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An educator shows aquatic macroinvertebrates to a crowd at the discovery tank.

New Traveling Discovery Tanks Bring Stream Life to You!

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Not everyone can access a stream to discover aquatic life, but now a Macroinvertebrate Discovery Tank can bring the stream to them.

The Watershed Education Mobile Lab set up outside the Oxford Area Library.

Watershed Education Makes a Splash at Public Library

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The Stroud Center partnered with the Oxford Public Library to bring watershed fun and education to children and families in a three-part activity series.

Students in Oregon performing a leaf pack experiment.

Discover the Health of Your Local Stream With the Leaf Pack Network!

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Started over 25 years ago to support teachers connecting students to their local watershed, the Leaf Pack Network has turned into a community science outlet.

Water Quality Mobile App

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The Water Quality App for Apple and Android devices received updates to its macroinvertebrate digital field guide, pollution tolerance index, and water chemistry parameters. (Project details may change over the…

Learning to See, Seeing to Learning

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This project continued to enhance the site, in addition to creating aquatic macroinvertebrate identification resources for learners, teachers, and trainers. (Project details may change over the lifespan of a…

Effectively Engaging Audiences with Aquatic Macroinvertebrates Through Innovative Traveling Touch Tanks

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Educators designed and created aquatic macroinvertebrate touch tanks to create effective, culturally responsive, and inclusive learning environments for all audiences. This project supported using the newly created Macroinvertebrate Touch Tanks…

A student weighs dried leaves in a mesh bag in preparation for a leaf pack project.

Teen’s Eye-Opening Experiment to Monitor Local Water Quality Wins at Science Fair

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“My finding surprised me and taught me that the clean water in my community is more limited than I thought.”

Newly hatched mayflies resting on a tree, photo by Keith Williams.

Follow the Hatch — Aquatic Insects in Lancaster County’s Streams and Rivers

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Join John Jackson, Ph.D., of Stroud Water Research Center and Keith Williams of Lancaster Conservancy for a deep dive into the world of mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies, and the many other tiny creatures that call our streams home. Educator Training

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Learn how this open educational resource can support macroinvertebrate identification training with volunteers and students to improve confidence, accuracy, and engagement. Mini-Walkthrough

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In this in-person mini-walkthrough session, you’ll dive right into the website’s many engaging tools that bring you into the magic of freshwater macroinvertebrates!