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Explore! Pennsylvania State Symbols

September 21, 2020

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Pennsylvania State Symbols

Whatever back-to-school looks like for your classroom, the State Museum of Pennsylvania has virtual educational resources to supplement your lessons and engage your students. Are you teaching about Pennsylvania? The Explore! Wednesdays video series identifies each of the state symbols, providing information about its selection and connection to Pennsylvania.  Watch, explore and send us your questions.

How a symbol becomes official

Pennsylvania State Flag

State Aircraft: Piper Cub

State Amphibian: Eastern Hellbender

State Animal: White-tailed Deer

State Beautification and Conservation Plant: Crownvetch

State Drink: Milk

State Dog: Great Dane

State Electric Locomotive: GG1

State Firearm: Pennsylvania Long Rifle

State Fish: Brook Trout

State Flagship: US Brig Niagara

State Flower: Mountain Laurel

State Fossil: Trilobite

State Insect: Firefly

State Game Bird: Ruffed Grouse

State Song

State Steam Locomotive: K4s

State Tree: Eastern Hemlock

Do you know the symbols that never became official? Test your knowledge with this crossword PDF Document

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