Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators 2014 Conference

The registration form and schedule for the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators (PAEE) Conference is available online at: The conference is scheduled for March 14-15 at Antiochian Village (near Ligonier). There are scholarships available to help cover the cost of attending the conference. Check out the schedule for some amazing sessions that will help you in your classroom.

Announcement from Dave Bauman's SAS Portal - Science Learning Community

Call for abstracts - The National Marine Educators Association 2014 conference

Abstract Deadline: January 27.

The National Marine Educators Association 2014 conference Call for Papers is now open! The National Marine Educators Association is an organization of classroom teachers, informal educators, university professors, and scientists from around the world. NMEA works to advance the understanding and protection of our freshwater and marine ecosystems by promoting national initiatives in education and conservation, including ocean literacy. Please consider presenting a session at this year's conference.

Ozone's Slow Recovery Google+ Hangout (Jan. 8)

From the American Museum of Natural History  --  How soon will Earth's ozone layer recover? In this online event, connect with NOAA scientists to explore a new data visualization about the 2013 ozone hole and predictions for recovery. Strategies for interpreting the visualization for educational audiences will be addressed.  The Hangout will highlight a newly released data visualization about the status of Earth’s ozone layer, designed for informal education at museums and science centers.

Live Webcast: Unearthing Fossil Whales (Jan. 16)

Dr. Nick Pyenson is a paleontologist at the National Museum of Natural History. Join him in uncovering fossil whales in Panama, Canada, and Chile. Probe into the evolutionary mysteries contained in fossil whale skeletons. Consider what whale remains can tell you about past environments. Find out how paleontologists deal with large fossils. See how modern digitization techniques can be used to study a paleontological site. Learn how Nick and his team are analyzing fossil whales in conjunction with other data to enhance our understanding of whale paleontology.

Award to Attend the 2014 EGU GIFT Workshop in Vienna, Austria

From NESTA  --  The 2014 GIFT (Geosciences Information for Teachers) workshop will take place on April 28 - 30, 2014 during the General Assembly of EGU in Vienna, Austria. The general theme of the workshop is: Our Changing Planet and it will explore some of the recent complex changes of our environment, particularly in the framework of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

PAESTA Leaders Presenting at 2013 PSTA

Some of our faculty and teacher leaders of PAESTA will be presenting at the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association (PSTA) annual conference, taking place December 5-6 at The Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA.  For the first time, PAESTA will also have a booth in the Exhibit Hall - stop by to say hello to PAESTARs Sue Lauver and Kelly Hunter (our PAESTA President!).  C