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September 2016 PAESTAR

This month we recognize Nicole Fuhrman of Strong Vincent High School in Erie, Pennsylvania, for being the District IV winner of the 2016 NSTA/Shell Science Lab Challenge. Because most of Nicole's students did not learn science concepts in primary school years, they lack the knowledge to understand more abstract, complex concepts in high school. Hands-on activities make these abstract concepts concrete and give students confidence to delve deeper into the content.

June 2016 PAESTAR

This month we recognize our friends of the Healthy People, Healthy Planet Summer Camp & Community Project Incubator program at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Their one-week summer camp (June 21-25) will provide high school student/teacher teams high impact, immersive environmental education experiences, while acting as a community environmental project incubator by providing seed money for projects of the students’ choosing.

May 2016 PAESTAR

This month we are giving a "shout out" to an outstanding student! Here, we recognize Rohan Chalasani, a junior at Fox Chapel Area High School in Pittsburgh, PA, for being selected as an EPA Region 3 National Winner for grades 6-12 of the 2015 President's Environmental Youth Award. Rohan is recognized for his project, "Impact of Energy Consumption Reduction on Household Carbon Footprints."

Geography Awareness Week

Geography Awareness Week

It is part of the National Geographic Society’s work to ensure that our nation’s youth are Geo-literate—that they understand how Earth’s interconnected human, ecological, and geophysical systems function, and have the ability to apply that understanding to decision-making and problem solving. Geography Awareness Week takes place the third week of November each year with a different theme.

Date: 
November 12, 2017

Geography Awareness Week

Geography Awareness Week

It is part of the National Geographic Society’s work to ensure that our nation’s youth are Geo-literate—that they understand how Earth’s interconnected human, ecological, and geophysical systems function, and have the ability to apply that understanding to decision-making and problem solving. Geography Awareness Week takes place the third week of November each year with a different theme.

Date: 
November 13, 2016

Women in Science Profiles (WiSci files)

Women in Science Profiles

Announcement from WPSU  --  This year (2016), WPSU is producing an exciting project aimed at inspiring young women to enter careers in the captivating fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Women in Science Profiles (WiSci files) will introduce viewers to local women in STEM fields through a series of short video profiles and live, interactive online chats. More information about the project is attached to this post.

Wanted: high school volunteers for Governor’s Youth Council for Hunting, Fishing, and Conservation

PA DCNR
From PA DCNR  --  Governor Tom Wolf re-established the Governor’s Youth Council for Hunting, Fishing, and Conservation by Executive Order  2015 – 13 on November 24, 2015, and the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA DCNR) is currently accepting applications from high school students, ages 14 – 18, for 20 volunteer positions on the youth council.
 

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