4-H Community Members Spend MLK Day Baking and Making for Others

To honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Middlesex County 4-H Junior Youth Council came together to help others as part of their annual service project on Monday. Approximately 20 students in sixth through eighth grades, plus five team leaders from the high school level, spent their day off from school Jan. 19 baking breads for Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen and making Valentine’s Day cards for children who are patients at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick at the Middlesex County 4-H Center in East Brunswick.

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Rutgers landscape architecture students work on christiansted national historic site

The National Park Service (NPS) has again received the Praxis Studio Landscape Architecture students from Rutgers the State University of New Jersey. This collaboration is the third time Rutgers students have come to work on NPS projects on St. Croix. The 14 students will be working to develop conceptual plans for interpreting the maritime and Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade landscape at the Christiansted National Historic Site… This Thursday night from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Laura Lawson, Anita Bakshi and Holly Nelson of the Department of Landscape Architecture and their students will discuss their project with the public.

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Rutgers and City of Newark Collaborate to Help At-Risk Youngsters

bullying lo resBy channeling youngsters’ and parents’ energies toward positive outcomes, youth can learn to avoid mimicking criminal and violent behavior observed in their neighborhoods. Kenneth Karamichael, director of Rutgers Transitional Education and Employment Management (T.E.E.M.) Gateway, which operates from the Office of Continuing Professional Education, is co-directing The Brick City Synergy project. Read more at Rutgers Today.

Cumberland County 4-H is “Gathering STEAM”

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.

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Rutgers scientists aren’t NJ’s only experts on cranberries: Meet the young “Cranbassadors”

What happens when you have an engaged scientist and an agriculturally-minded teacher and you put them together in a parent-teacher conference? The Cranbassadors program is the brainchild of NJAES Extension Specialist in Plant Pathology Peter Oudemans and Mullica Township teacher Barbara Rheault who wanted to connect students to the local agriculture of the Pinelands. Student Cranbassadors are well versed in the science behind growing cranberries, as can be seen in this NJEA Classroom Close-up, NJ video.