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.

Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates: Jobs and Challenges Getting There

AGI logo

AGI Press Release  --  The American Geosciences Institute has released the 2014 Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates, which highlights the impact of booming enrollments and the challenges for students face in matching their education to the demands of the current hiring in the geoscience-related industries.

The Great NorthEast ShakeOut - 10/16/2014

Mark your calendars! Millions of people worldwide will Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:16 a.m. on October 16th. You are invited to join them by participating in the 2014 Great NorthEast ShakeOut!

October 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 Vol. 12, No. 10, October 2014 issue.


Celebrate National Fossil Day on October, 15 2014

National Fossil Day

From AGI  --  You are invited to join in celebration of the 5th Annual National Fossil Day on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. National Fossil Day is organized by the National Park Service as part of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Earth Science Week ( to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, with the goal of inspiring the next generation of paleontologists and fossil enthusiasts.

Middle school classrooms needed to judge Ocean 180 Video Challenge

Ocean 180 Video Challenge

The Ocean 180 Video Challenge (link is external) is inviting middle school classrooms to join the 2015 student judging team!

Sponsored by the Florida Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE Florida), Ocean 180 challenges ocean scientists to submit 3-minute video abstracts summarizing the findings and significance of recently published research. Entries are due December 1, 2014 and will compete for $9,000 in cash prizes.