Glen Providence Park, the oldest park in Delaware County, PA, engages in streamside buffer plantings on Earth Day every year. These native trees, shrubs, ferns, and perennials, along with limestone blocks brought in from outside the area, help to stabilize the stream bank and control serious erosion. This project also creates a riparian buffer, improving wildlife habitat and water quality.

Glen Providence Park, Dealware County, PA

NASA ASME Future Engineers 3D Printing in Space Challenge


In the upcoming weeks NASA will be printing the first ever 3D printed object aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the 3D Print in Zero-G Technology Demonstration. In general, a 3D printer extrudes streams of heated plastic, metal or other material, building layer on layer to create 3 dimensional objects.

News and Notes from PAESTA - November 2014

The November 2014 News and Notes from PAESTA has been sent out. You can view it online via this link.

NOAA Ocean Exploration Webinar for Educators – Submarine Ring of Fire 2014: Ironman


NOAA Ocean Exploration Webinar for Educators – Submarine Ring of Fire 2014: Ironman
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

November 2014 PAESTAR

This month we recognize Judy Treichler of 12th and Marion Elementary School in Reading, Pennsylvania. For the past two years, Judy has shared her professional experiences and knowledge by serving as a presenter at the PAESTA Annual Conference. In 2013, Judy led a session on grant proposal writing for teachers. In 2014, Judy presented on notebooking with claims, evidence and reasoning. Both of her sessions were very well attended, and Judy has quickly earned the respect and reputation as a leader in teaching Earth science at the elementary grade levels.

A view across the Monongahela River of exposed rock and soil on the slope of Mt. Washington.  Also visible are tracks for the incline, a mass-transit mode for the mountains.

Pittsburgh's Mt. Washington

November 2014 podcast from the PAESTA President

Gerard Tyson and 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's excitement about the PAESTA Award for Teaching Excellence and the 30th PAESTAR!

Teacher Workshop -- GO BLUE: Creating a healthy water footprint

Tyler Arboretum

WHEN: January 17, 2015, 9:00 am  – 4:30 pm
WHERE: Tyler Arboretum, Media, PA (southeast PA)

Have you ever wondered how to green your school, but don’t know where to begin?  Do you want to save your school money?  Do you want to engage your students in active learning?  Do you want a healthier school?  Do you like free stuff?  Then this is the workshop for you!

Registration Open for the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Program


Year 23 of the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision program—the world’s largest K–12 student science competition—kicked off recently, and registration is open, at (link is external). The deadline for all projects is January 30, 2015.