Virtual Pennsylvania Lake Erie Environmental Forum (PA LEEF)

February 21, 2023
3:00 – 5:30 PM Eastern

(ERIE, PA) – Education and volunteerism will be the focus for the next Pennsylvania Lake Erie Environmental Forum (PALEEF), hosted virtually on February 21, 2023, at 3:00PM Eastern. Participation is free but registration is required. The forums are hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and Pennsylvania Sea Grant.

Invited speakers from Pennsylvania Sea Grant, the School District of Philadelphia, the Intermediate Unit, and the Regional Science Consortium will come together to discuss science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in Pennsylvania. Participants will hear from experienced and creative teachers who have successfully enhanced environmental literacy at their school. Discussions will cover innovative and successful education programs and dive into environmental literacy.

Following the education experts, Penn State Extension professionals will speak about existing fundamental volunteer programs occurring throughout Pennsylvania. Passionate Pennsylvanians will hear about programs that can ignite their passion for clean land and water, including the Master Watershed Steward program, Master Gardener program, 4-H, First Investigation of Stream Health (FISH), the Master Well Owner Network (MWON), and Greening the Lower Susquehanna (GLS): Volunteer Corp.

The format of this Forum will be different from previous PA LEEF meetings, in that all formal and informal educators, volunteers, and anyone passionate about the topics of STEM and volunteerism are encouraged to join us as we explore educational and environmental opportunities for youth and adults across the state.

Participation is free, but registration is required. Contact Amber Stilwell, Pennsylvania Sea Grant’s Lake Erie Coastal Outreach Specialist, for additional details or with questions. The Forum agenda and links to previously recorded sessions are available online.

Pennsylvania Sea Grant is supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Penn State University, and through federal, state, and local funding.


Main Office: Tom Ridge Environmental Center 301 Peninsula Dr., Suite 3 Erie, PA 16505 814-217-9011