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Principles of Agricultural Science - Plant (ASP)

July 6-16, 2020

 

Rutgers University - School of Environmental & Biological Sciences and the New Jersey Office of Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources Education will partner to host a CASE Institute for Summer 2020.

 

  1. COURSE DESCRIPTION
  2. ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
  3. REGISTRATION
  4. SCHOLARSHIP FOR PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS
  5. TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
  6. LODGING
  7. TRAVEL
  8. MEALS
  9. GRADUATE Credits
  10. AREA ATTRACTIONS
  11. PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION CANCELLATION

  1. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course follows the introductory course (AFNR) and is a foundational level (second course) course that teaches students about the form and function of plant systems. Students are immersed in inquiry-based exercises filled with activities, projects, and problems to teach them plant concepts through laboratory and practical experiences. Student experiences will include the study of plant anatomy and physiology, classification, and the fundamentals of production and harvesting. Students will learn how to apply scientific knowledge and skills to use plants effectively for agricultural and horticultural production. Students will discover the value of plant production and its impact on the individual, the local, and the global economy.

     

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  2. ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    The Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) powers the university's robust exploration of sciences. From microorganisms to a changing climate, the land, air and ocean, nutrition and food sciences, animals and plants—21 majors, plus a multitude of minors and special certificate programs offer our students a gateway into the world of scientific knowledge. This is enhanced by an array of learning opportunities beyond the classroom and involvement in a variety of student organizations.

     
     


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  3. REGISTRATION

    To register, please click here.
    Cost: $3,000
     
    *Cost includes instruction and materials, lodging and weekday meals.
     
    The registration fee must be paid or purchase order received by June 15.  Submit purchase orders to ag.ed.registration@ag.nj.gov.  Please make checks payable to "Treasurer, State of New Jersey" and send to Debra McCluskey. Office of Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources Education, New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren Street, P.O. Box 330, Trenton, NJ 08625.
     
    Please Contact Erin Noble, erin.noble@ag.nj.gov if you have any questions or for more information.

     

     

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  4. SCHOLARSHIP FOR PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS

    The Office of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Education is offering scholarships for up to four (4) pre-service teachers to attend the 2020 Principles of Agricultural Science – Plant CASE Institute at Rutgers University.   Scholarships are only valid for use at the CASE Institute listed above.  Previous CASE certification is not a factor in selecting scholarship recipients.  The scholarship will cover the registration fee for the CASE Institute (registration fee includes instruction and materials, certification*, lodging and weekday meals).  Transportation, meals not covered by the registration and other related costs are the responsibility of the recipient.  Applicants will also have the option for attending the one-day Agricultural Business Foundations BriefCASE on July 17.

    *Special Note: Only $100 of the CASE certification fee for pre-service teachers is due to CASE at the time of institute completion (which the scholarship will cover).  The remaining $700 of the CASE certification is invoiced once the teacher is employed by a school system to finalize certification.

     To access the application and scholarship overview, visit: https://form.jotform.com/NJFFA/CASEInstitutePreservice.  Applications are due April 1, 2020.  

     

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  5. TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

    July 6, 2020
    4:00 pm Registration
    5:30 pm Kick-Off Dinner & Orientation
     
    July 7-10, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Class
    Lunch is 1 hour (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
     
    July 11-12, 2020
    Free Time
    *Meals are NOT included.
     
    July 13-15, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Class
    Lunch is 1 hour (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
     
    July 16, 2020
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm Class
     
    July 17, 2020
    OPTIONAL: Agricultural Business Foundations BriefCASE
    Separate Registration
    Cost $275
     
    *Class will take place in Foran Hall.  Click here for an interactive map of campus.
    59 Dudley Road
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901
     
     
     


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  6. LODGING

    Lodging will be at the Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center - https://inn.rutgers.edu/.
    178 Ryders Lane
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901

    For over 50 years, the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center has hosted conferences, events and overnight travelers to the university. Its location in the historic Carpender House on the estate's beautifully landscaped grounds evokes New Brunswick's storied past. The campus-style setting creates an inviting retreat for both the business and leisure traveler.  Centrally located in New Jersey, and, easily accessible from the New Jersey Turnpike, Route 1 and other major roadways, its campus location puts it within easy reach of Rutgers events and activities. The inn offers guest rooms with beautiful garden views, complimentary parking and WiFi.  Friendly, knowledgeable staff will exceed your expectations for a peaceful and productive stay.

    Participants will be roomed two to a room, unless otherwise requested.  Participants who choose to have their own room will be responsible for paying the difference.  All participants, regardless of home proximity are strongly encouraged to stay in lodging provided.  This aspect is important to foster professional learning communities that are created during the course of the CASE Institute.  Participants have homework every night that may involve group projects or other collaborative work.  Discount registration fees are NOT available to those who opt out of staying in the arranged housing.  
     
    Hotel Check In: 4:00 pm 
    Hotel Check Out: 10:00 am
     
    Complimentary parking is provided for overnight guests in LOT 82.  The front desk will register guest vehicle information electronically upon check in.  You will need your license plate information upon check in.  Please be sure to bring that information so you can avoid having to go back out to your car. Rutgers University students must check their individual permit for parking restrictions.
     


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  7. TRAVEL

    Visit this link: https://inn.rutgers.edu/getting-here for suggestions on how to get to Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center.
     
    Travel by air:
    The closest airport is Newark Liberty International Airport (23 miles).  Transportation from EWR to Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center must be arranged by the participant.  Suggestions include: rental car, uber/lyft, and NJ Transit Train (New Brunswick Train Station is less than 2 miles from the hotel and is easily accessible from the airport).

    Travel by land: 
    Rutgers is accessible by car, bus or train and is located near several major roads (Rt. 18, Rt. 1, NJ Turnpike).  The New Brunswick train station, with NJ Transit and Amtrak service, is nearby.  Bus service is available through NJ Transit, Greyhound and Suburban Transit/Coach USA.  See their respective websites for schedules and route information.
     
     
    **CASE participants are responsible for the daily commute between the hotel and Institute site.  It is a short 10 minute walk (.5 miles) from Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center and Foran Hall.  Arrangements can be made for those needing more accessible options.  


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  8. MEALS

    A continental breakfast will be provided for hotel guests.  Lunch will be catered during each training day.  Each participant will be provided with a meal stipend for the dinners that are not provided on training days.  Participations are responsible for their own meals on non-training days. 

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  9. GRADUATE Credits

    Graduate Credits
    Participants in the CASE Institute may be eligible for graduate credits by paying an additional graduate course fee.

    Questions regarding registering for graduate credits:
    Dr. Mark Robson, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University robson@sebs.rutgers.edu 
    Marie Pavelchak, Sr. Student Program Coordinator, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University marie.pavelchak@gse.rutgers.edu 

     

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  10. AREA ATTRACTIONS



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  11. PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION CANCELLATION

    Registration is due May 1.  Individuals who wish to cancel their registration after registering for the institute will incur a cancellation fee.  Any registration cancellations from May 1 to June 1 will incur a $750 cancellation fee.  After June 1, no refunds will be available to the individual and/or their school and payment in full is required.

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