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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.
 

This lightning was captured during a thunderstorm on August 13, 2016. This was the same time that the city of Philadelphia was experiencing its fifth heat wave of the summer.

Lightning storm NE of Reading, August 2016

Bear Run, coursing through the woods of Fayette County. In the background, Pottsville formation rocks (http://mrdata.usgs.gov/geology/state/sgmc-unit.php?unit=PAPAp;6) like those used in the exterior of Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Fallingwater.

Bear Run

Exploring Earth and Space coloring book

AGU Coloring Book

Written with an attempt to keep ideas simple, this illustrated book gives kids a quick and fun introduction to the Earth and space sciences, emphasizing that geophysicists study and observe things they see now to understand what might have happened in the past and predict what may happen in the future. There is a glossary of terms and a listing of how each coloring page ties in to the Disciplinary Core Ideas of the Next Generation Science Standards.

World Space Week 2016

World Space Week

Join educators and space enthusiasts around the world to celebrate the United Nations-declared World Space Week, Oct. 4-10, 2016. This international event commemorates the beginning of the Space Age with the launch of Sputnik 1 on Oct. 4, 1957.

World Space Week is the largest public space event in the world, with celebrations in more than 70 nations. During World Space Week, teachers are encouraged to use space-themed activities to excite students about science and technology.

Opportunities at the Independence Seaport Museum

Independence Seaport Museum

A message from our friends at the Independence Seaport Museum  --  At Independence Seaport Museum, water is the unifying thread, bridging the Museum’s National Historic Landmark ships with exhibitions and programs that let visitors discover the science, history and culture of our waterways. Featuring such popular educational programming as Deep Sea Science, Sound Under the Sea, Ecological Stowaways, and Ecology of the Delaware, a field trip to Independence Seaport Museum is perfect for all ages!

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