By Joel Harmon, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Sustainable Morristown
Thirty-five New Jersey teachers attended a workshop at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus on June 28-29, 2016, to develop sustainability-focused problem-solving units for use in their classrooms this coming school year.
The workshop included teachers from the Normandy Park School, the Morristown Neighborhood House‘s pre- and after-school programs, and Morris Hills High School, among others.
The problem-based units they developed focused on such topics as reducing water pollution, saving pollinators, reducing food waste, and preserving forests.
This was the fourth annual summer teacher sustainability education workshop conducted by FDU’s School of Education, under grants from the Alcoa and Bayer Foundations.