Sustainable Jersey for Schools Upcoming Events

The Sustainable Jersey for Schools program and its partners regularly host trainings and webinars to encourage and support schools looking to achieve certification. You can also post FREE events that are open to the general public that would be of interest to the Sustianable Jersey for Schools community by clicking "Add Event" at right.  This link will only appear if you are logged into the website.  Click on "Sign in or sign up" on the top left of this page to log in.

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2017 New Jersey Sustainability Summit

June 21, 2017 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

The College of New Jersey

2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08628

REGISTER

To gauge session attendance, please select ONE breakout session when you register.  View detailed session descriptions HERE.

The 2017 New Jersey Sustainability Summit will explore how coordinated local action can achieve an increased collective impact. This event brings together a unique mix of public and private, state and local partners to support communities in achieving remarkable progress.  For more information, click here.

Event Type: Conferences
Event Categories: Annual Event, Sustainable Jersey Events and Trainings

2017 Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve BioBlitz

June 03, 2017 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Ernie L. Oros Wildlife Preserve

Omar Avenue, Avenel, Woodbridge Township

PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

Woodbridge Township is partnering with the Rutgers Wildlife Conservation and Management Program to host the 2017 Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve BioBlitz, a 24 hour race against time where teams of scientists, students and community members come together to find and identify as many species as possible in an area.

For more details, click here.

Questions?  Call 732-602-6057 or email Thomas.Flynn@twp. woodbridge.nj.us

Event Type: Other
Event Category: Other Events

Voices from the Land: Integrating Language and Landscape, Art and Culture

June 09, 2017 - 8:30 am to June 10, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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The Voices from the Land project and this workshop (for educators of pre-k to 12, naturalists, artists, and other adults) is a celebration of oral and written language… of natural science, art, performance and technology. Taught by veteran teachers, participants experience all aspects of a Voices project, learning strategies for connecting children to natural landscapes… fostering a love for the natural world.

Through this workshop, participants learn how to help children work in small groups as they explore and discover a natural site, using art concepts and skills to create art from natural materials. Communication skills (oral and written) are used to create, edit and publish poetry. Digital technologies are used to document and share the art then students help layout, design and publish a full-color book of their art and poetry… or full-color posters that showcase their work. Finally, students develop performance strategies to share their work.

Cost:  $50

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

Beyond the Resolution -- NJSBA Webinar Series

June 14, 2017 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

ONLINE

  • Arts Ed Now Toolkit: Supporting Compliance with State Requirement

To register, learn more, or to view archived webinars, click here.

The New Jersey School Boards Association is offering a series of FREE webinars addressing hot topics in education.

Past webinars in the series:

  • March 8th  Creating School Policies that Support Sustainability
  • April 12th  Strategic Planning: Incorporating Green Initiatives
  • May 10th   Education for Sustainability 

For more information, contact lschimenti@njsba.org or call 609-278-5271

Event Type: Webinars
Event Category: Other Events

Project Adventure Training

June 20, 2017 - 11:47 am to 11:47 am

Purnell School, Pottersville, NJ

REGISTER by June 20

Two-day workshops starting on July 10 and July 28

NJAHPERD has secured funding from the Department of Health through a CDC grant to provide professional development for Health and Physical Education teachers to improve nutrition, physical activity and physical education programs in schools. Funding is available to attend a Project Adventure Training in Pottersville, NJ in July. You must attend both days of the training and provide a written statement on how you will implement the training in your program.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

Environmental Problem-Based Learning: Water Pollution

July 17, 2017 - 8:30 am to July 18, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

July 27, 2017 - 8:30 am to July 28, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

REGISTER here for July 17-18 workshop

REGISTER here for July 27-28 workshop

Have you thought about using problem-based learning with your middle or high school students? These 2-day workshops will explore the environmental issue of non-point source pollution though multiple disciplines with an emphasis on science and social studies. These workshops are part of a research program through the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education. Optional (and free!) overnight accommodations for up to 14 people are available, so register early.

Cost: $45

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies

August 03, 2017 - 8:30 am to August 04, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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Each fall, monarch butterflies from the U.S. and Canada begin a 2,000 mile migration to Mexico; in the following spring, their great grandchildren return. Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies is a two-day workshop combining classroom and field experiences where participants are taught by a team of experienced educators that provides participants with the knowledge, skills, materials and confidence to raise monarchs on their own.

This workshop enables pre-K through 12th grade educators to teach essential skills in literacy, math, science, geography, technology, Spanish, the arts and social studies… through the captivating story of monarchs (but isn’t limited to educators).

Each participant receives: hands-on instruction by experienced teachers; rearing cages, books, posters, DVDs and other essential materials; strategies for creating butterfly gardens; activities for any subject area; proven models for engaging community support; on-going support. 

Cost: $50

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

ANJEE Autumn Outdoor Conference: From Inspiration to Impact in the Outdoors

September 29, 2017 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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This full-day event for teachers and non-formal educators will feature outdoor sessions designed to educate and inspire. Explore natural history with local experts in birding, animal tracking, plant ID and more. Learn trade secrets from experienced outdoor teachers who will share methods and techniques. Try your hand at primitive skills or learn to carve a linden leaf. Learn more and register at anjeeconference.eventbrite.com

Cost: from $50 for early bird registration by June 15; from $60 after June 15

Event Type: Conferences
Event Category: Other Events

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