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Rutgers Environmental Stewards - 2018

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Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Pkwy W

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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The Rutgers Environmental Steward program trains volunteers in the important environmental issues affecting New Jersey and enables them to make a difference in their own communities.

The program has trained over 450 volunteers since 2005 in areas concerning climate change, soil health, alternative energy, water resource protection, invasive species, habitat conservation, pollinator health, environmental policy, and more.

The program focuses on science and public policy based on that science. Stewards learn about the techniques and tools used to monitor and assess the health of the environment. They gain an understanding of the research and regulatory agencies operating in New Jersey that focus on environmental issues. Stewards are introduced to a network of expert individuals and organizations who can be of service to them in the future as they wrestle with solving local environmental problems.

Stewards attend weekly classes on topics taught by leading researchers from Rutgers, government, and the non-profit sector. Classes run for 20 weeks starting January 25th. Optional fieldtrips are offered to environmentally significant locations in New Jersey.

In order to become a Certified Environmental Steward, Stewards must complete a 60 hour internship of their choosing. The internship project helps Stewards get real world experience working on environmental problems in their communities.

The classes, fieldtrips, and internship do not replace a science degree, but help Stewards educate themselves when presented with a real world environmental problem.

For inquiries and more information about the program please contact Pat Rector, rector@njaes.rutgers.edu or Dan Ross, dross16@njaes.rutgers.edu, or visit the Rutgers Environmental Steward website at http://envirostewards.rutgers.edu/.


Class meets Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:00pm and begin on January 25th.

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1112 Dukes Pkwy W

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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