Saturday Session

We are excited to kick off the NE/NC GSA Joint Meeting with a full day of activities for K-12 teachers! Note that to attend these activities, you must register for the NE/NC GSA meeting (registration available soon).


10:00 AM – 1 PM   Field Discovery Workshop

Streams as Classrooms: Impacts of Mine Discharge, Stormwater Runoff and Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids

Guides from the Montour Run Watershed Association will show us how this polluted stream near the Pittsburgh International Airport was cleaned up using new environmental methods.  Pictures and data from this visit can be used in the classroom to teach earth science, chemistry and biology topics.  There is no additional fee for this field activity, but registration is required.


2:30 – 4:00 PM Saturday Keynote Address

For K-12 Teachers Sponsored by PAESTA, the Pennsylvania Earth Science Teachers Association

Climate Research for the Classroom

Dr. Richard Alley, Penn State University. (Location to be determined)

A world-renowned climate researcher who works in Antarctica and Greenland will update us on the ‘big picture’ of climate change, emphasizing aspects that can be best addressed in the K-12 classroom.


4:00 – 5:00 PM Reception

Teachers Reception and Networking Event Sponsored by PAESTA, the Pennsylvania Earth Science Teachers Association. We encourage in-service and pre-service teachers to come together for a social hour! We also welcome informal educators and higher education faculty looking to connect with K-12 teachers. Location to be determined.