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2014-04-22 23:06:41

Event to Encourage STEM Education in 4th Through 8th Grade Classrooms Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 K’NEX Education®, America’s STEM Building Solution, is pleased to announce a new competition for Pennsylvania students in grades 4-8. The 2014 STEM Design Challenge will be hosted by Harrisburg University on May 2nd and is sponsored by three outstanding Pennsylvania organizations: K’NEX, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Allegheny Intermediate Unit (IU3). The STEM Design...

2014-04-22 23:01:29

Oasis Energy chooses Earth Day to introduce their Clean Gas plans in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Oasis Energy becomes one of the first energy suppliers in the Northeast to offer 100% carbon offset natural gas plans. Oasis Energy’s Clean Gas plans help reduce the overall effects of carbon pollution by neutralizing all of the estimated CO2 emissions associated with a customer’s usage. Reducing CO2 emissions is important to many...

2014-04-22 16:29:13

HANOVER, Pa., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Snyder's of Hanover is bringing the crunch to National Pretzel Day on Saturday, April 26 with a series of social media and sampling events for pretzel lovers across the country. From Boston to Sacramento, the nation's leading pretzel brand will be hosting celebrations in nine cities for consumers to join in the pretzel fun. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140422/77360 At each of the nine National Pretzel Day events, consumers can...

2014-04-22 16:26:45

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania will open the special exhibit "A Fondness for Birds: Pennsylvania's Alexander Wilson," to the public on Friday, May 16, 2014. Hailed as the first artist-writer to scientifically capture and document American birds from life in naturalistic poses, Wilson's published work preceded John James Audubon's famous illustrations by a decade. The exhibit, which will run through March 15, 2015, will...

2014-04-22 16:20:30

Preview period to run from April 25 - April 28 HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 360 vehicles will be auctioned off when the commonwealth holds its second state fleet auction on Tuesday, April 29 at the Manheim Central Penn Auto Auction, 488 Firehouse Road, Grantville, Dauphin County at 10 a.m. "Commonwealth vehicle fleet auctions always generate a public interest for the opportunities they present for individuals to purchase a quality used...

2014-04-22 12:31:13

Free download from ECRI Institute highlights root causes for serious patient safety events PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient safety is a top priority for every healthcare organization, but knowing where to direct initiatives can be daunting. To help organizations decide where to focus their efforts, ECRI Institute has compiled its first annual list of the Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations....

2014-04-22 12:23:59

DRUMS, Pa., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti at Nescopeck State Park today unveiled Kids in Nature, renewing a focus on getting Pennsylvania's families to spend more time enjoying the outdoors. To celebrate Earth Day, Ferretti spent an hour talking with the 8th grade students from the Hazleton Area School District attending a full-day program at the park about protecting watersheds. "Well-documented...

2014-04-22 12:23:25

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today issued a proclamation recognizing April 22, 2014 as "Earth Day" in Pennsylvania. This year's celebration marks the 44th anniversary of the first Earth Day, a movement which elevated the nation's consciousness and awareness of environmental stewardship and civic duty. This year's theme, "Pick It Up - Pennsylvania," is aimed at encouraging continued citizen involvement in helping to beautify...

2014-04-21 23:10:02

Greenbee Parking, a rising new airport parking service, has just announced a new range of deals for travelers using the Albany (ALB) airport. The Albany airport parking rates will be further slashed for all their customers. Albany, NY (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Greenbee Parking, a young and fast growing airport parking service, has announced their latest parking offers for travelers using the Albany (ALB) airport. Now their customers will have the added benefit of secure parking spots without...

2014-04-21 23:08:35

The April 25-27 Face of America bicycle ride from non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports will see more than 500 participants, including 130 injured veterans. The two-day ride from the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia will travel 110 miles to the historic battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 More than 500 participants on bicycles, hand cycles, and recumbent bicycles will travel 110 miles on a two-day ride that begins April 26 from the Pentagon in...


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Allegheny National Forest
2013-10-30 09:24:27

The Allegheny National Forest is a National Forest that can be found in northwestern Pennsylvania. The forest covers 513,175 acres of land. In the forest is the Kinzua Dam, which impounds the Allegheny River to create Allegheny Reservoir. The administrative headquarters for the Allegheny National Forest can be found in Warren. It has two ranger stations, one in Bradford, McKean County and one in Marienville, Forest County. The forest lies in the heart of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas...

2012-06-14 08:07:31

Symbol: USPE Group: Lichen Family: Parmeliaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Parmeliaceae Genus   Usnea Dill. ex Adans. – beard lichen Species   Usnea pensylvanica Mot. – Pennsylvania beard lichen

2012-06-14 09:31:34

Symbol: SPPE6 Group: Moss Family: Splachnaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   TEPE3 Tetraplodon pennsylvanicum (Brid.) Sayre Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Funariales Family   Splachnaceae Genus   Splachnum Hedw....

2012-06-14 10:58:32

Symbol: RUPE3 Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   RUAB2 Rubus abactus L.H. Bailey Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CT, DC, IL, IN, KY, MA, ME, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular...

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2012-06-14 11:36:19

Symbol: RAPE2 Group: Dicot Family: Ranunculaceae Duration: Annual Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N AK    N CAN    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AK, AZ, CT, DC, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, RI, SD, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom  ...

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