UpStream Newsletter, December 2015

Stroud Water Research Center

Published in UpStream Newsletter, Vol. 2015, Issue 7, December 2015
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Stroud Center entomologist Mike Broomall checks a bucket

Your support of our work makes a global impact. From White Clay Creek to the Himalayas, the world’s freshwater sources have a brighter future because of you. We work hard to research all aspects of fresh water, to educate others about it and to preserve it. This would not be possible without your generosity. Thank you!

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Acoustic Doppler current profiler at work in White Clay Creek

Stream-monitoring technology saves time and keeps scientists safe

Measuring stream discharge used to mean wading into the stream — even in dangerous flood conditions. Acoustic Doppler current profiling technology is allowing our scientists to stay safe and dry while taking these crucial measurements.

Bern Sweeney and Alexandra Cousteau

Alexandra Cousteau: freshwater issues the greatest crisis of our time

“When we ask, do we have enough water when we need it and where we need it, and is the water quality good enough for our children to swim in, drink from and fish in, too often that answer is no,” Cousteau said at The Water’s Edge gala.

Brook trout

Did you know trout grow on trees?

Join us for this fun family event and you will learn how healthy FORESTS and healthy STREAMS make healthy TROUT!

Sunday, December 13
12-2:30 p.m. at Stroud Water Research Center
$5 per person, includes lunch

Enjoy crafts, games and lunch and see live fish and insects! All ages welcome (best for K-7th). Space is limited — get your tickets now!

Stroud Center education staff with their PAEE award

Education department highlights: hello, congratulations and goodbye

A new era has dawned for Stroud Center’s education department with the retirement of Susan Gill, Ph.D., the appointment of new Education Director Steven Kerlin, Ph.D., and the promotion of Tara Muenz to assistant director of education.

Matt Ehrhart speaks at Penn State Ag Council

Ehrhart re-elected as Penn State
Agricultural Council president

Matt Ehrhart, director of watershed restoration at Stroud Center Water Research Center, took on a new and substantial responsibility last year when his peers elected him president of the Penn State Agricultural Council.

Logo for 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Save the dates for these 2016 events!

  • Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26: Trail Creek Outfitters presents the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Chester County Historical Society
  • Thursday, April 21: Stroud Science Seminar featuring aquatic ecologist Emma Rosi-Marshall, Ph.D., from the Cary Institute
  • Monday, May 16: Stroud Water Research Center’s Inaugural Golf Outing at Fieldstone Golf Club

Visit our events page for more information.


Stroud Center media mentions

Our boots-in-the-water education programs were featured in the November issue of County Lines Magazine.

Other mentions: Students use leaf packs to monitor Cedar Creek, Cedar Springs (Mi.) Post; Alexandra Cousteau receives Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence, Chester County Press; Cousteau granddaughter receives Stroud award, Daily Local News and Southern Chester County News; Ag Week clean water forum focuses on “so much to do!,” Lancaster Farming

Examples of the journals containing Stroud Center publications

2015 publications

Stroud Center scientists have authored or co-authored more than two dozen scientific papers this year. View the list to see examples of the breadth and depth of our science, from Yellowstone Lake to Costa Rica and from earthworm invasions to the effects of bison grazing.

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