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									                                  SCHEDULE OF FRIDAY CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Friday 9:00 - 11:00                         Field Trip                                                     U, D
Terrific Trees
Emily Amon Bunker Hill Environmental Center/ Franklin Township, Somerset County Public Schools
Take a hike around the conference center grounds to learn about the trees in this area. There is an amazing diversity here! We will
discuss how to identify trees, both with and without leaves and play some tree nature games. You will receive lesson plans and
resource hand outs so you can plan a tree lesson for your students.
NJCCCS: 5.1, 5.5, 5.10
Levels: K-5
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Scout


Friday 9:00 - 11:00                         Stockton A                                                     U
Using Wildlife Cams as a Tool for Learning
Maria Grace Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey
Learn about New Jersey‘s EagleCam, PeregrineCam and associated educational materials and how to use them as a tool for
learning in your classroom or nature center.
Levels: K-8
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Curriculum Specialists, School Administrators


Friday 9:00 - 11:00                         Gallup                                                         U, SU
Biomimicry- Using nature to inspire sustainable design in science class
Daniel Gross Valleyview Middle School
Learn to incorporate Biomimicry into your science classroom through an adjustable, 2 week PBL. This project incorporates the
following concepts: adaptation, sustainability, design, and technology. The culmination of the project involves students creating
their own sustainable solution to a human problem through design inspired by nature
NJCCCS: 5.2 B1, 5.10A2+B1, 5.1A+B, 5.4A+C
Levels: 6-12
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Adults



Friday 9:00 - 11:00                         205                                                            U
Beginners Guide to Finding and Using Scientific Data on the World Wide Web.
Elias Hunter Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences – Rutgers University
This session is an introduction to the access and visualization of scientific data via the World Wide Web, with a particular focus on
geophysical data sets. Session topics include finding datasets, making sense of data formats, applications used to visualize data and
basic data processing.
NJCCCS: Science 5.1, 5.3, 5.8; Technology 8.1.A, 8.1.C, 8.1.E, 8.2.D
Levels: 6-12, Adults
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal


Friday 9:00 - 11:00                         Burr                                                           U, SU
People Count: Engaging Students in Human Ecology and Sustainability Education
Kevin Kopp Environmental Youth Education Services, Inc.
Discover innovative, hands-on activities that examine the connections between human population growth, resource consumption
and sustainable ecosystems and communities. Presenter will engage participants in memorable games and simulations for use in the
classroom or nature center. Free activities CD-ROM!
NJCCCS: Science 5.10, Social Studies 6.6.
Levels: 6-12
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Curriculum Specialists, Scout
Friday 9:00 - 11:00                           207    U, ST
Green Eggs & Sand Sampler
Karen Leskie NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife
It‘s the 10-year anniversary of Green Eggs & Sand. Come find out what this curriculum is all about. At this session you will get an
overview of Green Eggs and Sand, learn about what‘s new, and take part in one of the hands-on activities. You will receive a Green
Eggs & Sand sampler CD that highlights each curriculum module, gives a sample lesson, plus background information and
additional resources.
Levels: 6-12
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, School Administrators, Nature Center Administrators


Friday 9:00 - 11:00                           107                                                          U, D
Nature Inside Out: Learn to use picture books as a springboard for nature exploration
Pam Newitt Nature By the Yard
Using a creative approach called Nature Inside Out, we will explore the natural world using fiction picture books as a central focus
and discover many different program ideas that can be used in the classroom setting and outdoor space based on that theme.
NJCCCS: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 5.1, 5.5, 5.10
Levels: ps-5, Scouts
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Curriculum Specialists, Nature Center Administrators, Scout


Friday 9:00 - 11:00                           105                                                          D
Tailoring Your Message: Basic Skills for EE Advocacy
Pat Skelly NJ Coordinator NAAEE Action network
This hands-on session uses the ―No Child Left Inside Act‖ (NCLI) to practice and develop the effective communications skills needed
to educate legislators and other decision-makers about environmental education and convince them of its benefits, so that they will
create legal, educational and financial infrastructures that will support environmental literacy.
Levels: Adults
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Curriculum Specialists, School Administrators, Nature Center Administrators, Scout, Adults


Friday   9:00 – 11:00                         206                                                          D, SU
This is Your Brain on Bioillustration
Susan Lewicki Meadowlands Environment Center JJ Rusher
Stop saying ―But I can‘t draw!‖ This workshop will present a brain-based rationale for why drawing comes easily to some, and then
exercises will show that even a Left Brain can get into its Right Mind. Great for your own skill development, with ideas for student
instruction. Materials provided.
NJCCCS: Visual Art 1.2, 1.3; Science 5.1, 5.3
Levels: 6-12, Adults
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Curriculum Specialists, Scout, Adults



Friday 9:00 - 10:00                           Madison                                                     U
Kids + Art + Wetlands +Waterfowl = Its Just Natural!
Lysa Fleming Wetlands Institute
The Junior Duck Stamp Program combines kids‘ love of drawing with their love of water and ducks while involving them in
wetlands and waterfowl conservation. Be the first nature center in NJ to fly with this program. Join the flock of schools which have
already hatched the program for their students. You don‘t need to be an art teacher or a science teacher to ―fledge‖ a program of
your own. All you need is a desire to share the wonder of waterfowl and wetlands with a gaggle of goslings (a.k.a. kids).
NJCCCS: Science 5.3 and 5.4 and Art 1.1
Levels: K-12, Families, Scout
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Nature Center Administrators, Scout, Families
Friday 9:00—11:00                            204                                                            SU, ST, D
Screening of When Learning Comes Naturally
When Learning Comes Naturally is a documentary that profiles the efforts of four schools and a community center in New York,
California, and New Jersey to introduce children to the natural world and then involve them—through outdoor play, class activities,
and their own creative work—in a process of outdoor discovery.
Levels: Adult
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Nature Center Administrators, Adults, Families


Friday 9:00 - 10:00                          Stockton B                                                     SU
Reluctant recyclers: Get your school recycling even though it doesn’t want to.
Sondra Flite NJDEP, Bureau of Recycling and Planning
Many teachers want their schools to recycle, but can‘t make the necessary policy changes, or even figure out how recycling should
work. This seminar urges teachers to leverage the influence of many people to establish recycling as a lasting part of school
culture.
NJCCCS: Science 5.4.6.G.3, 5.4.12.G.6, 6.1.4.B.1-3 & 7, 6.1.12.B.14.c, 9.1.4.A.2 & 5, 9.1.8.A.1, 2 & 4, 9.1.12.A.1 , 9.1.12.B.2 & 3,
9.1.4.C.1-3, 9.1.12.C.1 & 5, 9.1.4.D.1 & 3, 9.1.12.E.1 & 2, 9.1.4.F.3 , 9.1.8.F.1, 3 & 5
Levels: K-12
Suggested For: Formal


Friday 9:00 - 10:00                          111                                                            D
Moving Naturally- Incorporating Yoga and Movement into Preschool Programs
Allison Jackson Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association
What is one of the most imaginative and interactive ways to experience nature? By being it, of course!!!! In this session, we explore
nature through yoga-inspired creative movement, activities and games that can be easily incorporated into preschool age
environmental lessons. Please wear comfortable clothing for moving and bring a yoga mat or towel if needed.
Levels: PreK.-5
Suggested For: Nonformal, Families, Adults


Friday 9:00 - 10:00                          Stockton C                                                     U, SU
Want to help the environment? Invite BUGS to your garden
Suly Oygur, PhD Curator Newark Museum
Not all insects are pests. Many are essential components of a healthy eco-system where they function as decomposers, pollinators,
herbivores, predators and prey. We are losing many beneficial insects from our environment. Everyone can help by creating and
maintaining sustainable habitats which include shelters, nests and food sources for insects.
NJCCCS: 5.3, 5.4
Levels: K-12, Families, Adults
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Nature Center Administrators, Adults, Families



Friday 9:00 - 10:00                          Wilson                                                         U
School science lab health and safety trainings on a dime
Derek G. Shendell D. Env, MPH University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Public Health
Jennifer K. Campbell, MPH, CHES
In 2008, a model for inexpensively offering school science lab health and safety trainings for high school science teachers and
supervisors was developed and pilot-tested. Representatives from state departments of education, health and environmental
protection, and local health departments, scientists and experts in science education collaborated. This session describes results.
NJCCCS: Health 2.1, Science 5.1
Levels: 6-12
Suggested For: Formal, School Administrators, Adult


Friday 10:00 - 11:00                         Wilson                                                         U, ST
Educational Outreach Programming – promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Dennis Blazak Deputy Asset Management Chief, 87th Air Base Wing Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
Discussion of the environmental educational outreach programs at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (including the former Navy
Lakehurst.) By exposing the students to the technological environment and positive role models found on the military base it will
increase interest and advance skills in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics
areas.
NJCCCS: 5.1, 5.2., 5.3, 5.4, 8.1 & 8.2
Levels: 6-8
Suggested For: Formal, Curriculum Specialists, School Administrators


Friday 10:00 - 11:00                        Stockton B                                                   U, ST
Bats on the Brink
Melissa Craddock New Jersey Audubon Society
Our bats may be facing a quick extinction. What is White Nose Syndrome? Why should we care? Come learn about the lives of
New Jersey bats, the battle they are currently facing, and what you can do to help these unique animals.
NJCCCS: 5.1, 5.3
Levels: K-12, Families, Adults, Scout
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal., Scout


Friday 10:00 - 11:00                        Madison                                                      U, ST
Student Directed Research in the Elementary Classroom
Diane Lefenfeld Princeton Regional Schools
Amy Pfeffer, Emily Moorman, Kathy Sanfillippo Princeton Regional Schools
In 2008, Princeton Regional Schools began a four year grant funded program to promote student directed research in grades 3 - 5.
Inspired by bridge removal near their school, the fifth grade students at Johnson Park School decided to investigate whether the
Stony Brook could support a wild trout population. Discover how the student directed research model works and its impacts on
student learning.
Levels: K-5
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Curriculum Specialists, School Administrators, Nature Center Administrators


Friday 10:00 - 11:00                        Stockton C                                                   SU, ST
Kids For Conservation
Becky Novorro Trailside Nature and Science Center
Susan Day Trailside Nature and Science Center
Learn the importance of conservation and sustainable living through interactive demonstrations, games, and activities. Discover
our reliance on natural resources and how the population explosion is depleting our limited supply. Find out how you can help
protect our planet through conscientious, everyday choices.
NJCCCS: 5.6A, 5.8B, 5.10AB, 6.6E
Levels: 6-12, Adults, Scouts
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Scout
             11:00 - 12:30   Ampitheatre

             WELCOME with Representative Rush Holt
             ANJEE ANNUAL MEMBERS’ MEETING
             KEYNOTE ADDRESS
             Current Issues in Environmental Education
             Brian Day, Executive Director, North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)
             Dale Rosselet, Vice President for Education, New Jersey Audubon Society
             What is the status and implications of the federal legislation known as ―No Child Left Inside‖? What will the
             passing of this legislation mean to educators in New Jersey, both in the formal (schools) and non-formal
             education sectors? How should we prepare in order to benefit from the legislation? These issues, and more, will
             be discussed on the federal level by Brian Day, Executive Director of the North American Association for
             Environmental Education and from the New Jersey perspective by Dale Rosselet, chair of the NJ Commission
             for Environmental Education.


             Taking Action in Our Community
             Miranda Pawline, Winner of Honorable Mention, Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award 2009;
             8th grade girl, Miss NJ National Teenager 2009; Founder, Delanco Recycles Our Plastic (D.R.O.P.) Bags
             Miranda founded Delanco Recycles Our Plastic (D.R.O.P.) Bags when she noticed that discarded plastic bags
             comprised a large component of litter. The D.R.O.P. Bag Recycling program placed buckets in schools, the
             library and municipal building for people to place their bags. She has worked to publicize the program to local
             residents. After she delivers the collected bags to a local recycling site ,they are are picked up by a company
             that turns recycled plastic into lumber products. Because of the success in Delanco, she would like to promote
             her program statewide.




Friday 12:30—1:30                             Woodrow’s Dining Room
                                              LUNCH


Friday 1:30—2:00                              Exhibit Area and Bridge
Exhibitor and Auction Mingle
Did you know that we have over 20 exhibitors who offer products and services of interest to the environmental educator? Come
visit our exhibitors, network, and take a chance on some of the great offerings the silent auction has to offer.


Friday 1:30 - 4:00                            Field Trip                                                   U
Nature Journaling
Sean Grace New Jersey Audubon Society
The Nature Journal can be a fun and effective tool for learning about your local environment and developing creativity in and out of
the classroom. You will be introduced to a variety of activities and techniques that can enhance your student‘s observation skills and
encourage better comprehension of concepts. Please bring a sketchbook or blank journal and a pencil and black pen. Feel free to
bring along colored pencils or water color if you have them; not required.
Levels: K-12, Families, Adults, Scout
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal. Scout, Families


Friday 1:30 - 4:00                            110                                                          D, SU
Integrating Inquiry into Interpretation
Dale Rosselet New Jersey Audubon Society
Brian Vernachio Toms River Regional Schools
Providing fantastic outdoor encounters for school visitors is what each of us does best at our sites. We will take a look at
enhancing those visits and making the interpretation a lasting learning experience through inquiry-based learning. Focus on
levels of inquiry, questioning methods and program development.
NJCCCS: Science Practices 5.1 A, B, C, D
Levels: PK-12, Families, Scout
Suggested For: Nonformal, Nature Center Administrators, Scout


Friday 1:30 - 4:00                          105                                                           D
Environmental Education and Pre-Service: Perfect Together
Jerry Schierloh Director of Advancement Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education
Elizabeth Faircloth, Director of ANJEE Finance Group, Liz Johnson, ANJEE President-Elect
How can we integrate environmental education in teacher-training college programs? What can nonformal educators offer to
college and university faculty? How can nature center administrators partner with higher education? What can current classroom
teachers share with those entering the profession? These partnerships and others have implications in how we reach classroom
teachers now and in the future. New initiatives nationally such as No Child Left Inside, Environmental Literacy Plans,
Environmental Education Certification on the national level are tools to help. Join us to discuss what we learned at the North
American Association for Environmental Education conference and our experience using Project Learning Tree to train
pre-service teachers at several New Jersey institutions of higher education. Bring your ideas and be ready to share – we are all in
this together.
Levels: K-12
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Nature Center Administrators, School Administrators, Curriculum Specialists


Friday 1:30 - 4:00                          111                                                           D
Effective Summer Day Camp Practices: A Roundtable for Environmental Educators
Tanya Sulikowski Schiff Natural Lands Trust
This session is designed to allow summer day camp leaders to share their best practices. What works? We will focus on the
successful strategies that provide fun and meaningful experiences for nature campers.
NJCCCS: 5.1
Levels: K-12
Suggested For: Nonformal, Nature Center Administrators, Scouts


Friday 2:00 - 4:00                          Stockton B                                                    U
What’s up with the bees?
Elizabeth Johnson Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History
One third of our food crops rely on animal pollinators such as bees, butterflies and moths, bats, and hummingbirds – of these, bees
are the most important in our region. This presentation will provide an introduction to the 350 + species of native bees in NJ, with
discussion about current research, status of honey bees, the importance of native pollinators, and resources and activities for
educators.
NJCCCS: Scientific process 5.1, Life sciences 5.5, Environmental studies 5.10, and any of the Language arts literacy 3. standards
Levels: pK -12, Scout, Adults
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Scout, Ad


Friday 2:00 - 4:00                          107                                                           U, D
Wild and Woolly: Natural Fiber Fun and Education
Tammy Love Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association
Learn how spinning (making yarn) can add a hands-on dimension to your lesson! Spinning can be incorporated into history, art,
science, or agriculture lessons, or used as a stand-alone creative activity. We will make drop-spindles and try spinning some wool.
Materials are provided. All interested parties are welcome.
Levels: K-12, Adults, Families, Scouts
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Adults, Families


Friday 2:00 - 4:00                          Gallup
Sky-Watching for Beginners
Marc Rogoff NJ DEP
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
Levels: All
Suggested For: All
Friday 2:00 - 4:00                           Madison                                                        U, ST
Forests and Fungi: Perfect Together
Dorothy Smullen New Jersey Audubon Society
Fungi are important for a healthy forest not only as recyclers in the ecosystem but as mycorrhizae that attach to the roots of trees.
Mycorrhizae are mutualistic relationships between fungal hyphae and tree roots. Learn to identify the macrofungi groups and
understand their importance in this presentation.
Levels: Adults
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Adults


Friday 2:00 - 3:00                           Wilson                                                         U, ST
NJ Landscape Project—Wildlife Habitat Mapping for Endangered Species Conservation
Patrick Woerner NJDEP
Through geographic information system (GIS) technology, the Landscape Project uses species location data and land-use/
land-cover to produce maps that depict critical wildlife habitat throughout the state. The goal of the project is to protect New
Jersey‘s biological diversity by maintaining and enhancing imperiled wildlife populations within healthy, functioning ecosystems.
Levels: Adults
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Nature Center Administrators, Adults



Friday 2:00—4:00                             207                                                            U
Screening of Crash: A Tale of Two Species
Produced by the PBS documentary series NATURE, this film investigates the symbiotic relationship between the red knot and
the horseshoe crab, and discusses the prospective ways in which human intervention could alternately bolster or destroy that
connection. A post-screening discussion will take place led by Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ.
Levels: Adults
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Adults


Friday 2:00 - 4:00                           204                                                            U, SU, D
ORIENTEERING MAP ADVENTURES: Infusing the Fun of a Treasure Hunt Into Any Program
Ed Hicks and Bob Burg Orienteering Unlimited, Inc.
Imagine coupling programs you already offer with the natural excitement of a treasure hunt. Based on the ―thinking sport‖ of
Orienteering, this fun, hands-on program will give you a brief experience of the creative possibilities of integrating map navigation
into any classroom, center, or group activity. Join us for Map Adventures – indoors & out – that exercise both body and mind.
Dress appropriately for physical activity (at your own pace) and for short forays outside (weather permitting).
Levels: All
Suggested For: All


Friday 2:00 - 4:00                           206                                                            D
Correlating My Work to the 2009 NJCCCS
Michael Heinz, NJ Department of Education
Participants will explore the logic model behind the revisions to the NJCCCS for science. The participants will then walk through a
process of analyzing the student outcomes resulting from a Project Wild activity then work with the 2009 NJCCCS to determine if
and how the activity can be used to help students meet the updated expectation.
Levels: K-12
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, School Administrators, Curriculum Specialists, Nature Center Administrators

Friday 2:00 - 3:00                           Stockton C                                                     U, SU
―It’s All About Energy‖
Joseph Caravella TransOptions, Inc.
This workshop introduces attendees to renewable and non-renewable energy sources, their roles as alternatives to the use of
petroleum as transportation fuels. It examines the 100+ years of the automobile industry and the effect transportation fuels have
had on air quality, greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.
NJCCCS: 5.4, 5.7, 5.10
Levels: Scout, 6 - 9, adults
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Sc Ad, Curriculum Specialists


Friday 2:00 - 3:00                           Burr                                                            SU, U
Forestry Certification as a Conservation Tool: A Guatemalan Case Study
Julianne Schrader Rainforest Alliance Maria Ghiso
Explore tools from the Rainforest Alliance and Project Learning Tree to teach students about sustainable forestry. Learn about
communities in Guatemala‘s Mayan Biosphere Reserve that protect the forest by sustainably harvesting wood and palms. We will
also feature case studies of our work with Newark schools.
NJCCCS: Language Arts: 3.1, 3.3, 3.5; Math: 4.1, 4.4, 4.5; Science: 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.8; Social Studies: 6.2, 6.5, 6.6; World
Language: 7.1, 7.2
Levels: K-12, Families, Adults
Suggested For: All

Friday 2:00 - 3:00                           Stockton A                                                      U
Linking Water Conservation Education to Environmental Impacts in Local Watersheds
Louise Wootton, PhD Georgian Court University
Jodi Sisk, Amanda Traina and Jennifer Mattiello Georgian Court University
Looking for a way to make the water cycle more interesting to your students? Want some new ideas for enhancing student
awareness of the links between water conservation and the health of local ecosystems? This workshop will provide you with the
opportunity to try out some active learning activities on this topic that we‘ve developed for use in elementary and middle school
classrooms and made available for free download through our website.
NJCCCS: 3.1, 3.2, 5.1, 5.5, 5.8. 5.10, 6.6, 9.2
Levels: K-8
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Nature Center Administrators


Friday 2:00 - 3:00                           112                                                             U
Rocks & Minerals
Ruth Yablonsky Trailside Nature Center
Joe Filo Trailside Nature Center
Discover rocks and minerals – the raw materials of the earth. Determine the three types of rocks and examine examples of each.
Learn the distinction between rocks and minerals and explore the properties of minerals. Perform identification tests including
hardness and streak tests. Appropriate for formal and non-formal educators.
NJCCCS: 5.1A, 5.3D, 5.6A, 5.8ACD, 5.10B, 6.6E
Levels: 6-12, Scout
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Scout, Adults


Friday 3:00 - 4:00                           207                                                             U, SU, D, ST
Hop Into Action with Amphibian Education
David Alexander Essex County Environmental Center
Amphibians form a link between aquatic and terrestrial environments and therefore offer exciting opportunities for education.
Educating participants about these species will be critical to foster awareness and concern that may one day lead to stewardship and
conservation. Learn how lessons and activities used in a Frog Pond Science Class and Frogfest Celebration used amphibians and
their habitats as themes to teach science and other subject areas.
NJCCCS: 3.3A-C; 3.4A-B; 3.5A; 4.2A,D; 4.4A,C; 5.1A-C; 5.4A-B; 5.5A-C; 5.7A-B; 5.8B; 5.9A; 5.10A-B; 6.1A; 6.6C-E
Levels: K-5
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Scout


Friday 3:00 - 4:00                           Burr                                                            D
Using Special Events to Raise Environmental Awareness
Patricia Bertsch Trailside Nature Center
Karen Inzillo Trailside Nature Center
Special events are an excellent way to provide a day of family/community fun. These events can generate revenue for your facility
while raising environmental awareness. Learn the organizational steps needed to facilitate your event and find out ways to create
community partnerships.
Levels: Adults
Suggested For: Nonformal, Nature Center Administrators, Scout


Friday 3:00 - 4:00                           Stockton C                                                     U
ESTUARIES – Tracking Our Waters
Dave Grant Ocean Institute
The Marine Advanced Technology New Jersey ESTUARIES DRIFTER PROJECT: Tracking Our Waters (TOW) will use
oceanographic drifter buoys to study currents and water conditions from the classroom, via satellite. Teachers receive the
ESTUARIES hands-on activities packet, and their school can participate in the project‘s design and deployment.
NJCCCS: 5.1.4.d 3; 5.4.6.g1; 8.2.12.a1; 8.1.12.e2
Levels: 6-12
Suggested For: Formal, Curriculum Specialists, Nonformal


Friday 3:00 - 4:00                           Stockton A
Teaching about Invasive Species using an Integrated Curriculum Unit
Louise Wootton, PhD Georgian Court University
Jodi Sisk, Amanda Traina and Allison McGrath Georgian Court University
In this workshop we will showcase an integrated curriculum unit centered on the invasive plant species Phragmites australis.
Teachers will participate in some of the science, math, social science, art and language arts active learning experiences that we‘ve
developed and made available for free download at our website. The workshop will provide a flavor of both the content and the
innovative approaches to learning that these lesson plans would allow them to bring to their students.
NJCCCS: 1.2, 1.5, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 5.1, 5.5. 5.8, 5.10, 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6, 7.2 8.1, 9.2
Levels: 6-12
Suggested For: Formal, Curriculum Specialists




                                                    ANJEE Regional Meetings
                    Friday 4:00 – 5:00
                    Find out what is going on where you live or work:
                                                 Madison            ANJEE North
                                                 Wilson            ANJEE Central
                                                 Stockton B         ANJEE South




                                                  FRIDAY NIGHT PROGRAM
                                              6:00—8:00        Awards Reception
                                               8:00 - 9:30     Evening Programs
                                                               Owl Prowl with Deb Davidson
                                                               Stargazing with Marc Rogoff
                                             8:00—11:00        Celebrate Good Times!

8 :00 - 9:00               West Tower Entrance Lobby
Stargazing
Marc Rogoff invites you to join him and see stars! Open to anyone interested in attending, this session also allows participants of the
daytime ―Sky-watching‖ program to practice skills learned earlier. Several different types of telescopes will be available for your
viewing pleasure. Dress for the weather and feel free to bring appropriate beverages. There is no fee for this program.
8 :00 - 9:00                West Tower Entrance Lobby
Owls of New Jersey
Join Debora Davidson, of Tenafly Nature Center, for a hoot of a good time! Learn why owls are so important to the environment,
uncover their nocturnal habits and unveil their amazing adaptations. After an introduction inside participants will head outside and
be trained to listen for the stylish vocalizations of our local inhabitants. Try several owl calls to see if you can get any local owls to
come out and call back. Dress for the weather. There is no fee for this program.




               8 :00 - 11:00       Celebrate Good Times – Come on!

               Everyone is invited to continue celebrating ANJEE‘s 25th Annual Conference in the
               Princeton Room. Take this opportunity to meet, network, and socialize with
               environmental education friends old and new! We provide the music, dance floor, lounge
               areas, and a cash bar. The rest is up to you! Come after the Awards
               Reception, Owls, Stargazing, or your own activities.

               Open and free to all ANJEE friends!




                           SCHEDULE OF SATURDAY CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Saturday 9:00 - 11:00                          Field Trip                                                      U
Princeton Tree Nurseries Walk
Stephanie Fox, Resource Interpretive Specialist, Natural Resources
Walk along the Princeton Tree Nurseries property to view spectacular specimens such as the Japanese Umbrella Pine, Princeton
Sentry Gingko and Dawn Redwood. The D&R Canal headquarters are now located at the former Princeton Nursery Site. A walk
around the property will reveal unique tree species, old nursery buildings and greenhouses and spectacular evergreen
windrows. The site is located minutes away from the Wyndham Princeton Forrestal Hotel.
Levels: 6-12
Suggested For: Formal, Curriculum Specialists


Saturday 9:00 - 10:00                          Wilson                                                          U, SU, D, ST
Hop Into Action with Amphibian Education
David Alexander Essex County Environmental Center
Amphibians form a link between aquatic and terrestrial environments and therefore offer exciting opportunities for education.
Educating participants about these species will be critical to foster awareness and concern that may one day lead to stewardship and
conservation. Learn how lessons and activities used in a Frog Pond Science Class and Frogfest Celebration used amphibians and
their habitats as themes to teach science and other subject areas.
NJCCCS: 3.3A-C; 3.4A-B; 3.5A; 4.2A,D; 4.4A,C; 5.1A-C; 5.4A-B; 5.5A-C; 5.7A-B; 5.8B; 5.9A; 5.10A-B; 6.1A; 6.6C-E
Levels: K-5
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Scout


Saturday 9:00 - 10:00                          Stockton A                                                      SU, ST
Be River-Friendly!
Heather Barrett NJ Water Supply Authority
Kathy Hale NJ Water Supply Authority
The NJ Water Supply Authority‘s Watershed Protection Unit implements a suite of River-Friendly programs including those for
residents and businesses. NJWSA staff will discuss the challenges, successes, and modifications covering our experience with these
programs, and how they can be utilized at schools, environmental education centers, and in your own home.
Levels: K-12, Families, Adults, Scouts
Suggested For: All



Saturday 9:00 - 10:00                        Madison
ANJEE and EE 101 - A Primer for EE Delivery in NJ
Tanya Oznowich, ANJEE President
This session is for you if you're new to ANJEE or the field of environmental education (EE) in New Jersey. Participants will learn
about the purpose, priorities, activities, structure and history of ANJEE, and will discuss the goals, needs and challenges regarding
EE delivery. Enrich ANJEE's 25 years of EE history by helping to shape its future - this session could be your doorway to
personal contribution and leadership for EE in our state.
Levels: Adults
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Nature Center Administrators, School Administrators


Saturday 9:00 - 10:00                        Gallup                                                         SU, U
Teaching Clean Energy Technology
Robert Larsson, PhD Sussex County Community College
This session describes a newly developed course in clean energy technology. The course is designed both as a four credit Lab
Science course and as a Certificate Course through the Continuing Education section. Topics include Introduction to Renewables,
Integration into the Energy System and the different available technologies.
NJCCCS: Science 5.2 A Cultural Contributions, B Historical Perspective, 5.4 A Science & Technology, B Nature of Technology,
C Technological Design, 5.7 Energy Transformations, Technology 8.2 A Nature & Impact of Technology, B Design Process and
Impact Assessment,
Levels: Adults
Suggested For: Formal, Curriculum Specialists, Adults


Saturday 9:00 - 10:00                        205                                                            U, SU
Food: Mood, Behavior and Learning
Dorothy Mullen Princeton School Garden Cooperative and The Suppers Programs
Andrea Eberly, MD
Participants will interact with groceries and gain a personal understanding of how processed foods affect our moods, behavior and
ability to learn. We will examine the relationships we develop with processed v whole foods, issues of sustainability around the food
supply, and how gardening with children can help with education today and prevention of health and mental health issues later in
life.
Levels: Adults
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Scout, Adults, Families


Saturday 9:00 - 10:00                        204                                                            SU, D
Who’s Minding the Store? Round-table for Nature Center Administrators
Maryann Polefka Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association
When everyone is out teaching, what are the challenges that present themselves to the administrative staff left behind in the office?
Topics to be discussed might include funding sources, volunteer management, creative marketing strategies – participants should
bring their organization‘s successes/challenges to the discussion table.
Levels: Adults
Suggested For: Nature Center Administrators

Saturday 9:00 - 10:00                        Stockton C                                                     ST, D
Volunteer Master Naturalists/Certified Interpretive Guides: An Adult Continuing Education Project
Art Webster U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
A panel of US Fish and Wildlife Staff, Richard Stockton College of NJ faculty and recent graduates of the project describe the
courses, their experiences, and detail their accomplishments to date. The curricula and certifications will be described and the
future of the program will be discussed.
Levels: Adults
Suggested For: Formal, Curriculum Specialists, Nonformal, Nature Center Administrators, Adults
Saturday 10:00 - 12:00                           Burr                                                               D
Alert the Media! An Essential Primer for Environmental Educators
Captain Bill Sheehan Hackensack Riverkeeper
Hugh Carola Hackensack Riverkeeper
Today’s media market is ruled by competition. Like it or not, we live in the “Age of the Soundbite” where saying the right (or wrong) thing
can greatly help (or hinder) the work we do. Environmental educators need to understand the importance of maintaining a high profile for
their initiatives. This includes school teachers and administrators looking to publicize award-winning programs as well as
nonformal educators looking to keep their work, facilities and programs in the public eye. The media can provide the extra “something”
that sets you, your colleagues and your work above the rest.
Levels: Adults
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Curriculum Specialists, School Administrators, Nature Center Administrators, Scout, Adults


Saturday 10:00 - 12:00                           Wilson                                                             U
Horseshoe Crabs – Ancient Mariners of the Delaware Bay
Maureen Barrett Harrington Middle School Sue Slotterback Cape May Nature Center
Learn about a variety of programs, activities, and lessons involving horseshoe crabs and shorebirds. This workshop will touch on many
aspects of the horseshoe crab, including the biology, natural history, and the role it plays in our Delaware Bay ecosystem.
NJCCCS: 5.1, 5.3
Levels: 6-8
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal


Saturday 10:00 - 12:00                           Gallup                                                             SU, U
Evolution in Action: Sustainability and the Galapagos Islands
Michael Chodroff The Willow School
In the summer of 2008, the privilege and honor of spending quality time in the Galapagos Islands became my reality. With six weeks to
investigate the current state of this archipelago, my findings reinforced the urgency of sustainable education for all, because a lack of it can
wreak havoc on the few places left on our planet that are still evolving without human influence.
NJCCCS: 5.1, 5.3, 5.4
Levels: K-12
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, School Administrators, Curriculum Specialists


Saturday 10:00 - 12:00                           204                                                                U, D, SU
ORIENTEERING MAP ADVENTURES: Infusing the Fun of a Treasure Hunt Into Any Program
Ed Hicks and Bob Burg Orienteering Unlimited, Inc.
Imagine coupling programs you already offer with the natural excitement of a treasure hunt. Based on the “thinking sport” of Orienteering,
this fun, hands-on program will give you a brief experience of the creative possibilities of integrating map navigation into any classroom,
center, or group activity. Join us for Map Adventures – indoors & out – that exercise both body and mind. Dress appropriately for
physical activity (at your own pace) and for short forays outside (weather permitting).
Levels: All
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Curriculum Specialists, School Administrators, Nature Center Administrators, Scout, Adults, Families


Saturday 10:00 - 12:00                           110                                                                D, SU
Music in a Natural Key
Kevin Kopp Environmental Youth Education Services, Inc.
Bring a song to your school, camp or center. Learn techniques for using music with children of all ages. The discussion will include
making simple instruments, creating songs with children and songs for specific topics, such as water, recycling and habitats. Bring a song
to share! The study of nature and the environment through song provides an excellent learning experience for students of all ages.
Workshop will be recorded. To receive a copy provide a CD and return postage. The workshop will be conducted by Kevin Kopp,
Environmental Youth Education Services, Inc
NJCCCS: Arts 1.1; Science 5.2, 5.3, 5.4
Levels: Pk-5, Families, Adults
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Scout, Families
Saturday 10:00 - 12:00                       Stockton B                                                  U
Exploring Stream Critters to Discover Water Quality
Nicole Rahman South Branch Watershed Association
One way to monitor the health of a watershed is to sample the macroinvertebrate life present in its streams and rivers. These
―bugs‖ have a story to tell about the quality of the water where they are found. Enjoy hands-on activities and hand-outs about
macroinvertebrates, how to identify them, and what their presence or absence means.
NJCCCS: 5.5, 5.8, 5.10
Levels: K-12
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Curriculum Specialists


Saturday 10:00 - 12:00                       111                                                         D
Preschool Environmental Ed 101
Allison Jackson Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association
Roberta Hunter Acorn to Oak Environmental Education
Using the format of the Watershed‘s successful pre-school series, participants will learn about quality environmental education for
young children (3 – 5 years old). We will also discuss developmentally appropriate practices and the dynamics of parent and sibling
involvement , as well as share the tips and tricks we‘ve learned over our years of involvement with young children.
Levels: PreK
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Nature Center Administrators, Families


Saturday 10:00 - 12:00                       Stockton A                                                  D
Tailoring Your Message: Basic Skills for EE Advocacy
Pat Skelly NJ Coordinator NAAEE Action network
This hands-on session uses the ―No Child Left Inside Act‖ (NCLI) to practice and develop the effective communications skills needed
to educate legislators and other decision-makers about environmental education and convince them of its benefits, so that they will
create legal, educational and financial infrastructures that will support environmental literacy.
Levels: Adults
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Curriculum Specialists, School Administrators, Nature Center Administrators, Scout, Adults


Saturday 10:00 -12:00                        Madison                                                     SU, D
SPREAD THE GREEN!
Marc Rogoff NJ DEP
―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,
then take it on the road with you, spreading the green in your neighborhood. (Handouts included)
Levels: 6-12, Adults, Families, Scout
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Curriculum Specialists, Scout



Saturday 10:00 - 12:00                       Stockton C                                                  U, D
Integrating the Creative Arts and Children’s Literature into EE for Young Children
Corey Spelling New Jersey Audubon Society
Whether a formal educator or non-formal educator, integrating the creative arts and children‘s literature into a science based or
environmental education program for young children can easily be done. Part of the workshop will go through the importance of
children‘s literature and the creative arts and the other part will be interactive as you work in groups to complete a lesson.
Everyone will get a copy of all the lessons created, literature lists, and other resources.
NJCCCS:
Levels: Pk-5
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Curriculum Specialists, Nature Center Administrators, Adults


Saturday 10:00 -12:00                        105                                                         U,D
User-Friendly Field Guides: Creating Accessible Nature Study Aids
Susan Lewicki Meadowlands Environment Center
How many times have you been asked, ―What‘s this?‖ If only there was a field guide that your students and visitors could use by
themselves… This session will reveal accessibility issues in traditional field guides and have you designing a universally-friendly
study aid that doesn‘t need you to be useful.
NJCCCS: Science 5.1, 5.3
Levels: K-12, Adult, Scout, Families
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Curriculum Specialists, Nature Center Administrators, Scout


Saturday 12:00 - 1:00                        Woodrow’s Dining Room
                                             LUNCH


Saturday 12:00 - 3:00                        Exhibit Area
Author’s Showcase
Authors of books that celebrate nature, ecology, wildlife, the Earth, nature studies, children and nature will; be available to discuss
and sign their books. Books will be available for purchase as well. Authors scheduled to attend include:

            Jennifer Morgams
            Gail Hunt and Roni Strain A Tree Frog In A Cranberry Bog?
            Pam Newitt Nature Inside Out-A Leaders Guide to Nature Education Programs
            Patricia Robinson Wonderwalks: The Trails of New Jersey Audubon
            Barbara McKinney Waterwords: Rhymed & Defined
            Michael Hogan Natural Wonders of the Jersey Pines and Shore
            Dr. Judith S. Weis Salt Marshes: A Natural and Unnatural History




           1:00 - 2:00                                                                                                            Ampitheatre
           Keynote Address
           Cheryl Charles - The Ecology of Hope
           Cheryl Charles is President and co-founder, with Richard Louv and others, of the
           Children & Nature Network (www.childrenandnature.org), a non-profit organization
           dedicated to building a movement to re-connect children and nature. In her talk, Ecology
           of Hope, Cheryl will speak about the growing disconnect between children and nature,
           the indicators of what Richard Louv calls “nature-deficit disorder,” and the scientific as
           well as common-sense evidence of the benefits to children from direct experience with
           nature on a daily basis in their lives. Grounded in research as well as experience, Cheryl
           offers practical suggestions for action by educators and others concerned about the
           nature of childhood, the health of communities and the future of the Earth.




Saturday 2:00 - 4:00                         Madison                                                         U, SU
Make A SPLASH – Creating a Water Festival
Kevin Kopp Environmental Youth Education Services, Inc.
The goal of the Make a Splash! Water Festival program is to raise awareness of, and appreciation for, the importance of clean water.
To accomplish this goal, grant money is made available through the New Jersey Project WET program to distribute to teachers, so
that hands-on, educational Water Festivals can be held each year on or about the fourth Friday in September, in celebration of
National Water Education Day. The Make a Splash! Water Festival program is an initiative of the Project WET International
Foundation, made possible through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Watershed Management.
NJCCCS: Life Skills 9.1
Levels: K-8
Suggested For: Formal, Curriculum Specialists, School Administrators
Saturday 2:00 - 4:00                        Wilson                                                        D, U, SU
Reconnecting children to the Earth through ancient skills
Simon Harrison The Children of the Earth Foundation
Katherine Mackinnon The Children of the Earth Foundation
Join us at The Children of the Earth Foundation as we share skills that reconnect children with the Earth in a real and powerful
way. Hands on skills include making fire by friction and a primitive shelter demo. Learn how we use Coyote Teaching to inspire
children to explore nature.
NJCCCS: 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4,
Levels: K-12, Adults, Families, Scouts
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Curriculum Specialists, Nature Center Administrators, Scout, Adults, Families


Saturday 2:00 - 4:00                        Stockton C                                                    SU, ST
Water and the West: The Birth of the Environmental Movement
Judy Okun Camden County College
The birth of the modern environmental movement is a fascinating story—one which involves the grandeur of the American West
and its scarcity of water. In this workshop, we will trace early views towards the American wilderness and the environment and the
gradual changes in attitude which occurred with the damming of rivers in the West. Through Power Point DVD, and discussion,
we will explore the importance of the Hetch Hetchy Dam in Yosemite in environmental history, plus the effect of modern dams,
such as the Glen
Canyon, along the Colorado River, and their historical roles in raising awareness of ecosystem protection, wilderness appreciation
and the conservation of scarce natural resources. The controversies surrounding these dams created a legacy which have created
the basis of the environmental thought and protection processes which we experience today.
NJCCCS: 6.3, 6.4 and 6.5.
Levels: Adults
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Curriculum Specialists, Nature Center Administrators, Adults, Families


Saturday 2:00 - 4:00                        112                                                           SU, U, ST
Earthworms: Nature’s Unsung Heroes
Carmen Pirotte
Charles Darwin spent years studying earthworms and wrote a book about them. Through hands-on exploration, participants will
come to understand why this animal fascinated Darwin. This workshop will provide an introduction to earthworm anatomy and
physiology, how they live and how they help humans by doing more than improving soil‘s structure and nutrient content.
Participants will have an opportunity to acquire worms and their castings.
NJCCCS: 2004- 4.1.A, C; 2004- 3.3.A,B; 3.4.A,B
Levels: K-8, Families, Adults
Suggested For: Formal, Nature Center Administrators, Families



Saturday 2:00 - 3:00                        Stockton A                                                    D
―Bringin’ It Home‖
Jerry Schierloh Director of Advancement Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education
Elizabeth Faircloth, Director of ANJEE Finance Group, Liz Johnson, ANJEE President-Elect
ANJEE has much to learn from its affiliation with the North American Association of Environmental Education (NAAEE). Come
learn from three enthusiastic ANJEE leaders about some of the valuable support services that our ‗parent‘ organization, NAAEE, is
providing, and what we, as a State Affiliate, can do to assist the national effort to advocate for quality EE. Highlights of NAAEE‘s
38th National Conference will also be shared.
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, School Administrators, Nature Center Administrators, Scout


Saturday 2:00 - 4:00                        111                                                           ST, SU
Rain Barrels to Promote Environmental Stewardship
Mike Haberland Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Camden County
Michele Bakacs Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Middlesex County
Rain barrels help homeowners conserve water and reduce runoff and pollution in local rivers and streams. Using materials
purchased at local hardware stores, RCE has developed a cost effective method for building and distributing rain barrels. This
workshop will cover details of the Rutgers Build A Rain Barrel program.
Levels: 9-12, Families, Adults
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Nature Center Administers, Scouts, Families, Adults


Saturday 2:00 - 3:00                          Burr                                                        U, ST
New Jersey's Artificial Reefs
Karen Leskie NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife
Come learn about New Jersey's artificial reef program through an informative power point presentation. You will learn about the
history of the program, what salt water species benefit from the artificial reefs, and what gets used to make an artificial reef
structure.
Levels: 9-12, Families, Scout
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal, Scout, Nature Center Administrators, Families


Saturday 2:00 - 3:00                          204                                                         SU, ST
Screening of Where Do the Children Play
Where Do the Children Play? is a one-hour documentary for public television that examines how restrictive patterns of sprawl,
congestion, and endless suburban development across America are impacting children's mental and physical health and
development.


Saturday 3:00 - 4:00                          Gallup                                                      U, ST, SU
Junior Shellfish Gardening
Jim Merritt NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife
At this workshop you will learn how oysters and clams can be used to introduce students to water quality issues. Using shellfish will
allow you to help students gain a better understanding of the personal choices they face in order to make a positive impact upon
their watershed.
Levels: K-12
Suggested For: Formal, Nonformal

								
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