed unit for grades 4–8. 

Five girls walking in a stream.

Scientists for a Day

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Students visiting the Stroud Center gather data to help answer a guiding question: “How healthy is the East Branch of White Clay Creek?”

A child in a wheelchair uses a net to capture creek critters.

Wild About Water

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Creek Critters, a book for kids created in partnership with Stroud Water Research Center, inspires scientific discovery in a Utah school.

Children and parents look at wild fish humanely captured from White Clay Creek.

Philly-Area Families and Friends of the Stroud Center Celebrate World Water Day for a Second Year

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Squeals of delight echoed through the woods as children, along with their parents, got up-close glimpses of fish living in White Clay Creek.

Four elementary school students at outdoor environmental club.

Environmental Literacy and Justice for All

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The Stroud Center is helping teachers bring meaningful STEM experiences to city students through environmental and outdoor clubs.

A debris dam of large branches catches leaves in a stream which then host macroinvertebrates and microbes.

How Fallen Leaves Are a Tree’s Gift to a Stream

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Former Stroud Center intern and now restoration professional at the Alliance of the Chesapeake Bay, Rebecca Lauver reflects on a dietary staple of healthy streams.

A schoolyard optimized for environmental education.

Stroud Center Improves Schoolyards for Outdoor Environmental Education and Stewardship With New Grant

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Hear directly from teachers and Stroud Center education staff about a successful model for increasing equitable access to meaningful outdoor learning spaces.

Eight educators at a workshop in an outdoor classroom

Become a Pa. MWEE Certified Facilitator

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Join us for three 2-hour online sessions and one 6-hour in-person session to gain knowledge, skills, and processes to lead Pennsylvania Meaningful Watershed Education Experience professional development.

Stroud Water Research Center's outdoor classroom with tables, benches, and a white board.

[In-Person Educator Workshop] Outdoor Learning Space Design Workshop

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Tour the outdoor learning spaces at the Stroud Center and nearby schools and learn about best practices for teaching watershed education through these spaces.