Show #9 watch February 5, 2016
Fossil Park – Students from New Jersey experience a unique STEM initiative at Fossil Park, a one-of-a-kind, fossil-based, science education and research park located in Mantua Township. Rowan University owns and operates the Park where more than 15,000 visitors attend dig events for the thrill of discovery and awe-inspiring experience of connecting with the Earths deep past. For more about Fossil Park, go to http://www.rowan.edu/fossils/.
Boxes for Birds II - Collaboration is key to the success of the West Milford Township High School Boxes for Birds, Bat and Bees project. For the past two years, eight classes in four subject areas work on the STEM-based project. The classes include college prep biology and special education environmental science, Computer Aided Design (CAD), geometry and woodworking. Based on a survey, the classes will adapt plans to make the boxes more successful at attracting birds, bats and bees.
Discovery Garden - Teachers often share their personal passions with their students, and in Northvale, Jodi Sardanis has taken her to a new level. The special education teacher owns a health club and a raw cafe, so living and healthy eating is her passion. Jodi takes her own time and often her own money to create three court yards: an edible one, a Native American and a sustainable yard. She added hydroponic and aquaponics to grow food over the winter and it's been so successful that they students are using a business model to sell the