DEP offers talks
Call: (609) 633-7024
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 2-4 weeks for the processing of a request. All requests will be confirmed by phone and email.
On-line Request Form
- 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.
Topics that can be requested:
- Air Quality/Pollution
- Environmental Careers
Environmental Education - Basics and Benefits
Forest Fire Prevention
- Going green at work, school & home
- Integrated Pest Managment
- Rocks, Minerals & Fossils
- Water Quality/Pollution
For recycling and waste management requests, contact your local County or Municipal Offices. To build your own miniature Rain Barrel Demo model see instructions HERE.
To build your own miniature Storm Drain Demo model see instructions HERE.
The New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors are a group of AmeriCorps volunteers who have been trained by DEP staff to teach about non-point source pollution and water quality.
Go HERE to contact your local Watershed Ambassador.
The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ offers slide presentations and programs on endangered and threatened species in New Jersey. Volunteers are also available to attend events with an exhibit to provide information about endangered and nongame wildlife. Go to www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/spkrbur.htm for details.
Pollution Prevention and Sustainability Services for Small Businesses
DEP's Sustainability and Green Energy (SAGE) Program offer this service with the NJ Small Business Development Centers. Go to the NJ Sustainable Business Registry for more information. Speaker requests should be sent to Ed Kurocka, NJSBDC Project Manager, at NJSBinfo@NJSBDC.com, or Ed@onsightadvisors.com, or SAGE contacts Athena Sarafides and Ky Asral.
Office of Dispute Resolution
The Office of Dispute Resolution provides a forum other than the administrative and trial courts for resolution of disagreements between the regulated community and the DEP. Go to http://www.state.nj.us/dep/odr/ for information.
As Featured in our workshops:
Marc Rogoff, Speakers Program Coordinator
NJDEP, Office of Communications
PO Box 402
Trenton NJ 08625