From the Museum's website  --  The Earth & Mineral Sciences Museum at The Pennsylvania State University in State College is a unique mineral museum. The main gallery display includes displays of fine minerals such as azurite and "velvet" malachite from Bisbee, Arizona, and amazonite crystals from the Pikes' Peak, Colorado, area. The country's most extensive collection of paintings and sculpture depicting mining and related industries is on display in the Museum. 

Additional displays focus on plate tectonics and meteorological events.

The Museum is located on the first floor of the Deike Building at the Penn State University Park campus.  The Museum is open Monday through Friday, 9:30AM to 5:00PM, and admission is free.


EMS Museum and Art Gallery, Penn State University

October 2014 PAESTAR

This month we recognize David Andrews, who teaches general science, environmental science and chemistry at Butler Junior High School in Butler, Pennsylvania. In August, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, announced David as a winner of the annual Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. In a ceremony at the White House, David was one of 17 teachers from across the nation honored for contributions to environmental education and stewardship.

Teacher Workshops at PA State Parks, Oct-Nov 2014

Below is a list of upcoming Teacher Workshops at PA State Parks. Registration details are included with each course description. Flyers are attached for two of the courses. More workshops are coming soon! Please spread the word.

September 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. 9, September 2014 issue.


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!

See the Science Friday Classroom Strategy: Image of the Day:

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:

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.