News and Notes from PAESTA - August 2014

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

August 2014 podcast from the PAESTA President

Guertin August 2014 - Mauna Loa Observatory

PAESTA President, Laura Guertin brings us her second installment in her PAESTA President's Podcasting Series.   Be sure to listen to hear Laura challenge us to think summer, think fall, and think PAESTA Conference!

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From Nippenose Spring, the headwaters of Antes Creek, the water flows three miles out of the valley through Bald Eagle Mountain and into the West Branch near the New Jersey shore.

Headwaters of Antes Creek at Nippenose Spring

August 2014 PAESTAR

This month, we recognize Theresa Rabogliatti, who teaches grades 6-8 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Pittsburgh, PA, for being selected as an official 2014 NASA Educator Ambassador for the Mars MAVEN mission. Theresa is one of only 60 teachers nationwide chosen for this honor, and she now trains other teachers on topics fundamental to space science, specifically magnetism and spectroscopy.

July 2014 Earth Science Week Update eNewsletter

Earth Science Week 2014

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) publishes a monthly eNewsletter titled The Earth Science Week Update.  The Table of Contents is listed below for the July 2014 issue.


PA Outdoor Recreation Workshop Opportunities - Summer 2014

PA State Parks

Through a partnership with PA State Parks, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), there will be a series of workshops to help you teach outdoors skills in your classroom. The first series of workshops in the Outdoor Recreation for Schools Program is scheduled for August 6-7, 2014 on the Pennsylvania State University campus in State College, PA.

Free Radon Kits from PA-DEP and ALA

PA Department of Environmental Protection

From David Bauman  --  The American Lung Association in conjunction with the PA Department of Environmental Protection are offering radon kits to teachers who are teaching in upper elementary, middle school, and high schools. The primary focus is on the following 13 counties: Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Forest, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, and Warren Counties. Requests from other parts of Pennsylvania will be considered. Information is in the RADON KIT folder of the SAS Portal - Digital Repository.

Webcast on Earth Science Contests Now Available from AGI

AGI logo

Alexandria, VA - Go online today to view a new webcast detailing three new contests that are being conducted as part of Earth Science Week, the annual worldwide celebration of the geosciences! Find the "Contests of Earth Science Week 2014" webcast online now for viewing at your convenience.