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A teacher leads a group of small children along a woodland trail.
Reimagining Classrooms
UpStream 2024, Issue #5
Whether you call them outdoor classrooms, living schoolyards, or ecological schoolyards — we’ve got ideas for how to make the outdoors a place of discovery.
Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding speaks at a press event.
Pa. Ag Secretary Meets With Scientists and Farmer About New Research Funding 
UpStream 2024, Issue #5
Stroud Water Research Center highlights research supporting the future of farming and clean water in Pennsylvania.
Four women smile while holding tree cages at a tree planting event.
Earth Week Volunteers Help Restore Red Clay Creek
UpStream 2024, Issue #5
Thanks to the volunteers from Constellation Energy, Dansko, LINKBANK, Resolution Life, Charter School of Wilmington, and the community who made the day a success!
Two kids hold hands while walking in a creek.
Restoring Our Watersheds: A Podcast Conversation
UpStream 2024, Issue #5
In the season six premiere of the Kindred Podcast, we talk about watersheds, their importance to humans and wildlife, and how people can both harm and restore them.
A boy on a bike visits a rain garden outside his residence in Lancaster, Pa.
Don’t Let the Rain Run Away
UpStream 2024, Issue #4
Polluted runoff is a threat to clean water. Learn how rain gardens can protect clean fresh water by reducing flooding and water use.
A group of scientist set up the canopy and water supply for a rainfall simulation experiment.
Make It Rain, Make It Rain
UpStream 2024, Issue #4
Why do scientists simulate rainfall for stormwater sampling? Find out from Senior Research Scientist Melinda Daniels, Ph.D.
A woman sprinkles water from a watering can onto a watershed modeling table.
New Teaching Tool Shows How Land Use Alters Rain’s Path
UpStream 2024, Issue #4
Watershed modeling tables and companion lessons from the Stroud Center help people learn how actions on land impact streams and rivers.
Bern Sweeney walks through a native meadow.
Bern Sweeney Recognized With Prestigious Ruth Patrick Award
UpStream 2024, Issue #4
As a student, colleague, and lifelong friend of Ruth Patrick, Sweeney sustained a career of scientific discovery leading to environmental solutions.
Participants in the “Science of Fresh Water” course visit the Stroud Center.
New Class Introduces Adult Learners to “Science of Fresh Water”
UpStream 2024, Issue #4
Participants got a crash course on what watersheds are and how their streams and rivers work and support wildlife.
A map of southeastern Pennsylvania showing impacted streams and developed land use.
The Stream Restoration Puzzle
UpStream 2024, Issue #3
A new Stroud Water Research Center presentation examines why investment projects often fail to meet water quality standards.
A close-up photo of lawn grass with a house and tree in the background.
Green Lawns Don’t Have to Lead to Green Water
UpStream 2024, Issue #3
Learn how to care for your landscape and prevent potentially harmful algae from growing in the waters where you live.
Three scientists stand next to a rooftop rainwater monitoring station in Georgia.
Revolutionizing Environmental Data Collection
UpStream 2024, Issue #3
Open source technology is helping federal agencies collect high-quality environmental data without the hassle and high costs of proprietary options.