Event Calendar

Upcoming Events at a Glance

2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Join us for two nights of incredible environmental and adventure films!

Trail Creek Outfitters locally hosts the 8th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival for two nights of different environmental short films.

Thursday, February 26 and
Friday, February 27
Friday night is sold out! Thank you!
6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Films begin at 7:00 p.m.

Chester County Historical Society
225 N High St, West Chester, PA 19380

The 2015 theme is “A Wild Life” and features stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation.

Proceeds from the event equally benefit The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County and Stroud Water Research Center.

Tickets on sale now!
$25 for one night; $45 for both nights.
Friday night is sold out! Limited tickets still available for Thursday night.

Buy Tickets

Ticket price includes Dogfish Head beer, Paradocx wine, and light hors d’oeuvres catered by Nourish Juice Bar & Cafe.

View Thursday’s Lineup View Friday’s Lineup


Questions? Contact Kay Dixon at 610-268-2153, ext. 303, kdixon@stroudcenter.org.

Hosted by Trail Creek Outfitters to benefit the Stroud Center and The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County

Presenting Sponsor: Dogfish Head

Thanks to our local sponsors: ... Diver Chevrolet ... Whole Foods Glen Mills ... The Market at Liberty Place ... Exelon Generation ... WH2P ... Nourish Juice Bar & Cafe ... Buckley, Brion, McGuire, & Morris LLP ... SIW Vegetables

Beverage Sponsors: Paradocx Vineyards ... The Country Vintner ... Dogfish Head

Food Donors: Triple Fresh Market ... Nourish Juice Bar & Cafe ... Terra Foods ... State Street Pizza & Grill ... Buddy’s Burgers Breasts and Fries ... Yo’r So Sweet Creperie ... George & Sons’ Seafood Market ... The Whip Tavern ... The Farm at Doe Run

Media Sponsor: Fig Magazine

National Sponsors:


Free Science Talk

Common netspinner caddisfly (Hydropsychidae)

Where: The Meeting House at Stroud Water Research Center. Get directions.

When: Thursday, March 19.

Education Open House: From 6 to 7 p.m., our educators will hold an open house for teachers, students, scout leaders and parents to answer questions about our stream programs including a tour of our indoor and outdoor classrooms.

Talk begins at 7 p.m.

Natural Stream Engineering – How Plants, Animals and Insects Structure our River Systems

Presented by Melinda D. Daniels, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist, Fluvial Geomorphology

We all know that beavers build dams, but did you know that they also build floodplains and valley bottoms and cause carbon to be stored for thousands of years?

Did you know that grasses, shrubs and trees can cause islands to form in rivers? Did you know that some rivers export more fine sediment overnight than they do during the day because of nocturnal crayfish, fish and animal activity?

Did you know that tiny insects, called caddisfly, spin sticky webs that glue gravels together and help them stay put on the stream bed during floods?

If not, come listen and learn about the amazing ways in which living organisms influence the way our rivers look and behave with examples from both near and far river systems.

Lectures are FREE and open to the public, ages 12 and up. No registration is required.
Questions? Contact Kay Dixon, 610-268-2153, ext. 303, kdixon@stroudcenter.org