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Leaf Pack Network Adds Hands-On Experience to Virtual Learning

A Canadian university is making sure students get fieldwork experience despite the pandemic — by mailing them freshwater field kits to use at home.

Aquatic Macroinvertebrates in Motion Videos

Explore our video library of aquatic macroinvertebrates wriggling, swimming, and crawling through stream water!

ROCK ON With Rock Pack Experiment Videos

Scientists and educators at Stroud Water Research Center and Montana State University are working to increase awareness of net-spinning caddisflies through the Rock Pack Experiment, an expansion of the Leaf Pack Network® that investigates the world of these less-well-known ecosystem engineers using artificial rock packs. Fashioned using dry rocks in mesh bags and deployed in a local stream for thr...[Read More]

2020 Leaf Pack Network Updates and New Kit Reveal!

Join Leaf Pack Network Administrator and freshwater ecologist, Tara Muenz, for a tour of the new Leaf Pack Stream Ecology Kit features PLUS an introduction on how YOU can get started with the Leaf Pack Network! The kit is reusable and flexible, adaptable to varying time constraints, number of students and grade levels, and geographically friendly and complete.

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Leaf Pack Network Data Can Now Be Entered Into the Water Quality Mobile App!

The app helps users log and share data they collect in the field, interpret the data through learning pop-ups, and export it to create databases.

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