Interested in environmental issues? Want to learn more from local and regional experts? ACUA will again host the Rutgers Environmental Steward program, and is currently accepting applications for registration.
Designed for the non-scientist, the program covers the basic areas of soils and geography, water, sustainability, waste and energy, as well as leadership and dealing with conflict.
At its core, the program seeks to help people to address environmental issues locally and bring about positive change in their communities by empowered participants with knowledge and tools to help work with others.
Winner of the 2007 Governor's Environmental Excellence Award, the program is based on the format of the Master Gardeners Program with students completing 60 hours of in-depth training followed by 60 hours doing an internship project. Stewards can link up with a local environmental organization or develop their own projects based on personal interests.
The program is also offered in Warren County and at Duke Farms in Hillsborough. While the topics covered are similar in each region, every effort is made to the program 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 11, 2012.Click here for an application form or go to www.envirostewards.rutgers.edu or contact the ACUA at 609-272-6950 for more information. The fee for the course is $250.