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.
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.
PAESTA President, Laura Guertin brings us her next installment in her PAESTA President's Podcasting Series. Be sure to listen to hear Laura talk about Earth Day!
Resource referred to in the podcast includes:
- Earth Day Network: http://www.earthday.org/
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Deadline: April 13, 2015
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is currently offering grants to environmental educators who have innovative ideas about teaching resilience to extreme weather events and environmental changes.
Applications can be submitted online at www.grants.gov. Apply by April 13th 2015.
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.
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