Program to explore environmental issues

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will offer the Environmental Stewards Program next year.

The curriculum will introduce nonscientists to the science underlying key environmental issues in the Garden State.

Leading authorities from academia are joined by colleagues from the government and nonprofit sectors to share understanding and insights with the students.

The classes will be held at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick, on Wednesday evenings, Jan. 7 to May 13.

The 60-plus hours of training does not replace a science degree, but it helps citizens educate themselves when presented with a real-world environmental problem. Communication, conflict resolution and leadership skills are also taught, enabling stewards to be effective in community action and political discourse.

To register, visit or call 732-398-5275.