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Stream School Programs

Boots-in-the-water experiences learning real science!


Student using the Model My Watershed web app

Model My Watershed Presentation at the Pennsylvania Green & Healthy Schools Forum

Friday, February 17
Forum runs 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Watershed Education in the Classroom panel begins at 12:55 p.m.
Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network
6340 Flank Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17112

Join the Pennsylvania Green & Healthy Schools Partnership and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) for their first green schools stakeholder forum. The forum will bring together experts, practitioners, and resource providers to explore the “how,” “what,” and “why” of greening your school.

Participants will learn about NWF’s Eco-Schools USA program and network with Pennsylvania Green & Healthy Schools Partners, school stakeholders, government agencies, NGOs, and community members who share a common interest in promoting sustainability at schools.

Steve Kerlin, Ph.D., Stroud Center director of education, will be presenting the Model My Watershed web app as part of Watershed Education in the Classroom panel.

Educators, administrators, afterschool providers, parents, facility managers, community agencies, janitors, green and healthy schools partnership members, and all who work to promote green and healthy schools are encouraged to attend the forum. Registration is FREE.

Visit the event listing for more information and to register.


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

How can clumps of slimy leaves spark stream exploration? Join us at our workshop, we’ll show you how!

Saturday, March 25
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Location: Stroud Water Research Center
970 Spencer Road, Avondale PA 19311 Directions

Audience: Middle school and high school teachers, environmental educators, and citizens

Registration fee: $10

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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.

During this workshop, participants will receive an overview of stream ecology and watershed concepts based on research done at Stroud Water Research Center. Taking our boots to the stream, we’ll then examine leaf packs with live aquatic macroinvertebrates and identify what we find. We finish with a look at the Leaf Pack Network® website and database!

Contact Tara Muenz for more information, tmuenz@stroudcenter.org, 610-268-2153, ext. 301


Early Childhood Education Teacher Workshop: From Stream to Sky

Bring nature into your classroom!

Wednesday, April 5
OR Thursday, April 6
4:30–7:30 p.m.

Location: Watershed Education Training Institute (WETi)
198 Creek Drive, Millersville, PA 17551 Directions

This workshop will focus on lessons and activities for early childhood environmental education from Stroud Water Research Center and Pennsylvania State Parks, including activities from the Growing Up WILD curriculum.

Activities will be hand-on and outside, so please dress for the weather and wear good walking shoes. Dinner will be provided.

Register online! There is a two-step registration process:

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  2. Return to this page and use the payment button to submit the $25 fee.

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