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Signs of recovery on a once-defoliated mountainside in Palmerton, Carbon County, near the site of the New Jersey Zinc operation.  For more information, visit the EPA's Palmerton Zinc website.

Rehabilitating Mountainside in Palmerton

"Life in the Field" Photo Contest

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This year, AGI is partnering with AGU, GSA, and AIPG for the 2014 "Life in the Field" photo contest. We are looking for any and all Geoscience photos displaying your student's dedicated efforts and research. Any photos that show what life as a geoscientist is like are welcome. Various prizes from the involved geoscience societies will be awarded to the entrants of the first, second, and third place photos. We request your help in promoting contest participation from your department's students, but faculty entries are encouraged as well.

Keystone Wild! Notes Newsletter, Spring/Summer 2014

Keystone Wild! Notes Newsletter

From PA's DCRN Wild Resource Conservation Program  --  The spring/summer issue of Keystone Wild!Notes is now available.

June 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 June 2014 issue.

IN THIS ISSUE…

Pennsylvania Geology - Spring 2014 issue

Pennsylvania Geology, Spring 2014

The Spring 2014 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_20029447.pdf (link is external)

June 2014 PAESTAR

This month, we recognize Christopher Hartman, a math and science teacher at Daniel Boone High School in Birdsboro, PA. Chris has consistently pursued professional development opportunities, such as the summer and academic-year programs offered through the Penn State Earth and Space Science Partnership. He also shows a strong commitment to the overall academic excellence of his students, having served as his school's Academic Challenge adviser since 2009.

News and Notes from PAESTA - June 2014

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

An karst feature in Nippenose Valley, called a karst window.

"A karst window is a special type of sinkhole that gives us a view, or window, into the karst aquifer. A karst window has a spring on one end, a surface-flowing stream across its bottom, and a swallow hole at the other end. The stream is typically at the top of the water table. Karst windows develop by both dissolution and collapse of the bedrock. Many karst windows originated as collapse sinkholes." (from James C. Currens, Kentucky Geological Survey)

A Karst Window in Nippenose Valley

Spotted Dolphins and Spinner Dolphins

Listen Edition

From Listen Edition  --   Listen Edition provides free Daily Current Events in audio format to keep your classroom connected to the real world. The curated public radio stories are carefully chosen for relevance to your curriculum and relevance to your students. They come with provocative discussion questions and pre-made Socrative quizzes.

Using Grass For Electricity

Listen Edition

From Listen Edition  --   Listen Edition provides free Daily Current Events in audio format to keep your classroom connected to the real world. The curated public radio stories are carefully chosen for relevance to your curriculum and relevance to your students. They come with provocative discussion questions and pre-made Socrative quizzes.

One of the recent featured Daily Current Events available for free includes - Using Grass for Electricity.  

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