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News and Notes from PAESTA - September 2014

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

September 2014 PAESTAR

This month, we recognize Dr. David Bauman, Science Education Advisor for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, for his dedication and hard work towards improving education in all areas of science, which include the Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Earth and Space Science.  Dr.

September 2014 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's excitement about the PAESTA Conference - but first, she's out to sea for a hydrographic survey!

Breakwater boulders near the beaches of Presque Isle in Erie.

Lake Erie Breakwaters

Pennsylvania Geology - Summer 2014 issue

Pennsylvania Geology

***See the article on PAESTA in this issue on p. 11-12***

The Summer 2014 issue of Pennsylvania Geology, the quarterly magazine of the Pennsylvania Geological Survey, can be found at the following link: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_20029761.pdf.

PAESTA Classroom example now on Science Friday website

Science Friday

We've got some exciting news to share! PAESTA has been working with Science Friday (link is external) to connect our PAESTA Classroom content with the Education portion of their website.

August 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 (link is external).  The Table of Contents is listed below for the August 2014 issue (link is external).

IN THIS ISSUE…

Elementary News and Notes from PAESTA - August 2014

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

Citizen Science the Focus of New Earth Science Week Site

Earth Science Week 2014

From AGI Public Relations  --  Science teachers and students can go online today to use a new educational resource of the Earth Science Week website, the "Be a Citizen Scientist" page, which features information and links for recommended "citizen science" programs focusing on Earth science.

Citizen science initiatives invite ordinary citizens to participate in scientific research by making observations and contributing to large data sets.

Antes Fort was once a colonial outpost in Lycoming County, near Williamsport. William Penn's agents had bought the land from Andaste Tribal Chief King Wi-daagh.  Wi-daagh realized that for the few trinkets he received in exchange for this sacred site, he had been swindled by the Englishmen. Many report that Wi-daagh's spirit still roams the Nippenose Valley as a form of eternal protest.

A granite column from the Pennsylvania State Capitol was placed here to honor King Wi-daagh along the banks of Antes Creek in 1900, commemorating the treaty.  The column was originally part of the State Capitol building in Harrisburg that burned in 1897 and was transported to this location by the property's owner.

The back side of the column is engraved with the following:

WI-DAAGH

KING OF THE SUSQUEHANNA INDIANS.

WHOSE WIGWAM WAS HERE

EXECUTED TREATY WITH WM. PENN

SEPT., 13. 1700

CONVEYING SUSQUEHANNA RIVER

AND LANDS ADJOINING IN CONSIDERATION OF

"A PARCEL OF ENGLISH GOODS"

ERECTED SEPT. 13. 1900

A granite column for King Wi-Daagh

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