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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Funding Walkable and Bike Friendly Communities

May 21, 2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

May 23, 2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cumberland County College, Luciano Conference Center, Forum Room

3322 College Drive, Vineland NJ 08360

May 30, 2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

NJDOT Headquarters, Multi-purpose room

1035 Parkway Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08625

June 05, 2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority office

Training Room at 1085 Raymond BLVD, 17th floor, Newark, NJ 07102

REGISTER - link for all workshops

Creating walkable and bikeable communities is a successful strategy for maintaining and restoring economic vitality and improving public health in any community. The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is committed to advancing projects that enhance safety, renew the aging infrastructure, improve pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and supporting new and alternative transportation opportunities. Two funding opportunities are currently available, and workshops will be held to provide information, tips and strategies for a strong application. 

Safe Routes to School Grants     

These grants may be used for infrastructure (construction) projects which encourage and enable students from grades K-8 to safely walk and bike to school within 2 miles of school.  Municipalities, counties, schools and school districts are eligible to apply. For more information on the grants, visit their website.

Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Grants Program

TA Set-Aside Grants are community-based, non-traditional transportation projects (land and water) which expand travel choice, strengthen the local economy, improve the quality of life, and protect the environment.  Applications are due August 23. For more information, visit their website.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
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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


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


$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


$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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