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Workshop for Science Teachers to Be Held at Earth Science Center

A workshop that will help secondary-school science teachers in Pennsylvania meet the pending state Department of Education requirements for environment and ecology education will be offered July 23-27 at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Earth Science Center near Allenwood.

The weeklong session will focus on environmental-health issues, integrated pest management and environmental laws and regulations. It will incorporate Project Learning Tree’s new module, “Exploring Environmental Issues: Focus on Risk,” which is designed to help students explore various aspects of environmental and human-health risks. The workshop is being offered through a state Department of Environmental Protection environmental-education grant.

The goal is to provide educators with information on how to teach risk assessment and management to their students. The curriculum developed during the session will be posted on the Internet. Debra A. Buckman, assistant professor of environmental technology at Penn College, will serve as coordinator for the workshop.

Participants will be housed at The Village at Penn College on the main campus in Williamsport and will eat breakfast and dinner at Penn College’s Le Jeune Chef restaurant. The $285 cost includes housing, meals (including box lunches) and transportation to and from the Earth Science Center.

For reservations or more information, call the Teacher Development Center at Penn College at (570) 327-4775 and ask for Sue Manzitti .

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