Articles: Tag: Creek Connections

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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Creek Connections Holds Teacher Development Workshop

Creek Connections held a Teacher Development Workshop hosted by Seneca Valley Intermediate High School with 25 educators in attendance. Dr. Zachary Loughman and Dr. Karen Kettler from West Liberty University presented Project Crawdad. Teachers learned about crayfish identification and life history as well as activities they can do with their students and how they can

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Branby Helps Lead Environmental Workshop

Laura Branby, Creek Connections Pittsburgh educator and Creek Camp director, partnered with Dr. Paula Purnell of Sense of Place Learning for a workshop at the 2017 Pennsylvania Environmental Educators Association Conference at McKeever Environmental Learning Center on March 14 titled “Water, Land & Air: Science, Technology, Research, Engineering Art, & Mathematics in Urban Communities.”

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Creek Connections to Showcase Waterway Research by Local Students

Creek Connections will host its 21st annual student research symposium on Friday, April 7 in the Henderson Campus Center at Allegheny College. Community members are invited to view students’ project displays beginning at 10 a.m. Creek Connections is an outreach program of Allegheny College that brings hands-on, inquiry-based education about watersheds to students ranging in

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Little Einsteins

Allegheny Hosts Hands-On Science Workshop for Area Fourth-Graders The day began with the first student walking into a classroom saying: “Yes! I love science! I want to be a scientist!” It’s safe to say that March 17 was a good day for that student and many of his classmates. This student, along with fourth-graders from

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