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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National Science Foundation & Temple University: Model Evidence Link

February 01, 2018 - 12:00 am to February 28, 2018 - 12:00 am

Applications available

June 26, 2018 - 8:00 am to June 28, 2018 - 3:30 pm

Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

PRE-REGISTER to be notified when registration opens. (Applications will be available in February.)

This three-day institute is FREE and a stipend will be provided!  

The Earth and Environmental Science Educators’ Institute will provide professional development in the use of Model-Evidence Link (MEL) activities centered on current Earth science topics. These 3-dimensional (core ideas, practices, crosscutting concepts) instructional scaffolds facilitate critical thinking, evidence-based reasoning, construction of scientific explanations, and collaborative argumentation that support scientific reasoning within challenging Earth science topics. 

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

New Jersey Audubon 2018 Teachers' School of Ecology

July 23, 2018 - 9:00 am to July 27, 2018 - 3:00 pm

NJ Audubon's Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

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Explore ecology, natural history, and sustainability concepts while discovering forested regions of the NJ Highlands and Passaic River watershed. Experience over 20 field investigations aligned with NJ's Student Learning Standards for Science and Eco-Schools USA. Includes $250 stipend and teaching.

Registration is limited to 14 participants. Apply by March 15th.

For more information and to view flyer click here.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies

August 02, 2018 - 8:30 am to August 03, 2018 - 4:00 pm

Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Pkwy West, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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$50 program fee includes materials listed below.

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.  This two-day workshop combines classroom and field experiences where a team of experienced educators 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: 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; Ongoing support.  

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

Duke Farms Climate Science & Sustainable Actions Academy

April 16, 2018 - 1:00 am to 11:59 pm

Registration deadline

August 13, 2018 - 8:00 am to August 15, 2018 - 4:30 pm

Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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$150 fee includes all course materials, orientation dinner and on-site housing (August 12-16, 2018) for the first eight registered participants.

Weather, climate, and sustainable actions are prominent in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Let the 2,700 acre Duke Farms property serve as your living laboratory and source of inspiration for exciting new lessons on these topics. Participating K-12 educators, administrators and non-formal educators will conduct hands-on outdoor fieldwork, hear lectures from NJ and national experts, and develop NGSS-aligned lesson plans that bring the concepts of climate change and sustainability to life for students.

Academy Topics:

1. The processes that lead to climate change

2. How human activity contributes to climate change

3. Local and global impacts of climate change

4. Climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies

5. Sustainable actions within educational institutions

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

Alliance for NJ Environmental Education Autumn Outdoor Conference: Imagine a World Outdoors

September 28, 2018 - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Coach Barn at Duke Farms

80 Route 206 South, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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$50 - Early Bird Registration before June 15

$60 - Regular Registration \ $35 - Presenter \ $75 - Exhibitor

The Alliance for NJ Environmental Education (ANJEE) is excited to present its second annual Autumn Conference: a day full of programs for educators at Duke Farms, a model of environmental stewardship that inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land. All outdoors. Zero PowerPoint. Maximum inspiration. The conference will feature a variety of outdoor sessions designed to educate and inspire. More information here

Event Type: Conferences
Event Categories: Annual Event, Other Events

Science on the Move

October 16, 2018 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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 $50, includes lunch

Kinesthetic learning has been documented as a research based methodology that benefits all students. When students move, they implement their brain-body connection which makes learning “stickier”. And movement provides opportunities to effectively learn scientific processes and concepts in an engaging and active way. The full day workshop will provide cross-curricular activities directly tied to The Next Generation Science Standards as well as the NJ Language Arts and Physical Education Standards. Teachers will be guided through lessons they can implement immediately and will also be coached on how to create their own cross-curricular lesson plans and assessments to be used in classrooms, open space or outside. The program will feature strong connections to our natural world and the relationship between overall health and outdoor activity. 

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

Collaborating with Nature to Write and Tell Stories

October 26, 2018 - 6:00 pm to October 28, 2018 - 2:00 pm

Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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$195, includes 6 meals, lodging and all materials

In ancient Greece, Antaeus was a hero whose strength derived from the connection of his feet to the earth. He was only defeated when Hercules lifted him off the ground. Like Antaeus of old, people need to be grounded in a relationship with the earth. Led by experienced naturalists and storytellers from Monarch Teacher Network, this Stories from the Land weekend retreat explores the teaching and healing power of nature… when combined with story writing and storytelling. As creative teams, participants learn how to develop and share their own stories, inspired by materials and stories drawn from nature. Writing, communication and performance skills are integrated in a unique approach that can inspire creativity and build community among people of all ages and backgrounds.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

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