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Registration is OPEN for our
2022 Rutgers Environmental Steward class!

Tuesdays, 5:30–8 p.m. starting January 25 through May 23, 2022
Deadline to register: January 24, 2022

Online Class Details Registration Program Overview and Testimonials

The Rutgers Environmental Steward program is designed to introduce non-scientists to the science behind important environmental issues affecting NJ. Stewards then give back to their own communities by helping to tackle local environmental problems. If you have a passion for the environment, a desire to learn and a willingness to volunteer, then this program is for you!

In 2022 we are excited to offer one, statewide, online class, with approximately 5 days of in-person instruction. In order to become a Certified Environmental Steward, after the class participants must complete a 60-hour internship of their choosing. The internship exposes the Stewards to real-world environmental issues in their communities.

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Class Details

The final class schedule will be released soon... in the meantime, view a Model-RES-Curriculum-and-Schedule (subject to change).


Read these instructions carefully to the end:

For general program and registration/ payment questions contact our Unit Administrator, Trish McGuire at or (908)-654-9856. For region specific questions, contact the region coordinator:

Region 1– Hudson, Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Morris, and Sussex Counties. Coordinators: Amy Rowe, 908-235-1168 and Claudia Urdanivia, 201-395-4789, ext. 4229

FULL- Region 2Registration is closed. Click on the link to be put on the waiting list. Union, Middlesex, Somerset, and Monmouth Counties. Coordinator: Michele Bakacs, 732-398-5274 and Roslyn Dvorin, 908-526-6293, ext.2536

Region 3 – Mercer, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties. Mercer Coordinator: Meredith Melendez, 609-989-6830.

Region 4 – Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem Counties Coordinator: Mike Haberland, 856-216-7130 x3. Note: This region will be online only.

Region 5 – Atlantic, Ocean, Cape May, and Cumberland Counties. Coordinator: Amy Menzel, 609-272-6934