Watershed Restoration Team Joins the Center
Matthew Ehrhart and David Wise have joined the Center’s new Watershed Restoration group. They have been awarded grants to help farmers improve their farm stewardship and to develop low-cost methods for streamside buffer plantings.
Current funding also enables farmers to receive a voluntary assessment of their ability to generate tradable nutrient credits. Nutrient trading holds the potential to use market forces to secure cost-effective water quality improvements to meet society’s needs for clean water.
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Center’s Costa Rican Work Featured on New ACG Website
The Área de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG) has unveiled their new website at http://www.acguanacaste.ac.cr/. Some of the Center’s work is featured on the Investigaciones de Largo Plazo page.
In 1989 the Stroud Water Research Center helped establish the Maritza Biological Station in the ACG of Costa Rica. Located at the base of the Orosí Volcano in the northwest corner of the country, the station is the Center’s headquarters for the study of tropical ecosystems. It also serves as an information source for Latin American scientists and land managers who are interested in implementing conservation strategies in tropical streams and watersheds. Read more about our work in Costa Rica »
Critical Zone Observatory Sensor Blog Launched
Steve Hicks, the Center’s research engineer, has launched a blog aimed at sharing wireless sensor network ideas, designs, and source code generated by the Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory work.
Hicks showcased some of his work at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, and invites interested researchers and hobbyists to visit the blog at czo.stroudcenter.org/sensors.
Read more about the Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory at criticalzone.org/christina
Model My Watershed Featured in International Innovations
The Center’s director of education, Susan E. Gill, Ph.D., spoke with International Innovations about the Model My Watershed application: its inspiration, objectives, and relevance.
Model My Watershed is an online hydrological modeling app that introduces secondary students to geoscience and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers.
International Innovation is the leading global dissemination resource for the wider scientific, technology and research communities, dedicated to disseminating the latest science, research and technological innovations on a global level. More information and a complimentary subscription offer to the publication can be found at: www.researchmedia.eu
Watershed Issues Highlighted at White Clay Creek Symposium
The Center was the site of the symposium hosted by White Clay Wild and Scenic Management Committee in conjunction with the Delaware Nature Society and the University of Delaware’s Water Resources Agency.
Attendees were updated on the Critical Zone Observatory project and went out into the watershed to see the wireless sensor network built for the CZO. A tour of the Moorhead Environmental Center highlighted our public outreach and education efforts.
STEM Career Videos Launch Our YouTube Channel
The Center has four new videos spotlighting the diversity of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
The videos, made by education intern Alicia McGlade of West Chester University, show how an urban geographer, engineer, watershed coordinator, and mushroom farm resource conservationist use STEM in their chosen fields.
Meet Katera Moore, Adjunct Professor of Cultural Geography at Camden County College. She believes place-based education can reconnect people to the land and help them become stewards of the environment. Funding for this video was provided by the National Science Foundation. View all four STEM career videos at youtube.com/StroudWaterResearch.