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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PEOSH/NJADP Statewide Indoor Air Quality Training

November 17, 2017 - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Ocean County Fire Academy

200 Volunteer Way, Waretown, NJ 08758

December 15, 2017 - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Metuchen High School

400 Grove Avenue, Metuchen, NJ 08840

January 12, 2018 - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Burlington County Fire and Law Academy

53 Academy Drive Westampton, NJ 08060

February 09, 2018 - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Bergen County Fire and Law Academy

281 Campgaw Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430

March 02, 2018 - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Camden County Vo-Tech

340 Berlin Cross Keys Road, Sicklerville, NJ 08081

April 27, 2018 - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Neptune High School- Media Center

55 Neptune Boulevard, Neptune NJ 07753

May 11, 2018 - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Somerset County Vo-Tech-D Performing Arts:

14 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

This free training supports the Indoor Air Quality Review and Asthma Friendly School actions in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program, which require staff training.

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NJ Geographic Alliance and YOU

January 06, 2018 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Join NJGA for a “best of” compilation of presentations and an opportunity to experience firsthand the largest map of New Jersey in existence!

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$25 Program fee includes lunch.

This is a workshop for K-12 teachers interested in incorporating geographic concepts into their curriculum, enhancing the lessons they already teach, or simply learning about the resources available to them through the New Jersey Geographic Alliance. This workshop is a compilation of three previous full-day presentations and will also include an opportunity for attendees to experience firsthand the largest map of New Jersey in existence, and to schedule a visit by the map to their school! See why geography is so much more than most people imagine, and learn what the NJ Geographic Alliance has to offer. 

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Bald Eagle Ecology for Teachers (K-12)

January 13, 2018 - 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Parkway West Hillsborough NJ 08844

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$25 program fee includes morning coffee and lunch.

The Eagle Cam is a wonderful tool for teaching about ecology, endangered species or animal adaptions. The Conserve Wildlife Foundation and Duke Farms will help you to enhance your understanding of the science behind NJ’s bald eagle management program and discover the many ways this technology can be used in your classroom. Eagle biologist Larissa Smith will talk about her work with this charismatic species, live birds of prey will make an appearance and an opportunity will be announced for one teacher to participate in the spring eagle chick banding at Duke Farms.

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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. 

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New Jersey Earth Science Teachers Association: From Phenomenon to Assessment: teaching and learning with NGSS

February 03, 2018 - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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$25 program fee includes morning coffee & lunch.

Are you comfortable with the architecture and intent of NGSS and ready to create your own NGSS congruent lessons and units? If so, this one-day workshop is for you. We will identify compelling and student friendly phenomena, build lesson sequences around them, and develop assessment tools to measure student proficiency in selected discipline core ideas, crosscutting concepts, science and engineering practices, and performance expectations. Duke Farms will provide inspiration and be our learning laboratory. Participants will receive tools and resources to facilitate the process of creating their own lessons and units. 

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Liberty Science Center: There’s More to the Story - Using Maps to Engage Students with Science

April 13, 2018 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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$25 program fee includes morning coffee and lunch.

Join Lauren Morse, Teacher Programs Developer from Liberty Science Center, and learn how to engage students through story maps, a compelling way to combine technology, science, and communication in one project. Explore Duke Farms to collect data and make observations before creating your own story maps. Participants will leave with ideas for classroom implementation and project-based learning units. Appropriate for science teachers in grades 6-12. 

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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

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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.  

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