Outreach

SCHOOL OF EARTH & ENVIRONMENT

Outreach

Rowan University is proud to be the home of the New Jersey Geographic Education Alliance and host the annual New Jersey Geography Bee. Additionally, geography and environment faculty, staff and students are involved in several projects related to sustainability in our region. One ongoing study, Changing Landscapes in the Garden State, focuses on land use development patterns in New Jersey over a period spanning several decades. Current projects include facilities mapping for the New Jersey Army National Guard and a Geraldine Dodge Foundation funded project to develop online mapping for assisting local sustainability initiatives and environmental management.

The Rowan University Fossil Park hosts community dig days at the quarry in partnership with Mantua Township's Economic Development Office. The wildly popular events give citizens the opportunity to search for fossils at the site—and for Dr. Lacovara and his researchers to bring the excitement of science to citizens of all ages. Nearly 10,000 visitors have searched for fossils in the park.