New Jersey Audubon is hosting a panel discussion on Nov. 16, led by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy.

The discussion will center on New Jersey’s new climate change standards and how classroom teachers can be supported. New Jersey is the first state in the nation to integrate these standards across the curriculum in an effort to address the climate change crisis.

The New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) outline what is taught in New Jersey’s public schools and set the foundation for school districts to craft instruction and curricula. While classroom teachers will be implementing the learning standards, other experts can provide a unique perspective on how to make the curriculum come alive for students in our state.

Panelists will provide an overview of climate education opportunities through the lens of their work in environmental and sustainability education, natural resource management, environmental justice and more.

The discussion will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 16. Panelists will include Olivia C. Glenn, deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection; Mike Chodroff, a teacher and co-president of the Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education (ANJEE); Missy Holzer, a retired teacher and a N.J. Learning Standards Consultant, and Dale Rosselet, vice president for education, New Jersey Audubon.

To register, go to http://bit.ly/njclimateed.

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