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EnviroDIY™, a community for do-it-yourself environmental science and monitoring.
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Leaf Pack Network®, an international network for people investigating their local stream ecosystems.
WikiWatershed®, a web toolkit designed to advance knowledge and stewardship of fresh water.
Taking Stock of Big Picture, Strategic Priorities for Watershed Restoration
Taking Stock of Big Picture, Strategic Priorities for Watershed Restoration
With scarce public resources to accomplish so many restoration outcomes across the Commonwealth, it’s imperative to maximize our effectiveness ... Read More
The Intersection of Art and Science, Episode 1
The Intersection of Art and Science: How Art Can Help Shape Land Use
Eco-revelatory artist Stacy Levy tells the story of how artful collaborations with engineers, ecologists, and landscape architects can begin to change the way we live with nature. ... Read More
Restoring and Protecting Water Quality and Mitigating Flooding in Rural Landscapes
Restoring and Protecting Water Quality and Mitigating Flooding in Rural Landscapes
Executive Director Dave Arscott, Ph.D., shared how Stroud Water Research Center is working to mitigate threats to water quality ... Read More
Stream Degradation and Restoration With Aquatic Insects as Our Guide
Stream Degradation and Restoration With Aquatic Insects as Our Guide
This webinar aimed to help agricultural conservation and ecosystem restoration practitioners reorient efforts toward watershed-scale approaches to achieve local restoration goals ... Read More
Dam, Dam Go Away: A Wild and Scenic Vision for America’s Rivers
Dam, Dam Go Away: A Wild and Scenic Vision for America’s Rivers
Learn about the policy and science of dam removal, federal protections for the free-flowing Delaware River, and the story of the Wild and Scenic Musconetcong River ... Read More
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Cover Crop Coaching Webinar Recordings Available
Watch recordings of this unique webinar series about how to work with your farmers for cover crop success ... Read More
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How Collaboration Ensures Adequate Drinking-Water Supply Across the Delaware River Basin
Watch a panel discussion on the evolution of policies that regulate water allocation and use from the Delaware River ... Read More
Diana Oviedo-Vargas downloading data from a sensor located in White Clay Creek to a field laptop.
Oviedo-Vargas Shares Her STEM Career Journey
The Stroud Center biogeochemist was featured in a women-in-STEM webinar series hosted by EarthEcho International ... Read More
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Better Gardens, Better Soils: Improve Water Quality and Soil Health in Your Backyard
With a little bit of knowledge and prep work in the off season, you can just plant and harvest. Wouldn’t that be nice? ... Read More
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From Cities to Suburbs to Farms: How Innovative Water Management Helps River Health
Learn from a panel of experts how natural and green infrastructure are paying off for the health of the Delaware River ... Read More
Mimicking Nature to Manage Water On-Site
Mimicking Nature to Manage Water On-Site
Watch a roundtable discussion among the designers, engineers, and client about “getting the water right” at Stroud Water Research Center’s Moorhead Environmental Complex ... Read More
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The Hidden World of Stream Insects
Entomologist David Funk presents an hour-long dive into the natural histories of some of the most fascinating stream insects he has photographed ... Read More
How Can You Plant Seeds of Change? Watch the “Stories from the Streams” Video!
How Can You Plant Seeds of Change? Watch the “Stories from the Streams” Video!
Episode 1 in a video series from WHYY TV12 demonstrates how planting trees along a stream can filter out pollutants and dramatically improve water quality ... Read More
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The Intersection of Science and Policy for Clean Water and a Healthy Delaware River
Watch the video of the first webinar in a four-part series celebrating American River's 2020 River of the Year, Delaware River ... Read More
STEM Career Spotlight: Electrofishing to Determine Stream Health
STEM Career Spotlight: Electrofishing to Determine Stream Health
Have you ever wondered what swims by your feet in your local creek? Learn how we use electrofishing to survey the fish living in the East Branch of White Clay Creek! ... Read More
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Diversity Makes Us Stronger — Both in Our Communities and Our Watersheds
Watch an American mink shake off creek water and explore its surroundings on the East Branch of White Clay Creek ... Read More
Clean, Healthy Water and Air in Chester County
Clean, Healthy Water and Air in Chester County
Learn about the quality of our local streams, the water we drink, and the impact of climate change on our health ... Read More
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Biodiversity at Our Costa Rica Field Station
Tapirs are "umbrella species" in tropical ecosystems. Watch one enjoy the rain while swimming in Río Tempisquito during a rare daytime visit to our field station ... Read More
Explore Stories from the Streams
Explore Stories from the Streams
This video series shows how Stroud Center scientists and others are working to maintain the quality of the water that sustains 15 million people living in the Delaware River Watershed ... Read More
Improving Soil Health for Climate Change Resiliency
Improving Soil Health for Climate Change Resiliency
Jim Harbach has practiced no-till farming for 30 years and has documented how his soils can better withstand the extreme weather swings associated with climate change ... Read More
Aquatic Macroinvertebrates in Motion
Aquatic Macroinvertebrates in Motion
Explore our video library of aquatic macroinvertebrates wriggling, swimming, and crawling through stream water! ... Read More
Earth Day Celebration: A Streaming Perspective
Earth Day Celebration: A Streaming Perspective
In this webinar recording John Jackson, Ph.D., talks about the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and its importance from the perspective of a stream ... Read More
How Streams Work and the Role of Forests
How Streams Work and the Role of Forests
Understanding how streams work and the importance of trees to streams is fundamental to engaging landowners and decision makers ... Read More
Salt in the Water: Action on the Ground
Salt in the Water: Action on the Ground
This webinar introduces viewers to how excessive salt affects life in freshwater streams and how a local group is raising awareness and changing behavior ... Read More
Pursuing Our Mission While Social Distancing
Pursuing Our Mission While Social Distancing
Our campus is quiet right now, but we want to assure you that we’re continuing our work during these challenging times ... Read More
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Stories From the Streams: Salty Streams
How salty is too salty? Road salt keeps travelers safe in winter but can pose a serious threat to nearby streams. Episode 5 in the “Stories from the Streams” series from WHYY TV12 ... Read More
A Farmer Transforms a Stream
A Farmer Transforms a Stream
A Pennsylvania poultry and crops farmer shares his insights on creating rich habitat and cleaner water through riparian forested stream buffers ... Read More
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Stories From the Streams: Saving Soil, Saving Streams
Learn how farmers and scientists can work together to maintain the health of soil and streams. Episode 2 in the “Stories from the Streams” series from WHYY TV12 ... Read More
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Stories From the Streams: Fly, Teachers, Fly
Watch as a Philadelphia Eagle joins Axalta's All-Pro teachers for an education adventure in White Clay Creek! Episode 8 in the "Stories from the Streams" series ... Read More
Float and Flow in the Brandywine
Float and Flow in the Brandywine
To measure how fast algae grow while they are floating downstream, Stroud Center scientists floated, along with the algae, for an afternoon in canoes ... Read More
Mitigating the Effects of Extreme Rain Events
Mitigating the Effects of Extreme Rain Events
Fluvial Geomorphologist Melinda Daniels, Ph.D., was interviewed by NBC10 Philadelphia about how climate change is impacting flooding in our region and our research to combat it ... Read More
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Stories From the Streams: Straight From the Source
Learn how scientists are using advanced tools to track down the source of potentially harmful contaminants. Episode 6 in the “Stories from the Streams” series from WHYY TV12 ... Read More
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Stories From the Streams: Techno Geeks
Citizen scientists are monitoring the health of local streams with the help of new technology. Episode 4 in the “Stories from the Streams” series from WHYY TV12 ... Read More
Tree Care is Essential for Successful Riparian Forest Buffers
Tree Care is Essential for Successful Riparian Forest Buffers
Young seedlings face a variety of threats on floodplains that are also home to deer, rodents, invasive plants, and yes, flooding! ... Read More
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Stories From the Streams: Wonders of the Watershed
Nature has a perfect way of insuring that rainwater sustains the planet. Episode 7 in the “Stories from the Streams” series from WHYY TV12 ... Read More
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Stories From the Streams: Stream Fever
Discover why streams that are too warm endanger the habitats of mayflies and other life sustaining insects. Episode 3 in the “Stories from the Streams” series from WHYY TV12 ... Read More
Stories From the Streams: Back to Our Roots
Stories From the Streams: Back to Our Roots
Did you know that planting trees along a stream can filter out pollutants and dramatically improve water quality? Episode 1 in the "Stories From the Streams" video series ... Read More
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The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water (Full Length)
Watch this full-length version of the documentary showing how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality ... Read More
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WHYY Airs Stories From the Streams
The series shows how scientists, educators, and private citizens are working every day to maintain the quality of the water that sustains 15 million people ... Read More
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The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water (Trailer)
Watch this three-minute trailer of the documentary showing how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality ... Read More
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The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water (7 Minutes)
Watch this seven-minute version of the documentary showing how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality ... Read More
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The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water (16 Minutes)
Watch this 16-minute version of the documentary showing how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality ... Read More
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“Caught” at Maritza: Tapir Enjoying the Rain
Rafa Morales Cueto, field station manager at Maritza Biological Station, filmed this tapir enjoying the rain while swimming in Río Tempisquito ... Read More
Scott Ensign at Rodale Field Day
Sharing Our Science at Rodale Institute’s Field Day
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 ... Read More
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Research Reveals Caddisflies are Ecosystem Engineers
Hydropsychid caddisflies spin silk mesh nets that they use to filter feed. These nets are important ecosystem engineering structures in flowing waters ... Read More
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Secretive Mink Caught on Video in White Clay Creek
This was an unusual sighting because American mink are most active at night and in the early morning hours. It's also a good sign for White Clay Creek ... Read More
Global Impact: Preserving and Conserving Fresh Water Around the World
Global Impact: Preserving and Conserving Fresh Water Around the World
Our scientists are advancing knowledge of freshwater systems on five continents and our educators are using the Leaf Pack Network® materials to teach freshwater stewardship throughout North, Central and South America, with plans to expand to Africa and China ... Read More
Fish of the Río Rincón, Costa Rica
Fish of the Río Rincón, Costa Rica
Researchers from the Stroud Center visited the Río Rincón on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica to scope out potential sites for an upcoming survey of the physical, chemical, and biological status of streams and rivers of the Osa Peninsula ... Read More
Wildlife Camera: Costa Rican Tapir
Wildlife Camera: Costa Rican Tapir
A wildlife camera recorded footage of a tapir walking near Maritza Biological Station in Costa Rica. ... Read More
Tapir Visits the Maritza Biological Station
Tapir Visits the Maritza Biological Station
A rare daytime sighting of a tapir near Maritza Biological Station in Costa Rica ... Read More
Spider Monkeys at the Maritza Biological Station
Spider Monkeys at the Maritza Biological Station
Another video shot by Rafa Morales, station manager at the Maritza Biological Station in Costa Rica. This adult spider monkey is feeding on buds in the treetops while its baby ... Read More
USDA Programs Put Stroud Center Science on the Ground
USDA Programs Put Stroud Center Science on the Ground
With the help of the USDA, a growing number of farmers are choosing to plant streamside forests to protect water quality for their downstream neighbors ... Read More
Teaching Environmental Sustainability with Model My Watershed
Teaching Environmental Sustainability with Model My Watershed
The TES-MMW curriculum gives students the ability to use data to understand how human actions impact watershed health ... Read More
Mayfly Eggs Hatching a Minute After Being Laid
Mayfly Eggs Hatching a Minute After Being Laid
This ovoviviparous mayfly holds her eggs internally until embryonic development is complete after which she lays them in water and they hatch immediately ... Read More
How to Sample for Dissolved Oxygen
How to Sample for Dissolved Oxygen
A great video from Georgia Adopt-a-Stream showing how volunteers can sample for dissolved oxygen in streams ... Read More
Water Science Careers: Entomology Researcher
Water Science Careers: Entomology Researcher
John Jackson, Ph.D., talks about his work as principal investigator in the Entomology Group at Stroud Water Research Center ... Read More
Water Science Careers: Education Director
Water Science Careers: Education Director
Steve Kerlin, Ph.D., describes his work as Education Director at Stroud Water Research Center ... Read More
Water Science Careers: Citizen Science Project Facilitator
Water Science Careers: Citizen Science Project Facilitator
David Bressler describes his work as a citizen science facilitator at Stroud Water Research Center ... Read More
Water Science Careers: Watershed Management
Water Science Careers: Watershed Management
Dave Montgomery talks about his work as watershed manager at Stroud Water Research Center ... Read More
Water Science Careers: Information Services
Water Science Careers: Information Services
Charles Dow, Ph.D., talks about his work as Director of Information Services at Stroud Water Research Center ... Read More
Water Science Careers: Field Instruction
Water Science Careers: Field Instruction
William “Bill” Anderson describes his work as an environmental educator at Stroud Water Research Center ... Read More
Water Science Careers: Fluvial Geomorphology
Water Science Careers: Fluvial Geomorphology
Melinda Daniels, Ph.D., describes her work as a fluvial geomorphologist at Stroud Water Research Center ... Read More
Water Science Careers: Systems Administration and Education
Water Science Careers: Systems Administration and Education
Libby Gregg describes her works as computer systems administrator and environmental educator at Stroud Water Research Center ... Read More
Water Science Careers: Fisheries and Microbiology
Water Science Careers: Fisheries and Microbiology
Laura Borecki Zgleszewski describes her work in the Fish Ecology and Microbiology groups at Stroud™ Water Research Center ... Read More
Water Science Careers: Administration and Research
Water Science Careers: Administration and Research
David Arscott, Ph.D., describes his education, research, and work at Stroud™ Water Research Center ... Read More
Water Science Careers: Watershed Biogeochemistry
Water Science Careers: Watershed Biogeochemistry
Michael Gentile describes his work as a biogeochemistry research technician at Stroud™ Water Research Center ... Read More
Water Science Careers: Aquatic Entomology
Water Science Careers: Aquatic Entomology
Kelly McIntyre describes her work as an aquatic entomology research technician at Stroud™ Water Research Center ... Read More
Microbial Fuel Cells
Microbial Fuel Cells
Stroud™ Water Research Center is exploring the possibility of generating clean and renewable energy by using microorganisms ... Read More
Mystery Midge with "Kite Tail" Eggs
Mystery Midge with “Kite Tail” Eggs
Stroud Center entomologist David Funk documented the unusual behavior of an orthoclad midge species at Lake Umbagog on the Maine/New Hampshire border: Adult females fly over the lake and extrude ... Read More
Streamside Forest Buffers Preserving Water Quality
Streamside Forest Buffers Preserving Water Quality
Research has shown that streamside forests minimize pollutants reaching the water and help streams cleanse themselves of pollutants that do reach the water ... Read More
Caddisflies
Caddisflies
Learn about the ecosystem benefits of net-spinning caddisflies, as well as how they interact with their environment ... Read More
Fish Electroshocking to Determine Stream Health
Fish Electroshocking to Determine Stream Health
Have you ever wondered what swims by your feet in your local creek? In this month’s episode of Science Education Feature, Dr. Valerie Ouellet uses electroshocking to identify the creatures ... Read More
Feeding Baby Brook Trout
Feeding Baby Brook Trout
Wild trout need cold, clean fresh water, which you would find in a shaded stream, a stream that has many trees growing right by it ... Read More
Snake Eating Fish
Snake Eating Fish
Stroud Center scientists are often outside working in and around streams, and sometimes just happen to catch a view of the coolest things! ... Read More
Stroud Center: Building on the Past, Looking to the Future
Stroud Center: Building on the Past, Looking to the Future
Stroud™ Water Research Center is working today to ensure water quality and availability tomorrow ... Read More
Global Impact: Preserving and Conserving Fresh Water Around the World
Global Impact: Preserving and Conserving Fresh Water Around the World
Stroud™ Water Research Center scientists and educators are advancing knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems on five continents ... Read More
Watershed Restoration: Linking Research, Education and Action
Watershed Restoration: Linking Research, Education and Action
We engage the public in watershed restoration by helping landowners implement best management practices and plant streamside forest buffers ... Read More
Environmental Education: Hands-On, Boots in the Water Learning
Environmental Education: Hands-On, Boots in the Water Learning
We develop environmental education programs for indoor, outdoor, and digital classrooms, reaching thousands of adults and children each year ... Read More
Freshwater Science: Discovering What Keeps Streams and Rivers Healthy
Freshwater Science: Discovering What Keeps Streams and Rivers Healthy
By discovering what makes the world’s streams and rivers healthy, Stroud™ Water Research Center is ensuring we can all enjoy clean, fresh water ... Read More
We Believe the Future of Fresh Water Starts Here
We Believe the Future of Fresh Water Starts Here
We believe in an independent voice, in adventure, inspiration, perseverance and integrity. At the Stroud Center, we believe the future of water starts here ... Read More
Science Education Feature: Caddisflies
Science Education Feature: Caddisflies
Learn about the ecosystem benefits of net-spinning caddisflies, as well as how they interact with their environment, from Ben Tumolo, a visiting Ph.D. candidate from Montana State University. Caddisflies are ... Read More
Water SCIENCE Wins Award in Video Showcase
Water SCIENCE Wins Award in Video Showcase
The Water SCIENCE curriculum has middle school students complete hands-on science and engineering activities, receive guidance and instruction from undergraduate and graduate student mentors, interact online with STEM professionals, and ... Read More
Mystery Midge with "Kite Tail" Eggs
Mystery Midge with “Kite Tail” Eggs
Stroud Center entomologist David Funk documented the unusual behavior of an orthoclad midge species at Lake Umbagog on the Maine/New Hampshire border: Adult females fly over the lake and extrude long strings of eggs which they eventually drop into the water ... Read More
Fish Electroshocking to Determine Stream Health
Fish Electroshocking to Determine Stream Health
Have you ever wondered what swims by your feet in your local creek? In this month’s episode of Science Education Monthly Feature, Dr. Valerie Ouellet uses electroshocking to identify the ... Read More
How Sparta Middle School Is Working to Restore Nash Creek
How Sparta Middle School Is Working to Restore Nash Creek
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 ... Read More
New Record Set for the Annual Fund
New Record Set for the Annual Fund
The 2014 annual fund reached a new level of support -- a total of 356 donors gave $452,809, setting records for the numbers of donors and contributions raised ... Read More