Registrations Now Being Accepted for the
41st Annual ANJEC Environmental Congress!
Environmental Leadership: Rising to the Challenge
Friday, October 24
9am - 3:30pm, followed by networking reception
Raritan Valley Community College
Governor Tom Kean,
Keynote SpeakerJudith Enck, Regional Administrator of USEPA Region 2, Featured Speaker
- Environmental Achievement Awards
- Networking Reception
The Congress is an annual statewide gathering of municipal environmental commissioners, state and local officials, members of New Jersey's environmental organizations, and others concerned about our state's environment.
Workshop topics for 2014 include: Water Supply and Conservation, Computer Mapping for ERI and Open Space Planning, New Flooding Prevention Strategies, The Changing Landscape of Open Space Funding, Profiles in Environmental Leadership and Visibility, Hands-on Training for Social Media and Websites, Daylighting Streams, Development Application Review and Communicating on Climate Change.
The 2014 ANJEC Environmental Achievement Awards will be presented at the Congress. Get a first-hand look at the exciting projects Environmental Commissions have done around NJ.
|FREE National Earth Science Week Toolkits!!!
Earth Science Week (ESW) is October 12-18, 2014. This year's theme is "Earth's Connected Systems". Specific topics, emphasized on specific days, during this annual national event, are International Earthcaching, Earth Science Literacy, No Child Left Inside, National Fossil Day, Geoscience for Everyone and Geologic Map Day. Check out the ESW website at www.earthsciweek.org for events.
Once again, NJ Geological and Water Survey has secured approximately 50 Earth Science Week Toolkits for FREE distribution to earth science teachers across the state. Priority are the public schools, but they are not exclusive. Email requests for toolkits should be sent to Karen Edwards and include the teacher's name, school name and address. Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org
|Don't miss the Professional Development opportunities at the 2014 New Jersey Science Convention
|Wildlife Rehabilitation Training Course Offered
The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is informing those interested in wildlife rehabilitation, especially those interested in becoming a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, of an opportunity to attend a Wildlife Rehabilitation Training Course. The course will be held at Mercer County Community College November 3-7, 2014.
This course is an alternative route to meet a portion of New Jersey State permitting requirements for wildlife rehabilitators. Successful completion of the course will count for 40 hours toward the 200-hour New Jersey apprenticeship permitting requirement.
This course is available to anyone wishing to gain knowledge about native New Jersey wildlife. The course includes wildlife rehabilitation history, licensing requirements and regulations, mammal, bird and reptile species identification and anatomy, proper handling, care and nutrition, medical procedures, and much more. The cost of the course is $499.
Registration information can be obtained from Mercer County Community College by calling 609-570-3311.
This announcement can be found at http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/news/2014/rehabcourse.htm on the Division 's website.
|Merlin Bird ID App for Android Released
|Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies
Horizon produces a variety of hands-on science kits that teach the underlying STEM concepts behind renewable and alternative energy sources.
You can check out our e-book here: www.horizoncurriculum.com. It is a great resource and we are continuously making improvements.
Daniel Mehay | Business Development Manager
Phone: +1 312 757 5909
Mobile: +1 219 771 9633
Skype ID: mehay.horizon
|Webinar: Fruit Trees in the School Garden
Join us on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 4pm Eastern Time for "Fruit Trees in the School Garden" with Leo Buc, Director of Common Vision. To participate in the live session, log in at http://www.instantpresenter.com/edwebnet11 at the scheduled time.
Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Starts: 4:00 pm (GMT-5) Eastern Time (US)
Ends: 5:00 pm (GMT-5) Eastern Time (US)
|Webinar: Square-Foot Gardening & Bigger Beds: Maximizing Your School Garden Space
Join us on Monday, November 17, 2014- 4pm / Eastern Time for "Square-Foot Gardening & Bigger Beds: Maximizing Your School Garden Space" with Matthew Doris, Food Service Director & Chef, Tuckahoe Common School District, Southampton, NY. To participate in the live session, log in at http://www.instantpresenter.com/edwebnet11 at the scheduled time.
Date: Monday, November 17, 2014
Starts: 4:00 pm (GMT-5) Eastern Time (US)
Ends: 5:00 pm (GMT-5) Eastern Time (US)
|RiverXchange - Sharing and Learning Across Borders - an Invitation to all 4th - 6th Grade Teachers
RiverXchange - Sharing and Learning Across Borders - an Invitation to all
4th - 6th Grade Teachers
RiverXchange is a FREE, year-long water resources and writing program that integrates science, social studies, and 21st-Century skills through online wiki, pen-pal partnerships with a classroom in New Mexico. All lessons are correlated to U.S. Common Core Standards! Our hands-on curriculum is easy to implement. As part of the WWMC, we provide testing kits to classes and offer support to help teachers set up field trips.
We now have partner classrooms across the world - in Russian, Romania, Cameroon, Australia and Belarus. Our goal is to support educators and give kids an opportunity to develop stewardship for their environments as they learn and share across borders with other classrooms.
Check out our Google Map to see the locations of all 2013-2014 RiverXchange classes and our mid-year blog on the RiverXchange website: http://riverxchange.com/2014/03/27/riverxchangers-create-dramatic-presentations-raise-baby-fish-and-more/. We are looking for 2014-2015 teacher partners.
Contact Carolyn Gregory at: email@example.com or call (505) 450-5671
|NEW Climate and Energy Literacy Resource Portal!
New Searchable, Free Teaching Resources on Climate and Energy in the CLEAN Collection (http://cleanet.org/index.html)
Looking for well-vetted resources on climate and energy literacy for the classroom? CLEAN has just launched a brand new, searchable portal of online learning activities, videos and visualizations on climate and energy.
The Brand New CLEAN Portal (http://cleanet.org/index.html) offers the following resources and support:
1. The CLEAN search engine (http://cleanet.org/clean/educational_resources/index.html) directs you to online activities, videos, and visualizations on climate and energy that are searchable by grade level, topic, and resource type. These resources have been reviewed by scientists and educators for accuracy and classroom effectiveness and provide additional insight and guidance on using the materials.
2. Join the vibrant CLEAN Network (http://cleanet.org/clean/community/cln/index.html) email list for updates on educational policies and science, discussions with experts, conference & workshop announcements, and weekly telecons (Tuesdays at 1 pm ET). Join the CLEAN Network email list by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Follow the CLEAN team on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CLEANET) or twitter (https://twitter.com/ClimateLit) to see featured resources from the CLEAN Portal as well as climate extensions to help you stay up to date on the latest climate and energy literacy news!
4. CLEAN’s guidance on teaching climate(http://cleanet.org/clean/literacy/climate_lit.html) and energy science (http://cleanet.org/clean/literacy/energy_lit.html) provides a set of essential principles to frame the science and inform your teaching strategies. Learn more about these scientific principles, why they are important and challenging to learn, strategies for teaching age groups, and get directed to relevant activities, videos, and visualizations for each principle.
CLEAN Principal Investigators:
Dr. Tamara S. Ledley
, TERC, Cambridge, MA
Dr. Susan B. Sullivan, University of Colorado, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), Boulder, CO
Dr. Cathy Manduca, Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College, Northfield, MN
|Extreme Realities: New Episode in Journey to Planet Earth
|We are pleased to announce the release of 'Extreme Realities' — the 13th and newest episode of Journey to Planet Earth.|
Featuring Matt Damon as host/narrator, the acclaimed PBS series has been acquired by more than 3,000 schools, libraries, colleges and universities.This makes Journey to Planet Earth the most important environmental video series in North America.
Notice Something Strange?
What’s Happening to Our Weather?
Welcome to the New Normal
'Extreme Realities' investigates the link between extreme weather, climate change,
and threats to our national security.
Through August 31st, we’re offering 'Extreme Realities' for $119
— a 20% discount off the regular price of $149.
Please download the special order form to take advantage of this special price.
|'Extreme Realities' Areas of Study: |
'Extreme Realities' Case Study Locations:
- Climate Change
- Environmental Justice
- Sustainable Energy
- Food & Water Security
- Environmental Economics & Policy
- Adapting to Global Warming
- Mitigating C02 levels in the Atmosphere
- United States
- The Middle East
- North Africa
- The Netherlands
- The Arctic
|If you would like a free 30-day curriculum review of 'Extreme Realities,'|
please e-mail email@example.com with your request.
In a world where students need to understand a variety of complex environmental issues, Journey to Planet Earth is a 13-episode DVD series that fulfills that challenge — perfect for educators or media libraries.
Through an interdisciplinary approach, these programs reach beyond the physical sciences and draw connections to politics, economics, sociology, and history.
|Population education resources
|Project WET workshop scheduled
Date: Thursday December 4, 2014 from 9am to 3pm.
Food: Light Morning Fare
Place: Trailside Nature and Science Center
Dress: Appropriately for possible outdoor activity
Trailside Nature and Science Center
452 New Providence Road
Mountainside, NJ 07092-1409
Tel: 908-789-3670 x3430
|New Guide Provides Climate-Smart Solutions
|Invitation to the 2014 New Jersey Science Convention
|ANJEE Membership Offerings- April 2014
|Archived PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & CLASSROOM MATERIALS are available upon request throught the webmaster.|