Event Calendar

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Events at a Glance:

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

Stroud Center Water Research Turns 50 in 2017!

Save these dates to celebrate with us.

May 22: Fore Fresh Water Golf Outing at Fieldstone Golf Club
June 11: Road Rally starting at the Stroud Center
August 23: Outdoor Movie Night
September 30: The Water’s Edge and 50th Anniversary Gala at the Stroud Center

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Free Webinars: Introduction to the Leaf Pack Network

Wednesday, September 7
Two sessions: 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. EST
Each session will be 30 minutes of instruction followed by time for Q & A

FREE Webinar:
Introduction to the Leaf Pack Network

Register now

It’s time to dust off that Leaf Pack Network kit and get ready for the upcoming monitoring season!

Whether you’re a seasoned Leaf Packer or new to LPN, this FREE webinar is for you. Join Tara Muenz, Leaf Pack Administrator, for a LIVE 30-minute walkthrough of the LPN, where she will cover all the basics of how to get started and answer those questions you’ve always wanted to ask.

Use the registration link to submit your contact information and Tara will send you an email with the video conference information closer to the date! Got questions? Email Tara at tmuenz@stroudcenter.org

Teacher Open House

Friday, September 9
Starts at 6:00 p.m. in our Education Lab in the Moorhead Environmental Complex

Curious about our stream programs? Come see what our boots-in-the-water experiences are all about!

Meet our educators, tour our facilities, and learn how to customize a program perfect for you and your students!

Stick around afterwards for our free public lecture by Dr. Dan Janzen (see below). Got questions? Email Tara at tmuenz@stroudcenter.org

Dan Janzen and Winnie Halwachs

Stroud Science Seminar

Tropical Conversations: How We Will Save Tropical Biodiversity By Biodiversity Development

Friday, September 9
at Stroud Water Research Center

Featuring Daniel Janzen, Ph.D.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments.
Lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. and, following Q&As, it concludes by 8:15 p.m.
Event is FREE and open to the public.


Tropical caterpillar and pupa

Tropical caterpillar and pupa

The Stroud Center is pleased to host visiting scientist, Dan Janzen, Ph.D., and his tropical biologist wife, Winnie Hallwachs, Ph.D. She has been his co-conspirator since 1978. He is the DiMaura Professor of Conservation Biology at The University of Pennsylvania and Technical Advisor to Área de Conservación Guanacaste.

Janzen will talk about conservation through biodiversity development, and why what happens in Costa Rica matters to the rest of the world.

Janzen is a tropical ecologist and biodiversity conservationist with 63years of field experience and 522 scientific papers and books, all focused on the interactions of tropical animals and plants, and for the past 31 years, on their permanent in-situ conservation as well.

He is a world-level authority on the taxonomy and biology of tropical caterpillars, and is a member of the US and the Costa Rican National Academy of Sciences.

Sacramento Leaf Pack Network workshop

Leaf Pack Experiment Workshop

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

A workshop for middle and high school teachers and environmental educators

Saturday, September 17
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
at Stroud Water Research Center

How can clumps of slimy leaves spark stream exploration? The Leaf Pack Experiment is a fun, hands-on research and outreach tool for citizens of all ages and teachers, demonstrating how our actions on land impact life in streams and water quality.

Registration deadline is September 14!

$10 per person

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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.

Download the flyer for all of the details!

Questions? Contact Tara Muenz, 610-268-2153, ext. 301, tmuenz@stroudcenter.org

Stroud Uncorked

Stroud Uncorked

Friday, September 30
7:00–9:30 p.m.
at Stroud Water Research Center

Spend an autumn evening on Stroud Center’s campus to celebrate freshwater research, environmental education, and watershed restoration.

Tickets include wine, beer, live music by Sidepiece Acoustic Duo, and hors d’oeuvres from local favorites.

Thanks to our sponsors!

Beer and Beakers
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moran

Liquor and Labs
GreenWeaver Landscapes
The Tri-M Group

Mulled Cider
Fusco Enterprises
Red Hound Stables

Individual Tickets

$50 per person

Stroud Superstar

$200, includes two tickets and name recognition

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Tapas and Treats
Archie’s | Bravo Pizza | Classic Cookies | Éclat Chocolate | The Farm at Doe Run | The Farmhouse Restaurant at Loch Nairn Golf Course | Landhope Farms | Natalie’s Fine Foods | Portabello’s | Sovana Bistro | Talula’s Table | The Whip Tavern

Brews and Booze
Kennett Brewing Company | Galer Estates and Vineyard | Tröeg’s Brewery | Tito’s Vodka |

Raffle donors

Anchor life + fitness | Giggy Bites | Logical Living, LLC | Red Hound Stables | Terrain

Free Webinar: WikiWatershed Toolkit

Wednesday, October 12
3:30 p.m. EST

The Stroud Center’s WikiWatershed website offers teachers, citizens, and professionals a suite of useful online and hands-on tools to promote freshwater stewardship.

This webinar will introduce the Model My Watershed web app, which demonstrates the effects of land use and best management practices on your local streams and watersheds. This webinar will be appropriate for middle and high school teachers.

Volunteer planting trees

Volunteer Tree Plantings

Help us plant streamside forests to protect Buck Run Creek!

Friday, October 14
First planting: 9:00 a.m.–noon
Second planting: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Coatesville, Pa. (Exact location and directions will be emailed to you.)

Save your spot

Groups welcome; car pooling encouraged. Bring gloves and shovels if you have them!

Dress for the worst weather, but expect the best.

Questions? Call Rebecca at 610-268-2153, ext. 296

Exterior view of The Union League

Science Seminar Series at The Union League of Philadelphia

Wednesday, October 19
5:30–7:30 p.m.

at The Union League of Philadelphia

Lecture begins at 6:15 p.m.

The Union League is a coat and tie establishment for gentlemen and comparable attire for women.

John Jackson, Ph.D., Senior Entomology Scientist, and Matt Ehrhart, Director of Watershed Restoration, will discuss the Stroud Center’s work throughout the Delaware River Basin, including our role in the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI), an unprecedented collaboration of more than 50 nonprofits to protect and restore water quality.

Sponsored by

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From New York to Delaware, the Stroud Center’s research and restoration throughout the Delaware River Basin is instrumental in shaping the future of fresh water in our region.

$5 per person

(To reserve more than three seats,
use the family reservation button)

$15 per family

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The Water’s Edge
Photo of Jonathan Jarvis

Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

Thursday, November 3, 6:30–9 p.m.
The Conservatory at 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.

Please join us for this very special event. Following a cocktail reception, the 2016 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence will be presented to the National Park Service and its director, Jonathan Jarvis, for his support of this country’s natural resources and in honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, which has done so much to preserve and protect freshwater resources. Read more

After remarks by the guest of honor, a sumptuous dinner will be served on the Fern Floor.

Presented by

Wilmington Trust

Premiere Sponsors
Alice and Rod Moorhead

Lead Sponsors
Axalta Coating Systems | Cabot-Kjellerup Foundation | Fresh Start Development | Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moran

Key Sponsors
BNY Mellon Wealth Management | Franny and Franny Abbott | Gawthrop Greenwood, PC | Glatfelter Insurance Group

Proceeds from The Water’s Edge support our freshwater research, environmental education, and watershed restoration programs.

Lead Sponsorship

Reserved full table for 10 guests
plus these benefits

Key Sponsorship

Reserved half table for 6 guests
plus these benefits

Friend of the Stroud Center

Reserved seat for one individual

Young Friend of the Stroud Center

Reserved seat for one individual, age 21-40

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