World Water Monitoring Challenge Launch - March 16-22, 2015

World Water Monitoring Challenge

EarthEcho is excited to be at the helm of the World Water Monitoring Challenge, a water-quality monitoring program for youth across the world. Join them as they kick off the 2015 testing season with hangouts, virtual field trips, and launch events from across the country. Get your classroom ready today: order your own test kits or explore the events already planned around the world at

This Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani) tree is part of the historic tree collection at Tyler Arboretum in Media, PA.  The tree is part of the Painter Tree Collection and planted some time between 1830 and 1873 by Jacob and Minshall Painter.  The fence was recently constructed around the base to prevent visitors from walking on the shallow root system of the tree, in hopes that minimal human interactions will increase the longevity of this plant specimen.

Tyler Arboretum's Cedar of Lebanon

Science in the Classroom Teacher Workshop 2015

Science AAAS

For high school science teachers, February 27-28, 2015

AAAS Building
1200 New York Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20005

You are invited to participate in a teacher workshop for high school science teachers focused around Science in the Classroom, an educational resource designed to teach the process of science through reading academic publications.

Spring 2015 Keystone Energy Education Program Workshops

PA Department of Environmental Protection

Join the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and its partners for a FREE Keystone Energy Education Program (KEEP) to be held on the following dates and locations (select any one):

February 2015 PAESTAR

This month we recognize Deanna Fogelman, a teacher in The School District of the City of York, PA, for her role as PAESTA's Secretary/Treasurer and for her never-ending passion for her love of learning for herself and her students.

News and Notes from PAESTA - February 2015

The February 2015 News and Notes from PAESTA has been sent out. You can view it online via this link.

Because of the underground coal mine fire in Centralia, PA, a 0.7 mile section of Route 61 was closed, and a new segment of Route 61 was created to detour drivers around the area of active burining.  The asphalt is currently buckled, cracked, and occasionally will have smoke billowing out, reminding visitors of the hazard burning below.

Detour of Route 61 in Centralia, PA

Upcoming Feb-April 2015 Teacher Workshops at PA State Parks


Here are some upcoming teacher workshops that are scheduled at PA State Parks. Please email or call the registration contact to sign-up or to receive more information about an upcoming workshop. To keep updated on upcoming courses, check out the new DCNR online calendar of events at-

February 2015 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 take us through some of the resources linked on the PAESTA website that help us bring the current scientific news stories and discoveries to our students.

2015 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators


The application period for the 2014-2015 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators is now open. Apply through March 13, 2015.