Stroud Center Featured in PSAs
CurrentCast is a syndicated podcast distributed to radio stations nationwide.
You can listen to three 60-second public service announcements featuring Stroud
Center science on their website:
Small Streams: The Heart and Soul of Waterways
Healthy Streams For Healthy Herds
Rock Snot Algae Smothers Streambeds
Model My Watershed Featured
A video about teaching environmental sustainability with our Model My Watershed web app is being featured as part of the NSF 2016 STEM For All Video Showcase. Visit the showcase page to watch the video. From May 17-24 you can cast a Public Choice vote for our video and ask questions about MMW.
New Mayfly Data Logger Board Available
Scientists at Stroud Center have developed a new Arduino-based datalogger board and it is now for sale on Amazon! It is similar to some of the boards we’ve used in the past but we added lots of new features and functionality to make it even easier to use. Read more on our EnviroDIY website
Scout Programs Now Available
On Saturday April 30, Brownie Troop #4070 visited us to complete their Wonders of Water Journey badges. Read about their visit in “Scouting out water education at Stroud” in Chadds Ford Live. To request a program for your Boy or Girl Scout troop, visit this link.
Our Rivers on Drugs
Emma Rosi-Marshall, Ph.D, of the Cary Institute visited the Stroud Center to speak about the problem of pharmaceutical contamination of our waterways. Read a lecture recap in Trying to stem flood of drugs in waterways” in Chadds Ford Live.
While macroinvertebrates are a tasty food source for crayfish, a new study reveals a surprising finding: When crayfish were present in in-stream experimental enclosures, macroinvertebrate density was higher, not lower.
Science Education Monthly Feature: Snake Eating Fish
Stroud Center scientists are often outside working in and around streams, and sometimes just happen to catch a view of the coolest things!
Check out this video with images of a water snake having its meal along the water’s edge. We’ll identify the species very soon, so stay tuned!
Stroud Center scientists and a colleague from Lehigh University are studying how well best management practices on farms may protect drinking-water sources from pathogens like Cryptosporidium and E. coli. They are monitoring sites in the White Clay and Red Clay creek watersheds.
Spring School Field Trip Season Is Here!
We are expecting nearly 1,500 participants in our hands-on, boots-in-the-water programs — an 86 percent increase from last spring! We are now accepting school program reservations for next school year. Learn more about our education programs for school groups, educators, and community and conservation groups.
Expanded WikiWatershed® Toolkit Debuts
WikiWatershed is a Web toolkit presented by Stroud Water Research Center to help citizens, conservation practitioners, municipal decision-makers, researchers, educators, and students advance knowledge and stewardship of fresh water. The WikiWatershed toolkit now includes six tools.
When Kristen Jellison, Ph.D., started her internship at the Stroud Center in the summer of 1996, she wasn’t sure where to go in her career. She got her first taste of investigative research while working in our dissolved organic matter and microbial ecology lab, and she was immediately hooked.
Sharing Our Science
Stroud Center in the News
- Coalition Emerges To Support Farmers In Effort To Clean Up Chesapeake Bay, PA Environment Digest
- Stroud Center Wins Excellence in Green Stormwater Infrastructure Award, Best Private Project, Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia
- At Pocopson, Students Get Hooked on Science, Chadds Ford Live
- At Stroud Event, Sustainability, Sustenance, Chadds Ford Live
- Trees Save Streams, County Lines Magazine
15 Years of the Leaf Pack Network®
The Leaf Pack Network helps people assess their stream’s health by performing a simple leaf pack experiment. Since the Stroud Center launched the Leaf Pack Network in late 2000, groups registered in 38 U.S. states and 11 countries have completed 671 experiments, tallying nearly 100,000 macroinvertebrates! Can you spot which states don’t have groups yet?