The Leaf Pack Network is an initiative of Stroud™ Water Research Center. The Stroud Center seeks to advance knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, education, and watershed restoration.
Fall is a great time to do a leaf pack experiment — but not the only time! If you can’t do an experiment in the fall you can still collect and dry your leaves and then assemble and deploy your leaf packs later. Macroinvertebrates are hungry year-round! You’ll need 30 grams of leaves for each leaf pack and we recommend making three leaf packs for each experiment. You may pick leaves off...Read More
Net-spinning caddisflies build nets to trap their food. But did you know that these nets also hold rocks together in streams?
The old leaf pack database finally bit the dust, but a temporary system for entering and viewing new data has been put in place while we rebuild it.
June 3 in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina: Come learn about the Leaf Pack Experiment to study the health of your local streams! This workshop is intended for middle school and high school teachers, environmental educators, and citizens.
The system for logging in, viewing historic data, and registering with the Leaf Pack Network is currently unavailable. We are working to bring it back (better than ever!) by fall.