Stroud - 2022-2023 Staff Training and Programs for Afterschool Environmental Clubs

August 9, 2022 12:35pm to August 11, 2022 12:35pm

Special Opportunity for Philadelphia School District Teachers


Stroud Water Research Center and its partners provide professional development and support to staff members in leading environmental-related after-school enrichment programs (e.g., environmental, sustainability, green school, ECO, etc.).

Program activities and training are based on NOAA’s Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences model, generalized in Pennsylvania for any environmental literacy content, and best practices for safe and engaging outdoor experiences.

The Stroud Center and partners can support up to 10 after-school programs across the Philadelphia School District annually. Up to four staff members at each after-school site may participate in the training program. Staff at each after-school site may also take turns as needed. Read more information about this after-school job opportunity and your principal’s approval from district administration.

Collaborating providers include Let’s Go Outdoors, Riverbend Environmental Education Center, Fairmount Waterworks, Pennsylvania Sea Grant, Land Health Institute, and Pennsylvania Department of Education’s environment and ecology content advisor.

Training and Resources Provided for Each After-School Program (All Grade Levels)

  • Initial 18-hour summer institute, August 9-11, 2022.
  • Monthly support meetings via Zoom.
  • Fourteen on-site E-STEM experiences led by project partners.
  • One off-site field experience led by Let’s Go Outdoors.
  • Environmental club resource kits (~$2,000 worth of instructional supplies).
  • Culminating summer institute (after the school year in June 2023).
  • Act 48 hours for teachers’ training and support time.


Participants must commit to the program for at least one full school year.


Contact Stroud Water Research Center Director of Education Steve Kerlin, Ph.D.,, 610-910-0053.

Learn more and register here.

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