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Antes Fort was once a colonial outpost in Lycoming County, near Williamsport. William Penn's agents had bought the land from Andaste Tribal Chief King Wi-daagh.  Wi-daagh realized that for the few trinkets he received in exchange for this sacred site, he had been swindled by the Englishmen. Many report that Wi-daagh's spirit still roams the Nippenose Valley as a form of eternal protest.

A granite column from the Pennsylvania State Capitol was placed here to honor King Wi-daagh along the banks of Antes Creek in 1900, commemorating the treaty.  The column was originally part of the State Capitol building in Harrisburg that burned in 1897 and was transported to this location by the property's owner.

The back side of the column is engraved with the following:

WI-DAAGH

KING OF THE SUSQUEHANNA INDIANS.

WHOSE WIGWAM WAS HERE

EXECUTED TREATY WITH WM. PENN

SEPT., 13. 1700

CONVEYING SUSQUEHANNA RIVER

AND LANDS ADJOINING IN CONSIDERATION OF

"A PARCEL OF ENGLISH GOODS"

ERECTED SEPT. 13. 1900

A granite column for King Wi-Daagh

Geoscience Currents #91: 2013 Median Salaries for Geoscientists

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From AGI Geoscience Workforce  --  The median annual salaries for geoscience-related occupations in the United States generally continued to increase according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average median annual salary for geoscience-related occupations in 2013 was $83,311. For more information about median salaries in the geosciences, please check out Currents #91.

DCNR- Bureau of State Parks Watershed Education Teacher Workshop, Schuylkill Center - October 16, 2014

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Watershed Education Teacher Workshop

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Location: Schuylkill Center for  Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: Free
Act 48: 7.5 hours + 2 hours coursework

Open to Educators teaching Grades 6-12  --  PDE Approved  --  Receive DCNR’s Watershed Education Teacher Manual, additional materials & post-workshop technical support

News and Notes from PAESTA - August 2014

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

August 2014 podcast from the PAESTA President

Guertin August 2014 - Mauna Loa Observatory

PAESTA President, Laura Guertin brings us her second installment in her PAESTA President's Podcasting Series.   Be sure to listen to hear Laura challenge us to think summer, think fall, and think PAESTA Conference!

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From Nippenose Spring, the headwaters of Antes Creek, the water flows three miles out of the valley through Bald Eagle Mountain and into the West Branch near the New Jersey shore.

Headwaters of Antes Creek at Nippenose Spring

August 2014 PAESTAR

This month, we recognize Theresa Rabogliatti, who teaches grades 6-8 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Pittsburgh, PA, for being selected as an official 2014 NASA Educator Ambassador for the Mars MAVEN mission. Theresa is one of only 60 teachers nationwide chosen for this honor, and she now trains other teachers on topics fundamental to space science, specifically magnetism and spectroscopy.

July 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 July 2014 issue.

 

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