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Land Use Decision-Making Summer/Fall 2023 Webinar Series (Penn State Extension)

Scheduled Monthly, Noon - 1:15PM

This webinar series is designed to assist planners, elected officials and citizens to better engage in land use decision making processes.

  • October 18 | Accessory Dwelling Units: Removing Barriers and Encouraging Construction from the Ground Up
  • November 15 | Planner's Use of Social Media


  • Individual Webinars, $15
  • Non-credit registration for the series, $50
  • RLA credit registration for the series, $65
  • CM credit* registration for the series, $95

*Each webinar is 1.25 CM credits or  6.5 credits for the series.


Questions? Contact Peter Wulfhorst at [email protected] or call (570) 832-2803

The Dive Deeper Summit

September 27 & 28, 8AM - 4PM | Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center

The Dive Deeper Summit is a multi-state environmental education summit spotlighting innovative teaching about water. This biennial conference is for anyone who teaches youth about water or anyone interested in educational tools and resources for teaching about water.

The Dive Deeper Summit includes a full day of conference sessions, including your choice of concurrent session presentations, morning refreshments, lunch buffet, exhibits and networking, an opportunity to have your home drinking water tested, and more! New this year, the conference will also include a pre-conference evening reception with an educational movie screening and panel discussion.


Who is this for?

  • Anyone interested in learning more about water and water resources is welcome to attend!

What will you learn?

  • Enjoy new informative speakers, take home new curriculum ideas, and create new networking opportunities
  • Learn about current and emerging water issues in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond
  • Discover new technology resources to enhance your STEM education offerings

Free Water Testing

Participants will have the opportunity to bring a sample of their home drinking water to be tested. This educational testing will provide you with information about the safety of your drinking water. It is also an excellent way to learn about testing drinking water as a possible classroom activity for your students.

Woodland Stewardship: Guided Engagement with Your Land

Five live virtual discussions, 7PM -8:30PM | $135 per person | REGISTER

  • October 4
  • October 18
  • November 1
  • November 15

In Pennsylvania, private forest landowners own 11.5 million acres (almost 70% of the forests). Yet private lands are not necessarily well managed. Research shows that Pennsylvania's woodland owners overwhelmingly want to do the right thing when it comes to taking care of their land, but they consider a lack of knowledge and information to be their major stumbling block in that effort. Although this course focuses on Pennsylvania woods and landowners, much of the information applies to land in other states as well, particularly those in the Northeast.

In this educator-guided course, you will learn about forests and how to take care of them. Through a combination of educational videos and short readings, you'll gain a solid understanding of what it means to be a woodland steward and ways to apply your new knowledge to your own woodlot. You will learn practical, hands-on skills, as well as some "big picture" concepts related to woodland management. You can check your learning with quick, ungraded questions, and download and print the handouts that accompany this course. In addition, you can interact with fellow learners and instructors through discussion boards.

As you work through this course, you will have the opportunity to build a detailed map of your property. Educators will be available to coach you during five live discussions to take place 7-8:30 pm ET on these dates: September 20, October 4, October 18, November 1, and November 15. If you miss a live discussion, a recording will be available later.

This course has eight sections. At the end of each section, there is a short quiz. You will need to score 70% or better on these quizzes to earn a certificate of completion.

Note: This is an instructor-guided course with live discussions. If you are interested in an asynchronous version of this course without live discussions, see Woodland Stewardship: Management Practices for Landowners.

Who is this for?

  • Anyone interested in better understanding forests and stewardship practices
  • Woodland owners

What will you learn?
You will learn how to:

  • recognize the importance of forests and the need for woodland stewardship
  • outline forest management techniques
  • identify trees
  • measure diameter, height, and volume of trees
  • collect field data on a forest stand
  • protect wildlife habitat and water quality
  • develop legacy plans for the future of forest health
  • develop a detailed map of your woodland
  • create the foundation for engaging a professional to help you manage your woodlot


Sustainable PA Conference

November 1-3 | Wyndham Gettysburg | $175/person

This conference will bring together professionals and advocates in the sustainability sector to share ideas, strategies, and best practices for creating a Local Climate Action Plan and reaching local community energy emissions reduction goals. A Local Climate Action Plan is a minimum requirement for many of the available grants, so attendees will learn about the best practices to complete one. By attending, you'll have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field, connect with like-minded individuals, and contribute to a more sustainable future for Pennsylvania.  The goal of the conference is for attendees to walk away with a Local Climate Action Plan started, and connections to make the completion easier to accomplish.


CNRAC Conversations: Storing Carbon in the Pennsylvania Landscape

This two-part webinar series explores opportunities to reduce carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions through underground carbon storage and aboveground carbon sequestration. Learn how technology- and nature-based solutions can play a significant role in mitigating atmospheric CO₂ emissions and climate change. Panelists will address environmental and economic considerations for public and private landowners. Each webinar will conclude with a Q&A session and discussion. This webinar series is free and open to the public.

  • Part I: Below | Tuesday, September 21, Noon - 1:30PM | REGISTER
  • Part II: Above | Tuesday, October 17th, Noon - 1:30PM | REGISTER


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Pennsylvania Forest Seminar: Benefits of Large Woody Debris in Streams

Learn about the many benefits fallen woody debris can have on streams and floodplains. This presentation will review the effects of woody materials and current restoration efforts.

November 14 at NOON or 7PM | REGISTER for weblink

This presentation will discuss the benefits of downed woody materials to streams and current methods of restoring this critical ecosystem component. Historically, streams in Penn’s Woods looked much different than they do today. Fallen woody debris in stream channels and floodplains had a profound effect on stream-valley ecosystems, and the removal of those materials often had unintended consequences. MORE INFORMATION.

Renewable Energy Academy: Applied Energy Efficiency for Homes and Businesses

Thursday, October 26, 9AM - 11:45AM | $10 pp | REGISTER

Participants will be able to identify common strategies for energy efficiency upgrades to a home or business, understand how to interpret the results of an energy audit report, and outline the next steps for implementing energy efficiency measures. MORE INFORMATION.

2023 Delaware River Watershed Forum

September 28-29 | Wilmington, DE | REGISTER  

The Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed is thrilled to invite you to join us for the 11th Annual Delaware River Watershed Forum being held at The Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, DE, September 28-29, 2023.

The Delaware River Watershed Forum serves as a fun and meaningful opportunity for Coalition members, legislators, watershed advocates, environmental and community organizations, agencies, foundations and charitable trusts, constituents and residents, businesses, and students to convene and collaborate on protecting the Delaware River Watershed. Together, this working conference provides a platform to brainstorm solutions, identify gaps, improve skills, and build relationships to advance our shared goals.

Be sure to check out our FULL AGENDA, including our closing Plenary Session featuring a strategic planning discussion with William Penn Foundation.

National Conservation Training Center Training Announcement: Ecological Forestry in the Context of Climate Change

Third Tuesday, 1PM - 2PM ET | REGISTER

This 12-part monthly webinar series tells a story about how small- and large-scale forest disturbance, such as fire, wind, ice storms, hurricanes, sea-level rise, flooding, introduced and endemic forest pests, and others, impact forest ecosystems. The series will also examine ecological silviculture and climate adaptation approaches to help inform forest and wildlife management.

Contact Information:
FWS Forest Ecology Working Group - [email protected]
Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science - [email protected]

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