DCNR's ECO Camp for High School Students - Exploring Careers Outdoors


ECO Camp - Exploring Careers Outdoors

Where can a high school student experience a variety of outdoor careers? Where can you learn first-hand about the job of a forester, geologist or park manager? Where can you have a great time meeting new friends while enjoying outdoor recreation activities in Pennsylvania state parks and forests

News and Notes from PAESTA - March 2015

The March 2015 News and Notes from PAESTA has been sent out. You can view it online via this link.

Tournament Earth 2015: Which Image Will Win It?

Tournament Earth 2015

From NASA's Earth Observatory  --  They face off on the frozen tundra and in the searing deserts. They meet high in the stratosphere and in the depths of the ocean. They clash on the remotest of islands and in the brightly-lit urban centers. They are the best and brightest of Earth’s stars, and they meet again in friendly international competition.

Winter 2015 has had its share of days with below freezing temperatures, ice, snow, and freezing rain.  But some of the moments in the early morning sun show the beauty of this season.  This photo was taken on the historic Davis Estate along Rocky Run in Media, PA.

Winter scene at a stream

March 2015 PAESTAR

This month we recognize Toba Bernstein, 8th grade science teacher in Bristol Township, PA. Toba has been a valued, contributing member to PAESTA since the organization’s founding. Most importantly, Toba is a support to her colleagues, both to those in her building and those in the greater PAESTA community.

2015 PA KidWind Challenge

Registration deadline: April 25. Event date: May 2.

Your thoughts about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are important

American Geosciences Institute

From AGI  --  The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) are working together to gather data about perceptions and needs related to the Earth and Space Science sections of the NGSS. Whether you teach, are an administrator, or are a member of the public with an interest in Earth and Space Science education, please take a few minutes to fill out this survey.

March 2015 podcast from the PAESTA President

PAESTA President Laura Guertin

PAESTA President, Laura Guertin brings us her next installment in her PAESTA President's Podcasting Series.   Be sure to listen to hear Laura take us through some of the organizations that highlight women in STEM, in honor of Women's History Month.

Resources referred to in the podcast include:

2015 STEM First Light Project

Below is an announcement from the Falcon Telescope Network.  Be sure to also see the attached file.  Note the registration deadline is March 3, 2015.