Featured Programs

Boots in the Water Stream Studies

Elementary school stream study

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:

Stroud! Just had an AMAZING field trip there with the 4th grade.... Thanks so much for a great day! Super day, really! The educators are super. They are the perfect ‘speed’ for the kids.”
Brownie girl scouts working on badges
Thank you for an amazing day at your facility! I am sure every single member of our Penn State Master Watershed Steward class left there knowing much more than they did when we entered. You guys were great!”
Thanks again for an outstanding field trip yesterday. The Center’s ability to accommodate my student with hearing and visual challenges was exemplary! I’ve heard many favorable comments about the day from other staff!”
This was the best field trip EVER! We got to look for bugs!”
6th grade stream study
6th grader holds bug

Education Adventures: River Treks

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!

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

Schuylkill Acts & Impacts is open to all students in grades 9 through 12 from Schuylkill, Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. Students are selected through a competitive application review and phone interview process. Applicants must be enrolled in high school at the time they submit their application, however graduating seniors will be considered.

Download the application (Application deadline: March 24)

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!