Tag Archives: Pennsylvania

  1. Fair Trade for the holidays and every day

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    December 28, 2020 by Dr. G

    Fair Trade Town sign in Media, Pennsylvania

    A short reflection on what living and working in America’s first Fair Trade Town means to me

  2. Temperature blanket – the perfect baby gift

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    December 7, 2020 by Dr. G

    Temperature baby blanket

    In 2017, I started crocheting temperature data. It was inspired by a tweet I saw on Twitter at the very …
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  3. PA – Quilting during Science-a-Thon 2020

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    October 16, 2020 by Dr. G

    Dr. G posed with levee quilt

    Each year, I look forward to participating in the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN) Science-a-Thon, a social media effort during …
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  4. Temperature blanket – Tyler Arboretum at the beginning

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    July 23, 2020 by Dr. G

    2020 has been an unbelievable year – all things changed in March, including my education and outreach plans for the …
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  5. PA – Hawken and Enos, How To Change The World

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    December 6, 2019 by Dr. G

    A colleague on campus forwarded me an announcement that the founder of Project Drawdown, Paul Hawken, was going to be …
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  6. SciQuilt – Episode Zero

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    September 8, 2019 by Dr. G

    It seems as if my latest quilt should have been the very first one I created for my collection of …
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  7. PA – Scott Kelly, Franklin Institute Speaker Series

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    November 18, 2018 by Dr. G

    On the evening of November 7, 2018, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend The Franklin Institute Speaker …
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  8. PA – 2018 AASHE Conference

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    October 5, 2018 by Dr. G

    I’m co-chair of the Sustainovation Team on campus, a group of faculty and staff that work towards campus/community collaborations that …
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  9. PA – Sustainability tour of Lincoln Financial Field

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    September 17, 2018 by Dr. G

    On Saturday, September 15, I had the amazing opportunity to journey with a group from Penn State Brandywine and Amy …
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  10. PA – 2nd Annual Energy Harvesting Society Meeting

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    September 8, 2018 by Dr. G

    I had the great opportunity to attend the annual meeting of the Energy Harvesting Society, hosted by Penn State at …
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  11. PA – PECO Green Roof Tour

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    June 23, 2018 by Dr. G

    On June 20, I had the opportunity to go on a tour of the PECO Energy Company‘s green roof on …
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  12. PA – 2018 Philadelphia Rally For Science

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    April 15, 2018 by Dr. G

    I was honored to be asked to serve as one of the speakers for the Philadelphia Science Action (PSA)’s Rally …
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  13. AZ & DC – Grant review and Meeting with NOAA

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    March 15, 2018 by Dr. G

    There have been a few activities for me in these early months of 2018. After the ePortfolio forum at AAC&U …
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  14. PA, DC – NEGSA and AGU Meetings

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    May 29, 2017 by Dr. G

    Overall, 2017 is going to be a slow year for conference travel. With administrative responsibilities increasing for me on campus, …
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  15. PA – 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    March 8, 2016 by Dr. G

    This is a very important week for those with a passion for horticulture. The city of Philadelphia becomes the “city …
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  16. PA – Pennsylvania Communication Association 76th Annual Convention

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    October 23, 2015 by Dr. G

    I haven’t been able to get some of my short trips up on this blog – since I’ve started blogging …
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  17. PA – 2015 TLT Symposium

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    March 21, 2015 by Dr. G

    I haven’t been traveling for a few months – which has been fine with me, especially in this miserable winter …
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  18. PA – End of the Sabbatical

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    July 26, 2014 by Dr. G

    From July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, I was on sabbatical from teaching at Penn State Brandywine (students, you …
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  19. PA – Sensing Change at the Chemical Heritage Foundation

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    April 29, 2014 by Dr. G

    A few days ago, I went in to panic mode, realizing that I only had a few more days to …
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  20. PA – HighWaterLine: A Walking Art Experience at the Philadelphia Science Festival

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    April 27, 2014 by Dr. G

    The Philadelphia Science Festival has begun and is off to a great start!  When looking over the numerous events taking …
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  21. PA – Tiktaalik roseae on display

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    April 23, 2014 by Dr. G

    It is funny how some topics that I teach come back around in new and exciting ways… take, for example, …
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  22. PA – TEDxPhiladelphia 2014

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    March 30, 2014 by Dr. G

    I purchased the ticket back in December, and finally, the day arrived!  I had attended TEDxPhilly back in 2011, TEDxPhiladelphiaEd …
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  23. PA – March Philly SciTweetup

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    March 30, 2014 by Dr. G

    Reminder: The next #PhillySciTweetup will be 3/27, 5:30 pm at Landmark Americana at 34th & Market. If you dig science …
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  24. PA – 2014 NEGSA Section Meeting, Sunday AM

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    March 23, 2014 by Dr. G

    “If you worry about getting through the entire textbook, then you are forgetting why you are there [in the classroom].”  …
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  25. PA – 2014 TLT Symposium, Saturday PM

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    March 23, 2014 by Dr. G

    The afternoon of the 2014 TLT Symposium had two Concurrent Sessions and a final afternoon keynote.  The first afternoon session …
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  26. PA – 2014 TLT Symposium, Saturday AM

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    March 23, 2014 by Dr. G

    Each year, Penn State University hosts a university-wide conference called the TLT Symposium (that stands for Teaching and Learning with …
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  27. PA – Dan Kahan, Chestnut trees, and Robbie Melton

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    March 22, 2014 by Dr. G

    I have been at the Penn State – University Park campus for the past several days, engaging in work related …
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  28. PA – Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association 2013 conference

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    December 7, 2013 by Dr. G

    On December 5th and 6th, the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association held its annual conference in State College, PA, with the …
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  29. PA – Covering Complex Science, by Joe Palca (NPR)

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    November 22, 2013 by Dr. G

    Last night, I attended the Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture at the Chemical Heritage Foundation.  I’ve known about the CHF and …
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  30. PA – PATACF meeting at Tyler Arboretum

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    November 4, 2013 by Dr. G

    Sometimes, I am lucky enough where a conference takes place right in my backyard – literally!  I was recently asked …
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  31. PA – 2nd Annual PAESTA Conference

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    October 6, 2013 by Dr. G

    On Friday and Saturday, October 4-5, the Penn State Brandywine campus was the host to the 2nd Annual PAESTA Conference.  …
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  32. PA – Park(ing) Day Philadelphia

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    September 20, 2013 by Dr. G

    Park(ing) Day seeks to reclaim parking spots and transform them into engaging, people-friendly parking spaces for one day a year. …
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  33. PA – ESSP Workshops at Penn State Brandywine

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    August 2, 2013 by Dr. G

    The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity on the research front for me!  We just completed two …
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  34. PA – Science Fair Judge at Meredith School

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    June 17, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today, I did a volunteer activity that is a common one in which science faculty participate – serving as a …
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  35. PA – ESSP Work in June 2013, State College

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    June 7, 2013 by Dr. G

    Since I was already in north-central Pennsylvania for the NAGT-ES conference, I decided to head down to State College for …
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  36. PA – NAGTES Meeting, wrap-up

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    June 2, 2013 by Dr. G

    Reflection is not just something I have my students do after hearing guest speakers or completing major projects. It is …
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  37. PA – NAGTES Meeting, Day 3

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    June 1, 2013 by Dr. G

    Today was the third and final full day of the NAGT-Eastern Section Conference. Today’s fieldtrip was to the Grand Canyon …
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  38. PA – NAGTES Meeting, Day 2

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    May 31, 2013 by Dr. G

    Day 2 of the NAGT-Eastern Section conference was dedicated entirely to a Marcellus Shale Field Trip.  Despite knowing that temperatures …
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  39. PA – NAGTES Meeting, Day 1

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    May 30, 2013 by Dr. G

    This is a very hard post to write.  I don’t think I’ve ever had a negative entry on my blog.  …
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  40. PA – NAGTES Meeting, pre-trip

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    May 30, 2013 by Dr. G

    It seems like I just finished unpacking and doing my laundry from my Iceland trip – and now, I’m off …
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  41. PA – Mid-Atlantic Fair Trade Student Leadership Training

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    April 6, 2013 by Dr. G

    I did not have to travel very far for this one – just across the hall from my office!  In …
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  42. PA – 2013 TLT Symposium

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    March 16, 2013 by Dr. G

    The day finally arrived!  The 2013 Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) Symposium was held at the Penn State University …
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  43. PA – pre-TLT Symposium, part 2

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    March 15, 2013 by Dr. G

    I often tell my students that a trip to State College is filled with meeting after meeting after meeting, resulting …
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  44. PA – pre-TLT Symposium

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    March 14, 2013 by Dr. G

    I’ve arrived in State College today, getting ready for a series of grant meetings, activities with the Department of Geosciences, …
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  45. PA – ESSP Work, State College

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    February 4, 2013 by Dr. G

    This is my first trip of many that I will be making to the Penn State University Park (UP) campus …
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  46. PA – NSF Grant Advisory Board Meeting, State College

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    September 27, 2012 by Dr. G

    For two days, I was in State College for multiple purposes, but the primary reason for the trip was to …
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  47. PA – 2012 ESSP Plate Tectonics Workshop

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    July 29, 2012 by Dr. G

    This week is the Plate Tectonics workshop for a grant that I am a co-principal investigator on.  The workshop is …
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Are you interested in adding more foods to your diet that are sustainably sourced? How appetizing would insects be to you? I can't wait for the next virtual lecture with @visitmediapa's Delaware County Institute of Science, which is on this exact topic! Join Dr. Emily Moscato from @saintjosephs University on March 8th at 7:30PM (ET) to see how society can move towards producing and consuming more sustainable foods. The lecture is free (registration required) at: https://tinyurl.com/dcislectureseries
Today was the first day of a "Sustainability in Our Curriculum" workshop. From now through May, I'm with a cohort of faculty in Penn State's College of Earth & Mineral Sciences (@psu_ems) to develop sustainability-related curriculum for our EMS courses. I look forward to working with others for new ideas, perspectives, and resources to address areas that I need to develop further for my students.
For February, I made a mini-quilt for my front door I’ve titled I HeART Earth Science. It represents both my identity as an Earth scientist and the creative way I communicate science. The big read heart in the middle represents not just my heart for my work and where my creativity originates, but Planet Earth. The green and blue batik fabrics around the heart represent land and water, the Earth systems of hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere - the complex systems that interact with each other and provide the foundation for the living and non-living components of our environments.
Beautiful/chilly day to get out for a walk - or, to finally get the car out for a drive! (until tomorrow’s snow...)
In the month of January, I gave the walkers in my neighborhood something different to look at each day - a growing record of weather comparisons! For my January 2021 #SciDoor, I crocheted a temperature record of the maximum daily temperature recorded in this area from 50 years ago, and compared that value to this year. Slowly, day-by-day, I built out the record of comparing temperatures (left side is 1971, right side is 2021), with row 1 being the data for January 1st, row 2 representing the temperature data for January 2nd, etc. It was a fun way to start the day each morning, crocheting a row at a time!