UpStream Newsletter, February 2016

Stroud Water Research Center

Published in UpStream Newsletter, Vol. 2016, Issue 1, February 2016
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Children take a close look at aquatic macroinvertebrates.

Families Learn How Trout Grow on Trees

“The fish ... eat the insects ... on the leaves ... that come from trees!” shouted children and their parents through the forest along White Clay Creek. Their excitement echoed throughout the many educational games and activities during our Trout Grow on Trees® Family Day.

Photo of Emily Scott cradling an American eel.

Intern Connects Culture and Environment

Emily Scott’s background is unique for a Stroud Center intern. Unlike her peers, who are often students of environmental science, she majored in anthropology and religious studies. She hopes to launch a career communicating the need to protect endangered species.

Logo of the 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

Join Us for These Great Events

Get your tickets for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival before they sell out! Also coming up: Business After Hours, “Our Rivers on Drugs,” the inaugural Stroud Center Golf Outing, and the Joan and Dick Stroud Memorial Lecture featuring artist, photographer, and conservationist Tim Palmer.

A brook trout fry being raised at the Stroud Center.

Sharing Our Science

Stroud Center scientists and educators share our science to increase awareness and create a public dialogue centered on the protection, preservation, and restoration of watersheds everywhere. Read a recap of our recent presentations to undergraduates, landowners, K–12 teachers and students, and families.

Amazing Mayfly Video Goes Viral

This video of mayfly eggs hatching a minute after being laid sparked a huge response on our Facebook page! It has been viewed more than 149,000 times, received nearly 9,000 comments and shares, and garnered us over 800 new page likes. Shot by Stroud Center entomologist David Funk, it has also been viewed nearly 80,000 times on our YouTube channel.

Heart shaped water droplets.

Love Clean Fresh Water?

So do we! That’s why we work so hard to advance knowledge and stewardship of this finite resource, here at home in Chester County and around the world. If you share this love, please give a gift to help fund our freshwater research, environmental education, and watershed restoration efforts. Or support us with your Amazon shopping — we’ll get 0.5% of your purchase price if you start here!

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