The program is designed to educate the non-scientist in a wide variety of environmental issues with the goal of empowering people to make positive change in their communities.
The training, which won the Governorâ€™s Environmental Excellence Award, is a mix of presentations, hands-on experiences and field trips. Leading authorities from academia are joined by colleagues from government and the non-profit sector to share understanding and insights with the students.
The typical environmental steward is a person who has an interest in environmental issues and desires to learn more about the science behind them. The programâ€™s 60-plus hours of training helps non-scientists better appreciate what they don't know and where to go to fill in the gaps when confronted with a real-world problem.
The program runs 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Wednesday through May. The cost is $250.
The ACUA is one of three locations in the state where the class is being offered. Other sites are Duke Farms in Hillsborough and the Warren County Extension Office in
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