In preparing for the New Jersey Envirothon competition, high school students pursue in-depth knowledge about New Jersey’s natural resources and gain skills needed to navigate the complex environmental issues of today and tomorrow. Guided by a local teacher or parent, the participants use online study guides and attend in-person training workshops provided by natural resource professionals from the various sponsoring organizations.
The Eco-Blast Fair is a celebration of local sustainability and includes exhibits and interactive environmental and sustainable displays from businesses, clubs and non-profit organizations, eco-friendly children’s crafts, live music and the Taste of Bridgewater Extravaganza that features samples of local fare from food establishments and caterers. Last year the free, family-oriented event attracted over 700 attendees.
Help us celebrate the one, the only, Planet Earth! At 11:00, enjoy a live animal show with Eyes of the Wild. Sing along with “Music in a Natural Key” at 1:00 with Kevin Kopp from Environmental Youth Education Services. Take a hike around the park with our affiliate, the Hunterdon Hiking Club. Meet animals and do other activities with local 4-H clubs. Enjoy a variety of recycled crafts and games. Visit the tables of local environmental organizations to find out what they do. Try out paddling with the Hunterdon County Canoe Club on the pond. Grab a bite to eat at the food booth run by the Boy Scouts. The event will conclude with a campfire, s’mores, and storytelling at 3:00!