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Getting Slimed: Scientists Investigate Biofilms in Streams Amidst Climate Change

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Slippery, shiny, and available in varying shades of green, slime is the latest research interest of two Stroud Water Research Center scientists.

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Meet Mandy Nix: New Watershed Education Specialist

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Her personal mission is to foster hands-on freshwater science education that teaches us about ourselves as well as our backyard water resources.

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Good Fences Make Good Water

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Cows wading in a stream might make a pretty picture but the reality is a lot less pleasant. Find out why in this 1-minute podcast featuring Jinjun Kan, Ph.D.

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Training the Teachers of Today to Educate the Stewards of Tomorrow

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The outdoors were the setting for a boots-in-the-water workshop to advance professional development for non-formal educators and classroom teachers alike.

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Sharing Our Science at Rodale Institute’s Field Day

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Visitors learned the importance of integrating knowledge about farming practices and water quality and assessing the influence that farming decisions have on soils and streams.

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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.

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Meet Raven Bier: New Postdoctoral Associate

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Through her work at the Stroud Center, Bier hopes to better understand how changes in farming practices on land affect the relationship between microbes and the processing of nutrients in streams.

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Axalta, the Philadelphia Eagles, and Stroud Water Research Center Celebrate All-Pro Teachers with a Day of STEM in the Stream

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Teachers experienced STEM education in a real-world setting giving them the tools to cultivate the next generation of freshwater stewards.

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The Restored Watershed: 50 Years of Solutions for Clean Fresh Water

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For the last 50 years scientists at Stroud Water Research Center have demonstrated the connection between good land-use practices and clean fresh water, between healthy soil and healthy water.

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Amazon Names the Stroud Center’s Model My Watershed a “City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge” Winner

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The Stroud Center was one of three winners in the Partners in Innovation category, along with Utility Associates and University of Münster.