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Photo of three kayakers on the Schuylkill River.

Expedition Inspires Students to Act and Impact Local Watershed

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The students expressed interest in the story water-quality testing told as they traveled down the river from the mines, through the farms, and into Philadelphia.

Fourth graders taking tree measurements

Learning Leading to Action: Young Heroes Protecting Our Waterways

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Students are not only learning how to protect our waterways; they are also conducting their own scientific research or restoring healthy streams — or sometimes both.

Free Webinars: Introduction to the Leaf Pack Network

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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

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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.

Restoring Flood Attenuation and Ecological Resiliency in the Mid-Atlantic Piedmont

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For this project, scientists and watershed restoration professionals restore one headwater basin to reduce flooding downstream, improve water quality, and increase stream-ecosystem resilience so that it will once again support…

Water Quality Mobile App

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In 2018, the Water Quality App™ received updates to separate net-spinning caddisflies in the digital field guide to macroinvertebrates and improved functionality. In 2016 and 2017, the Android version of…

Stroud Stream Programs for Public Schools

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Stroud Center educators conduct a four-hour, boots-in-the-water stream program for students in fourth through 12th grade. During their visit at the Stroud Center, students learn about freshwater research, aquatic insect…

Brandywine River Trek

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The Coatesville Youth Initiative Brandywine Trek is a youth leadership and environmental awareness program that combines outdoor learning over five days along the Brandywine River. Trek activities build leadership skills,…

SFS Leaf Pack Workshop

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Stroud Center staff and members of the Society for Freshwater Science Education and Diversity Committee held a Leaf Pack workshop prior to the society’s annual meeting. The workshop introduced educators…

Learning to See, Seeing to Learning

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Stroud Center educators in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University created and implemented a national survey of macroinvertebrate trainers and training programs. Education and entomology staff helped decide which 150 macroinvertebrates…