Take DEP to Your Classroom Solution-based Lessons for Students
Welcome to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection! It's our job to take care of the air, water, land and natural resources of this beautiful state.
Want to teach your students how we test water to be sure it's safe to drink? How we are working to not only lower pollution from auto emissions, but finding solutions to eliminate it? (Check out our Drive Green New Jersey page.) Or how state firefighters keep our woodlands and wildlife from being destroyed by fire?
The following videos have been created by DEP staff members to introduce students to a variety of topics that we deal with every day.
The lessons presented in the videos are STEM-oriented and follow state curriculum standards for multiple grades and subjects.
The videos are presented in two parts: Part One includes an introduction to the issue or problem, while Part Two shows how the DEP uses science to work through the issue or problem.
Please share the first part with your class, then have them address the question or task presented at the end of the video.
Have the students create a video, presentation or document detailing the ways they would deal with the issue.
Share the second part of the video with the class to compare your findings with the DEP's efforts, and evaluate your students solutions or suggestions.
If you wish, please send your work to DEP for us to evaluate. We might just find some ideas that the DEP can adopt that would benefit all New Jerseyans.
Please note; the DEP needs signed permission to use images of students in any outreach or promotional materials. Please be sure to use the form linked below or include an authorized statement along with your submitted work.
For more information about this program, please contact: Marc Rogoff, Lead Educator
SEEDS Site Manager
Office of Public Participation & Environmental Education, NJDEP