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Slimy Leaves For Healthy Streams: A Training in the Leaf Pack Network

A workshop for middle and high school teachers and environmental educators

This event was held on September 17 at Stroud Water Research Center

How can clumps of slimy leaves spark stream exploration? The Leaf Pack Experiment is a fun, hands-on research and outreach tool for citizens of all ages and teachers, demonstrating how our actions on land impact life in streams and water quality.

During this workshop participants received an overview of stream ecology and watershed concepts based on research done at the Stroud Water Research Center.

Participants then experienced hands-on examination of leaf packs with live aquatic macroinvertebrates, including their identification and a look at the Leaf Pack Network® website and database.