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Using Leaf Packs to Measure Water Quality in Peru

ACEER and Stroud Water Research Center used leaf packs and direct collection of macroinvertebrates to assess stream health along the Transoceanic Highway.

Leaf Pack Workshop in Gettysburg

Nine individuals participated in a two-day Leaf Pack Network workshop at Gettysburg College. School teachers took the workshop in efforts to better understand stream ecology and also to be introduced to a new method of sampling streams — using leaf packs.

Leaf Pack and Watershed Tour™ Workshop at Regional Conference for National Science Teachers Association

In collaboration with LaMotte, Stroud Water Research Center educator Christina Medved led two workshops at the regional NSTA conference in Nashville in December 2011.

Leaf Pack Workshops at Wilson College, National Science Teacher Association Conference

Stroud Education Program Manager Christina Medved led a two-day Leaf Pack Network workshop for 16 teachers at Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa. The teachers learned about general stream ecology and how to sample streams using leaf packs.

Medved Interviewed About Leaf Pack

John Latimer, a staff writer with the Lebanon Daily News, met up with Christina Medved to get the scoop on why a group of teachers, ecologists, and municipal officials were getting their feet wet in Raccoon Creek.

Leaf Pack Network Helps Urban Kids Explore Salty Waters in Death Valley

If you visit Salt Creek, Death Valley on any given afternoon in the spring, you might have to navigate through school kids staring into the frothing waters. The kids have come to make leaf packs, designed as a tool to assess stream health, but have stopped to watch the pupfish breed in the shallow rivulets of Salt Creek.