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CONTENTS:
RHA: State of Our Watershed Conference
OCSCD: 2017 Poster Contest for Students
Barnegat Bay Shellfish Forum
C&NN: Get Inspired to Take Action 
Rally for the Navesink Education Meeting November 30th
Conserve Wildlife Foundation - Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest
RHA: Upcoming Events
Call for Nominations: 2017 Land Ethics Award
Citizen Science Forum - Meeting at EPA - January 9, 2017
Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Student Video Contest for Environmental Science Students
Announcing Featured Speakers for 2017 Children & Nature Network International Conference
Trailside's Fall Programs-Mark your calendars
RHA: State of Our Watershed Conference             (Posted: 11-30-16)

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OCSCD: 2017 Poster Contest for Students             (Posted: 11-28-16)

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2017 POSTER CONTEST
for Students in Grades 2-12
HEALTHY SOILS ARE FULL OF LIFE!
 
The Ocean County Soil Conservation District is proud to sponsor the 2017 Poster Contest. This year's theme is "Healthy Soils Are Full of Life!". Productive soils are the foundation of any healthy ecosystem. As the world's population grows and demand for food production increases, it's essential that we work together to protect and enhance our soils.

At the county level, the Poster Contest is open to all students in grades 2-12. The Ocean County Soil Conservation District will declare a First Place Winner for each grade group. One Grand Champion Winner will be selected among the First Place Winners and receive a $50 cash prize, and a $200 prize will be awarded to their school to support a school-based environmental project. All First Place winning entries from Ocean County will be submitted to the Statewide Competition where they will compete for cash prizes. The State Grand Champion Winner will have their poster reproduced into a folder to be used for various educational events and activities throughout the state. Download the official  Rules & Regulations and Entry Form. Deadline for Ocean County entries is March 9, 2017. For more information contact Becky Laboy, Education Outreach Specialist, 609-971-7002 ext 114, Education@SoilDistrict.org or visit the OCSCD Poster Contest webpage.


Barnegat Bay Shellfish Forum             (Posted: 11-21-16)

C&NN: Get Inspired to Take Action              (Posted: 11-18-16)

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Rally for the Navesink Education Meeting November 30th             (Posted: 11-18-16)

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Conserve Wildlife Foundation - Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest             (Posted: 11-16-16)

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RHA: Upcoming Events             (Posted: 11-16-16)

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Call for Nominations: 2017 Land Ethics Award             (Posted: 11-14-16)

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Citizen Science Forum - Meeting at EPA - January 9, 2017             (Posted: 11-10-16)

Save the Date!

EPA Region 2 Citizen Science Public Forum

January 9, 2016

290 Broadway, Manhattan 27th Floor

10 am – 1 pm

Optional Dutch Treat Lunch after meeting at nearby restaurant

Please join us for the first Citizen Science Forum to:

·      Discuss the current state of Citizen Science projects and efforts within EPA Region 2 

·      Learn more about our Equipment Loan Program Grantees and their experiences.

·       Discuss the overall direction of the Region 2 Citizen Science Program & Partnerships moving forward

This will be an opportunity for citizen scientists, EJ communities, and tribal nations to discuss key challenges citizen scientists currently have; explore key media areas that are currently being monitored for, or want to start your efforts in; discuss priorities of your citizen science program such as educational, outreach, monitoring, or analysis; and as a new citizen scientist, what do you need to get started.

Agenda and registration information coming soon!


Anahita Williamson, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Environmental Science and Assessment
USEPA Region 2
2890 Woodbridge Avenue, MS-100
Edison, NJ  08837

Phone: (732) 321-6754

Cell: (732) 259-4102
Fax: (732) 906-6824

Email: williamson.anahita@epa.gov

Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest             (Posted: 11-10-16)

The US Fish and Wildlife Service sponsors the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest for students in grades K-12. After studying waterfowl anatomy and habitat, students express their newfound knowledge by drawing, painting or sketching a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species. Information on the contest is available on the USFWS website at https://www.fws.gov/birds/education/junior-duck-stamp-conservation-program/junior-duck-stamp-contest-information.php .

The federal stamp is required of all waterfowl hunters age 16 and older.

Student Video Contest for Environmental Science Students             (Posted: 10-28-16)

World of 7 Billion Video Contest
Back by popular demand, the World of 7 Billion student video contest can help you bring technology and creativity into your environmental science high school and middle school classes. The contest challenges students to create a short (60 seconds or less) video illustrating the connection between world population growth and one of three global challenges: climate change, ocean health, or rapid urbanization. Students can win up to $1,000 and their teachers will receive free curriculum resources. The contest deadline is February 23, 2017. Full contest guidelines, resources for research, past winners, and more can be found HERE.

Announcing Featured Speakers for 2017 Children & Nature Network International Conference             (Posted: 10-19-16)

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Trailside's Fall Programs-Mark your calendars             (Posted: 10-4-16)

Trailside Nature & Science Center
Celebrating 75 Years of Environmental Education

2016 Fall Workshop Series
Registration is available online

To access the Union County online registration site, please follow the link below and save it to your favorites:    Trailside Online Registration

Visit the Trailside website for detailed workshop and special event information www.ucnj.org/trailside

ADULT WORKSHOPS
Backyard Habitat – An Environmentally Sensitive Approach to Your Backyard
Saturday, October 8
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Learn what is happening to the balance of nature and how you can restore it in your yard. The lecture will be enhanced by a powerpoint presentation and a visit to Trailside's own backyard habitat. Participants will learn the importance of birds and the role that insects play in the well being of these creatures. The presentation will explain why a well kept lawn is really a desert, and what you can do to create a healthy corridor for wildlife. (High School Students Welcome.)

Flower Arranging by Christoffers Flowers of Mountainside
Thursday, November 10
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Encounter With Pluto with NASA Solar System Ambassador Paul Cirillo
Saturday, November 12  
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Teacher Training:  Project WILD
Thursday, December 8
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Whether you are a formal or a non-formal educator, Project WILD can assist you in teaching math, science, social studies, literacy and art to any grade level. You will acquire new teaching skills and practices that translate into more effective teaching. Prepare to get WILD in the classroom through a multitude of interdisciplinary, hands-on and educational activities, teacher tested and classroom ready for K-12 students. Project WILD lessons are correlated to NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards. Participants receive six (6) NJDOE credits. Morning refreshments served. Bring: Lunch. Fee: $20 /IC or OC. Curriculum guide included in fee. This program will spend some time outside, so please dress appropriately for the weather.

FAMILY WORKSHOPS
TODDLER TIME
Sensory hikes, stories, crafts and activities to acquaint adults and children with the natural world.
WHO: Adult with child/children up to three years of age.
WHEN: Thursdays or Fridays, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

TWO OF US
An interactive program encouraging nature discovery through hikes and other indoor/outdoor activities.
WHO: 3 or 4 year-old child with an adult.
WHEN: Tuesdays, 1:30 - 2:30 PM or Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

SMALL FRY DAYS
A drop-off program to foster awareness and appreciation of the natural world through nature hikes, exploration and activities. Dress for outdoors.
WHO: 4 - 6 year olds.
WHEN: Tuesdays, 9:45 -11:00 AM or Wednesdays, 1:15 - 2:30 PM

AFTERSCHOOL EXPLORATIONS
A drop off program designed to acquaint your child with nature explorations, hikes and outdoor activities.
WHO: 1st - 3rd graders.
WHEN: Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:45 PM

FAMILY PROGRAMS
Sharing the World with Raptors
Saturday, November 19
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Star Party
The Big Dipper: Guide to the Sky
Saturday, November 19
7:00 - 9:00 PM

Trailside Nature & Science Center
452 New Providence Road
Mountainside, NJ  07092
908-789-3670

www.ucnj.org/trailside