General Events

General events that may be of interest to PAESTA members.

Earth Science Lecture

Spitz, Inc. is hosting a free lecture on Earth Science research and teaching, along with demonstrations of The Layered Earth and Starry Night, on Saturday, April 27, in Chadds Ford, PA.  The talk will be given by Dr. Ellen Prager, marine scientist and author of Chasing Science at Sea: Racing hurricanes, stalking sharks, and living undersea with ocean experts. Please RSVP to reserve a seat for the lecture (see attached file for details).

April 27, 2013

The Unknown Moon

LRO Satellite

The Lunar and Planetary Institute and JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory will be holding a free week-long institute about the Moon this summer at Laurel, MD, for high school science teachers. 

June 24, 2013

Climate Week

For the past four years, this world-renowned global summit in New York City has delivered an agenda of public-facing exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops and lectures as well as high-level panel discussions. These events drive real change towards a clean revolution: the catalyst for a smarter, better, more prosperous world. For all.

September 23, 2013

NAGT-Eastern Section Spring Field Conference, Lock Haven, PA, May 30-June 2, 2013

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers-Eastern Section (NAGT-ES) is hosting their spring conference, titled “Geological Excursions in the Allegheny Plateau and Valley and Ridge sections,” in Lock Haven, PA.  Lock Haven is situated between the Allegheny Plateau Province and the Valley and Ridge Province on the shores of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, in proximity to the Allegheny Front structural escarpment.  The history of the area is closely tied to the regional geology.  The river was used for transporting lumber to the mills.  Friday of the conference will be spent le

May 30, 2013

National Mole Day

Celebrated annually on October 23 from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m., Mole Day commemorates Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry. Mole Day was created as a way to foster interest in chemistry. Schools throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Mole Day with various activities related to chemistry and/or moles.

October 23, 2013

World Weather Day

Each year, on 23 March, the World Meteorological Organization, its 191 Members and the worldwide meteorological community celebrate World Meteorological Day around a chosen theme. This day commemorates the entry into force, on that date in 1950, of the WMO Convention creating the Organization. Subsequently, in 1951, WMO was designated a specialized agency of the United Nations System.

March 23, 2013

Pi Day

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

March 14, 2013