The 25th annual Pinelands Short Course, a day long event that explores the unique history, ecology, culture and music of the Pinelands National Reserve, will be held at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
The Rutgers Climate Institute is sponsoring a free screening of Shored Up, a documentary that asks tough questions about our coastal communities and our relationship to the land and explores how we can address the issue of a rising sea level. The screening takes place on Monday, 2/24, at 7 PM at the multipurpose room of the Cook Campus Center, 59 Biel Road, New Brunswick.
The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC) and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program are teaming up to use rain barrels as a partnership project for New Jersey Top Ten Beaches 2014. Rain barrels help the environment by reducing the amount of rain that flows into storm drain systems. Rutgers has donated ten fully outfitted barrels prepped as blank canvasses to be painted with iconic coastal, beach, bay, ocean and boardwalk scenes and images commemorating the Jersey Shore.
Narrated by actor Avery Brooks, this hour-long documentary from NJTV tells the story of New Jersey’s Raritan River, a water source profoundly contaminated for over 200 years, and the extraordinary efforts to clean it up. The film reveals how government agencies, corporations, environmentalists, developers, scientists, and lawyers have clashed for years in their attempts to deal with the aftermath of extensive pollution and environmental neglect.