Event Calendar

Events at a Glance:

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Transforming Environmental Monitoring Using Do-It-Yourself Sensors

Free Science Talk

Tuesday, April 28, at Stroud Water Research Center
Doors open at 6:15 pm for a light reception and an optional tour. Talk begins at 7 p.m.

Presented by Anthony Aufdenkampe, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist, and Steve Hicks, Research Engineer.

Imagine thousands of people monitoring our environment 24/7: detecting pollution, pinpointing places to protect and evaluating which restoration practices work and which ones don’t.

It could transform how we protect our natural resources.

Stroud Center researchers are working to make this a reality. We’re exploring ways to build low-cost sensors that don’t require electronics experience, complicated software, or specialized tools.

Come learn about sensors: how we build them, how we use them and how we’re sharing our ideas.

Generously sponsored by:

Susquehanna Bank Exelon Generation Victory Brewing Company

Event is FREE and open to the public, ages 12 and up. RSVP is appreciated but not required.
Questions? Contact Kay Dixon, 610-268-2153, ext. 303, kdixon@stroudcenter.org

Mother’s Day is Race Day at the Willowdale Steeplechase!

Visit us in Kid’s Alley to see live macroinvertebrates and to learn about the role they play in healthy streams. Photo: Beverly Payton

Sunday, May 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Willowdale Steeplechase grounds

Join us for a wonderful day of world-class steeplechase racing for the benefit of Stroud Water Research Center, The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Center and Quest Therapeutic Services, Inc.

This annual family-friendly event is enjoyed by more than 10,000 spectators, who spend a casual yet sophisticated day in Chester County’s horse country.

Experience the fun for yourself at the 23rd annual running of The Willowdale Steeplechase.

General admission tickets are $25 per person in advance, $30 at the gate. Children age 12 and under are admitted free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Willowdale Steeplechase website.

Sustainable Splurges — A Feast for the Senses

Saturday, June 6, 6-8 pm, The Farm at Doe Run, Thouron Road in Coatesville

Splurges abound as you sample specially created pairings by Eclat Chocolate of West Chester, Vox Vineti Wines of Christiana, and Doe Run Cheese of Coatesville, taste local honey from Chestnut Oak Farm and cleanse your palate in-between with homemade breads by Talula’s Table of Kennett Square. All while enjoying the beauty of the grounds at The Farm at Doe Run!

Tickets: $125 per person


Vintner Level
Audi Conshohocken/Audi West Chester (coming Fall 2015)

Truffle Level
Brandywine Fine Properties: Sotheby’s International Realty

Baguette Level
Riley Riper Hollin & Colagreco

Thanks to our food and drink donors!

Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales Eclat Chocolates The Farm at Doe Run Vox Veneti The Whip Tavern

Moonlight Stream Stroll

Friday, September 25, 6-9 p.m., Stroud Water Research Center

Adults — come out and enjoy an evening on the White Clay Creek as we take a stroll along the stream and listen for our nightly visitors. Then join us at the bonfire for refreshments and a nightcap.

Joan and Dick Stroud Memorial Lecture

Last Call at The Oasis

Sunday, October 18, 4-6:30 p.m., Unionville High School Auditorium

Join us for this powerful documentary about the importance of being a good steward of our most precious resource — clean fresh water. Watch the trailer »

The Water’s Edge

Thursday, November 19, 6-9 p.m., Longwood Gardens

Alexandra Cousteau will be accepting the Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence at our annual gala in celebration of fresh water. The award ceremony will be followed by dinner on the Fern Floor.

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. Read more about The Water’s Edge »