Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program at ACUA

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The Rutgers Environmental Steward Program is Offering an Online Class for 2021!  Classes begin Tuesday, January 26


Are you concerned about the environment? Would you like to have a positive impact on your community but don’t know how? Consider the Rutgers Environmental Steward Program!

The Rutgers Environmental Steward program is designed to introduce non-scientists to the science behind important environmental issues affecting NJ. Stewards then give back to their own communities by helping to tackle local environmental problems. If you have a passion for the environment, a desire to learn and a willingness to volunteer, then this program is for you!

In 2021 we are excited to offer one, statewide, online class! Current university guidelines restricts all in-person activity due to COVID-19 but our hope is to have some field sessions in the spring if these restrictions are lifted. In order to become a Certified Environmental Steward, participants must complete a 60-hour internship of their choosing. The internship exposes the Stewards to real-world environmental issues in their communities. 

Online Class Details:

  • Classes meet Tuesdays from 5-8 pm from January 26 through June 1, 2021.
  • Class fee is $200. Scholarships are available to those in need.
  • Please note that you must be 16 years of age to participate. Under 18 requires parent permission and oversight. 
  • Classes will be provided via our online course management system called Canvas. You must have a computer or tablet with a microphone and speaker to participate. A desktop or laptop is preferred.
  • Classes will convene as a group from 5 to 7 p.m., with a content expert who will cover that week's topic. From 7 to 8 p.m., classes will break out into regions for the last hour to cover local issues and meet with their coordinator for further discussion and activities. 

Registration is now open: envirostewards.rutgers.edu

Call Amy Menzel at 609-272-6950 if you have any questions.


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