Event Calendar

Upcoming Events at a Glance

Free Workshop

Unlock the Secrets in the Soil and Streams

Wednesday, October 29, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Shady Maple Banquets and Conference Center, 129 Toddy Drive, East Earl, PA 17519

Protecting your water begins with taking care of your land. In this one-day workshop, soil expert Ray Archuleta and stream ecologist Bern Sweeney will present ground-breaking research that will help you understand how the soil in your fields and pastures and the streams flowing through your land are the most important assets to your farm and the community.

Learn about best management practices, such as cover crops, reduced tillage, forested stream buffers and restricted livestock access to streams, that you can use to increase productivity, enhance soil health and improve water quality.

Light morning refreshments will be provided along with a buffet lunch. The event is free, but registration is required.

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The registration deadline is October 15, 2014. However, space is limited and registration is first come, first served. Registration confirmation will be mailed to those enrolled in the workshop. Please bring confirmation to the event. Those who don’t receive confirmation will be unable to attend.

Sponsored by: USDA, Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and Stroud Water Research Center

Photo: Michael Pereckas, Wikimedia Commons

Free Science Lecture

Have You Salted Your Water Today?

Wednesday, November 5, 7:00 p.m.

Doors open at 6 p.m. A tour of our “green” building, the Moorhead Environmental Complex, will start at 6:15 p.m. Light refreshments provided. Lecture begins at 7 p.m.

The Meeting House at Stroud Water Research Center. Get directions

Presented by John Jackson, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist and head of the Entomology group, and David Arscott, Ph.D., Vice President and Assistant Director

Where does the salt in our streams come from?
How does it end up in our streams and rivers?
How does it affect plants and animals living there?

Join Drs. Jackson and Arscott for a look at the many ways salts enter our streams and rivers.

Learn about:

Lecture is FREE and open to the public, ages 12 and up. No registration is required.

Sponsored by:

Legal Internet Solutions Incorporated

FREE Workshop

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

Saturday, November 8, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Stroud Water Research Center

How can clumps of slimy leaves in a stream spark stream exploration? The Leaf Pack Experiment is a fun, hands-on research and outreach tool for non-scientists which demonstrates how our actions on land impact life in streams and water quality. Leaf Pack promotes inquiry-based interdisciplinary watershed education and engages diverse audiences in conducting their own experiments, gathering relevant ecological data, exploring food webs, learning classification skills, using technology to share data, comparing data with those of other communities and applying that information to protect local watersheds.

Join us at our workshop, we’ll show you how! During this workshop participants will receive an overview of stream ecology and watershed concepts based on research done at the Stroud Water Research Center. Taking our boots to the stream, we’ll then experience hands-on examination of leaf packs with live aquatic macroinvertebrates, including their identification and a look at the Leaf Pack Network® website and database.

Come learn about the Leaf Pack Experiment to examine the health of YOUR local streams! This workshop is intended for middle and high school teachers and environmental educators. The workshop is FREE. Participation is limited to 20 people.

WORKSHOP IS FULL! Contact Tara Muenz if you would like to be put on the waiting list, tmuenz@stroudcenter.org, 610-268-2153, ext. 301.

At the workshop you will receive:

Sponsored by: Stroud Water Research Center, 3M, and Tyler Arboretum

Kids’ Program

Photo: RM Bulseco, Wikimedia Commons

Moonlit Stream Stomp

Saturday, December 6. TWO starting times to choose from: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
For ages 9-15 years old; $5 per child.
Starting location: Stroud Water Research Center behind the Moorhead Environmental Complex.

Have you ever been in the woods at night in wintertime, hiking along a creek?

There is a whole world to explore!

Join Stroud’s Education Program Manager for a moonlit stomp along a gorgeous stretch of the White Clay Creek. You will be excited to see in the dark using sounds, smells, and the moon to lead the way!

This night hike will conclude with a campfire, s’mores, and hot chocolate! Yum!

Sorry, but the Streamside Stomp is for children only. Adults are welcome to join us around the campfire sipping on cocoa until the hike is completed.

Please wear sturdy shoes (boots are preferred) & warm clothes (hats, scarves and gloves).

Registration by December 3 is required.

Questions and registration should be directed to: Tara Muenz, (610) 268-2153, ext. 301, tmuenz@stroudcenter.org