Articles: Tag: Creek Connections

Allegheny College Receives Grant to Support MLK Program in Meadville

Allegheny College has received a grant of $44,549 from the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and supported by the U.S.Department of Education. The grant will allow the college’s award-winning Creek Connections program, an environmental education outreach program that brings hands-on environmental education to

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Allegheny College Receives Grant to Help Promote Creek Connections Program

Allegheny College has received a $1,500 grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s Watershed Mini Grant Program in support of the college’s Creek Connections program, an environmental education outreach program that brings hands-on environmental education to K-12 schools throughout western Pennsylvania. The grant will be used to purchase promotional materials

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Allegheny’s Laura Branby Wins Outstanding Environmental Educator Award

Laura Branby, the Pittsburgh-area educator for Allegheny College’s award-winning Creek Connections watershed education program, has received the 2020 Outstanding Environmental Educator Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators. “Standing with me are many, many educators, formal and informal, and environmental professionals who work alongside me every day. They are the ones who teach me,

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Allegheny’s Creek Connections Celebrates Silver Anniversary of Aquatic Exploration

It’s been 25 years since Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Jim Palmer first waded into the waters of French Creek with a group of curious Meadville-area high school students in search of hellbenders and other aquatic curiosities. That day marked the beginning of Allegheny College’s hugely successful Creek Connections program, which has educated

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Allegheny Summer Academy Gives Students a Sampling of College Life

High school students can be very curious about what lies ahead for them, especially when it comes to living and studying on a college campus. Well, the opportunity to get a sneak peek at that experience has arrived with the Allegheny College Summer Academy for 2020. With three new academies to choose from, high school

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Allegheny’s Creek Connections to Host Two Regional Symposiums

Creek Connections will host its 24th annual student research symposium on Friday, April 5, in the Henderson Campus Center at Allegheny College, and community members are invited to view students’ project displays beginning at 10:15 a.m. Creek Connections is an outreach program of Allegheny College that brings hands-on, inquiry-based education about watersheds to students ranging

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Allegheny’s Creek Connections Receives $40,000 Grable Foundation Grant

Allegheny College’s Creek Connections program has received a $40,000 grant from the Grable Foundation to fund educator expenses in the Pittsburgh area, such as workshops, water-testing kits and school travel over the next two years. “The grant allows us to continue our high level of support to Pittsburgh-area teachers, including materials for water-quality monitoring and

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Creek Connections Receives Grant for Water-Quality Monitoring Kits

Creek Connections at Allegheny College has received a $2,100 grant from Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to purchase water-quality monitoring equipment. “This grant is important because we are a long-time successful environmental-education project with ongoing costs,” said Wendy Kedzierski, Creek Connections project director. “We have a few schools that have been

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Creek Connections Uses Grant to Purchase New Stream-Testing Kits

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has awarded Allegheny College a grant of $1,500 in support of its Creek Connections program for pH test kits to continue measuring water quality in local watersheds. K-12 students involved with Creek Connections use the pH kits to test how acidic or basic the water is as part of their overall

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