"Field Studies in Social Sciences and Outdoor Pursuits," an environmental education workshop for teachers, naturalists, interpreters and concerned citizens, will be held at Montclair State University's New Jersey School of Conservation Friday, May 14, to Sunday, May 16.
Participants will enjoy the beauty and serenity of Stokes State Forest while learning about the environment from two distinct perspectives: social sciences and outdoor pursuits.
Social sciences courses to be offered include American craft heritage, the blacksmith of colonial America, graven images, primitive pottery, living by the l.a.w. (land, air and water), breadmaking, stone wall study and Indians of New Jersey.
Outdoor pursuits courses include rock climbing, canoeing, mountain biking, confidence course, fly fishing, map making, woodland walk and archery.
The workshop begins with a buffet dinner Friday at 6 p.m. and ends Sunday at 2 p.m.
Participants are asked to bring sturdy footwear, waterproof clothing and a flashlight, along with bedding, pillows and towels. All classes are taught outdoors regardless of the weather. Sleeping quarters are in heated cabins and dormitories.
Fee for the workshop is $100 and includes meals, lodging and a $25 non-returnable registration fee (school districts sending five teachers will not be charged for a sixth). Graduate or undergraduate credit is available.
For more information, or to request a registration form, call (973) 948-4646.
The New Jersey School of Conservation, located in the 30,000-acre Stokes State Forest, is the largest university-operated resident center for environmental education in the world.