Sunday, February 5, 2023

Environment & Energy Educational Opportunities For Students & Adults

Opportunities to learn more about environmental and energy issues affecting Pennsylvania for students and adults--

-- Master Watershed Steward Program Statewide Accomplishments In 2022  [PaEN]

-- PASA Sustainable Agriculture Announces 2023 Pasabilities Awards Recipients  [PaEN]

-- Register Now For 2023 Watershed Congress - March 25 In-Person, March 27-31 Online  [PaEN]

-- Save The Date: Choose Clean Water Conference May 23-24 In Harrisburg  [PaEN]

-- Penn State’s Center For Critical Minerals To Receive $2.1 Million Grant To Build Pilot Plant To Recover Rare Earth Elements, Other Critical Minerals From Acid Mine Drainage  [PaEN]

-- Pennsylvania Lake Erie Environmental Forum Feb. 21 - Education & Volunteerism In Pennsylvania  [PaEN]

--  Scranton Times: Tu B’Shevat, A Jewish Holiday With An Environmental Twist, Begins Sunday - The New Year Of The Trees

-- Register Now: PA Chapter American Water Works Assn. Conference May 9-11

-- Help Wanted: Fish & Boat Commission Seasonal Fisheries Biologist Aides

-- Inside Climate News - Jon Hurdle: In Pennsylvania, New Governor Fuels Hopes For Tougher Rules On Energy, Environment

-- Warren Times/The Center Square: Report: Coal Falls, Natural Gas Climbs In Pennsylvania [But There Are Tradeoffs - Oil & Gas Culture Of Non-Compliance] 

-- Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - Jan. 28 to Feb. 3  [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment - Feb. 4  [PaEN]

-- University Of Pittsburgh Hosts Feb. 6 Webinar: Reaping What We Spill, Leak And Spew  [PaEN] 

-- EDF: Conventional Gas Wells In Allegheny National Forest Leaked Over 6 Billion Cubic Feet Of Natural Gas In 2019; Conventional Operators Seek To Block Methane Limits  [PaEN]

-- Erie Times Guest Essay: Methane Pollution, Pennsylvania’s Clean Air Unfinished Business - By Environmental Defense Fund, PA Environmental Council

-- AP: Difficulty Measuring Methane/Natural Gas Emissions Slows Plan To Slash Pollution [PA Example Looking For Leaking Wells]

-- PJM Interconnection Electric Grid Operator Issues Cold Weather Alert, Conservative Operations For Feb. 3–4  [PaEN]

-- Observer-Reporter Guest Essay: Building On Our Energy Foundation - By Jeff Kotula, Washington County Chamber of Commerce  [Here’s the “big picture” they didn’t talk about]  

-- PA Capital-Star: How Did Renewables Fare During Winter Storm Elliott In December?  [Fossil Fuel Failures, Natural Gas Shortages, Wind & Solar Performed As Forecasts Projected] 

-- PennFuture Blog: Lessons From December Deep Freeze - Don’t Put All Our Energy Generation Eggs In One Basket - By Rob Altenburg

-- PA Solar Center Webinar: Feb. 17 - Apply For USDA Rural Energy For America Program, G.E.T. Solar Programs To Reduce Your Energy Costs  [PaEN]

-- WESA/Lehigh Valley News: Sen. Casey Visits Lehigh Valley Crayola Factory, Highlights Use Of Renewable Energy

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Higher Education Has A Critical Role To Play In Tackling The Energy Crisis - By Lee Kump, Penn State College Of Earth & Mineral Sciences

-- Better Path Coalition: Brown Bag Briefing On Impacts Of Unconventional Shale Gas Development By John Stolz, Duquesne University - Now Available On Demand

-- University Of Pittsburgh Hosts Feb. 6 Webinar: Reaping What We Spill, Leak And Spew  [PaEN] 

-- MCall: Lehigh Valley H.S. Student Headed To U.S. Capitol To Demo His Award-Winning Recycling App, RecycleBot

-- DEP/PROP: Study Shows Growth in K-12 Students' Recycling Knowledge; 1988 Recycling Law Updates Needed  [PaEN]

-- Williamsport Sun: Lycoming College Receives $10,000 Grant To Support Environmental Education

-- Attorney General Files Criminal Charges Against Dallas Area Authority, Luzerne County For Dumping Millions Of Gallons Of Untreated Wastewater Into Toby Creek  [PaEN]

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: Attorney General Files Charges Against Dallas Area Authority In Luzerne County For Dumping Millions Of Gallons Of Untreated Wastewater Into Toby Creek Via Secretly Installed Pipes

-- Citizens Voice: Dallas Area Authority Faces Criminal Charges Over Illegal Sewage Dumping Through Secretly Constructed Pipes

-- Lancaster Clean Water Partners Update: Starting 2023 At A Pace For Success; Watershed Leadership Academy Begins; Much More!

-- Bay Journal Forum: For A Resilient Chesapeake Bay, We Need An Even More Resilient Effort - By Kate Fritz, Alliance For The Chesapeake Bay

-- Pike Conservation District: Link Between Forests & Healthy Watersheds; Environmental Ed Grant Application Period Open  [PaEN]

-- Bay Journal Forum: Rewilding Wetlands - The Clear Path To Clearer Water - By Joseph Sweeney, Water Science Institute & Drew Altland, Ecotone, LLC

-- Protecting Clean Water Together: Where Does Your Water Come From? - By Carol Hillestad for Brodhead Watershed Association, Monroe County [PA Has No Water Well Construction Standards]

-- Penn State Extension: Climate Risk And Private Water Wells  [PaEN]

-- Penn State Extension Watershed Winds Newsletter: Upcoming Educational Opportunities, Water Education Summit, PA PFAS Drinking Water Rule; Watershed Stewards; Much More!

-- Delaware RiverKeeper Feb. 3 RiverWatch Video Report

-- Pocono Heritage Land Trust: A Cautionary Tale In Land Conservation - Why A Handshake Is No Longer Enough - By Carol Hillestad  [PaEN]

-- PA Capital-Star: Resolution To Study Wildlife Conservation Corridors To Be Reintroduced In House

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Wilderness Has Value

-- Save Pennsylvania's Forests: Feb. 8 Webinar - Protect Our Forests From ATVs + Panel Discussion. Noon.

-- Penn State Extension Land Use Webinar Series Continues: Feb. 15 - Using Community Schoolyards To Increase Park Access

-- Penn State Extension: Forest Landowners Conference Slated For State College March 24-25

-- Penn State Extension To Offer 6-Part Webinar Series In March On Homesteading - Living On A Few Acres

-- Penn State Extension Feb. 25 Webinar: Fall In Love With Your Garden Again With Nationally Recognized Gardening Experts, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

-- Pittsburgh-based Landforce: Apply To Become A Landforce Crew Member Today!  Deadline Feb. 27

-- TribLive: Penn State Extension Master Gardeners Get Early, Informative Start To Season At Monroeville Seed Swap

-- Penn State Extension: Home Garden News, Online Learning Opportunities, Master Gardener Calendar

-- Penn State: Spotted Lanternfly Experts Share What Research Has Uncovered About The Pest

-- Penn State: Deer Browsing Just One Of Many Factors Shaping North American Forests  

-- Philly Voice: Reintroducing Cougars To PA Would Better Control Its Deer Population, Some Scientists Say 

-- WITF: Centre Wildlife Care Urges Hunters To Use Non-Lead Ammo After Another Bald Eagle Dies From Lead Poisoning

-- TribLive: Groundhog Day In Punxsutawney: What To Know Before You Go 

-- Reading Eagle: Broad-Winged Hawks, Bald Eagles Big Winners At Hawk Mountain During Fall Migration

-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: Register Now For Youth Summer Nature Camps

-- Warren Times: Test Your Skills At Audubon Community Nature Center’s February Winter Treasure Hunt

-- Altoona Mirror: Old Crow Wetland Focus Of Art Exhibit At Huntingdon County Arts Center

-- Western PA Conservancy Water - Land - Life Newsletter: Summer Internships; Invasive Species Challenge; Upcoming Webinars; Protecting Land; More!

-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: Upcoming Events In February - Winter Ecology Course, Owl Prowl, Farmland Raptors, Sensory Safari, More!

-- Williamsport Sun - Bill Bower: Reflections In Nature: As Spring Slowly Approaches, Buds Start Appearing

-- Nature At Risk: Are We Driving Out the Northern Leopard Frog? - By Carol Hillestad for Brodhead Watershed Association, Monroe County

Visit the PA Parks & Forests Foundation’s Events webpage and DCNR’s Calendar of Events for activities happening near you.

Visit DEP’s Teaching Green webpage to learn about more environmental education resources.

Visit the PA Environment Digest Calendar Of Events for more opportunities.

[Posted: February 5, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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