Cumberland County is home to one of the largest 4-H programs in the state with an impressive history of outreach to area schools, an active animal science program and life skills and leadership programs offered at every age level… For many young people, 4-H is their first connection to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey… “Gathering STEAM” is a suite of new 4-H faculty programs being offered to schools and community centers in 2015. Fee based workshops and summer enrichment programs will also be conducted at the 4-H Center, 291 Morton Avenue in Millville. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
Archives for December 2014
As 2014 comes to a very quick close, Rutgers is offering private citizens a great opportunity to meet and fulfill their New Year’s resolutions that promise to better their local and regional environment. The Rutgers Environmental Stewards program helps residents expand their abilities from non-scientists to become citizen-scientists. Classes for 2015 begin the first week […]
Since 1980, Rutgers University has offered the short course Landscape Plants Identification Selection and Application. Created by “Rutgers legend” Bruce “Doc” Hamilton, the course was based on the premise that the “plant must be seen in its environment.” …The class is now taught by Steve Kristoph, one of Hamilton’s original students. “He passed the torch onto Steve,” said Joe Canzano, landscape program coordinator of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Office of Continuing Education. “They go out in the cold – no matter how cold – because that’s the only way Steve feels a student can learn about plants. In the plant scene, Steve is a very well known figure. I don’t think anyone loves plants more than Steve.”
A Community FoodBank of New Jersey truck pulled up outside the C.J. Davenport Elementary School Complex Wednesday, Dec. 17 to deliver 181 boxes of food for Egg Harbor Township families in need. The truck was greeted by school district personnel and Jim…
The kids are out of school for the next 10 days or so, and I bet you are wondering how to maintain a modicum of sanity in your post-holiday spending, cash-strained household. Get them outside. Get them into a space that you don’t have to maintain and, …
As associate director of the Rutgers Energy Institute, Robert Kopp helps integrate the university’s expertise in science, engineering, economics, and public policy toward the goal of decarbonizing the global energy system. Kopp finds that the abundance of scholars at Rutgers offers hope for the future. In an interview with Rutgers Today, Kopp states, “You have […]
Many New Jersey homeowners want to keep their yard maintained in a way that doesn’t harm the environment or pose risk to their family’s health. The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Organic Land Care Certificate Course is a five-day class for landscapers and land care providers. Over 20 Extension professionals and industry experts help teach the course […]
Not offering trays in dining halls saves money and cuts down on wasted food.
It was Christmas morning of 1964 when Bill Roberts was tinkering in his basement when he was supposed to be doing something else. The now retired Rutgers NJAES specialist in agricultural engineering was building a model greenhouse in his basement when he used an aquarium air pump to separate the two layers of the plastic […]
Nicholi Vorsa (CC ’76, GSNB ’84-Horticulture), research professor and developer of high-yielding cranberry varieties with enhanced fruit chemistry attributes, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Vorsa is also the director of Rutgers’ Marucci Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension Center. The academy, which was founded four years ago, announced its […]