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EE Week Activity Sampler

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Share and Promote What You Are Doing in Environmental Education
Be Part of New Jersey Environmental Education Week 2016!

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Your activity does not need to be open to the public for inclussion in this sampler.

WHAT IS BEING DONE: Earth Day Trail Clean-Up
DATE/TIME: April 22, 2016/8:30 AM
BY WHOM: Teens & adults
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: Join us in giving back to the Earth through volunteer stewardship and light trail maintenance. Some tools provided; please bring gloves.
COUNTY: Sussex
CONTACT PERSON: Lynn Groves Lussier, Resource Interpretive Specialist
PHONE: 973-786-6445
WHAT IS BEING DONE: Assumption Regional Catholic School students will be participating in Project PORTS: Promoting Oyster Restoration Through Schools, a unique community-based restoration program that engages youth in stewardship. Developed and coordinated by Rutgers University, students will interact with local marine scientist as they lead hands-on activities in the classroom for each grade level. Some of the activities include "creature feature" touch tanks, oyster dissections, beach-in-a-box shell exploration and estuary mapping scavenger hunt. Students will then construct shell bags that serve as a settlement surface for oyster larvae and form the foundation of an oyster reef in Delaware Bay.
DATE/TIME: April 18-April 22, 2016
BY WHOM: Assumption Regional Catholic School (ARCS), Galloway All students (approx. 300), grades PreK-8 will be participating
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: The oyster is a keystone estuarine organism recognized for its ecological role in improving water quality, creating structural habitat and enhancing fisheries. Students have the opportunity to experience environmental stewardship first hand as they help restore critical oyster habitat. This will be the 4th year ARCS has participated in Project PORTS.
COUNTY: Atlantic
CONTACT PERSON: Jenny Paterno, Program Coordinator ll Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory, Rutgers University
PHONE: (856) 785-0074 x4313
WHAT IS BEING DONE: The Seed Money Campaign asks individuals to support the work of City Green by donating the cost of a few seed packets at the start of the growing season. To be part of the campaign, City Green's outreach team will visit your school location for an Earth Day assembly about the campaign. They'll bring specially printed Seed Money Seed Packets to share with staff or students. Employees and school staff and students will have the opportunity to celebrate Earth Day by supporting City Green's work that directly impacts our local environment.
DATE/TIME: Assembly or presentation, scheduled by appointment. Seed Money Collection, Earth Day April 22nd.
BY WHOM: School Students K-12. Unlimited number of participants.
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: City Green brings urban farms and gardens to northern New Jersey and increases access to farm fresh local food. We build school gardens, teach kids about where food comes from, and hire high school summer interns at the urban farms. The Seed Money Campaign will jump start the growing season.
COUNTY: Passaic
CONTACT PERSON: Amy Jolin, City Green Advancement Strategist, 171 Grove St. Clifton, NJ 07013
PHONE: 862-228-0146