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The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) fields requests for public speakers, classroom presentations and exhibitors regarding the various environmental topics, programs and services that are administered by the agency.

Due to travel authorization requirements, speaker and exhibit requests must be received at least six weeks in advance of the program or event date or the request cannot be honored. The DEP may be unable to fill requests due to Superstorm Sandy tasks, staffing llimitations, travel authorization, location, etc. Please limit your request to one speaker per event. Allow 2 - 6 weeks for the processing of a request. All requests will be confirmed by phone and e-mail.

  • Targeted audiences include environmental, civic and community organizations; businesses and trade associations; environmental commissions and local government; and colleges, universities and schools.

  • Classroom presentations for grades K-12 on some environmental topics can be arranged on a limited basis.

  • There is no fee for these programs.

The following information should be provided for each request:

  • Requested topic(s) - prioritized, if more than one choice

  • Brief description of the event or program
  • Dates, times and length of presentation - provide options, if possible

  • Number of presentations needed

  • Description of audience and estimated number of attendees

  • Location of the presentation - include county

  • Directions to the location of the presentation

  • Contact person - include work or home address, work and home phone numbers, and an e-mail address

  • On-line Request Form
Topics that can be requested:

  • Air Pollution
  • Career Information
  • Conservation
  • Energy Conservation
  • Ground Water
  • Integrated Pest Managment
  • Pollution
  • Radon
  • Rocks, Minerals & Fossils
  • School Gardens
  • Water Pollution
  • Wildlife and Habitat
  • Going green at work, school & home
Additional Resources

For recycling and waste management requests, contact your local County or Municipal Offices.

The New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors are a group of AmeriCorps Volunteers who have been specially trained by DEP staff to teach about Non-Point Source Pollution and Water Quality.

Go to to contact your local Watershed Ambassador.

The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ offers informative slide presentations and discussions on the efforts to research, manage and protect endangered and threatened species in New Jersey. Volunteers are also available to attend events with an exhibit to provide information about our endangered and nongame wildlife. Go to for full details.

Target Audience(s)
General public, organizations, educators, students of all ages

SP Logo Additional Information
Marc Rogoff, Speakers Program Coordinator
NJDEP, Office of Communications
PO Box 402
Trenton NJ 08625
Phone: 609-292-1474