Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR)
July 10-20, 2022
(Orientation July 10, 2022)
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 2022.
- COURSE DESCRIPTION
- ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
- TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
- LODGING INFORMATION
- TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION - HOTEL
- CASE INSTITUTE LOCATION
- GRADUATE CREDITS
- PRE-SERVICE PARTICIPANTS
- TRANSFER CREDIT FOR CASE COURSES FOR YOUR STUDENTS
- CASE INSTITUTE CANCELLATION POLICY
- EVENING & WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) introduces students to the range of agricultural opportunities and the pathways of study they may pursue. Science, mathematics, reading, and writing components are woven in the context of agriculture and students use the introductory skills and knowledge developed in this course throughout the CASE curriculum.
Woven throughout the course are activities to develop and improve employability skills of students through practical applications. Students explore career and post-secondary opportunities in each area of the course.
While surveying the opportunities available in agriculture and natural resources, students learn to solve problems, conduct research, analyze data, work in teams, and take responsibility for their work, actions, and learning. Students investigate, experiment, and learn about documenting a project, solving problems, and communicating their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community.
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.
REGISTER HERE - https://www.case4learning.org/events/registration/?v=177
Registration closes April 1, 2022.
*Cost includes CASE certification (must successfully complete all course work), instruction, curriculum, double occupancy lodging, and most meals. Travel is NOT included in the cost. Single occupancy lodging is an additional $750. Lodging needed beyond the scheduled institute is an additional $150 per night.
**See Pre-Service Participants section below for pre-service guidelines.
NEW IN 2022: CASE will be processing all participant registration fees.
Please Contact Erin Noble, email@example.com if you have any questions or for more information.
Sunday, July 10, 2022
4:00 pm - Registration
5:00 pm - Orientation (in-person)
Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15, 2022
8 am - 12 pm - Class
12 pm-1 pm - Lunch
1-5 pm - Class
Saturday, July 16 - Sunday, July 17, 2022
NO Class; Meals are on your own.
Monday, July 18 - Tuesday, July 19, 2022
8 am - 12 pm - Class
12 pm-1 pm - Lunch
1-5 pm - Class
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
8 am - 12 pm - Class
Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center: https://inn.rutgers.edu/
All rooms feature:
- 100% Smoke Free Environment
- 2 Double-sized Beds
- Complimentary Wireless Internet
- Hypo-allergenic Pillows and Linens
- Coffee Maker with Amenities
- Work Space/Desk
- Eco-Friendly Terra Green Toiletries
- 32-inch HD TV with over 120 Channels
- Complimentary Local Calls
- Solar Shades and Room Darkening Drapes
- Hair Dryer
- Iron and Ironing Board
Check In: 4:00 pm Check Out: 10:00 am
CASE Institute Housing Checklist
TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION - HOTEL
The full address for Rutgers University Inn is 178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. For accurate driving directions, please use this present map link in Google Maps to plan your trip.
The closest airport is Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). The airport is 24 miles (approximately 30 minutes) from the Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center. You can also get from the airport to New Brunswick via Newark Airport Airtrain and NJ Transit.
Other airport options and their distances:
The Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center is located off Route 18, less than two miles from Route 1 and Exit 9 of the New Jersey Turnpike.
Traveling South on Route 1: After you see the AMC movie theater and pass the exit for route 18, get in the RIGHT lane. Take the FIRST Ryders Lane exit towards New Brunswick. The exit is immediately after Sears, BEFORE the underpass. Go through 1 traffic light. When the road curves 90-degrees to the left, the driveway/entrance to the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center is on your right.
Traveling North on Route 1: After you see the College Farm Road exit, get in the RIGHT lane. Take the SECOND Ryders Lane exit towards New Brunswick. The exit is immediately AFTER the underpass. Go through 1 traffic light. When the road curves 90-degrees to the left, the driveway/entrance to the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center is on your right.
From the NJ Turnpike: Take Exit 9; bear right after the toll and merge on to Route 18 North. Take the Exit for Route 1 SOUTH. Stay in the RIGHT lane. Take the FIRST Ryders Lane exit towards New Brunswick. The exit is immediately after the former Sears building, BEFORE the underpass. Go through 1 traffic light. When the road curves 90-degrees to the left, the driveway/entrance to the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center is on your right.
The New Brunswick train station, with New Jersey Transit and Amtrak service, is located downtown (French & Albany Streets, New Brunswick, NJ 08901). It is 1.6 miles from Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center.
New Jersey Transit
New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor Line provides New Brunswick with both local and express service between Penn Station, New York; and Newark and Trenton, New Jersey.
Amtrak provides limited direct service to New Brunswick, however, connections can easily be made via New Jersey Transit trains to principal Amtrak stations at MetroPark, New York, and Trenton.
Parking at Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center
Complimentary parking is provided for event attendees and overnight travelers 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 and staff must check their issued permit for parking restrictions.
Getting Around Campus
Guests may use Rutgers’ Campus Bus to travel downtown or to other points on the New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses. The university bus system is complimentary to all riders.
The closest bus stop to the Inn is a short walk away, located at Gibbons Hall on Ryders Lane. Go to the far end of our parking to the right of the Inn’s entrance, then head to the right on the footpath, which will lead down towards Gibbons Circle, the bus stop is in front of Gibbons Hall.
Take the EE or F route to the College Ave Campus; to get to the Livingston Campus, get off at College Hall (1st stop after Gibbons) and transfer to the REX-L, or to get to the Busch Campus, get off at College Hall (1st stop after Gibbons) and take the REX-B. To get to downtown New Brunswick, take the EE route and get off at the SoCam Apartment stop on George Street. On the weekend and during holidays and summer, Weekend 1, Weekend 2 and the All Campus routes will stop at all campuses.
Visit New Brunswick Campus Buses/Shuttle Service for route details.
CASE INSTITUTE LOCATION
All classes will take place in Foran Hall on the George H. Cook Campus of Rutgers University (59 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901).
It is a short 10-minute walk from Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center and a 5-minute drive. Parking Information for Foran Hall will be provided closer to the event.
Use this interactive University Map to see the layout of campus and building locations.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Marie Pavelchak, Sr. Student Program Coordinator, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University email@example.com
Pre-service participants are welcome to attend this CASE Institute.
Pre-service participants must register through the CASE registration portal. The Pre-service rate for this CASE Institute is $2,500.
Pre-service participants will incur a $130 (full certification fee is $830) CASE certification fee.
Upon receipt of the $130 and successful completion of CASE certification requirements, pre-service teachers will be considered pre-service certified until hired.
The hiring school district is responsible for the balance of the certification fee ($700). Pre-service certified teachers must complete a Change of School form upon hiring (available on the CASE website).
Pre-service certified teachers who do not register their new school and ensure payment of the remaining balance of the CASE certification fee will not be eligible for CASE teacher services such as assessments. The remainder of the certification fee must be paid for the pre-service teacher to become FULLY CASE CERTIFIED.
- If funding is available, pre-service participants may choose to pay the full PD registration fee and bypass the pre-service probationary status.
Pre-service participants, in conjunction with Lead Teachers, must complete all requirements for certification.
TRANSFER CREDIT FOR CASE COURSES FOR YOUR STUDENTS
The Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (Rutgers–SEBS) offers transfer credit to students who have successfully completed the specific courses listed in the table at their secondary school that have been certified by the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) and taught by a CASE-certified secondary school teacher. This program is available through a partnership between Rutgers–SEBS, the New Jersey Department of Education, and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Office of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Education. In order for credits to be received students must be accepted to and matriculated at Rutgers–SEBS; and the secondary school must have an active articulation agreement with Rutgers–SEBS. Other conditions also apply.
For Secondary Schools Seeking to Articulate with Rutgers–SEBS
Any secondary school that teaches one or more CASE courses may request an articulation agreement with Rutgers–SEBS. An active articulation agreement is required for students from your secondary school to obtain transfer credits for CASE courses taken.
Rutgers is now using DocuSign to process initial CASE articulation agreements and annual renewals. Please email your school's official name; address; and the names, titles, and email addresses of your two lead school administrators, one of whom must be the district superintendent, to Stacey Pontoriero (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please alert your school administrators to expect a digital signature request.
For Students Applying for CASE Transfer Credits
Students may receive up to 15.5 transfer credits at Rutgers–SEBS for specific CASE courses taken at their secondary school prior to matriculating at Rutgers–SEBS. Before requesting transfer credits from Rutgers–SEBS be sure to ask your CASE teacher whether your secondary school has an active Articulation Agreement with Rutgers–SEBS.
You are eligible to receive transfer credit for the courses listed above if there is an active Articulation Agreement with Rutgers–SEBS and you have completed secondary school with a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 GPA scale) and you are admitted to Rutgers–SEBS within 4 years after graduation from secondary school.
If all of these conditions apply then complete the Credit Request Form (32k Word file) and have it signed by your secondary school representative. Then, after you arrive on campus at Rutgers–SEBS, present the form to:
Office of Academic Programs
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
88 Lipman Drive, Room 109
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-8525
CASE INSTITUTE CANCELLATION POLICY
- Full registration refund for cancellations before April 15.
- $200 cancellation fee incurred for cancellations received later than April 15 but by June 10.
- $800 cancellation fee incurred for cancellations received after June 10.
- NO REFUND will be available to the individual and/or their school for cancellations received after July 1, including no-show participants.
EVENING & WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
Discover the Garden State
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- Highlands (30 miles)
- Sandy Hook (35 miles)
- Asbury Park (35 miles)
- Deal (35 miles)
- Sea Bright (36 miles)
- Long Branch (38 miles)
- National/State Parks
- Sandy Hook National Park
- Liberty State Park (Statue of Liberty)
- Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
- Six Mile Run Reservoir Site
- Round Valley Recreation Area
- Monmouth Battlefield State Park
- Princeton Battlefield State Park
- Washington Crossing State Park
- Gateway National Recreation Area
- State Theatre New Jersey
- New York City
- 9/11 Memorial & Museum
- Times Square
- Six Flags Great Adventure
- Liberty Science Center
- Atlantic City
- Rutgers Gardens
- Stress Factory Comedy Club
- Topgolf Edison