Event Calendar

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Events at a Glance:

Stroud Uncorked

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

Live Music + Libations + Nibbles

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

Tickets: $50 per young adult (21+ ONLY)
Everything included!
for $250, you can be a Mulled Cider friend, which includes two tickets,
signage at the event, and listing in our annual report.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

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 | Shoprite | Sovana Bistro | Talula’s Table | The Whip Tavern | Yo’r So Sweet

Brews and Booze

Evil Genius Brewing Company | Dogfish Head Distillery | Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery
Kennett Brewing Company | Victory Brewing Company | Yards Brewing Company

Mulled Cider Friends

Stephen and Linda Gross

Live Music by

The Rose Project

Business and individual sponsorships still available!

Microbial Masters

Your instructors for the workshop (left to right): Tara Muenz, Stroud Education Manager; Jen Mosher, Ph.D. (Marshall University) and Jinjun Kan, Ph.D. (Stroud Center)

The workshop is FREE to middle and high school teachers and environmental educators.

Download flyer

Participation is limited to 20 people. REGISTER by October 13th!

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

Microbial Masters

FREE 1-day workshop for middle and high school teachers and environmental educators

Saturday, October 17, 9:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
at Stroud Water Research Center

Discover the invisible & beneficial world of stream microorganisms!

Microbes are the most abundant form of life on the planet, teeming with benefits, especially to streams. So join us at this workshop and we’ll show you why!

During this event participants will receive an overview of majorly cool stream microbial concepts along with side-by-side field time with our expert scientists, seeing how we study this amazing and invisible world. You’ll also tour our labs, learn how to make watershed tea and be trained in a simple and easy stream bacterial monitoring method that you can take back to your classrooms.

At the workshop you will receive:

Download the flyer for all the details

Sponsored by: Stroud Water Research Center and National Science Foundation

Tickets are $15 per person and include light refreshments.

Discounts for groups of 10 or more are available;
please call 610-268-2153, ext. 303.

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.


Greg Mort painting

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

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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.

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
The Curran Foundation
Fresh Start Development
Dick and Meg Hayne

Key Sponsors
Franny and Franny Abbott
Mrs. Phoebe A. Driscoll
Gawthrop Greenwood, PC
Glatfelter Insurance Group
Anne Stroud Hannum
H. Donnan Sharp Jones
Barbara C. Riegel and
Judy & Ken Lau
Mr. Al West and Ms. Sarah Walter
Scott and Barbara Wisman

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