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Birding Classic grows, funds put to good use

For the second year in a row the Earth Day Birding Classic was held at Penn State Altoona as teams competed to identify by sight or sound as many species of birds as possible in 24 hours in Blair and nearby counties. Funds from the first classic were split between two local projects.

Altoona's Center for Community-Based Studies receives $5,000 mini-grant

The Center for Community-Based Studies is the recipient of a Pepsi Challenge Mini-grant awarded through University Park’s Sustainable Communities Collaborative.
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Penn State Altoona celebrates Earth Day(s) with week-long events

Penn State Altoona will present a series of events in celebration of Earth Week, April 17-21.
Earth Day(s)

Penn State celebrating Earth Day(s) with events throughout April

Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, but Penn State will celebrate Earth Day(s) with a variety of events for students, faculty, staff and the community throughout April. Activities are scheduled across the Commonwealth at many of Penn State's campuses, from Berks to University Park to Shenango.
Earth Day(s)

Penn State celebrating Earth Day(s) with events throughout April

Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, but Penn State will celebrate Earth Day(s) with a variety of events for students, faculty, staff and the community throughout April. Activities are scheduled across the Commonwealth at many of Penn State's campuses, from Berks to University Park to Shenango.
Earth Day(s)

Earth Day(s)

Join in the conversation on social media using #PSUEarthDays and visit the Earth Day(s) website to see how you can get involved.

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Penn State Altoona to hold second Birding Classic starting April 22

Penn State Altoona will hold the second Birding Classic beginning at noon on April 22. The goal of the event is for teams to count as many species of birds as possible in a 24-hour period.
Peltier device

Altoona professor, students look to solve complex ozone layer problem

Depletion of the ozone layer has been a major source of environmental concern for decades. Penn State Altoona professor Kofi Adu and his students are researching ways to heat and cool the earth without using dangerous substances.

'Birders' flock to Altoona's inaugural Earth Day Birding Classic

This past spring the first Earth Day Birding Classic was held at Penn State Altoona. The goal for each team was to identify — by sight or sound — as many species of birds as possible in 24 hours in Blair and nearby counties.

Planting trees for Flight 93

Students and faculty from the Environmental Studies and Honors programs joined about 150 other volunteers in the first of several tree planting phases at the Flight 93 Memorial Site.