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.


Leaf Pack Network® Manual

The comprehensive resource for the Leaf Pack Experiment, including procedures, data sheets, macroinvertebrate keys, and learning activities. Available in English and Spanish versions.


Links to products available from the LaMotte Company — everything you need to conduct a leaf pack experiment and more!

Goals, Objectives, and Education Standards

Find out what teachers can expect their students to learn from their participation in the Leaf Pack Network and how the program meets state and national standards.

News and Updates

News and events from the Leaf Pack Network. Includes stories about how the LPN is being used from Brooklyn to Yosemite, Kenya to Peru.

Additional Readings

Want to learn more about aquatic invertebrates, including their biology, habitat, and how to identify them? Consult our list of suggested supplemental reading material.

Groups and Agencies

Looking for a group in your area, or online resources about your watershed? See a list of groups and agencies that offer resources that can enhance your leaf pack experiment

Recursos en Español

Por favor visite la página de recursos en Español.