350 - the most important number in the world

Rosemary Dreger Carey, 350 NJ

(Friday Field Trips)

Find out what 350 stands for and why people all over the world are rallying around it. Grassroots, youth-led movement. Scientific goal. International call to action. 350 is all of these things and anyone can join and be part of the climate solution!

Build-A-Bug Workshop

Paul J Kurtz, Entomologist for the New Jersey Department of Agriculture

(Friday Field Trips)

Learn basic insect body plans by building the bug of your own. As always, be creative.

Come Grow with Us

Jackie Albaum, Consultant for the Common Good

(Friday Field Trips & Saturday Activities)

 Students make seed bombs to take home while workshop presenter Jackie Park Albaum shares her extensive knowledge and passion for community gardens and urban growing projects. This workshop is sure to inspire youth to share Jackie's love of growing things.

Containers or Acres - Gardens are for Everyone!

Susan Meacham, Soup Kettle Farms

(Friday Field Trips & Saturday Activities)

Whether it is one pot of cooking herbs in a sunny windowsill, or acres of corn and squash, anyone can statr raising their own food to move toward food independence and self  sufficiency.

Grow a Garden in a Cup

James Nichnadowicz, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County

(Friday Field Trips)

Have you ever wanted to grow your own food? This workshop will show you how to grow beansprouts in a cup and how to plant your own garden at home. Everyone will leave with their own bean sprouter and get to sample some cooked sprouts as well.Logo.jpg

Rain Barrels: Helping Homes, Communities & the Environment!

Ryan Mattesky, McIntosh Controls CorpMcIntosh Logo.png

(Friday Field Trips & Saturday Activities)

The benefits of using rain barrels for towns & residents & the environment.

Sea Partners

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

(Friday Field Trips & Saturday Activities)

Anne, Matt, and Bruce from US Coast Guard Auxiliary will show students how they can be partners with the sea. Students will learn about preventing water pollution and play age appropriate interactive games.

Vermicomposting: “Worms, Worms, Worms!”

Irene Marx

(Friday Field Trips & Saturday Activities)

Help the environment by composting with worms! Learn how red worms can turn your kitchen scraps into rich fertilizer for your garden plants. Help the environment by recycling kitchen waste (banana peels, coffee grounds, egg shells...) It's surprising easy and low maintenance.  Great for classroom and home use.

You Are the Solution to Pointless Pollution

Catie Tobin, Clean Ocean Action

(Friday Field Trips)

What is pointless pollution? review of programs Clean Ocean Action offers to prevent pollution and ways in which people can help as well as an overview of microplastics.