Imagine being able to discuss climate change with the State Climatologist or learn about New Jersey’s geology from the people who map it. Would you like to learn about habitat restoration in your own community or help to improve water quality of a local river or stream? These are some of the opportunities available to enrollees in the 2017 Rutgers Environmental Stewards Training Program.
The Rutgers Environmental Stewards (RES) Program educates the public about the science behind pressing environmental issues and helps participants create positive change in their communities. The program introduces non-scientists to the science underlying key environmental issues in the Garden State. Leading authorities from academia are joined by colleagues from government and the non-profit sector to share understanding and insights with the Stewards and help them make a difference in their own communities.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension will offer the Environmental Stewards Program at five different locations across the state starting in January and running through May- Passaic, Somerset, Middlesex, Burlington, and Atlantic Counties.