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Celebrate 50 years of freshwater research, education, and watershed restoration in 2017 with us!

For more information, call 610-268-2153, ext. 288 or email jprovinski@stroudcenter.org.


Slimy Leaves for Healthy Streams: A Training in the Leaf Pack Experiment

FREE 1-Day Workshop

Saturday, June 3
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Agape Center for Environmental Education, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina

The Leaf Pack Experiment is a fun, hands-on research and outreach tool for teachers and citizens of all ages, demonstrating 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 taxonomic classification skills, using technology to share data, comparing data with those of other communities, and applying that information to protect local watersheds.

Come learn about the Leaf Pack Experiment to study the health of your local streams! This workshop is intended for middle school and high school teachers, environmental educators, and citizens. Download the flyer for more information.

Register by May 26

Contact Tara Muenz to register! tmuenz@stroudcenter.org 610-268-2153, ext.301


Road Rally

Rally for Fresh Water

June 11
Presented by Axalta Coating Systems

Registration at 1 p.m.; first car to leave the Stroud Center at 2 p.m.
Route time 2+ hours
Finish Line party 5-7 p.m.

Take a bucolic tour through the Chester and Lancaster County countryside, crossing watersheds and farms, while answering fun questions along the way.

Not driving? You can still purchase tickets to join us for the Finish Line party for cocktails and a light supper at the stunning and privately-owned Runnymede Sanctuary.

$150 per team (includes driver and navigator)

$90 per person for finish line party only

Proceeds directly benefit the Stroud Center’s freshwater research, environmental education programs, and watershed restoration efforts.

Presenting Sponsor
Axalta Coating Systems

Finish Line Party Sponsors
Period Architecture | Rittenhouse Builders

Rally Prize Donations
DetailXperts of Chester County

For questions please contact Jessica Provinski at jprovinski@stroudcenter.org or 610-268-2153, ext. 288.


Schuylkill Acts and Impacts youth

Schuylkill Acts & Impacts

An Expedition to Inspire Watershed Action

June 17–24

Schuylkill Acts & Impacts is a weeklong watershed expedition that is offered to a team of 12 high school students from the five counties (Schuylkill, Berks, Montgomery, Chester, and Philadelphia) in the Schuylkill River watershed. Students will spend the week learning about different water quality impacts in the watershed, do hands-on testing, learn from and interact with environmental professionals throughout the watershed, and will camp, kayak, and have tons of fun!

Schuylkill Headwaters Association (SHA), Fairmount Water Works, and Stroud Water Research Center have partnered to make this year’s program a success!

Apply online

To see pictures from previous expeditions, please visit SHA’s Facebook page.


Creek Explorers Camp

A West Chester University Golden Rams Adventure Day Camp for Ages 9 – 11

July 17 – 21

It’s time to have fun in the creek with Stroud Water Research Center!

Come be a scientist as we investigate the health of the Upper Brandywine Creek using nets, microscopes, and real scientific equipment. From frogs to dragonflies, trout to trees, this will be a fun week of educational games, exploration and experiments all about the life surrounding fresh water.

Located in the Robert B. Gordon Natural Area, this site offers a unique opportunity for campers to explore creeks and the surrounding forest!


Engage Students in Stream Monitoring

This professional development workshop is for teachers interested in learning stream monitoring techniques and how to engage their students in monitoring activities. It is also open to teachers who have already registered or plan to register their classes for Stroud Center field trips in the 2017-2018 school year.

Workshop Details

Students Can Do Citizen Science

This six hour teacher professional development workshop will guide you through activities and considerations to engage your students in citizen science stream and restoration monitoring activities.

Field and classroom activities include:

Registration and Act 48 Credit

Chester County teachers will receive six Act 48 credits through the CCIU. Teachers from other counties and nonformal educators will receive a certificate indicating six hours of professional development from the Stroud Center. Register and pay through the CCIU

Want to Learn More?

Call Tara Muenz, assistant director of education: 610-268-2153, ext. 301.
Email us: educationprograms@stroudcenter.org


Photo of course at Fieldstone Golf Club

Photo courtesy of Fieldstone Golf Club

Fore Fresh Water Golf Outing

Monday, May 22 Postponed until October 16!
Fieldstone Golf Club, Greenville, Delaware

Due to the forecast of afternoon thunderstorms, and upon consultation with Fieldstone Golf Club, we are sorry to say that we have decided to postpone our golf outing until Monday, October 16.

With this gloomy weather forecast, we feel the best course of action is to postpone the outing until a later date so everyone can have an enjoyable experience.  October seems a long way away, but we thought this later date would make it easier for you to adjust your schedule, especially for those of you who are away for the summer. We will keep in touch as October 16 draws closer but the schedule of events will remain the same.

We regret the inconvenience and look forward to a beautiful day of golf with you in October!