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

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


Warriors, Water, and Wild Beasts: Quenching Thirst Peacefully in the Shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Science Seminar Series Featuring Joyce Tannian, Founder of Water Is Life Kenya

Thursday, January 19
Stroud Water Research Center
Doors open at 6 p.m., lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.

Sponsored by
PECO brandmark

Joyce Tannian will talk about how Water is Life Kenya designs sustainable water solutions and guides resource management in the Amboseli Ecosystem/Mt. Kilimanjaro area of Kenya.

This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVPs are encouraged but not required.

Kenyan boy herding goats

Watershed Technology Workshop for Educators

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
9 a.m.–noon; sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
Chester County Intermediate Unit
455 Boot Rd., Downingtown, PA 19335

Audience: science curriculum coordinators, teachers and coaches, special education coordinators, and administrators

Are you looking for new resources to engage 21st century learners? Do you use Pennsylvania Core Standards in environment and ecology, and in science, technology, and engineering?

Participants will explore new technological tools to support student learning about watersheds, stream health, and water quality. Resources featured in this workshop include the WikiWatershed.org toolkit, the web-based Model My Watershed GIS, and the Water Quality mobile app.

Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops and mobile devices. Laptops will also be provided.

This event is a partnership of Stroud Water Research Center and the Chester County Intermediate Unit. Only a $5 fee for Chester County teachers. $90 fee for teachers who teach outside of Chester County.

Register through the CCIU


Wild and Scenic Film Festival logo

Trail Creek Outfitters Presents the Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24
Chester County Historical Society
Doors open at 6 p.m., films begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for one night, $45 for both nights.
This event sells out so don’t wait!

Buy Tickets Now

Join host Trail Creek Outfitters for the 10th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival featuring two nights of different environmental short films designed to inspire the community. This event equally benefits Stroud Water Research Center and The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County.

Thank you to our sponsors: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Diver Chevrolet, Exelon, Laurel Valley Soils, PURE Insurance, Whole Foods Market, East of Maui, Unionville Equine Associates

Beverages donated by: Paradocx Vineyard, Country Vintner, and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

In-kind donors: Triple Fresh Market, Bixby’s Caterers, The Farm at Doe Run, Farrell Brothers/Sovana Bistro, George & Sons’ Seafood Market, Gerbron Wholesale, Iron Hill Brewery, Nomadic Pies, Nourish Juice Bar & Cafe, One Village Coffee, Roots Cafe


Early Childhood Education Teacher Workshop: From Stream to Sky

Bring nature into your classroom!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
OR April 6, 2017
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:

  1. Click the Register button, fill out your information, and submit the form.
  2. Return to this page and use the payment button to submit the $25 fee.

If you have any problems with the registration process, please email the webmaster.


Flint water tower

Joan and Dick Stroud Memorial Lecture Presents: Flint Water Crisis — Where Are We Now?

With Christina Devine, Virginia Tech Flint Water Study Team

Sunday, April 23
Doors open at 4 p.m., lecture begins at 4:30 p.m.
Stroud Water Research Center

In 2014, Flint, Michigan switched their water source to the Flint River but did not provide corrosion control treatment. Residents started to notice health issues, discolored water, and strange smells coming from their faucets.

Three years later, there are still many unanswered questions and people who cannot access potable water from their tap.

Learn about the efforts of the Virginia Tech Flint Water Study team, the high lead levels that remain in Flint’s water, and what’s next!

This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVPs are encouraged but not required. For more information, call 610-268-2153, ext. 288 or email jprovinski@stroudcenter.org.

Sovana Bistro logo

Also on Sunday, April 23!

Dine Out for Fresh Water

At Sovana Bistro, 696 Unionville Road, Kennett Square 19348

Dine & Donate! Bring your friends and family to Sovana Bistro on Sunday, April 23.

Dine any time between 4:30-9:00 p.m., let your server or bartender know you are there for Stroud Water Research Center and Sovana Bistro will donate 20% of ALL pre-tax sales to freshwater research, education, and watershed restoration.


Photo of course at Fieldstone Golf Club

Photo courtesy of Fieldstone Golf Club

Fore Fresh Water Golf Outing

Monday, May 22
Fieldstone Golf Club, Greenville, Delaware

Spend a day on the greens Fore Fresh Water as we tee off for our second annual golf outing.

Enjoy this scenic Par 71, 7,000+ yard course featuring dramatic elevation changes, bent fairways, numerous sets of tees per hole, and old-world bunkering.

This event WILL sell out so purchase your foursome ($1,200) or individual golfer package ($350) now!

Packages include lunch, greens fees, cart, course refreshments, entry into contests, and a reception.

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Jessica Provinski at jprovinski@stroudcenter.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.