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Lancaster to host Marcellus Matters: Community Science Volunteer Program
Lancaster, Pa. – Residents of rural Lancaster County will have the opportunity to participate in the Marcellus Community Science Volunteer Program, a ten-week program exploring the natural and social sciences through the context of natural gas development.

Supported by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, the Marcellus Matters educational program provides opportunities to increase knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and engage in scientific inquiry through the lens of energy resources. The program is designed to increase participants’ knowledge of science and encourage constructive dialogue about complex and difficult issues.

The program will begin Tuesday, January 13, 2015 and continue each Tuesday for ten weeks from 6:00 to 8:30 PM in the Pennfield Multipurpose Room at the Farm and Home Center (1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, Pa. 17601). Participants must be registered to attend.

Program topics include energy resources, managing water resources, shale development engineering, land-use planning, and understanding community impacts of natural resource extraction.

For more information, please contact Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research project coordinator, Terry Noll (tmg3@psu.edu; 814 865 6598).
Thu, February 19, 2015 by Genevieve

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