General events that may be of interest to PAESTA members.
Felicity Aston, polar explorer, to speak at Polar Day on 19 April 2014
Only three people in the world have crossed Antarctica alone, and only one was a woman. Author and explorer Felicity Aston, the first woman to cross Antarctica alone, will speak at Penn State during Polar Day 2014.
Penn State University’s Polar Day, a free public event celebrating the natural and cultural value of the Polar Regions. Polar Day will be held at Penn State University Park in the HUB Freeman Auditorium on Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Each day of Earth Science Week will also be one of the following celebrations: http://www.earthsciweek.org/focusdays.html
- International EarthCache Day (October 12)
- Earth Science Literacy Day (October 13)
- No Child Left Inside Day (October 14)
- National Fossil Day (October 15)
- Geoscience for Everyone Day (October 16)
- Geologic Map Day (October 17)
National Environmental Education Week (EE Week), the nation’s largest environmental education event, inspires environmental learning and stewardship. Highlighting the theme “Greening STEM: Engineering a Sustainable World,” EE Week (April 13-19, 2014) connects educators with environmental resources to promote K-12 students’ understanding of the environment.
National Engineers Week
Endangered Species Day
National Wilderness Month, 2013
The official World Food Day theme – announced at the start of every year by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – gives focus to World Food Day observances and helps increase understanding of problems and solutions in the drive to end hunger.
In Resolution 40/202 of 17 December 1985, the UN General Assembly designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day. In 2012, World Habitat Day is commemorated on 1 October.