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ARU 888/535 July 28 –31, 2016 Onsite Workshop at Wallops Island
ARU 535/888 July 22 –August 11, 2016 Online Course
(may not be taken without also enrolling in the Workshop--ARU 888/535)
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) publishes a monthly eNewsletter titled The Earth Science Week Update (http://www.earthsciweek.org/newsletter (link is external)). The Table of Contents is listed below for the Vol. 14, No.
The Game Commission has two programs that offers free tree seedlings for your students based on grade level, K-12. “Seedlings for Your Class” is primarily for pre-K and elementary students. As part of this program, the Game Commission provides a classroom or one grade level with enough seedlings for each student to take a seedling home to plant. Seedling choices are white spruce and assorted flowering crabapple. A teachers’ guide and planting instructions come with the seedlings and can also be accessed through the website.
From The Pennsylvania Climate Office Staff -- The February 2016 edition of the "Pennsylvania Observer" is attached. Features include a summary of February's weather, the experimental forecast for March and April, and one highlight. The highlight covers the basics of understanding the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO). Look for the next newsletter at the start of April.
You Asked, We Answered!
Listen to Dr. Chris Palma and student Kevin Toney from The Pennsylvania State University speak about the science behind Leap Day! Questions addressed in the podcast include: