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Register for the 2023   
Rutgers Environmental Steward class

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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!

We offer one, statewide, online class starting Tuesday, January 24, 2023 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

View a Model-RES-Curriculum-and-Schedule (subject to change).


Click on the link below to register for your region. 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 1Hudson, Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Morris, and Sussex Counties. Note that region 1 has reached capacity. Click on the link to sign up for the waiting list. Coordinators: Amy Rowe,, 908-235-1168 and Claudia Urdanivia,, 201-395-4789, ext. 4229

Region 2 –Union, Middlesex, Somerset, and Monmouth Counties. Note that region 2 has reached capacity. Click on the link to sign up for the waiting list.Coordinator: Michele Bakacs,, 732-398-5274 and Roslyn Dvorin,, 908-526-6293, ext. 2536

Region 3 – Mercer, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties. Coordinators: Rebecca Magron,, 908-788-1338; Kathryn Homa,, 609-989-6845, and Lynn Waclawski,, 908-475-6507

Region 4- Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem Counties. Coordinator: Michael Jacob,

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