April 2015 PAESTAR

This month we recognize Michael Baer of Elizabeth Forward Middle School in Elizabeth, PA. Michael was selected for the Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award for the state of Pennsylvania by the Northeast Section of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT). This award is given to precollege teachers who have made exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the earth sciences and who are outstanding teachers.

This landmark was created by Heinz Warneke in 1940, from a 13-ton block of Indiana Limestone.  The Nittany Lion, Penn State's mascot since 19077, was officially recognized when the statue was presented as a gift to the University in 1942 by the class of 1940.  It is located near the Nittany Lion Inn and the Recreation Building ("Rec Hall") at the Penn State University Park campus in State College, PA.

Nittany Lion Shrine

National Environmental Education Week - April 19-25, 2015

EE Week 2015

National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is the nation's largest celebration of environmental education. It is held each spring around the time of Earth Day and inspires environmental learning and stewardship among K-12 students. This year, EE Week looks at how science can help us better understand the natural world with the theme Surrounded by Science, part of their continuing series on Greening STEM.

Keystone Wild! Notes Newsletter, Winter 2015

Keystone Wild! Notes Newsletter

From PA's DCNR Wild Resource Conservation Program  --  The Winter 2015 issue of Keystone Wild!Notes is now available. This issue is all about ice, and how it has shaped habitat in Pennsylvania, how shoreline habitats are influenced by river ice, how wildlife cope with surviving icy weather, and how cold weather can even affect forests.  DCNR also announces the 2014 WRCP Grants awarded. 

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