Saturday, June 2nd 2018
Check out the CWF events and other wildlife and environmental events below.
Sedge Island Professional Development Workshop
Time & Place
9AM - 1PM
Sedge Island, Island Beach State Park
Spend the day kayaking the water trails of Sedge Island at Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center, where you will encounter peregrine falcons, osprey, and other NJ wildlife!
This hands-on professional development opportunity, for both formal and informal educators, covers NJ wildlife and the CWF WebCams. The workshop will showcase how to teach about science and environmental stewardship using CWF WebCams and lessons aligned with NGSS and Multiple Intelligences Theory of Learning.
$50 per person: includes kayaks and breakfast
Wild NJ with CWF Executive Director David Wheeler
Time & Place
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, New Jersey 07940.
In contrast to the state’s reputation, New Jersey offers unmatched wildlife and an array of outdoor nature adventures—all within a short drive of anywhere in the state. Nature author and Conserve Wildlife Foundation executive director David Wheeler spent a year exploring the state’s unparalleled diversity of wildlife species that call New Jersey home, its dramatic range of wildlife habitats and its ample opportunities for thrilling nature activities like dogsledding, mountain hiking and wildlife boat tours. From bald eagles and bobcats to horseshoe crabs and tiger salamanders, wild New Jersey brings nature to life!
David Wheeler has served as the executive director of the nonprofit Conserve Wildlife Foundation (CWF), which works to protect rare wildlife in New Jersey and beyond, since 2012. CWF has partnered with the renowned artist James Fiorentino C’99 on Rare Wildlife Revealed, a popular three-year traveling exhibition that has reached audiences throughout New Jersey and New York. Mr. Wheeler also teaches environmental communication at Rutgers University’s School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. He has written for the Star Ledger, E the Environmental Magazine, NJEA Review and other media. He wrote the 2011 book Wild New Jersey: Nature Adventures in the Garden State, and wrote the foreword to the Jim Wright book Bald Eagles in the Meadowlands and Beyond. Mr. Wheeler earned his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and his BA from American University in Washington DC, and was a 2017 Fellow with Lead New Jersey.