$150

Duke Farms Climate Science & Sustainable Actions Academy

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Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Pkwy W

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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Weather, climate, and sustainable actions are prominent in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Let the 2,700 acre Duke Farms property serve as your living laboratory and source of inspiration for exciting new lessons on these topics.

Participating K-12 educators, administrators and non-formal educators will conduct hands-on outdoor fieldwork, hear lectures from NJ and national experts, and develop NGSS-aligned lesson plans that bring the concepts of climate change and sustainability to life for students.

Academy Topics:

  1. The processes that lead to climate change
  2. How human activity contributes to climate change
  3. Local and global impacts of climate change
  4. Climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies
  5. Sustainable actions within educational institutions


Academy Schedule:

  • Registration Deadline: April 16, 2018
  • In-Person Orientation Dinner: May 16, 2018
  • Pre-Academy Distance Learning (June-July; roughly 12 hours of independent work over 4 weeks)
  • In-Person Summer Academy Sessions (August 13-15, 2018, 8:00am-4:30pm)
  • FINAL NGSS-Aligned Teaching Plan (Due: May 30, 2019)


Cost: $150 includes all course materials, orientation dinner and on-site housing (August 12-16, 2018) for the first eight registered participants.

Participants can also earn points for Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification.

*The online portion of the academy was modeled after the MADE CLEAR (Maryland-Delaware Climate Change Education, Assessment and Research) project, funded by the National Science Foundation (DUE-1239758). Through MADE CLEAR, climate scientists, learning scientists, and educators, work together to embed climate change into formal and informal education settings.

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1112 Dukes Pkwy W

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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