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Students counting E. coli colonies in a water sample

The Independence School Students Learn Freshwater Science Through STEM Partnership

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

“Our students have learned not only how to make contributions to a global community of researchers but have been empowered by sharing their own data with the world.”

Webinar: WikiWatershed Toolkit and NGSS

600 316 Stroud Water Research Center

This webinar will demonstrate the WikiWatershed toolkit and describe ways that it can be used to support NGSS-ESS implementation.

Leaf Pack Coming to Michigan!

504 378 Stroud Water Research Center

Spend the day with us at Tonquish Creek, a small tributary of the Rouge River Watershed. You’ll touch slimy leaves and rocks, learning about Leaf Pack methods and how aquatic macroinvertebrates tell us the story about stream health.

Isopoda (aquatic sowbugs)

Test Your Skills With the #MysteryMacro Quiz

400 400 Stroud Water Research Center

Want a fun way to learn about freshwater macroinvertebrates? Check out the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission #MysteryMacro quiz featuring photos by Dave Funk.

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

1000 750 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.

Free Webinars: Introduction to the Leaf Pack Network

800 541 Stroud Water Research Center

Whether you’re a seasoned Leaf Packer or new to the Leaf Pack Network, join Tara Muenz, Leaf Pack Administrator, for a 30-minute walkthrough as she covers all the basics of how to get started and answers those questions you’ve always wanted to ask. Hosted by Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators.

Stroud Center Educators Visit the Lamotte Company

804 685 Stroud Water Research Center

Our educators visited the Lamotte Company recently to discuss our product line and our partnership. Lamotte sells a few of our education products including the Leaf Pack Experiment Stream Ecology Kit.

Do You Know What a Leaf Pack Is?

1000 750 Stroud Water Research Center

Since the 1970s, Stroud™ Water Research Center scientists have used leaf packs to better understand stream ecosystems from Pennsylvania to Peru and beyond.

Global Impact: Preserving and Conserving Fresh Water Around the World

450 338 Stroud Water Research Center

Stroud™ Water Research Center scientists and educators are advancing knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems on five continents.

Girls performing a water chemistry test as part of a stream study

Education Programs Reach New and Bigger Audiences

1000 667 Stroud Water Research Center

Our goal is to engage about 10,000 children and adults in our programs on a yearly basis by 2020 and sustain that number into the future.