This month we recognize Cyndy Lindahl, an Earth science teacher at Armstrong Jr-Sr High School in Kittanning, PA. Cyndy is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a Michigan native who started teaching in Pennsylvania in 2003. She has taught at Springdale High School, Otto-Eldred High School and currently teaches Science 7 at Armstrong Junior Senior High School.
Would you like the opportunity to involve your students in an authentic research project? Would you like to earn WVU credit and a summer stipend for your participation? Would you like to use the largest telescope in the United States to search for exotic stars called pulsars? Have no fear, the Pulsar Search Collaboratory is here!
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program (ACEAP)
This program, in its fourth year, brings amateur astronomers, planetarium personnel, and astronomy educators to several U.S.-funded astronomy observatories in Chile. While there, ambassadors will receive behind-the-scenes tours of some of the world’s most productive and advanced telescopes, including in-depth information on their instruments and discoveries.
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) sponsors an annual national Teacher of the Year (TOTY) award program. The goal is to recognize and encourage educators in K-12 Earth Sciences and Natural Resources. The Eastern Section (ES) of the AAPG https://www.esaapg.org/ promotes this as well with its own annual award. The society recently increased their award from $1000 to $2500 to better reflect the importance of the work educators do.
Pennsylvania Earth Science Teachers Association member Toba Bernstein took part in graduate studies in Costa Rica this past summer through Miami University's Project Dragonfly. Bernstein of Newtown, PA, studied lowland rain forest and montane cloud forests while investigating the biotic, physical, and cultural forces that affect tropical biodiversity.