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CONTENTS:
Learn Surf Fishing , Sat. November 18
This Week in the New Jersey Skylands
Rally Across the Boards
For Adults Only….
Fish & Wildlife Events
Kids and Conservation Poster and Video Contests
Learn Surf Fishing , Sat. November 18             (Posted: 10-26-17)

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This Week in the New Jersey Skylands             (Posted: 10-20-17)

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Rally Across the Boards             (Posted: 10-20-17)

A great event at beautiful Asbury Park Boardwalk next Sunday, October 29th around 2:00 to honor 5 year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. Looking to get 1000 people to hold hands across the boardwalk to bring attention to climate change.
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For Adults Only….             (Posted: 10-16-17)

Seriously, for years when parents have come to pick up their children from camp they have asked us, "When is adult camp?" Welcome then to the Nature Center's first installment of Adult Nature Camp. The focus of our inaugural Adult Nature Camp this fall will be to transport our "campers" back to their childhood. First, we'll pick up cool things off of the beach like shells, driftwood and flotsam to be used in the camp's "Adult Arts & Crafts" programs. Then, we'll employ various media to transform these items into beautiful works of art which will make thoughtful and treasured holiday gifts for your friends and family. Remember, these camps are for adults only, so campers must be over 21, and BYOB is your option. Sign up for all classes in advance and receive one class free along with an art apron to wear. Pre-registration is required since space is limited. Call 609-427-3045 to sign up for with your questions and ideas. Cost is $20 per session for New Jersey Audubon members and $25 for non-members and includes all materials. Your registration cost includes a materials and supplies fee, but participants are encouraged to bring any extra items that they so choose. Classes have been scheduled for Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30 beginning October 19th. Stay tuned for the spring installment of Adult Nature Camp.
….and remember, BYOB…..

Fish & Wildlife Events             (Posted: 10-13-17)

HOFNOD Team Leader Training in November

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will be hosting a free 2-day Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) team leader training November 9-10 at the Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center in Warren County. HOFNOD targets teachers, staff and volunteers of schools and community-/faith-based organizations looking to engage youth in an ongoing or year-round fishing, conservation and aquatic education program.

HOFNOD is a great way to introduce youth to fishing and their local waters and other natural resources while supporting positive outdoor recreation activities and life skills. The program can be used by most organizations.

For more information or to register visit the Division's website.

Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest

The Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest empowers 5th grade students to advocate for a New Jersey endangered or threatened species through a well-researched, creative essay and original art piece. Entries for the 2018 contest are now being accepted - for information, visit the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey's website.

Kids and Conservation Poster and Video Contests             (Posted: 10-13-17)

As part of our commitment to education, New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) is pleased to announce our Annual Kids and Conservation Poster and Video Contests.

11th Annual Poster Contest

The poster contest is open to fifth grade classes within NJNG’s service territory.
Three students each will have a chance to win the following prizes:
• An individual tablet

• Exciting and interactive Brain Show school assembly

• $1,000 contribution to their school toward an energy or environmental conservation project

• $100 gift card for their teacher 

Seventh Annual Video Contest

The video contest is open to high school students (13 years and older) in NJNG's service territory.
Students can submit videos as an individual or group project for a chance to win:

• $500 for an individual video project

• $2,500 for a group class or club project

• $1,000 contribution to their school toward an energy conservation or environmental project

• $500 for the Viewer's Choice Award (selected by the public on the Asbury Park Press Web site, app.com

Click here for additional information, fliers and rules.

All entries need to be received by November 17, 2017.