2016 ALCOSAN Open House
3300 Preble Avenue 
Pittsburgh, PA 15233 
Saturday, September 17
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
 
Saturday, September 17 marks the return of ALCOSAN's annual award-winning Open House event, FREE and open to the public rain or shine!  Join us for the region's largest watershed and environmental festival, featuring hands-on environmental exhibits, treatment plant and laboratory tours, microbiology and watershed life demonstrations, and educational activities for all ages!
 

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 Twice a year, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police sponsors an opportunity for members of the community to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau. The Pittsburgh Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) brings the police and the community close together in a setting that offers a sample of police training to each participant.
  • Participants receive three hours of training one evening a week for 15 weeks.
  • Participants are taught the basics of criminal law, search and seizure, patrol tactics, firearms and many other subjects.
  • Participants learn about the processing of crimes, how police canines are used and are exposed to many of the specialty police units.
The program allows participants to experience some of the highlights of the police training and are exposed to the operations of the police bureau. 
 
All this takes place in a safe and entertaining training environment. 
 
Class size is limited to 30 participants. All interested persons must complete an application and give permission for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to conduct a background check to determine if they have a criminal record. 
 
The CPA application can be found at http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/pghbop/CPA_application.pdf 
 
Please return applications by U.S. mail or hand-deliver to the Pittsburgh Police Training Academy. All Applications must be received by September 2, 2016.
THIS PROGRAM IS NOT AN ACCREDITED CERTIFICATION COURSE TO BECOME A SWORN POLICE OFFICER. 
 
Return applications by U.S. mail or hand-deliver to the Pittsburgh Police Training Academy.
All applications must be received by September 2, 2016
The next session will begin Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
The program will be held each Tuesday 6:30 pm-9:30 pm for 15 weeks.
Main location is Pittsburgh Carrick High School,125 Parkfield Street, Pgh PA 15210 
 
See attached letter and application for more info.
Applications for the Fall 2016 Civic Leadership Academy are now available!  The Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) is a FREE ten week course that offers City residents an inside look on how City departments and authorities operate. Throughout the course, 12 City departments and authorities present on their day-to-day operations, budgets, new initiatives, and upcoming projects. Residents have the opportunity to ask questions, tour facilities, and network with fellow civic-minded residents. 
 
 
 
Applications are due August 5th, and classes begin Wednesday, September 14th. Classes are held every Wednesday for 10 weeks from 6-8:30 pm downtown, as well as various locations throughout the city.     

Fundamentals of Money Management
Thursday, July 19th at 7 PM
Daniel Webb, East End Food Co-op Federal Credit Union
POWER/EEFC Conference Room
Learn the basics of money management, budgeting, establishing and restoring credit. We’ll cover important concepts, useful skills and common pitfalls, in order to help you successfully maintain a healthy financial state. Join us on your journey to fiscal responsibility.

  The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Intern Program
Applications due by April 15th at Pittsburgh’s Online Employment Center
Summer Term
June 13th to August 12th
Fall Term
September 12th to November 11th
Requirements
  • Must be a college student
  • Completed at least 45 credit hours
  • Maintain at least a 2.5 QPA
Apply at:

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The Cops & Kids Summer Camp represents a unique experience for Pittsburgh area youth to understand and explore all aspects of policing and public safety.

For one week, campers will experience positive interactions with police officers. The curriculum is designed to enhance your child’s knowledge of public safety, as well as, reinforcing positive decision-making.

It is our objective to encourage campers to start early being responsible for their actions. This year we are focusing on education, keeping them “Promise Ready” during the summer months.

The goal of Cops & Kids is to help build self esteem, self awareness, and a better understanding what it takes to become a good citizen.

The Camp Sessions will be held:

  • July 18-22 – CCAC/Allegheny Campus (Northside)
  • July 25-29 – Duquesne University
  • August 1-5 – University Of Pittsburgh

See the attached flyer and application for more information.

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Live from Antarctica!   At the Forbes Digital Plaza

Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6 – 7 p.m.

Director, Eric Dorfman, Carnegie Museum of Natural History will be in person to host a live videoconference with Matt Lamanna, paleontologist and principal dinosaur researcher of expedition AP3: Antarctica Peninsula Paleontology Project currently in Antarctica

Join this event at the Forbes Digital Plaza (corner of S. Bouquet St. & Forbes Ave.)

Live from Antarctica! Eric Dorfman, Director of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, will be on location at Forbes Digital Gateway in Oakland to host a live videoconference with Matt Lamanna, paleontologist and principal dinosaur researcher currently on expedition in Antarctica. This is a free community event to encourage the general public, students, and others to meet the director of the museum as well as ask Dr. Lamanna questions about his discoveries and experiences as he hunts for dinosaur fossils with a team of experts in Antarctica. Dr. Lamanna will take questions from participants and reporters from the research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer and projected to the 10′ x 8′ foot high-resolution screen in Forbest Digital Plaza.

Dr. Lamanna recently received international press coverage when he and a international team of experts, completed work describing a plant-eating dinosaur from Argentina that is one of the largest animals to ever roam the earth’s surface, weighing in at 40,000 – 60 ,000 kg (44 – 66 tons). They have named this beast Notocolossus gonzalezparejasi. Dr. Lamanna has led several expeditions in his career but due to new technology, this is the first time he has been able to communicate via videoconference and regularly check into to provide updates on his experiences. For additional information on this expedition, please visit antarcticdinos.org.

  Applications for the Spring 2016 Civic Leadership Academy are now available!  The Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) is a FREE ten week course for City residents that provides an inside look on how City departments and authorities operate.Throughout the course, 12 City departments and authorities present on their day-to-day operations, budgets, new initiatives, and upcoming projects, and residents have the opportunity to ask questions, tour facilities, and network with fellow civic-minded residents.
30 students are accepted into the program from all different backgrounds, ages, and from neighborhoods all over the city.  We will also continue to reserve up to 15 seats for New Americans as part of Mayor Peduto’s Welcoming Pittsburgh Initiative. 
Applications are due Friday March 4th, and classes begin Wednesday, March 30th.  Students will be alerted of their acceptance by the third week of March.  Classes are held every Wednesday for 10 weeks from 6-8:30 pm downtown as well as various locations throughout the city. 

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Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs
 January 30
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In the new exhibit Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs, rare fossils, life-size models, and hands-on interactives bring these ancient animals to life.
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They flew with their fingers. They walked on their wings. Some were gigantic, while others could fit in the palm of a hand. Millions of years ago, the skies were ruled by pterosaurs, the first animals with backbones to fly under their own power

CPA Application CPA Info CPA Flyer

Student Police Academy Info/Application:

PITTSBURGH CITIZEN’S POLICE ACADEMY 
Twice a year, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police sponsors an opportunity for members of the community to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau.  The Pittsburgh Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) brings the police and the community close together in a setting that offers a sample of police training to each/
Participants receive three hours of training one evening each week for 15 weeks in many of the varied functions of law enforcement.  They experience some of the highlights of police training and are exposed to the operations of the police bureau.  Participants are taught the basics of criminal law, search and seizure, patrol tactics, firearms and many other subjects.  They learn about the processing of a crime scene, how police canines are used, and are exposed to many of the specialty police units. CPA participants meet and talk with many of the street officers as well as the command staff and training staff that serves them.  All this takes place in a safe and entertaining training environment.
Instructors are law enforcement professionals who teach both veteran and recruit police officers.  Citizens leave this training with a greater understanding of the police mission and with an increased ability to see how the police serve the community.
This program is not an accredited certification course to become a sworn police officer.
The next session of the CPA will begin on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at the Pittsburgh Allderdice High School, 2409 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.  The program will be held each Tuesday evening, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for 15 weeks. Click on the pertinent attached documents above for more info.
PITTSBURGH STUDENT POLICE ACADEMY
Similar to the Citizens Police Academy, the City of Pittsburgh is proud to announce that the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will be offering an opportunity for students of the Allderdice High School community to receive firsthand knowledge about the roles and responsibilities of being a Pittsburgh Police officer.  The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Student Police Academy (SPA) will be bringing the police and members of the Allderdice student community closer together in a setting that will offer dialogue, discussion and experiences of what policing and its training is all about!
Students will receive two and a half hours of training each Tuesday after school beginning Tuesday, February 2, 2016 for 15 weeks in many of the various and exciting functions of law enforcement.  They’ll experience some of the highlights of police training and will be exposed to the operations of the police bureau.  Student will be taught the basics of criminal law, search and seizure, patrol tactics and many other subjects.  They’ll learn about the processing of a crime scene, how police canines are used, and will be exposed to many of the specialty police units. SPA participants will meet and talk with many of the street officers that they see on the streets every day, as well as members of the command staff and training staff that serves them.  All this will take place in the safe and entertaining training environment at your Brashear High School! Click on the links above for the pertinent documents for more info.