Events to explore
All events and presentations are open to the public as well as Moshannon Group members unless otherwise stated.
Sun, Sep 6 • 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Penns Valley Crickfest
Rain or SHine at Coburn Park
Join the Penns Valley Conservation Association at Crickfest — food, fun and good times. More information....
Wed, Sep 9 • 7 p.m.
Merchants of Doubt
at The State Theatre,
130 West Colege Avenue, State College
Join us at The State Theatre to view a free screening of Merchants of Doubt to be followed by a discussion panel including Micheal Mann and Janet Swim. Co-sponsored by the Penn State Sustainability Institute and Sierra Club Moshannon Group, Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, the Center for Democratic Liberation and Penn State Reads, this event is free to the public. More information....
Sat, Oct 24 • 7 p.m.
Golden Eagle Migration and Over-Wintering on Jacks and Stone Mountains
Calvary Bible Church, 100 Calvary Lane, Lewistown
(Just off the Burnham exit of 322)
Dr. Trish Miller will present her on-going and extensive research of real-time golden eagle migration patterns over the ridges of Mifflin County via cellular telemetry mapping. Arrive early to see Jon Kauffman of Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center give a live Golden Eagle presentation at 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. Laura Jackson will also have a brief update on the remaining Wind Turbine Project proposed for Jacks Mountain. Contact Cindy at 717-935-0164 for more information.
Outings to enjoy
All outings are open to the public as well as Moshannon Group members.
Sat, Sep 12 • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Learn to Locate and Verify Plugging of Abandon Oil Wells
Warren Public Library (205 Market St, Warren, PA) and guided activities in the Allegheny State Forest
Fieldwork opportunity to locate and verify the plugging integrity of abandoned oil and gas wells. Activities include a brief informational session outlining the resources available to identify areas of historic oil and gas development and the process of locating orphan and abandoned wells. Attendees will then participate in guided activities focusing on surface expressions of historic oil and gas development and on using historic documents to locate orphan and abandoned wells. Fieldtrip will includes a presentation by the PA DEP on well plugging and their interest in using citizen science to verify the quality of previously plugged wells in McKean County. The afternoon consists of fieldwork in areas of historic oil and gas development in Allegheny State Forest, focusing on locating several previously plugged wells and making observations in the field.
Lunch and transportation to the fieldsite will be provided. Participants will need to make individual arrangements for transportation to the Warren Public Library. RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m.on Thurs, Sep 10 to participate. This opportunity is open to the public so please feel free to invite interested folks and advertise in your communities!
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