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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.

Events for Earth Day/EE Week 2017 will be posted as they are submitted!


WHAT IS BEING DONE: Information, Presentations and Volunteer Activities as to Earth Day, Environment and Sustainability, locally, regionally and globally.
DATE/TIME: Sunday April 23, 2017 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
BY WHOM: PSET JP Stevens High School Environmental Club. EDISON MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE/BRIDGES. Tzu Chi Foundation. 12-18 years old. 50 Volunteer Participants.
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: Develop and Increase awareness of Earth Day and related environmental, ecological and sustainability themes.
COUNTY: Middlesex
CONTACT PERSON: Chris Mazauskas, Coordinator, Edison Sustainable Jersey Green Team
PHONE: 732-248-7356
EMAIL: cmazauskas@edisonnj.org
WEBSITE: www.EdisonNJ.org/earthday
WHAT IS BEING DONE: Workshops by Princeton University Graduate Students and the Director of the Watershed, which will include:
Climate Change 101: Mythbusting What we know about climatechange & how we know it.
Politics & Policy: The current state of climate change politics in the U.S. and the world, and policy options for addressing carbon emissions.
Water: How will the changing climate impact our water resources and what can we do to prepare ourselves?
Technical Solutions for Climate Change: What are the technologies currently available and on the horizon that can help solve the climateproblem?
Food & Agriculture: What are the existing and potential future impacts of climate change on food production around the world?
Tour a highly energy and water efficient LEED platinum certified building.
Engage with students from other schools.
Create an action plan for your school and perhaps win a $500 grant for your project.
DATE/TIME: Sunday, April 23, 1:00-5:30 p.m.
BY WHOM: Hosted by: Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association, Pennington, NJ
Organized by: Princeton Day School students in partnership with Princeton University Energy and Climate Scholars
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: All high school students are invited to join us for the Student ClimateChange Conference. Teachers of registered students also welcome.
Pre-registration required (only 100 seats available!)
Cost: Free
Post-conference: Optional hike on the Watershed's 900 acres
Great local food - FREE
COUNTY: Mercer
WEBSITE: www.pds.org/about-princeton-day-school/sustainability/climate-change-conference
WHAT IS BEING DONE: 2017 Salem County Improvement Authority Earth Day Photo Contest: Is a picture worth a thousand words? We think so! Snap a digital photograph that tells us about a new or exciting way you and your family recycles!
The top three photographers will receive a $25.00 gift card to Walmart, and the photo will be displayed on our website and Facebook page. Honorable Mentions will be displayed on our website and Facebook page as well.
o The contest is open to Salem County students grades 5th through 8th grades.
o Contest judges will look for originality, creativity, photo composition and relevance to the recycle theme.
o Students must include their first name only; their e-mail address; a parent's, teacher's or guardian's e-mail address (very important); a caption; the location of the photo; and the date when it was taken.
o Contest begins: March 13, 2017 and closes on April 13, 2017.
o To enter, students should visit www.scianj.com/2017earthdaycontest and follow instructions to submit an original digital photo.
o All entries must follow the official rules for consideration.
DATE/TIME: Contest begins: March 13, 2017 and closes April 13, 2017
BY WHOM: Grades 5th through 8th grades
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: 2017 Salem County Improvement Authority Earth Day Photo Contest: Awareness and create excitement about recycling, reusing and reducing... Is a picture worth a thousand words? We think so! Snap a digital photograph that tells us about a new or exciting way you and your family recycles!
COUNTY: Salem
CONTACT PERSON: Julie Acton, Executive Director PO Box 890 Alloway, NJ 08001
PHONE: (856) 935-7900 ext. 15
EMAIL: jacton@scianj.org
WEBSITE: https://scianj.com/
WHAT IS BEING DONE: School Kids Sweep-Up Day as Part of New Brunswick Urban Cleanup Week
DATE/TIME: Thursday, April 20, 2017
BY WHOM: Approximately 100 5th graders from New Brunswick Public Schools
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: Urban Cleanup Week is a seven-day initiative that encourages all citizens of the City of New Brunswick to take an active role in the cleanliness of their town. Each day has a different theme, all centered around litter cleanup, recycling and the importance of a clean community. School Kids Sweep-Up Day specifically engages 5th graders on litter education and community service.
COUNTY: Middlesex
CONTACT PERSON: Donna Caputo, Recycling Coordinator, City of New Brunswick, 400 Jersey Avenue, New Brunswick
PHONE: (732)745-5059
EMAIL: dcaputo@cityofnewbrunswick.org
WEBSITE: http://thecityofnewbrunswick.org/blog/2017/03/14/urban-cleanup-week-is-coming/
WHAT IS BEING DONE: Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Dedication - The Borough of Stone Harbor in cooperation with the Stone harbor Elementary School kindergarten through 4th grade students will be sharing songs, stories, poems, and Arbor day Facts. The tree is donated by the Garden Club and will be dedicated in honor of former Mayor Suzanne Walters.
DATE/TIME: April 28, 2017 1:30pm
BY WHOM: Stone Harbor Elementary School students Kindergarten - 4th grade approx. 75 students
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: To make community aware of the importance of trees within our community!
COUNTY: Cape May
CONTACT PERSON: Kim Stevenson
PHONE: 609-368-5102 X 108
EMAIL: stevensonk@shnj.org
WEBSITE: www.shnj.org
WHAT IS BEING DONE: Earth Day Environmental Assembly
DATE/TIME: April 12, 2017
BY WHOM: Waterford Environmental Commission
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: Two of our schools will be having an Environmental Assembly. Our Environmental Commission will then be holding a Town Clean-up on Earth Day, itself.
Besides handing out T-shirts from a school wide Environmental T-shirt Contest, we will also give clean-up participants tree saplings, which will be supplied by the N.J. Tree Recovery Program.
Any remaining saplings will then be planted by our student Environmental Club on Arbor Day.
COUNTY: Camden
CONTACT PERSON: Jay Mankita
EMAIL: jay@playfulearth.com
WHAT IS BEING DONE: Holland Township School Green Fair Family Event
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 4-6 p.m.
BY WHOM: Holland Township School Green Team & Rossi Chevrolet Buick GMC of Washington, New Jersey.
710 Milford-Warren Glen Road, Milford, NJ 08848 Rain or shine in the north parking lot or gymnasium
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: A two-hour community outreach experience with full of interactive, hands-on exhibits and national, state & county businesses and organizations featuring:
Green Car / Falcon Cam / Pollinators & Bee Suit / Animal Skulls / Hooked on Fishing / Plant & Seedling Giveaways / Greenhouse & Garden Tours / Face Painting / Essential Oils / Solar Demos / Hunterdon Art Tour / Anti-Idling / Race a Hissing Cockroach!
Bring your own reusable water bottle & container for POPCORN GIVEAWAY
COUNTY: Hunterdon
CONTACT PERSON: Denise Carney, Special Education Teacher
PHONE: 908.995.2401 x6247
EMAIL: dcarn@hollandschool.org
WHAT IS BEING DONE: Good morning, everyone. Our Earth Day celebration will move forward today, though we do have a few changes. The opening presentation will no longer take place in the garden due to the rain. We will have our performance on the third floor of the Annex building (808 Market Street) at 9:15 am. Come to our Annex space, as usual, and we will escort you to the performance space. While making your way to the new location, be sure to catch a glimpse of the incredible student and family-created decorations in the garden. We look forward to seeing you!
DATE/TIME: Friday, April 21, 2017 9:00 am
BY WHOM: The ECO Team Earth Day 2017
WHAT IS BEING DONE: Biological Volunteer Monitoring Workshop
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, April 19th 9:15 am- NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC
BY WHOM: Sussex County Community College Environmental Science Class
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: Ambassador will present biological stream assessment protocol in the classroom, followed by field demonstration.
COUNTY: Sussex
CONTACT PERSON: Amanda Hayes
PHONE: 973-579-6998 x 110
EMAIL: ambassador@scmua.org
WHAT IS BEING DONE: Visual Volunteer Monitoring Workshop
DATE/TIME: Friday, April 28th 9:30 am - noon - NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC
BY WHOM: Fields of Green Montessori School
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: Demonstrate/conduct a visual assessment with students on school grounds to determine stream health.
COUNTY: Sussex
CONTACT PERSON: Amanda Hayes
PHONE: 973-579-6998 x 110
EMAIL: ambassador@scmua.org
WHAT IS BEING DONE: Volunteer Monitoring Workshop at Ramapo College of New Jersey
DATE/TIME: April 19th 8:30 am - noon - NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC
BY WHOM: Ramapo College students
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: Ambassador will train students how to assess local stream health using biological protocol.
CONTACT PERSON: Kathleen Fitzgerald
PHONE: 973-569-4055
EMAIL: ambassador@passaiccountynj.org
WHAT IS BEING DONE: Earth Day Celebration
DATE/TIME: Friday, April 21st 7 am - 2:45 pm- NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
BY WHOM: Hillsborough Elementary School
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: Ambassador will participate in this annual event by conducting interactive watershed lessons.
CONTACT PERSON: Alexandra Cavagrotti
PHONE: 973-635-6629
EMAIL: wsa.wma6@MorrisParks.net
WHAT IS BEING DONE: Green Fair
DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 29th 10 am - 2 pm- NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
BY WHOM: Valleyview Middle School
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: Ambassador will participate in this annual event by conducting interactive watershed lessons.
CONTACT PERSON: Alexandra Cavagrotti
PHONE: 973-635-6629
EMAIL: wsa.wma6@MorrisParks.net
WHAT IS BEING DONE: Volunteer Monitoring Workshop at South Orange Middle School
DATE/TIME: April 17th, Tuesday, April 18th, Wednesday, April 19th and Thursday, April 20th - 8 am - 2pm - NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
BY WHOM: South Orange Middle School
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: Ambassador will train students to assess stream health using biological protocol
CONTACT PERSON: Ismail Sukkar
PHONE: 908-789-3209
EMAIL: watershed7@ucnj.org
WHAT IS BEING DONE: Willow School Project
DATE/TIME: Friday, April 21st 8 am-11 am- NOT Open to Public
BY WHOM: Willow School and Raritan Headwaters Association
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: In the spirit of Earth Day one of the advisory groups at the Willow School has volunteered to assist with invasive species removal at the Raritan Headwaters Fox Hill Preserve. This event will hopefully lead to the group adopting the preserve for future service opportunities.
CONTACT PERSON: Carmela Buono
PHONE: (908) 234-1852 x323
EMAIL: AmeriCorps@raritanheadwaters.org
WHAT IS BEING DONE: Hamilton Elementary Girl Scout Troop
DATE/TIME: Friday, April 21st 3 pm - 5 pm -NOT Open to Public
BY WHOM: Somerset County Parks
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: As part of their Wonders of Water Journey, a Girl Scout troop will be learning about the creatures that live in the streams and also doing a walk along the North Branch of the Raritan River to collect litter.
CONTACT PERSON: Carmela Buono
PHONE: (908) 234-1852 x323
EMAIL: AmeriCorps@raritanheadwaters.org
WHAT IS BEING DONE: 20th Annual Barnegat Bay Environmental Educators Roundtable
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, April 19th 3-7:45PM- NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC
BY WHOM: Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: Macroinvertebrates
COUNTY:
CONTACT PERSON: Danielle Fadeski
EMAIL: ambassadorWMA13@gmail.com
WHAT IS BEING DONE: Logan Township School Touch Tank
DATE/TIME: Thursday, April 20th 8:30 am - 2:20 pm-NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
BY WHOM: NJ Audubon Nature Center
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: Ambassador will be running an educational exhibit about water conservation
CONTACT PERSON: Jim Hansen
EMAIL: Ambassadorwma16@gmail.com
WHAT IS BEING DONE: Science Expo
DATE/TIME: Friday, April 7, 2017 8 am-1 pm- NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
BY WHOM: Robert B. Jaggard Elementary School
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: Ambassador will be participating in this annual school event presenting watershed education lesson.
CONTACT PERSON: Amy Loesser
PHONE: 609 859-8860 x156
EMAIL: wma19ppa@gmail.com
WHAT IS BEING DONE: Volunteer Monitoring Workshop
DATE/TIME: Friday, April 14th 4 pm - 7 pm- NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
BY WHOM: Stockton University
PURPOSE OF ACTIVITY/EVENT: Ambassador will be taking AP students into the field to practice DEP protocol for macroinvertebrate sampling and identification.
CONTACT PERSON: Amy Loesser
PHONE: 609 859-8860 x156
EMAIL: wma19ppa@gmail.com
WHAT IS BEING DONE: Earth Day Celebration
DATE/TIME: Friday, April 28th - NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
BY WHOM: Gertrude C. Folwell Elementary School
CONTACT PERSON: Amy Loesser
PHONE: 609 859-8860 x156
EMAIL: wma19ppa@gmail.com
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