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The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) fields requests for public speakers, classroom presentations and exhibitors regarding the various environmental topics, programs and services that are administered by the agency.

Due to travel authorization requirements, speaker and exhibit requests must be received at least six weeks in advance of the program or event date or the request cannot be honored. The DEP may be unable to fill requests due to Superstorm Sandy tasks, staffing llimitations, travel authorization, location, etc. Please limit your request to one speaker per event. Allow 2-4 weeks for the processing of a request. All requests will be confirmed by phone and email.

  • Targeted audiences include environmental, civic and community organizations; businesses and trade associations; environmental commissions and local government; and colleges, universities and schools.

  • Classroom presentations for grades K-12 on some environmental topics can be arranged on a limited basis.

  • There is no fee for these programs.

  • On-line Request Form

    Topics that can be requested:
    • Air Quality/Pollution
    • Environmental Careers
    • Environmental Education - Basics and Benefits
    • Forest Fire Prevention
    • Going green at work, school & home
    • Integrated Pest Managment
    • Radon
    • Rocks, Minerals & Fossils
    • Water Quality/Pollution
    • and more!

    Additional Resources

    For recycling and waste management requests, contact your local County or Municipal Offices.

    The New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors are a group of AmeriCorps volunteers who have been trained by DEP staff to teach about non-point source pollution and water quality.

    Go HERE to contact your local Watershed Ambassador.

    The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ offers slide presentations and programs on endangered and threatened species in New Jersey. Volunteers are also available to attend events with an exhibit to provide information about endangered and nongame wildlife. Go to for details.

    Pollution Prevention and Sustainability Services for Small Businesses
    DEP's Sustainability and Green Energy (SAGE) Program offer this service with the NJ Small Business Development Centers. Go to the NJ Sustainable Business Registry for more information. Speaker requests should be sent to Ed Kurocka, NJSBDC Project Manager, at, or, or SAGE contact Ky Asral.

    Office of Dispute Resolution
    The Office of Dispute Resolution provides a forum other than the administrative and trial courts for resolution of disagreements between the regulated community and the DEP. Go to for information.

    As Featured in our workshops: Rain Barrel Mini Demo Model

  • To build your own miniature Rain Barrel Demo model click HERE.
  • To build your own miniature Storm Drain Demo model click HERE.

    Storm Drain Demo model

    SP Logo Additional Information
    Marc Rogoff, Speakers Program Coordinator
    NJDEP, Office of Communications
    PO Box 402
    Trenton NJ 08625
    Phone: 609-292-1474

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