Registration has been extended for
the 2013 class for Rutgers Environmental Stewards in Atlantic County which will
begin January 23, 2013. Designed for the non-scientist interested in learning
more about environmental issues, Environmental Stewards is based on the format
of the Master Gardeners Program with students completing 60 hours of in-depth
training over the course of 20 weeks. After completing this part of the
training, students have the opportunity to apply what they've learned by
completing a project based on their area of interest for certification as a
Rutgers Environmental Steward.
With each class, a different speaker
covers a topic like soils, geology, water, climate change, environmental
regulations or renewable energy. Leadership and communication skills are also
addressed in the training which is designed to empower students with knowledge
and tools to help them work with others to solve real environmental issues. At
its core, the program looks to help people to address environmental problems and
bring about positive change in their communities. It's a great program, named
Winner of the 2007 Governor's Environmental Excellence Award.
program has been running for several years in three locations across the state.
The topics covered are similar in each program, but we are working to make the
Atlantic County program most relevant to our local audience and to utilize some
of the area's great academic and environmental leaders and experts to be sure
that students get not only good information, but information that considers the
unique environmental issues and features of our area.
Classes will be
held Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the ACUA on Delilah Road in Egg
Harbor Twp. beginning January 23, 2013. Click
here for an application or visit www.envirostewards.rutgers.edu for
more information. Call ACUA with any questions at 609-272-6950 for more
information. The fee for the course is $250.