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Slimy Leaves for Healthy Streams: A Training in the Leaf Pack Experiment
FREE 1-Day Workshop
The Leaf Pack Experiment is a fun, hands-on research and outreach tool for teachers and citizens of all ages, demonstrating how our actions on land impact life in streams and water quality. Leaf Pack promotes inquiry-based interdisciplinary watershed education and engages diverse audiences in conducting their own experiments, gathering relevant ecological data, exploring food webs, learning taxonomic classification skills, using technology to share data, comparing data with those of other communities, and applying that information to protect local watersheds.
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. Download the flyer for more information.
Register by May 26
Contact Tara Muenz to register! firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-268-2153, ext.301
Webinar Recording Now Available
Did you miss the Introduction to the Leaf Pack Network webinar in September? Whether you’re a seasoned or new leaf packer, this webinar is for you. Leaf Pack Administrator Tara Muenz hosted a 30-minute walkthrough that covered all the basics. Watch the recording
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
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.
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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.