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January 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's ideas on New Year's Resolutions for teachers!  And please share yours below!

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Pennsylvania Geology - Fall 2014 issue

Pennsylvania Geology

The newest issue of Pennsylvania Geology, the quarterly magazine of the Pennsylvania Geological Survey, can be found at the following link: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_20030248.pdf (link is external).

News and Notes from PAESTA - December 2014

The December 2014 News and Notes from PAESTA has been sent out. You can view it online via this link.

December 2014 PAESTAR

This month, we recognize Rebecca Newschaffer, 7th grade math teacher at AMY Northwest Middle School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nominated by one of her peers, “Rebecca has been teaching for over 20 years and she has been teaching in Philadelphia for the last 8 years. She is always interested in teaching integrated math and science units that require the use of real time data. She is especially excited about co-teaching the Weather and Climate unit because there is such a wealth of data that students can organize and make claims about.

Building stones and boulders used for decorative landscaping are always a welcomed site to the eyes of a geologist, especially when it is different than the predominant rock type of the region.  In an area dominated by schist, these cross-bedded sandstones are a nice teaching tool to show students another rock type.  However, it is also important to share with students that these non-local rocks came from a sandstone quarry owned by Russell Stone Products in central Pennsylvania, and were brought down to southeastern Pennsylvania.

Russell Stone from Grampian, PA, to Media, PA

December 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 Award for Teaching Excellence and the 30th PAESTAR!

Elementary News and Notes from PAESTA - November 2014

The November 2014 Elementary News and Notes from PAESTA has been sent out. You can view it online via this link.

2015 Captain Planet Foundation Grant

Captain Planet Foundation

Grant deadline: January 31, 2015

The Captain Planet Foundation issued a call for applications for their small grant program to fund hands-on environmental projects that encourage youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their communities. 501(c)(3)nonprofit organizations, including schools, are encouraged to apply by January 31, 2015 with applications that are project-based, youth-driven, and have real environmental outcomes. 

November 2014 Earth Science Week Update eNewsletter

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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. 11, November 2014 issue.

IN THIS ISSUE…

AGI Accepting Applications for 2015 Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching

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Deadline: January 10, 2015

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is accepting applications for the Edward C. Roy Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching. Given annually, this award is presented to one full-time K-8 teacher in the U.S. or U.K. whose excellence and innovation in the classroom elevates students' understanding of the Earth and its many processes.

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