Based on our mission to enhance both knowledge and stewardship of freshwater resources, Stroud Water Research Center has supplemented its research efforts by developing education programs to communicate our science to public audiences in both formal and informal settings. 

Starting with such projects as the Leaf Pack Experiment Kit and the Leaf Pack Network®, through our Art and Science workshops to Model My Watershed and Geoscience Education projects, we reach thousands of students, hundreds of teachers and many members of the public annually.

The Science of Water Through the World of Art program exposes students and teachers to new ways of thinking about landscapes and stream ecosystems through the creative process of art and science. Photo: Vivian Williams (Stroud Water Research Center)

Education/Outreach News


CZO REUs and RETs present research at 2014 CUAHSI Biennial Meeting

26 Aug 2014 - The Critical Zone Observatory Research Experience for Undergraduates and Research Experience for Teachers program participants traveled to...


2014 All Hands Meeting

24 Apr 2014 - Information for the 2014 All Hands Meeting for the CZO Network on 21-14 September, including registration information and abstract submission.

Critical Zone Research for Undergraduates and Teachers: 2015 Application Period Open

15 Jan 2015 - The Pennsylvania State University is coordinating a combined Research Experience for Undergraduates/Research Experience for Teachers (REU/RET)...

Using a CZO network to explore the architecture, dynamics and evolution of the Critical Zone

03 Nov 2014 - The US CZO National Office has organized a webinar on December 8, 2014 at 11AM - 12:30 PM ET.

Aufdenkampe honored for outstanding service to water sciences community

30 Jul 2014 - Anthony Aufdenkampe, Ph.D., was recognized for his national leadership and community building for the Critical Zone Observatory network.

“What’s so critical about the Critical Zone?” webinar

02 Apr 2014 - March 31, 2014. Dr. Enriqueta Barrera (NSF CZO program director) and Dr. Gordon Grant (USFS; CZO Steering Committee chairperson)

Discoveries in the Critical Zone: Where Life meets Rock

11 Jul 2013 - The National Science Foundation's Cheryl Dybas recently finalized a new report entitled "Discoveries in the Critical Zone: Where Life meets...

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