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.
In collaboration with LaMotte, Stroud Water Research Center educator Christina Medved led two workshops at the regional NSTA conference in Nashville in December 2011.
Stroud Education Program Manager Christina Medved led a two-day Leaf Pack Network workshop for 16 teachers at Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa. The teachers learned about general stream ecology and how to sample streams using leaf packs.
In two packed workshops, Dr. Bern Sweeney and Christina Medved introduced the new Spanish-language version of Leaf Pack during a weeklong program in the Amazonian headwaters of Peru — the latest development in ongoing efforts to expand the program across Latin America and ultimately around the world.
Stroud Water Research Center Educators Christina Medved and Jamie Blaine traveled to Baru, Costa Rica to present a Leaf Pack workshop for local communities to learn about ways to monitor and protect their natural resources.