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  • Stroud Water Research Center: Education
    this video with images of a water snake having its meal along the water s edge We ll identify the species very soon so stay tuned We ll be adding videos regularly to this YouTube playlist Subscribe to our channel to be notified of new videos Spring School Field Trip Season Is Here This spring we are expecting nearly 1 500 participants in our hands on boots in the water programs an 86 percent increase from last spring We are now accepting school program reservations for next school year In addition to school groups we offer multidisciplinary programs 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 Learn more about our education programs for school groups educators and community and conservation groups Expanded WikiWatershed Toolkit Debuts WikiWatershed is a Web toolkit presented by Stroud Water Research Center to help citizens conservation practitioners municipal decision makers researchers educators and students advance knowledge and stewardship of fresh water The WikiWatershed toolkit currently includes six tools Model My Watershed is a watershed modeling Web app that lets you analyze real geo data model storms and compare conservation or development scenarios in any watershed in the continental U S Micro Site Storm Runoff Model allows you to explore how land use and soil determine runoff for the Site Storm Model package of Model My Watershed EnviroDIY is an online community of do it yourself enthusiasts sharing open source ideas for environmental science and monitoring Monitor My Watershed is an interactive map based Web app that lets you see streaming data from NOAA USGS and more The Web app is currently limited to the Delaware River Basin Leaf Pack Network is a network of citizens teachers and students investigating their local stream ecosystems using the Leaf Pack Experiment Kit Trout Grow on Trees is a hands on environmental education program that shows how planting streamside forests can lead to cooler cleaner streams and healthier wild trout populations Did You Know the Leaf Pack Network is 15 Years Old The Leaf Pack Network LPN is a network of citizens teachers and students investigating their local stream ecosystems Since Stroud Water Research Center s education department launched the LPN in December 2000 464 groups have registered in 38 U S states Puerto Rico Washington D C and in Canada Chile China Colombia Costa Rica England Ethiopia Guatemala Mexico Peru and the Philippines 671 experiments have been completed 97 074 macroinvertebrates have been tallied Curious about where LPN groups are studying streams View the map Science Education Monthly Feature Feeding Baby Brook Trout Brook trout once inhabited every cold water stream in the mid Atlantic and northeast region of the US but populations have dramatically declined during the past 200 years 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 They also need a food

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  • Education » For Educators
    would if we were to implement the activities in our classroom Owen J Roberts School District Teacher PA For Educators The Center s resources for educators include Student programs either on site at the Center and off site at your school or field site Educator workshops including stream field studies watershed tours urban watershed programs and more Curriculum support such as lesson plans worksheets scientist interviews and a macroinvertebrate key Instructions for creating sensors with open source electronics Leaf Pack Network Also of interest to educators is the Leaf Pack Network a network of citizens teachers and students investigating their local stream ecosystems Schools conduct a leaf pack experiment and share their data through the network to shed light on the important connection between streamside forests and the ecology of rivers and streams Learn more about the Leaf Pack Network Free Stream Ecology Programs The Education Improvement Tax Credit EITC program allows Stroud Center to offer programs at no cost for grades 4 and up in Pennsylvania public schools Find out more You may also be interested in The education workshop calendar or the Center s event calendar The program fees overview A virtual tour of our research and educational

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  • Education » For Students
    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 For Students Can you tell the difference between a damselfly and a mayfly We can help If you want to identify an aquatic macroinvertebrate you found in a stream check out our macroinvertebrate key You can also view a photo gallery of more than 50 aquatic invertebrates Are you a water wizard You can test your water awareness with our quick quiz then follow the links for more detailed information about water issues This way to the wizard Leaf Pack Network Would you like to know whether your local stream is healthy Ask your school to join the Leaf Pack Network Your school can conduct a leaf pack experiment and share the data through the network to show the important connection between streamside forests and the ecology of rivers and streams Learn more about the Leaf Pack Network 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

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  • Education » For Communities
    Releases Media Coverage SAFE Water Award Newsletters Annual Reports Search Education For Communities The Center s resources for the general public government agencies and citizen volunteers include Public programs either on site at the Center and off site at your field site In Support of Streamside Forests a series of web pages and downloadable materials about the benefits of planting trees along streams Also a guide to resources for those interested in learning more about streamside forests Resources for those interested in installing rain barrels to protect our streams rivers and lakes from runoff pollution Information about the Educational Improvement Tax Credit for businesses For those looking to identify aquatic macroinvertebrates an identification key and a photo gallery A River Resources page for links to local and national organizations concerned with water quality watershed advocacy and environmental education You may also be interested in The education workshop calendar or the Center s event calendar The program fees overview A virtual tour of our research and educational laboratories Learn More Leaf Pack Network Programs Contact Us Projects Treks Sojourns For Educators For Students For Communities Public Programs In Support of Streamside Forests Streamside Forest Resources Rain Barrels for Cleaner Water Educational

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  • Education » Workshop Calendar
    For Educators For Students For Communities Workshops Contact Us Restoration Leaf Pack Network Events Support Support 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 Workshop Calendar The Center s Education Department interprets the research of our scientists with the goal of motivating the public to become responsible stewards of freshwater resources Programs are multidisciplinary and oriented to a wide audience including watershed advocacy groups teachers young adults and children Stroud Water Research Center is an Approved Provider for ACT 48 hours by the State of Pennsylvania and Delaware Continuing Professional Education hours Workshops are held at Stroud Water Research Center unless otherwise noted Please dress for the outdoors Space is limited There are no currently scheduled workshops Please check back later 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 Project Long Term Research Stream Watch Project The New York Project The Peru Project Research

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  • Education » Contact Us/Meet the Educators
    Restoration Leaf Pack Network Events Support Support 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 Contact Us An overview of program fees is available online For questions about our programs or information about how your group can become involved please contact Tara Muenz Assistant Director of Education Leaf Pack Network Administrator 610 268 2153 ext 301 Email Meet Our Educators Adjunct Faculty Education Department Awards Stroud Center s education department has been recognized with the following awards Outstanding Environmental Education Program Award Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators Pennsylvania Governor s Award for Watershed Stewardship Dr Ruth Patrick Excellence in Education Award Water Resources Association Excellence in the Estuary Award for Water Education The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary Friend of Stream Watch Award Owen J Roberts Middle School 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 Project Long Term Research Stream Watch Project

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  • Stroud Water Research Center: Watershed Restoration
    develops relationships with other institutions and sources of funding David Wise Watershed Restoration Manager David manages the Restoration group s programs and projects and maintains relationships with natural resource agencies agriculture consultants land trusts funders and individual landowners Lamonte Garber Watershed Restoration Coordinator Lamonte manages landowner relations implements agricultural and watershed restoration projects and helps partners use appropriate funding to implement effective conservation practices Stephanie Eisenbise Watershed Restoration Coordinator Stephanie manages landowner relations implements agricultural and watershed restoration projects and helps partners use appropriate funding to implement effective conservation practices Current Work How Many Trees Does It Take to Protect a Stream A literature review conducted by the Stroud Center asked how wide a streamside forest buffer needs to be to protect water quality habitat and plant and animal life in small streams Subscribers to our e news got a sneak peek at the good news and bad news months before the study was published Sign up to get the latest news in freshwater science education and restoration Stroud Farm Stewardship Program Raising the bar is the hallmark of this program designed to provide financial and technical assistance to enable farmers to install conservation measures to protect water quality In order to receive resources participating farmers are asked to meet a high bar for conservation that includes developing a current conservation plan to guide conservation efforts on the farm addressing any runoff issues from barnyards or other animal concentration areas complying with all state agricultural conservation regulations and installing forested buffers at least 35 feet wide that exclude any livestock from streams Current funding also enables farmers to receive a voluntary assessment of their ability to generate tradable nutrient credits Nutrient trading holds the potential to use market forces to secure cost effective water quality improvements to meet society s

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  • Upcoming Events at Stroud Water Research Center
    at 610 268 2153 ext 288 to learn more Thanks to our sponsors Ace Sponsor Buttonwood Farm Eagle Sponsor Mr and Mrs Michael Moran Lunch Sponsor Colonial Pipeline Putting Green Sponsor Hilyard s Inc Hole Sponsors Beacon Hill Financial Corporation BNY Mellon Brandywine Realty Trust Exelon Gawthrop Greenwood Jock Hannum Legal Internet Solutions Incorporated Sponsorships are selling quickly Don t miss your chance Download this brochure or contact Jess today California Leaf Pack Training Download the flyer for complete details Saturday May 21 9 a m 4 30 p m at Sacramento Waldorf School Fair Oaks California FREE workshop for middle and high school teachers and environmental educators How can clumps of slimy leaves in a stream spark stream exploration The Leaf Pack Experiment is a fun hands on research and outreach tool for non scientists which demonstrates how our actions on land impact life in streams and water quality Leaf Pack promotes inquiry based interdisciplinary watershed education and engages diverse audiences in conducting their own experiments gathering relevant ecological data exploring food webs learning classification skills using technology to share data comparing data with those of other communities and applying that information to protect local watersheds Join us at our workshop we ll show you how During this workshop participants will receive an overview of stream ecology and watershed concepts based on research done at the Stroud Water Research Center Taking our boots to the stream we ll then experience hands on examination of leaf packs with live aquatic macroinvertebrates including their identification and a look at the Leaf Pack Network website and database Download the flyer for complete details Register by May 17 by contacting Tara Muenz tmuenz stroudcenter org 610 268 2153 ext 301 Sponsored by Sacramento Waldorf School Stroud Water Research Center Society for Freshwater Science Sacramento River Watershed Program Blues Brews and BBQ Saturday June 11 6 30 10 00 p m at Scarlett Thicket Farm 125 per person Join Stroud Center for a fun evening of great BBQ local brews and live music by The Rolling Thunder Blues Revue This event will sell out quickly buy your tickets now Thanks to our sponsors King and Queen of the Delta Mr and Mrs Michael Moran Memphis Queen Audi of West Chester Joan and Dick Stroud Memorial Lecture Presents Tim Palmer Photo Ann Vileisis Thursday June 16 at Stroud Water Research Center Doors open at 6 00 p m Sponsored by Calico Arthur Hall Insurance and PURE Insurance Mr and Mrs Michael Moran Award winning author photographer and conservationist Tim Palmer has followed a lifelong passion to understand America s rivers as the essential lifelines of the continent traveling with the current wherever it leads Tim will present dazzling images from his acclaimed photo book Rivers of America showing the variety and stunning artistry of our waterways nationwide He will share stories of his adventures exploring these magnificent streams and will discuss current river conservation and restoration issues important to us all Stroud Science Seminar Wednesday

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