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New Jersey Learns Green Conference
A holistic approach to teaching climate change in ELA and Math K-8 NJ Classrooms

This one day conference will provide an overview on climate change education in New Jersey, with a special emphasis on English-Language Arts and Mathematics at the K-8 levels.

Expert TCNJ Faculty members, Dr. Emily Meixner and Dr. James Beyers will provide tools and strategies to support teachers in integrating climate change into these important content areas.Guest speakers include’s climate reporter, Steven Rodas, and former NPR education correspondent Anya Kamenetz.

Dr. Lauren Madden, New Jersey’s Leader in Climate Change Education, will host the event.

Tuesday June 4, 2024
8:30am – 3:00pm
The College of New Jersey
Education Building, Metzger Lane
Ewing, NJ

Standard Fee: $275.00
TCNJ Professional Development School Network Members: $175.00
Attendees are provided:

Lite Breakfast and Lunch
Certificate of Completion for 6 hours Professional Development
Workshop materials

Registration at:

Payment Information:
Purchase Orders or payment due by May 16, 2024
Checks/Purchase Orders:
The College of New Jersey
George Hefelle
Education 108
PO Box 7718 Ewing, NJ 08628-0718
Fax: 609.637.5196
Credit Card: 2.85% non refundable fee applied
Link for credit card payment provided after registration submitted

Sponsorship Opportunities are available.

For questions about registration, payments,sponsorships:
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For questions about content areas
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Ready Set Go! Teaching Climate Change to K – 5 students

Please join us on June 1, 2023 on TCNJ’s centrally-located campus for a one day conference focusing on K-5 Climate Change Education.

Curriculum professionals and teacher-leaders can learn strategies for integrating climate change instruction across content areas and grade levels in elementary settings and share their own successful experiences.

Dr. Lauren Madden, will lead the day’s events. Dr. Madden has led New Jersey’s path through adopting these new standards. She authored the Report on K-12 Climate Change Education Needs in New Jersey and her expertise in climate change education at the elementary level has been featured in news outlets such as the Washington Post and The Guardian.

Details regarding keynote speakers, education sessions, the notable teachers and faculty leading the day will be announced soon.

Funding Opportunity: Climate Awareness Education: Implementing the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Climate Change

New Jersey’s Department of Education recently announced funding opportunities for climate change education initiatives available through grants in the amount of $6,500-7,500.

The state grant applications are due by March 17th, so please don’t hesitate to request funds as soon as possible. You may wish to budget for substitute teacher pay along with your registration.

Learn about the grant at:

Registration, Fee and Payment

Cost: $325.00 per person
Included is breakfast, lunch, certificate of completion( 6 hours)
Online registration through Eventbrite is required.

Ready Set Go Registration



Check out the 2/28 Press Conference recording on the release of the New Jersey Report on Climate Change Education

This press conference, held via facebook live shared key findings in this important report.

Join Project SEA!
Project Sea is TCNJ faculty-led teacher professional development and research on how teachers learn about and integrate climate change and marine science across the curriculum. ALL K-8 teachers and preservice teachers in New Jersey are eligible. Learn More at Project SEA

Environmental Sustainability Education Graduate Certificate

ESED 501: Environmental Science for Teachers & Leaders

Learn strategies for integrating environmental science topics across the curriculum K-12 in NGSS- aligned efforts. Build the skills to serve as a green leader in your school. Blended format with synchronous class meetings

ESED 520: EcoJustice & Socioscientific Issues
Advocate for social and environmental justice in your classroom and beyond! This course, ideal for teachers across the K-12 spectrum, uses a problem-solving approach to multidisciplinary instruction. Blended format with synchronous 

ESED 600: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Environmental Sustainability Education
Students in this course will learn to use equitable and inclusive instructional practices in environmental sustainability education across all content areas and grade levels. Wednesdays 5:00-7:50 PM in person and livestreamed.

View Recording of Environmental Sustainability Education (ESE) 2021 Earth Week Celebration
The ESE program held it’s sixth annual Earth Week Celebration using a hybrid format on Tuesday April 20th. First Lady Tammy Murphy moderated a panel of ESE Minor Alumni currently teaching across the K-12 spectrum throughout New Jersey. 2019-20 Mercer County Teacher of the Year Helen Corveleyn gave an outstanding keynote address about the importance of nurturing hope in children. View the recording of this webinar here:

Contact Dr. Lauren Madden ( for the transcript if needed.

NJ Learns Green: Teaching Climate: K-8 ELA and MathLearn More