Succession is causing Hickory Run State Park's Boulder Field to shrink, albeit quite slowly, as trees take root amongst the rocks.  The field, which is the size of ten football fields, is believed to have been formed during the last ice age.

Trees Encroaching on Boulder Field

AGI Geoscience Currents #106: Critical Skills Necessary for the Development of Undergraduate Geoscience Students

American Geosciences Institute

From AGI, 09/23/2015  --  Dr. Sharon Mosher, Dean of the Jackson School at the University of Texas at Austin, guest authored Currents #106 displaying the list of skills and competencies considered critical for success of undergraduate geoscience majors.  The data are part of a NSF-funded project, the Summit on the Future of Geoscience Undergraduate Education. 

August 2015 Edition of the Pennsylvania Observer (PA weather/climate information)

The Pennsylvania State Climatologist

From The Pennsylvania Climate Office Staff  --  The August 2015 edition of the "Pennsylvania Observer" is attached.  Features include a summary of August's weather, the experimental forecast for September and October, and one highlight. The highlight shows the relationship between various temperature and precipitation anomalies, as well as ENSO phase evolution, for March through July and the following late fall/early winter temperature and precipitation anomalies across the country.

Boat Rides, LEGO Boats to Highlight Pennsylvania Coast Day 2015

From Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, 08/27/2015  --  Over 550 people will enjoy a free boat ride at Pennsylvania Coast Day on Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Penn’s Landing.

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary will give away over 350 tickets for the RiverLink Ferry and 150 tickets for the Patriot. Both tours will be narrated. It is also offering free kayaking and pedal boating in Penn’s Landing Marina. Those who take advantage of both could save up to $40.