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					                          The Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education’s
                          27th Annual Environmental Education Conference
                          ~ Exploring Our Blue Planet ~
                          Thursday, January 26, through Saturday, January 28, 2012
                          Wyndham Princeton Forrestal Hotel and Conference Center, Plainsboro, NJ

                          Proposed Workshops Draft December 15, 2011



FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012

I Am Not a Grant-Writer Grant-Writing Workshop
John Jones, Egg Harbor Township Schools

An honest and basic approach to grant writing from a teacher‟s perspective. This workshop will be
presented by a middle school teacher who has acquired nearly $100,000 in service-learning grant
funds for his environmental education program.
Suggested for: Formal Educators, Curriculum Specialists, School Administrators.
Grades: Grades PK-12, Adults


Tailoring Your Message: Basic Skills for EE Advocacy
Pat Skelly, Bright Green Works/NJ Advocacy Coordinator, NAAEE Action Network; NJ EE Advocate

What is advocacy? Why and how should you do it? Learn the answers to these questions, and, using
proposed federal legislation, practice the communications skills you need to educate decision-makers
about environmental education, and persuade them to create, through laws, regulations, and policies, the
infrastructures needed to advance environmental literacy.
Suggested for: Formal and Non Formal Educators, Curriculum Specialists, School and Nature Center
Administrators, Scout/Youth Leaders, Adults, Families
Levels: Adults


The Magic of Children Creating Their Own Maps
Ed Hicks and Bob Burg, Orienteering Unlimited

Creating maps in groups deepens awareness of environment while team-building in creative, fun ways.
This hands-on workshop concludes with a discovery treasure hunt.
NJCCCS: 2.1, 2.2, 8.2
Suggested for: Formal and Non Formal Educators, Curriculum Specialists, School and Nature Center
Administrators, Adults, Families, Scout/Youth Leaders
Levels: Grades K-12, Scout/Youth Groups, Families
Reflecting on Practice: What Learners Know
Katie Gardner, Liberty Science Center

What role does prior knowledge play in how learners build understanding? How do you as an educator
elicit learners‟ prior knowledge and experiences? Through hands-on experiences, current research, and
discussion, we will explore this question, encouraging participants to reflect on their own practice.
Suggested for: Non-Formal Educators, Nature Center Administrators
Levels: Grades 6-8


PALS Grant Project Networking
Roberta Hunter, Director of Advancement, ANJEE,
Jo Ann Dow-Breslin, PALS Grant Manager, ANJEE

A time and space for recipients of the 2011PALS grants to connect and compare progress, hurdles, and
solutions.
Suggested for: PALS Grant Recipients


Making it Flow: Creating Interactives about Water, Animals, and YOU!
Bradley Smith, Danielle Quaglia, and Penney, Philadelphia Zoo

Fasten your seatbelts for this crash course in zoo education! Participate in road-tested interactives, games,
and role-play while discovering methods to make teaching about animals and water fun! Investigate the
creative process that comes with developing these activities. Participants will leave with new insights and
a resource packet.
NJCCS: 3.2, 3.4, 4.1, 5.3, 5.4, 6.3, 9.4
Suggested for: Formal and Non-formal Educators, Scout/Youth Group Leaders
Levles: Grades K-8, Scout/Youth Groups


What’s Up with New Jersey’s Estuaries?
Melanie Reding, Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve
Karen Walzer, Barnegat Bay Partnership

Estuaries: What are they? Why are they important? What are the issues facing New Jersey‟s estuaries?
We‟ll discover the estuary through current research, a collection of hands-on activities and an interactive
presentation. Participants will receive lesson plans, resources and ideas for teaching about estuaries and
issues affecting estuaries.
NJCCCS: 5.1, 5.3, 5.4, 8.2
Suggested for: Non-Formal Educators, Scout/Youth Leaders, Families
Levels: Grades K-12, Scout/Youth Groups, Families


Kicking It Up A Notch - Conservation Through Bio-Ethics
Jeniffer Obando, Meadowlands Environment Center,
Dr. Lisa Cassidy, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Why does the environment matter? Why do we need anything? Who is responsible for what? Helping
individuals reflect on these and other environmental concerns is the focus of this lesson plan. Through
meaningful, easily accessible and respectful philosophical dialogue, students will reach a better
understanding of their place in the world.
NJCCS: 5.1, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.5, 6.6
Levels: Grades 6-8 Scout/Youth Groups, Families, Adults
Suggested for: Curriculum Specialists, Formal and Non-Formal Educators grades 6-12, Families, Nature
Center Administrators, Adults, Families


Getting Students to Care About Climate Change
Daniel Gross, Valleyview Middle School, Denville and Centenary College

Through hands-on interdisciplinary lessons, learn how to teach your students about climate change and
help them discover how climate change will affect them. This workshop will incorporate technology,
PBLs, and activities that get students out of their seats.
NJCCCS: 5.6, 7.8,
Suggested for: Formal Educators, Curriculum Specialists, Adults
Levels: Grades K-12


Outdoor WATERcolor Wonders: Merging Science, Art, and Language Arts
Tammy Love, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

Experience a short outdoor lesson that highlights observation and inquiry skills through pencil sketching
and watercolor painting. This lesson can be used as an art, science, or language arts lesson – or a
combination of the three. It‟s a great way to have students spend a few minutes in quiet contemplation
outdoors.
NJCCCS: 5.1, 5.3, 5.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 1.3
Suggest for: Formal and Non-Formal Educators, Scout/Youth Leaders. Levels: Grades k-8, Scout/Youth
Groups


This is Your Brain on Bioillustration
John Rusher and Susan Lewicki, Meadowlands Environment Center

Stop saying “But I can‟t draw!” This workshop will present a brain-based rationale for why drawing
comes easily to some - exercises will show that even a Left Brain can get into its Right Mind. Practice
your own skills with aquatic specimens. Materials and ideas for student instruction provided.
NJCCS: 1.1, 1.3, 5.1, 5.3
Suggested for: Grades 6-12, Adults, Scout/Youth Groups
Levels: Formal and Non-Formal Educators, Curriculum Specialists, Scout/Youth Leaders


Teaching Ecology: Ready-To-Go Labs & Activities
Julie Shuler-Misra and Todd Loffredo, The Hun School of Princeton

To help teachers teach an ecology unit, we‟ve put together a set of activities and labs that center around
five themes of ecology: energy, evolution & genetic diversity, stability and change, interactions, and the
nature of science. Participants will receive a portfolio of affordable labs and activities that demonstrate
the concepts, and get to do them during the session, too!
NJCCCS: 5.3
Suggested for: Formal and Non-Formal E
Composting Indoors and Out: Starring Wonder Worms and Other Special Guests
Rich Hoffman and Christa Wood, Somerset County Park Commission

The three „R‟s of recycling are becoming more important each year in our attempts to be „green‟. As a
culture we have a basic understanding of why we recycle paper, plastic, and metals. Now it is time to take
the next step – recycling our food waste. Get back to basics and join naturalists from the Somerset
County Park Commission and learn how easy it is to start indoor/outdoor composting.
Suggested for: Formal and Non Formal Educators, Curriculum Specialists, School and Nature Center
Administrators, Scout/Youth Leaders, Adults, Families
Levels: Grades PK-12, Scout/Youth Groups, Families


Planting seeds, growing programs: A school garden roundtable
Roberta Hunter, Acorn To Oak Environmental Education

School gardens are growing in popularity and prominence due to efforts at the national level to combat
childhood obesity and efforts to get children outside the classroom. This is a prime opportunity to
increase the reach of EE, by working with schools and farmers involved in school gardening. Come
ready to learn about the hallmarks of quality school gardens and ready to share your own success stories
and favorite resources.
Suggested for: Formal and Non-Formal Educators, Curriculum Specialists, School and Nature Center
Administrators
Levels: Grades PK-5, Adults, Scout/Youth Groups


Green Your School and Curriculum Using Project Learning Tree (PLT)
NJ Project Learning Tree, Elizabeth Faircloth, Diane Lowrie, DEP, Parks and Forestry.

NJ Project Learning Tree has online, student-centered investigations to help your school go green. Hear
how schools in New Jersey are using PLT GreenSchools to conserve water, save energy, improve
recycling, improve the school environment and encourage outdoor learning with lessons that use math,
language arts, creative arts and science to meet curriculum standards. Receive sample lessons, resource
information and ideas to use in your school, nature center or community.
NJCCS: 5.1.4; 5.1.8; 5.3; 6.1; 6.3; 9.1
Suggested for: Formal and Non-Formal Educators, School and Nature Center Administrators, Curriculum
Specialists, Adults
Levels: Grades K-12 and Adults


Green School Leadership Institute: Creating Healthier Schools at Lower Costs
John Henry, EIRC Green Schools Leadership Institute (GSLI), Carol James, Green Schools
Leadership Institute, Lester Ray, Green Schools Leadership Institute

Come and learn how the Green Schools Leadership Institute, a network of K-12 districts, organizations,
green industry experts & community stakeholders are assisting schools in “greening their facilities and
curriculum” so that they will be environmentally healthy places to learn, work and play, and all students
will be prepared for a world of emerging green collar careers and STEM careers .
NJCCCS: 51., 5.2, 5.3, .54, 6.1, 8.1, 8.2, 9.1
Suggested for: Formal and Non Formal Educators, Curriculum Specialists, School Administrators
Levels: Grades K-12
Sky-Watching for Beginners
Marc Rogoff, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

This workshop introduces the novice sky-watcher to the pleasures of looking up! Learn tips, tricks, and
stories of what to see, how best to see, and where to go to see the best the sky has to offer. Make a sky
map and then join us Friday evening (if you can) outside for a Sky-Watching session.


WILD Outside
Karen Leskie and Liz Jackson, NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife

Selected activities from the Project WILD and WILD Aquatic Guides will be used to guide educators
through the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) Field Investigation. Field Investigations
are intended to get students to apply scientific methods in their local settings (i.e. school yard,
neighborhood, etc) to conduct research, as opposed to doing laboratory experiments.
Suggested for: Formal and Non-Formal Educators, Curriculum Specialists, Administrators, Adults
Levels: Grades K-12, Scout/Youth Groups


Cultivating A Relationship: Next Steps for EE Advocacy
Pat Skelly, Bright Green Works/NJ Advocacy Coordinator, NAAEE Action Network; NJ EE Advocate

Move beyond “active citizen” advocate to become the authority that your congressman and his staff
contact regularly concerning legislation that could impact EE. It's not magic; this session will teach you
what to do, and, using proposed federal legislation, let you practice doing it.
Suggested for: Formal and Non Formal Educators, Curriculum Specialists, School and Nature Center
Administrators, Scout/Youth Leaders, Adults, Families
Levels: Adults


Seed Starters and Beginning an Organic Garden
Christa Wood and Rich Hoffman, Somerset County Park Commission

Whether you want a desk top garden or are starting seeds for an outdoor classroom, we will demonstrate
simple and easy techniques that will help make your environment green. From the proper seed starter soil
mix to great ideas for low cost pots, organic seed selection, and classroom experiments this workshop will
cover these gardening basics. Getting your hands dirty growing plants is effective for all learning styles
and a great way to put kids back in touch with nature.
Suggested for: Formal and Non Formal Educators, Curriculum Specialists, School and Nature Center
Administrators, Scout/Youth Leaders, Adults, Families
Levels: Grades PK-12, Scout/Youth Groups, Families


Putting Water into the Middle School Math and Science Curriculum
Ken Wolff, Montclair State University, Bill Haines, Science Teacher, North Arlington Public Schools,
Elaine McCarthy, Science Teacher, Kearny Public Schools
A set of detailed, interdisciplinary lessons that focus on water related issues will be presented. All lessons
have been implemented in a number of middle school classrooms during the period 2007 – 2010. Lesson
titles include: What‟s in my Water?, Stream Volume of Flow, and Sampling Hidden Aquatic Life.
NJCCCS: 5.1, 5.3
Suggested for: Formal Educators, Curriculum Specialists, School Administrators. Levels: Grades 6-8
Creating a Sustainable School through the NJ Water Champions Project
Katie Barnett, NJDEP Division of Water Supply and GeoScience

This workshop will showcase the NJ Water Champions Project, which combines in-class instruction with
hands-on projects that provide students experience in implementing water conservation actions and
evaluating the impacts. Once trained and empowered, these students work with the larger community to
identify opportunities and implement community based water conservation projects.
Suggested for: Formal Educators, Curriculum Specialists, School Administrators
Levels: Grades 6-12


Incorporating Environmental Education into NJASK Preparation
Mike Chodroff, The Willow School

Having to prepare for the NJASK can diminish the amount of time you have to teach your students about
environmental topics and issues. This workshop will save you the work to prepare math and language
materials and strategies that combines environmental education with NJASK preparation.
NJCCCS: ALL EE and CCCS covered by NJASK
Suggested for: Formal Educators, Curriculum Specialists, School Administrators
Levels: Grades K-8


The DO Game - Modeling Dissolved Oxygen Variability Through a Linesthetic Activity
Coryn Blank and Jeniffer Obando, Meadowlands Environment Center

Explaining how and why dissolved oxygen varies in a water body can be a dry subject area especially
when trying to teach this concept to unmotivated students. Through this kinesthetic, cooperative and
hands-on activity, even the most unmotivated student will want to participate and learn how human and
natural interactions affect how much dissolved oxygen is available to the living organisms in a water
body.
NJCCS: 5.3
Suggested for: Formal and Non Formal Educators
Levels: Grades 9-12


Student-based water monitoring: scientific concepts to real world applications
John P. Wnek, Tina Held, Jason Kelsey, Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science

Have you ever wondered how to involve students into water quality monitoring? This workshop will
provide you with a better understanding of water quality parameters, how to measure such parameters and
how to involve students in a water quality monitoring project. Project-based learning will be the focus
and how to test for water quality parameters. This workshop will also include relating scientific concepts
to water monitoring and how to apply these concepts with students.
NJCCCS: 5.1
Suggested for: Formal and Non-Formal Educators. Levels: Grades 6-12
New Jersey W.A.T.E.R.S: A Look at New Jersey’s Watersheds
Dorothy Smullen, New Jersey Audubon, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary
Mike Anderson, New Jersey Audubon, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

A watershed approach to teaching the ecology of regional systems goes beyond water quality monitoring.
Learn to help students look at the natural and built environments of the local watershed using a variety of
action-oriented, New Jersey-specific lessons and teaching units.
NJCCCS: 5.1, 5.3, 5.4
Suggested for: Formal and Non Formal Educators, Curriculum Directors, Scout/Youth Leaders
Levels: Grades 6-12


Swimming in a Sea of Risk - Seizing Opportunities for Outdoor Programs
Irene Jones, Account Executive, Markel Nature Center Insurance Program
Mike Harding, Sr. Loss Control Specialist, Markel Insurance Company - Nature Center Program

Have you ever wanted to take a group canoeing? Plant a rain garden? Run a nature preschool? Start a day
camp with a stream ecology theme or take a group of seniors to the shore at Island Beach State Park?
Learn to use the basics of risk management to evaluate and implement outdoor programs that will make
your organization shine!
NJCCCS: 2.1, 2.5, 2., 5.1, 5.4
Suggested for: Curriculum specialists, School Administrators, Non-Formal Educators, nature Center
Administrators, Scout/Youth Leaders
Levels: PK-12, Scout/Youth Groups, Families, Adults


Stormwater Management in Your Schoolyard
Amy Boyajian and Amy Boyajian, Jillian Thompson, Program Associates, and Lisa Galloway Evrard,
Senior Program Coordinator, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program

This workshop will introduce the Stormwater Management in Your Schoolyard educational program,
which is designed to provide fourth and/or fifth grade students with an opportunity to apply their science,
math, and communication skills to real-world environmental problems through the building of a rain
garden on their school‟s campus.
NJCCCS: 5.1 5.3
Suggested for: Formal Educators, Curriculum Specialists
Levels: K-8


Atlantic White Cedar: An Entré for Service Learning
Brian Vernachio, Toms River School District

Learn how formal / non-formal educators and private organizations have teamed to integrate ecology,
community outreach and service learning.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2012


What’s a Wetland?
Pat Heaney, Collier Youth Services, Kateri Environmental Center

We will learn about the soils, vegetation and hydrologic characteristics that help to identify wetlands.
Through the use of field studies, stories and games, we will explore the wonders of the wetland
ecosystem. This robust program will cross the curriculum to include language arts, science, history, fine
arts and more. Each participant will make a free Munsell-like soil color chart for identifying hydric soils.
NJCCCS: 5.1, 5.3
Suggested for: Formal and Non Formal Educators, Curriculum Specialists, Scout/Youth Leaders, Adults,
Families
Levels: Grades K-12, Scout, Youth Groups


Paint an Endangered Shorebird “Flatty”
Raymond Nyman, Nyman Decoys
Barbara Nyman; Pola Galie; McDuffy Barrow

Participants will learn about shorebird species that are in danger and will use acrylics to paint a life-sized
cedar shorebird flatty blank. The resulting project will be suitable for display on a wall. All necessary
materials will be provided. You may want to bring a smock if you are a sloppy painter.
Suggested for: Formal and Non-Formal Educators, School and Nature Center Administrators, Curriculum
Specialists, Scout/Youth Leaders, Adults, Families
Levels: PK-8, Scout/Youth Groups, Adults, Families


How to Throw a Planet-Friendly Party with Pizzazz!
Jessica R. Kratz, NYC Parks Greenbelt Nature Center/NYSOEA

From sustainable seafood to seasonal menu items, from greener and natural cleaning products to re-used
and natural decorations, discover some ways to throw a planet-friendlier party with pizzazz and purpose
and show partygoers that you “walk the walk”. Then try your hand at creating a second-hand cool party
decoration.
NJCCCS: 8.2, 1.3
Suggested for: Non-Formal Educator, Nature Center Administrators, Scout/Youth Leaders, Adults,
Families
Levels: Scout/Youth Groups, Families, Adults


Family Green Nights for Sustainable Living
Ann Harris, Educator, Hillsborough Township Public Schools

Family Green Nights for Sustainable Living is a workshop that encourages family awareness of ways to
green-up their habits for sustainability. Using a hand-on approach, families will share in the fun of
learning sustainable habits for living as global citizen to help take care of our planet.
Exploring the Sea and Sky through STEM
Dave Grant, Ocean Institute Sandy Hook

Training opportunities from the edge of space to the bottom of the sea. Join us for an overview of K-12
STEM training programs near and far for educators, and insight from teachers who have participated in
them. Share contact information and tips on applying for these fantastic opportunities, including NOAA,
NASA and university programs.
NJCCCS: 5.4
Suggested for: Formal and Non-Formal Educators
Levels: Grades K-12


YIKES! Complying with N.J.A.C. 8:25 NJ Youth Camp Standards.
Kelly Wenzel, New Jersey Audubon
Stephanie Punnett, Teacher/Naturalist, New Jersey Audubon
Jill Bennetta, Education Director, Flat Rock Brook Nature Center

Did you know that registering your summer/youth camps with the state is not an option? After certifying
our camps last spring New Jersey Audubon and Flat Rock Brook Nature Center would like to share some
of the tips and tricks to getting your site(s) certified.
 Information regarding NJ Youth Camp Standards N.J.A.C. 8:25 will be presented.
Suggested for: School and Nature Center Administrators, Non-Formal Educators


Project WET Generation 2.0 Update Workshop
Kevin Kopp, NJ Project WET

Attend this special 3-hour update workshop and receive a FREE Generation 2.0 Project WET Curriculum
and Activity Guide. Learn about dozens of new activities; comprehensive revisions; updates of many
original activities; extensive literature connections; technology interrelation in a full color layout.
Participants must bring their current copy of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide to receive
the new guide.
NJCCS: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/seeds/correlations.htm
Suggested for: Formal and Non-formal Educators, Curriculum Specialists, Scout/Youth Leaders
(participants must have taken 6-hour Project WET workshop and bring current Project WET guide in
order to receive a new one).
Levels: Grades K-12


Making Water Quality Testing Accessible
Jeniffer Obando, Meadowlands Environment Center

Over the last few years the Meadowlands Environment Center has worked very hard to make our park
grounds and programs accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Today we can proudly say
that, whether we have a visually impaired student wanting to “see” plankton or a wheelchair-bound
student who wants to go dip-netting, we can accommodate them. Come see how we have made our
lessons accessible to all people.
NJCCS: 5.1
Suggested for: Curriculum Specialists, Administrators, Formal & Non-Formal Educators, Families,
Scout Leaders. Levels: PK-12, families, scouts
Buzz Into Action with Insect Education
David Alexander, Essex County Environmental Center

The diversity of insects and their abundance in many habitats (including water!) offers exciting
opportunities for early childhood learning across multiple subject areas. In this session you will discuss
activities for the classroom and field as well as the fun of creating a bug club, pollinator garden and
creating your own butterfly tent safari.
NJCCCS: 3.4, 5.1, 5.3, 5.4, 5.6, 5.10, 6.1
Suggested for: Formal and Non Formal Educators, Curriculum Specialists, Scout/Youth Group Leaders,
Levels: Grades PK-5, Families, Scout/Youth Groups


Get Tanked! The Fine Art and Science of a Balanced Aquarium
Rich Hoffman and Christa Wood, Somerset County Park Commission

While examining natural systems with a Naturalist, participants will „discover‟ the needs of an aquatic
community. Participants will put their new knowledge to work and learn how to create a freshwater
aquarium to help make their classroom blue. Participants will also learn how to monitor the health of the
new community by learning how chemical testing can be used.
NJCCS:
Suggested for: Formal and Non Formal Educators, Curriculum Specialists, School and Nature Center
Administrators, Scout/Youth Leaders, Adults, Families.
Levels: Grades PK-12, Scout/Youth Groups, Families


Tracking the water cycle using real-time and climatological data: What we can see and how
Elias Hunter, Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University

The water cycle is illustrated through observational and climatological data easily accessible via the
internet. This session presents available datasets and the tools to access them easily and effectively in an
educational context. Gaps in observational data and the difficulties in closing the water budget are also
highlighted.
Suggested for: Formal and Non-Formal Educators
Levels: Grades K-12


Niche Plants and Their Special Sites
Anne Brennan, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

The term species conservatism refers to a species‟ intolerance of environmental change. Finding one or
more “highly-conservative” plants growing naturally on a site reveals much about that site‟s geology,
moisture conditions, and pattern of past disturbance. Anne will show you which of New Jersey‟s native
plants tell the most compelling narratives, simply by their presence.
NJCCCS: 5.3
Suggested for:
Non-Formal Educators, Nature Center Administrators, Scout/Youth Leaders, Adults, Families
Leaders: Grades 6-12, Families
Talking Trash
Danni Logue, Jenkinson’s Aquarium

Trash - not just litter. This program invites students to look at trash from a marine animal‟s point of view.
We will uncover the truth about marine debris while brainstorming for new ways to solve this old, dirty
problem.
NJCCS: 5.1, 5.6, 5.10, 6.6, 2.1
Suggested for: Non-Formal Educators, Nature Center Administrators, Scout/Youth Leaders, Adults,
Families
Levels: Grades K-8, Scout/Youth Groups, Families


The Magic of Children Creating Their Own Maps
Ed Hicks and Bob Burg, orienteering Unlimited

Creating maps in groups deepens awareness of environment while team-building in creative, fun ways.
This hands-on workshop concludes with a discovery treasure hunt.
NJCCCS: 2.1, 2.2, 8.2
Suggested for: Formal and Non Formal Educators, Curriculum Specialists, School and Nature Center
Administrators, Adults, Families, Scout/Youth Leaders
Levels: Grades K-12, Scout/Youth Groups, Families


Art In Nature, Nature In Art
Abigail Miranda, Tenafly Nature Center

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to a variety of environmental artists who use the natural
world to create their works of art. Ideas will be presented that can be incorporated into a curriculum and
lesson plans. After the lecture, we will create our own art pieces using natural materials such as twigs,
stones, rocks, leaves, etc. A brief discussion of ready-made objects and recycled materials will be
included with this session.
Suggested for: Formal and Non Formal Educators, Scout/Youth Group Leaders, Adults
Levels: Grades PK-12, Scout/Youth Groups, Adults


Ocean Education for a Crowded World
Kevin Kopp, Environmental Youth Education Services (EYES)

Our world population of 7 billion and growing has affected our ocean ecosystems. In this hands-
on/minds-on workshop, engage in activities to explore global population trends and human interactions
with our blue planet over the past 500 years. Receive activity scripts and background reading on CD-
ROM.
NJCCCS: 5.10, 6.6
Suggested for: Formal and Non formal educators, Curriculum Specialists
Levels: Grades 6-8
Re-energizing our Affiliates
Roberta Hunter, Director of Advancement, ANJEE

ANJEE has had several affiliates to help providers of different types of EE to network and share
resources. In the past these have included The Outdoor Classroom Network, the Watershed Partnership
of NJ, and the New Jersey Natural Resource Education Cooperative. Do these affiliates still serve our
members‟ needs? Are there others we should be investigating? Is the affiliate structure still relevant?
Can we foster these groups with online meeting technology? Join this roundtable discussion to make your
voice heard.
Suggested for: Formal and Non-Formal Educators, School and Nature Center Administrators
Levels: Adults


Incorporating Environmental Education into NJASK Preparation
Mike Chodroff, The Willow School

Having to prepare for the NJASK can diminish the amount of time you have to teach your students about
environmental topics and issues. This workshop will save you the work to prepare math and language
materials and strategies that combines environmental education with NJASK preparation.
NJCCCS: ALL EE and CCCS covered by NJASK
Suggested for: Formal Educators, Curriculum Specialists, School Administrators
Levels: Grades K-8


How to be “Seafood Smart:” An Introduction into Sustainable Seafood
Kaitlin Gannan, The Wetlands Institute

Once thought to be an infinite resource, our ocean is now in critical danger. Gain insight into the practices
of current day fisheries along with its environmental and economic impacts. Participants will then be
involved in rating different seafood options from a menu in order to find out which are the best and worst
choices. See how new technology is making seafood choices easier for consumers and what small steps
you and your students can take to help our global fish populations recover.
Suggested for: Formal and Non-formal Educators, Nature Center Administrators, Scout/Youth Leaders,
Adults
Levels: Grades 6-8


Design-a-Drifter: Adventures in Density
Susan Lewicki, Hackensack Environment Center

Make the concept of density concrete while exploring water, buoyancy, and plankton as a lifestyle!
Participate in elementary and middle school activities about sinking, floating, and measuring density.
Apply these principles in the Design-a-Drifter Challenge using common craft materials, office supplies,
and stuff in your junk drawer.
NJCCS: 5.1, 5.2, 5.3
Levels: Grades K-8, Scout/Youth Groups, Families
Suggested for: Formal and Non-Formal Educators, Curriculum Specalists, Scout/Youth Leaders, Families
Spread the Green
Marc Rogoff, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Environmental Protection, What You Can Do! . . . More or Less is an “interactive” PowerPoint
presentation that was created by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to introduce
audiences to environmentally friendly and unfriendly practices. After participating in the workshop, you
can download the program from the ANJEE website, modify it to fit your needs, and then take it on the
road with you – spreading the green in your neighborhood. (Handouts included)

				
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