Leaf Pack Network Newsletter, Spring 2016

Did You Know the Leaf Pack Network is 15 Years Old?

Since the Leaf Pack Network debuted in December 2000

  • 464 groups have registered in 38 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., and in Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, England, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, and the Philippines.
  • 671 experiments have been completed
  • 97,074 macroinvertebrates have been tallied!

Curious about where Leaf Packers are studying streams? View the Google Map

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Leaf Pack Network Newsletter, Fall 2015

Hello Leaf Packers!

I’m Leaf Pack Network Administrator Tara Muenz and I’d like to welcome you to the Fall 2015 edition of our newsletter. I’ve put together a few news items, updates, and resources that might be of interest to you and your classes.

Where to find LPN online

The Leaf Pack Network website has moved. Please take a moment to update your bookmarks to point to www.leafpacknetwork.org

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Educating to Ensure Water Quality and Availability

In June 2013, Christina Medved gave a presentation on the Leaf Pack Experiment for the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts Environmental Education Conference in Harrisburg, Pa. In July, she gave a 3-hour “Streams Within a Watershed Context” workshop at Kean University. The workshop was offered as part of a weeklong intensive course for teachers, offered through the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Medved authored published work as well. “Using Slimy Leaves for Stream Water Quality Assessment: The Leaf Pack Experiment” was featured in the July 2013 issue of the American Water Resources Association’s Water Resources IMPACT journal.

Leaf Pack Administrator Shares Knowledge at Society for Freshwater Science Meeting

Education Programs Manager and Leaf Pack Network® Administrator Christina Medved attended the annual meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science held in Jacksonville, Fla., in May 2013.

Medved organized a Leaf Pack Experiment Workshop for Greenwood School students, Jacksonville Zoo staff, teachers from other area schools, and staff from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.