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CONTENTS:
NJNG's energy conservation school contests
CROSSROADS IN THE CONCRETE JUNGLE
SJ: Join us at the 101st NJLM Conference
Wilderness First Aid / WFR Recert
Going Green Ocean Township: Schedule of Programs
NJNG's energy conservation school contests             (Posted: 9-30-16)

Calling all teachers and students! Show off your artistic talents for a chance to win big prizes through our CTP Kids and Conservation Poster and Video Contests.

The Poster Contest, is open to all fifth grade students who are in the New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) service territory. NJNG will award three lucky winners a personal tablet, their school an exciting and interactive Brain Show school assembly, and a $100 gift card for their teachers.

The Video Contest is open to all high school students, including those who are home-schooled, 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 video project.

Plus, the schools of all the video and poster contest winners will receive a $1,000 contribution toward an energy conservation or environmental project for their school.

Teachers are encouraged to contact Carolyn to learn more by calling 732-938-1035. Entries are due by November 18, 2016.

View the official rules here:
http://www.njresources.com/community/education/PosterContestRules20161.pdf
http://www.njresources.com/community/education/VideoContestRulesWeb2016.pdf

CROSSROADS IN THE CONCRETE JUNGLE             (Posted: 9-2-16)

Experiences and Explorations of Urban Plants and People

Join a global gathering next month (9/22-24) in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA about experiences and explorations of urban plants and people. Poster submissions welcome + prizes available for best student work! The event includes a symposium (9/22), workshop (9/23), and field trip to sites of interest (9/24). You may attend on one or more days.

We will have 3 international and 1 domestic keynote speakers with talks spanning the main topics of ecology and evolution of urban plant species; globalization and migration of people and plants; the urban nature experience and landscape design; and plant science education and outreach in urban environments. Find more information & register here now: http://cues.rutgers.edu/crossroads/

Organized by Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, & Natural Resources: Lena Struwe, Myla Aronson, & Lauren J. Frazee
Dept. of Geograpy: Laura Schneider
Dept. of Landscape Architecture: Wolfram Hoefer & Richard Alomar

SJ: Join us at the 101st NJLM Conference             (Posted: 9-2-16)

Click HERE.

Wilderness First Aid / WFR Recert             (Posted: 8-23-16)

October 1 & 2, 2016
Manasquan, NJ

If you spend time in the outdoors you need to be prepared. Fast paced and hands-on, this two-day course covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics for people who travel and work in the outdoors. This course is pre-approved by such organizations as the American Camping Association and United States Forest Service. Course is offered through the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS. Tuition is $225.

For more information or to register, contact Doug Caum, WMI Instructor at 802 952-9239 or dougcaum@gmail.com

Going Green Ocean Township: Schedule of Programs             (Posted: 7-22-16)

Creating a Green Home & a Greener Community

Join The Township of Ocean Environmental Commission at the Ocean Township Library, 701 Deal Road, for a free community environmental education series.
Join us and learn just how easy it is to create a green home and a greener community!

A New Spin on Energy
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Presented by New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG)
Zap the energy vampires in your home! Join NJNG to hear about the latest on turning daily energy consumption GREEN.

Going Green: Creating a Green Home & a Greener Community is provided by The Township of Ocean Environmental Commission and hosted by The Ocean Township Library. This program is free and open to the public.

Ocean Township Public Library A branch of the Monmouth County Library system 701 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712 Telephone: 732-531-5092 www.monmouthcountylib.org