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

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.

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-