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.

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Leaf Pack Network News, Fall 2002

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” —John Muir. 

Fall is the Best Time For Leaf Pack Experiments

Attention! Attention! Coming soon to a stream near you … LEAVES!

Did you know that September through November is the best time to do a leaf pack experiment?

Your students could investigate local issues that affect your community, gather relevant ecological data, and learn how to apply that information to solve local problems.

Putting these tools in the hands of students helps make science education relevant, empowering them to become involved in community issues such as facilitating communication within and between communities. Students make real-world connections with this hands-on experience.

Summer 2002 Update

Stroud Water Research Center educators along with our New York Streamkeepers partners had a successful summer, training 40 teachers in Purchase, NY and Somerset and Philadelphia, PA. We look forward to seeing their projects on the network in the months ahead.

Did You Know … ?

Did you know you can compare any two sets of leaf pack data?

Simply click on “Compare with other data” on the Summary Analysis page and let the computer do the work for you!


We want to showcase YOU! We anticipate a number of you incorporating Leaf Pack this fall. One group will be selected and featured in the next issue of this newsletter. This group will also be awarded a set of Leaf Pack flashcards. It could be you!

Do you have any questions or suggestions for the Network? We would love to hear from you! Email us at:

Stroud Water Research Center Educators are Jim McGonigle, Christina Medved, Kristen Travers, and Vivian Williams.