Event Calendar

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Events at a Glance:

Moonlit Stream Stroll

Sponsored by Anne Stroud Hannum and Trish Scott

Friday, September 25, 7-9 p.m.
at Stroud Water Research Center

This time the focus is on adults! Come enjoy an evening stroll along the White Clay Creek with director Bern Sweeney, Ph.D., and education programs manager Tara Muenz as they teach you about the evening sights and sounds.

Refreshments and a nightcap around the bonfire included.

Tickets: $20 per person

Stroud Uncorked

Friday, October 9, 7-9:30 p.m.
at Stroud Water Research Center

Live Music + Libations + Nibbles


Young adults, 21 and up, are invited to a beautiful evening on Stroud Center’s campus.
Enjoy live music with food, drinks and remarks by Assistant Director Dave Arscott, Ph.D.

Tickets: $50 per young adult (21+ ONLY)
Everything included!

Beer and Beakers


Liquor and Labs

Fusco Enterprises | Legal Internet Solutions Incorporated | Studio 882 Furniture + Design

Tapas and Treats

Archie’s | Buck Run Farm | Cake Crafter | Éclat Chocolate
Landhope Farms | Sovana Bistro | The Whip Tavern | Yo’r So Sweet

Brews and Booze

Evil Genius Brewing | Dogfish Head Distillery | Kennett Brewing Company
Victory Brewing Company | Yards Brewing Company

Mulled Cider Friends

Stephen and Linda Gross

Business and individual sponsorships still available!

Joan and Dick Stroud Memorial Lecture

Sponsored by: Arthur Hall Insurance, Calico and
TE Connectivity Foundation


Sunday, October 18, 4:30-6 p.m.
at Unionville High School Auditorium

From Academy Award®-winning director Jessica Yu and Academy Award®-nominated producer Elise Pearlstein, “Last Call at the Oasis” sheds light on the vital role water plays in our lives, exposes the defects in the current system, shows communities already struggling with its ill effects and introduces us to individuals who are championing revolutionary solutions

Join us for this powerful documentary about the importance of being a good steward of our most precious resource — clean fresh water.

Tickets are $15 per person and include light refreshments.

Discounts for groups of 10 or more — call 610-268-2153 ext. 303.

The Art of Stewardship with Greg Mort

Presented by Somerville Manning Gallery and TE Connectivity Foundation

Wednesday, November 4, 6-8 p.m.
at Stroud Water Research Center

American artist and environmentalist Greg Mort ​will provide a lively lecture highlighting the history and influence of imagery and the role artists play as “Stewards of the Earth.”

Mort time travels with his audience displaying the earliest known human drawings, important visual renderings of major astronomical events, shocking displays of candor from the Victorian era as well as iconic images associated with current society, such as the most requested photograph from the National Archives.

The talk is punctuated with poignant works of art that have influenced the course of history with special emphasis on environmental awareness and, most specifically,​Mort’s passionate interest in the planet’s fresh water concerns.

The artist’s own paintings are also interjected throughout and include works from his Stewardship Series that have been or are presently on display at the White House.

This lecture is free to the public but we ask that you please RSVP by emailing jprovinski@stroudcenter.org or calling 610-268-2153, ext. 288, or you can use the button on the left.

The Water’s Edge

The Water’s Edge

Join Alexandra Cousteau at The Water’s Edge

Please select:

Premiere Sponsorship
(12 Seats) $15,000

Lead Sponsorship
(10 Seats) $10,000

Key Sponsorship
(6 Seats) $5,000

Individual Ticket

Individual, Age 21-40

Presenting Sponsor

Wilmington Trust

Premiere Sponsors
Alice and Rod Moorhead

Lead Sponsors
Cabot Kjellerup Foundation
Fresh Start Development

Key Sponsors
Franny and Franny Abbott
Mrs. Phoebe A. Driscoll
Glatfelter Insurance Group
H. Donnan Sharp Jones
Barbara C. Riegel and
Judy & Ken Lau
Mr. Al West and Ms. Sarah Walter

Thursday, November 19, 6:30-9 p.m.
Longwood Gardens

Each year Stroud Water Research Center hosts The Water’s Edge gala in celebration of our most precious resource — water.

This special evening allows us to bring together our friends and neighbors whose support is critical to our endeavors. Proceeds from the evening support our freshwater research, restoration, and education programs.

Please join us at The Water’s Edge gala at Longwood Gardens on November 19 as we present the 2015 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence to Alexandra Cousteau.

Alexandra CousteauPhoto © Bill Zelman

Her legendary grandfather, Jacques, and father, Philippe, explored the world’s ocean wonders, but today Alexandra Cousteau explores new ways to save them.

I believe water will be the defining crisis of our century — from droughts, storms, and floods to degrading water quality. We’ll see major conflicts over water and the proliferation of water refugees. We inhabit a water planet, and unless we protect, manage and restore that resource, the future will be a very different place from the one we imagine today.” —Alexandra Cousteau

Alexandra is the founder and “Chief Water Optimist” of Blue Legacy, a non-profit organization on a mission to empower people to reclaim and restore the world’s water, one community at a time. Blue Legacy explores water issues around the globe and shares those findings through short films as well as mainstream and social media.

The Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence, also known as the SAFE Water Award, is given in recognition of outstanding achievement in freshwater-related activities. Past recipients include Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (2014); Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D. and Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D. (2013); John Briscoe, Ph.D. (2012); and Olivia Newton-John and John Easterling (2011).

For questions about The Water’s Edge, please contact:
Kay Dixon, 610-268-2153, ext. 303 kdixon@stroudcenter.org or
Jess Provinski, 610-268-2153, ext. 288, jprovinski@stroudcenter.org