Tammy Murphy’s interest is in climate change education, and you may choose to use recent events to demonstrate SOC’s relevance. On June 3, 2020, New Jersey announced that it will be the first U.S. state to incorporate climate change education into its K-12 curriculum. Beginning in September 2021, lessons on climate change will be incorporated across seven content areas in all K-12 public schools in NJ. The content areas are 21stCentury Life and Careers, Health and Physical Education, Social Studies, Technology, Visual and Performing Arts, and World Languages.

Here is how that relates to the School of Conservation: 

Clearly it does not make sense to close the School of Conservation (formerly the New Jersey State School of Conservation) just when it is needed most. Have you attended SOC’s celebrated Teacher Training Workshops? Please share that experience with Mrs. Murphy!