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.


Introduction to the Leaf Pack Network®

Whether you’re a seasoned Leaf Packer or new to the Leaf Pack Network (LPN), this webinar is for you. Join the Leaf Pack Administrator for a 30-minute walkthrough of the LPN, where she will cover all the basics of how to get started and then share answers to those questions you’ve always wanted to ask.

Leaf Pack Stream Ecology Kit

Students will learn to design, implement, and analyze a scientific investigation while discovering the value of aquatic macroinvertebrates as living indicators of water quality. The kit is reusable and flexible, adaptable to varying time constraints, number of students and grade levels, and it is geographically friendly, and complete.

Restoring Nash Creek

This video from Groundswell Michigan shows how two Michigan schools used the Leaf Pack Experiment to assess their local stream’s health. They discovered what was impacting their stream and then developed a plan to restore it with native plantings.

Finding Lat/Long With Google Maps

If you don’t have adequate reception at your experiment site, once you get back to a computer you can use Google Maps to determine your site’s latitude and longitude. Go to and follow the instructions in the video.