Life Science Field Training Institute

A multi-day field science experience for educators to strengthen field-based investigations in their teaching and improve student performance.

12th Annual Life Science Field Training Institute, June 25 - 28, 2018

Program highlights include:

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  • Canoe trip and investigation of aquatic habitats of the NJ Pinelands
  • Transects and vegetation analysis
  • Biodiversity and community ecology
  • Species area curves and population dynamics
  • Tour of the Rutgers University Pinelands Field Station
  • Merging field exercises with service projects

2018 program agenda.

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35 professional development credits are available to attendees.

Three (3) graduate credits through Rutgers University are also available. Rutgers University is responsible for the cost per credit. Please check the Rutgers website to learn more.

Participants will receive a complimentary copy of The Pine Barrens: Up Close & Natural Curriculum.

Program Instructor: Ron Smith

Ron Smith is the environmental education coordinator and environmental science teacher in the Haddonfield School district. Since 2000 he has developed field studies, citizen science projects and interdisciplinary curricula for the high school environmental program. He is a program director for National Audubon Society's Hog Island Family Camp and directs the Drexel University Environmental Science Leadership Academy. For 15 years Ron has worked with the Pinelands Preservation Alliance on Pinelands education projects and since 2007 has led the Life Science Field Training Institute.


A $50 deposit is required (fully refundable upon completion of the program). Register online today buy clicking on the button below. If you prefer to register by phone please call us at 609-859-8860.

UPDATE May 7, 2018: This program is full. Please sign up on the waiting list and if a spot opens up we will notify you.

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PPA is pleased to have the support of the Bonazzi Foundation for the Promotion of Science Education for our education program.

Questions? Contact Ryan Rebozo, Director of Conservation Science at 609-859-8860 ext 126 or email

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