We speak with the New Jersey School of Conservation’s Kerry Kirk Pflugh and Tanya Sulikowski, and Garwood, NJ middle school teacher, K.C. Bree about the SOC and about New Jersey’s first-in-the-nation mandate for climate change education in every grade. The SOC, a newly-reopened 75-year-old center for experiential learning and fieldwork, provides professional development as well as interdisciplinary programming for students including applied science, math, humanities, and arts in an idyllic outdoor setting. Students learn about humans’ responsibility toward other animals and the planet, and are empowered to take action.Working
00:17-03:00 NJ School of Conservation (SOC)
03:00-04:31 Professional development
04:31-08:00 NJ climate change education mandate
08:00-08:30 Social emotional learning
08:30-09:39 Correlation with state standards
09:39-11:24 Ethic of care
11:24-14:20 Garwood climate change education in elementary grades
14:20-22:43 Social emotional learning
22:43-24:54 Relationship with animals other than humans and plants
24:54-32:28 Climate change education over the next 5-10 years
32:28-33:41 SOC as a model
33:41-36:07 How do schools reach out to SOC?
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The New Jersey School of Conservation’s website
Soundtrack by Podington Bear