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

Education Programs Reach New and Bigger Audiences

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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.

Screenshot from video about Sparta Middle School restoring Nash Creek.

How Sparta Middle School Is Working to Restore Nash Creek

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Two Michigan schools used our Leaf Pack Experiment to assess their local stream’s health. They discovered what was impacting their stream and then developed a plan to restore it with native plantings.

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Stroud Center Speaks on Water Scarcity at SFS Annual Meeting

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Held in drought-stricken southern California, the focus was on the consequences of depleting freshwater resources and potential solutions.

Teachers from the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School learned about the Trout Grow on Trees program.

Sharing Our Science: Winter 2016

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We share our science to increase awareness and create a public dialogue centered on the protection, preservation, and restoration of watersheds everywhere.

 Bern Sweeney presents Alexandra Cousteau with the 2015 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence.

Alexandra Cousteau: Freshwater Issues the Greatest Crisis of Our Time

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“When we ask, do we have enough water when we need it and where we need it, and is the water quality good enough for our children to swim in, drink from and fish in, too often that answer is no,” says Alexandra Cousteau.

International visitors at the Stroud Center.

Stroud Center Connects International Leaders with Freshwater Solutions

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Stroud Water Research Center rolled out the red carpet for water systems experts from 23 countries who gathered to learn how to best protect their home countries’ water resources.

2015 Society for Freshwater Science conference logo.

Sharing Our Science: Summer 2015

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In May, Stroud Water Research Center scientists attended the weeklong annual meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Stroud Water Research Center educators proudly display their Outstanding Environmental Education Program Award.

Stroud Center Gets Award for Environmental Education Programs

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The Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators gives Stroud Water Research Center the Outstanding Environmental Education Program Award.

A stream cascade in Lofty Creek, Pennsylvania.

Education News, Fall 2014

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From New Jersey to Costa Rica to North Carolina and back home at the Stroud Center, our education staff was busy this fall!

Psephenidae (water penny beetles)

Citizen Scientists Track Tiny Critters to Determine Health of the Watershed

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Turns out eight-year-olds aren’t the only ones who love great piles of leaves. So do macroinvertebrates, the critters that indicate watershed health.