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School of Conservation faces financial challenge

We are doing all that we can to ensure that our request for $3 million is fully funded by the state. Full funding will allow us to continue operating as staff, upgrading facilities, and providing environmental education to teachers and students across NJ. Read about it at SpartaIndependent.com…

Op-Ed: Lawmakers must step up and save the New Jersey School of Conservation

For school students and teachers across NJ, there are many impactful and valuable experiences to be had here at SOC. For physical education teacher, Bob LoCantore, it was disheartening to learn that we will be facing a 60% budget cut from the state, and is now calling upon the Governor’s office for action. Read about it at NJSpotlightNews.org…

NJ School of Conservation a resource for educators

We are not only excited to offer programming to students following our reopening, but to teachers as well. By adapting our teacher programs to meet the state’s new climate change curriculum, and introducing social and emotional lessons into our student programs, we hope to help meet the changing needs of 21st century education. Read about it at NJEA.ORG…

“Stoked” for a Homecoming

The beloved Stokes Music Camp has been a part of our history since its founding in 1993 by Montclair State University professor, Ruth Rendleman. We are thrilled to welcome them back to our campus this summer! Read about it at Montclair.EDU…

Renewing and Sustaining Our Facilities

At the New Jersey School of Conservation, our top priority is to ensure our campus is accessible and sustainable for every student who comes to learn. Through a series of renovations over the past three years, we have successfully re-imagined,

Job Opening – Facilities Crew Member

The New Jersey School of Conservation, a residential environmental education field center in Stokes State Forest, Sandyston, New Jersey is seeking a full-time on-site Assistant Facilities Crew member who will report to the Director of Facilities at the NJSOC. Note

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

On Monday, January 15, NJSOC hosted a very special a program – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. The program was hosted in partnership with Outdoors On Purpose, Natural Ground 1 and New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg.

Job Opening – Executive Assistant

THIS JOB LISTING IS NOW CLOSED. The New Jersey School of Conservation, a residential environmental education field center in Stokes State Forest, Sandyston, New Jersey is seeking a full-time on-site Executive Assistant who will report to the Executive Director of

Friends President wins 2023 Above & Beyond award

On October 11th, 2023, Kerry Kirk Pflugh, President of the Friends of New Jersey School of Conservation (Friends) was awarded the Above & Beyond Award by Julia Somers and David Budd on behalf of the New Jersey Highlands Coalition.