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  • Education » Public Programs
    citizen volunteers and can be tailored to meet your needs View the education workshop calendar or the Center s event calendar Tour of the Stroud Water Research Center Tours will show laboratories discuss current research projects and include a short tour of in progress outdoor research projects One hour tour for 20 people 100 Presentations Presentations about stream ecosystems and the Stroud Water Research Center research are available at your site 45 minute program Examples of presentations include Great job I have a very limited science background and this workshop was great at explaining concepts and working with the information Stream School Participant From Forest to Fish Details the relationship between the terrestrial and aquatic environments Invertebrate Who s Who Highlights aquatic macroinvertebrate identification and their link to assessing water quality Stormwater in Your Watershed Overview of stormwater streams and solutions Stroud Water Research Center Research Highlights state of the art research Typical program begins at 225 per hour Cost may vary depending on travel Programs for Community Conservation Groups Stream School Stream School provides training in biological monitoring stream ecology and watershed processes Participants learn stream watch techniques from collecting samples to data analysis through field and classroom based activities To date Stream School has provided training for watershed associations and conservation organizations across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and New Jersey Very well presented Excellent hands on activities and reinforcement before and at the end of class Superior instructional design Stream School Participant Half day workshops start at 525 Costs vary depending on travel Consortium for Scientific Assistance to Watersheds C SAW C SAW is a team of specialists available to provide technical assistance to your watershed group C SAW can provide technical assistance in three main areas Specific Watershed Technical Assistance Data Quality Control Assistance Mentoring Assistance C

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  • Ecosystem Esthetic: Your Livable Landscape
    Newsletters Annual Reports Search Your Livable Landscape You Can Make A Difference With Your Landscape Choices Are you a landowner Do you want to reduce your carbon footprint Scientists and educators at Stroud Water Research Center and Longwood Gardens and colleagues including landscape professionals a civil engineer and an architect want to show you how your landscape can be a thing of beauty and make a difference The learning path to a livable landscape These are the key concepts we will present to you What is an Ecosystem Esthetic What is the connection between my landscape and climate change How can I create a beautiful landscape that makes a difference for the planet So how do I use this website Each short page will introduce a topic After reading the page you will see a big idea box this holds the important idea we hope you will take with you In the idea box we will pose a question Follow the link to the next page to learn the answer You may check your progress on the learning path at the bottom of each page You may also use the path icons to navigate through the pages Once you ve learned why your landscape choices are so important you will find out how to make a difference in your own garden And you ll visit a photo gallery with beautiful examples of livable landscapes Let s get started Learning Path Cultivating an Ecosystem Esthetic Introduction What is an Ecosystem Esthetic Changing Notions of an Ideal Landscape The Science Behind the Esthetic Make A Difference Photo Gallery Scientist Educators Colleagues You may also navigate with the learning path at the bottom of each page These web pages were made possible by funding from the U S National Science Foundation under grant

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  • Education » Programs
    Coverage SAFE Water Award Newsletters Annual Reports Search Education Programs Our programs are multidisciplinary and oriented to a wide audience We hope that through exposure to our programs and information people will be motivated to become responsible stewards of freshwater resources Our educators offer programs for Students Educators Community and conservations groups Learn More Leaf Pack Network Programs Student Programs Educator Workshops Public Programs Program Fees Workshop Calendar Contact Us

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  • Education » Program Fees
    Home Donate Now Planned Giving Event Calendar Volunteer The Water s Edge Lecture Series Contact Us News What s New News Releases Media Coverage SAFE Water Award Newsletters Annual Reports Search Education Program Fees Overview Programs can be tailored to meet your needs Please contact one of our educators for more information Student Programs Four hour program 350 per class of 24 students maximum of 50 students per day Off site program at your school or field site begins at 160 hour cost will vary depending on travel Educator Workshops Half day workshops begins at 550 additional fees for travel and supplies are program dependent Full day workshops 1 000 Programs for Community Conservation Groups Half day workshops begins at 525 cost will vary depending on travel Tours of Stroud Water Research Center One hour tour for up to 20 people 100 Slide Presentations 45 minute presentation 225 cost will vary depending on travel Download the workshop registration form Learn More Leaf Pack Network Programs Student Programs Educator Workshops Public Programs Program Fees Workshop Calendar Contact Us Projects Treks Sojourns For Educators For Students For Communities Macroinvertebrate Resources River Resources Education Home Research Critical Zone Observatory Schuylkill River Project Reforestation

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  • Education » Current Projects
    Mathematics careers The design is based on the belief that students should have an authentic exciting intuitive and interactive tool set that allows them to investigate their own neighborhoods The investigations challenge students to make real world decisions based on scientific knowledge and models The project uses the complexity of environmental science to engage and excite students about the diverse STEM careers that are necessary to study and address environmental issues Using existing scientific data in an authentic hydrologic modeling toolset students learn to predict how environmental changes to the ecosystem affect the hydrologic cycle in their local watersheds In addition to being able to modify the underlying environmental conditions and model algorithms the students can modify their watershed by drawing new surfaces or structures on the landscape using tools such as Google SketchUp A collaborative web based communication platform is used to network teams of students and schools to pose questions or challenges and communicate their findings The project will directly impact 25 teachers and 1000 students in the Philadelphia area with plans for national dissemination Visit the WikiWatershed website Consortium for Scientific Assistance to Watersheds C SAW A team of specialists who provide eligible watershed groups with program management and scientific technical assistance more less Funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Stroud Water Research Center has been an active partner of this consortium since 2004 Visit the C SAW website Leaf Pack Network A network of teachers and students investigating their local stream ecosystems more less The Leaf Pack Experiment involves creating an artificial leaf pack dry leaves in a mesh bag placing it in the stream for three to four weeks examining the packs in the classroom and discovering the different types of insects that colonized the leaves These insects are indicators of stream health

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  • Education » Treks & Sojourns
    the length of the river camped under the stars and lived simply on the land Along the way they met with scientists conservationists historians park rangers and farmers both to learn more about the river and to report on what they found Their goal to become spokespeople for the Brandywine and to bring public attention to the importance of protecting its water and the land that feeds it Learn more about the Brandywine Trek Mountaintop to Tap Trek From July 7th to 28th 2007 twelve students spent their summer break hiking canoeing and boating their way from the Catskill Mountains to New York City Why Because they wanted to tell the citizens of New York City about the incredible journey water takes before it reaches their tap This trek involved much more than 12 high school students taking a 3 week tour These students became the agents for educating the public about the source and protection of this drinking water supply and the vital and little recognized connections between the city and the upstate communities Upon completion of this trek they also became the first group of students to travel the entire length of the NYC drinking water supply and to complete this increasingly important mission Retrace the steps of the Mountaintop to Tap Trek Schuylkill Sojourn Hundreds of people embark on a seven day 112 mile canoe trip down the Schuylkill River from Schuylkill Haven to Philadelphia Pennsylvania every June The Center s educators participated in the 2008 and 2009 sojourns Read The 2008 Schuylkill Sojourn An Opportunity to Teach Stewardship The 2009 sojourn was intended to deepen the appreciation for the Schuylkill River a river steeped in history by those who rely on it for everything from recreation to their drinking water During the 2009 Sojourn the Center

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  • Education » Macroinvertebrate Resources
    macroinvertebrates Macroinvertebrate Identification Photo gallery Identification key New York DEP key Guide Books The following books are recommended resources Check your local library they are also available for purchase from online booksellers McCafferty W P 1981 Aquatic Entomology The Fishermen s Guide and Ecologists Illustrated Guide to Insects and Their Relatives Boston MA Jones and Bartlett Publishing Company Voshell J Reese 2002 A Guide To Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America Blacksburg VA The McDonald Woodward Publishing Company Manual Protocols Fact Sheets Didymo Fact Sheet EPA Volunteer Stream Monitoring A Methods Manual EPA Rapid Bioassessment Protocols for Use in Streams and Wadeable Rivers Periphyton Benthic Macroinvertebrates and Fish 2nd Edition Additional Information What are benthic macroinvertebrates Linking trees to streams Importance of streamside forests License Permit Information Citizens from outside Pennsylvania should consult with the appropriate state agency for permit requirements Pennsylvania law requires anyone 16 years of age or older collecting aquatic organisms for any reason to have a valid fishing license and follow current PA Fish and Boat Commission regulations High school and undergraduate college students are exempt from the license requirement if their teacher educator applies for and is issued an Educational Aquatic Field Study Permit For

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  • Education » Curriculum Support
    of Unionville High School supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation s Research Experience for Teachers program Life in a Pond Watershed Activities Introductory activities to connect students to their watershed and to introduce simple statistics Developed with support from the Applestone Foundation Where in the World Are We Currently in revision Cork Laboratory Curriculum developed at the Stroud Water Research Center by Tim Liggett of Conestoga High School supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation s Research Experience for Teachers program Transport of Macroscopic Particles Methods Discussion Questions Student Worksheet Sample Calculations Stream Hydrology Curriculum developed at the Stroud Water Research Center by Tim Liggett of Conestoga High School supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation s Research Experience for Teachers program Discharge Measurements Profile Methods Student Worksheet for Flowometer Study Student Worksheet for Float Study Watershed Models and Lessons Curriculum developed at the Stroud Water Research Center by William K Richardson Jr P G of Owen J Roberts High School supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation s Research Experience for Teachers program Storm Flow Simulation Model Nutrient Loading to Small Streams Model Scientist Interviews Dr Thomas Bott Dr Bernard

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