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Field Forestry & Climate Change Workshop

October 10 @ 4:00 pm - October 11 @ 4:00 pm

$40.00 - $90.00
The NJSOC is partnering with the NJ Forest Service to help educators learn about connections between forestry and climate science.

New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the nation but an impressive 40% of our land cover is forested. Forests are critically important resources that provide wildlife habitat, food, recreation, and ecosystem services that clean our air and water, mitigate flooding, and sequester carbon. 

The New Jersey School of Conservation is partnering with the New Jersey Forest Service to help educators learn about forestry. This field-based workshop will provide an opportunity for educators to work alongside foresters and researchers as we collect and interpret data from forest stands on the NJSOC campus. Participants will learn how carbon pools are calculated, how forests are managed, and why they are a critical part of our statewide climate change initiatives. 

Educators will leave with a deeper understanding of how field science connects to climate research, and new resources for experiential education at their schools, even if they only have access to a single tree!   

We encourage workshop participants to arrive on Thursday night to alleviate the stress of Friday morning travel. 

(Tentative) Workshop schedule:

Thursday, October 10 (optional overnight)

4:00pm- Arrive at NJSOC and settle into cabins

5:00pm- Campus Tour & Activities 

6:00pm- BYO Dinner 

7:00pm- Canoe Paddle on Lake Wapalanne

8:00pm- Campfire

Friday, October 11

8:00am- Breakfast Big Timbers (for overnighters) 

9:00am- Arrivals & Check In (for non overnighters)

9:15-9:30am- Introductions, Workshop Overview

9:30-10:30am- NJ Forest Overview/Forest Action Plan and Climate Change Initiatives

10:30- 11:45am- Forest Measurements & Carbon Calculation Activity

12:00- 1:00pm- Lunch

1:15- 2:30pm- Carbon Pool Calculation Activity 

2:45- 3:30pm- Interpretation of Data & Forests as Mitigating Tools for Climate Change

3:30-4:00pm- Reflections, Classroom Applications 

4:00pm- Depart NJSOC

Registration fee for overnighters includes breakfast and lunch, overnight accommodations in cabin-style housing and all workshop materials. The fee for a single day includes lunch and all workshop materials.

Please contact Tanya Sulikowski, NJSOC Director of Education, with any questions. tsulikowski@njsoc.org

Refund Policy:

Your event fee, minus Eventbrite Fees, is fully refundable if canceled 7 or more days before the event. While we appreciate being notified if you are unable to attend an event, refunds are not given for cancellations within 7 days of the event.

If we must cancel an event, your registration fee, including Eventbrite fees, will be refunded.


October 10 @ 4:00 pm
October 11 @ 4:00 pm
$40.00 - $90.00
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NJ School of Conservation
1 Wapalanne Road
Sandyston, 07826 United States
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