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Stewards & Scholars is the semesterly Center for Environmental Studies Newsletter

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The RVCC Center for Environmental Studies engages approximately 100 students each year in real-world learning experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. These experiences empower students to transform their academic knowledge into real-world research and problem solving skills that prepare them to pursue successful careers in environmental science, sustainability, ecology, natural resources management, and related fields.

How To Navigate This Guide

The sidebar contains pages of the previous newsletter editions and all the articles from Stewards & Scholars. You can either view the articles in their original format with photos on Microsoft Sway using the links posted in the corresponding main tab OR the articles are viewable in plain text through blog posts linked in the sub-pages.

Alternatively, you can browse individual articles by category listed in the sidebar.

Interested in...

  • Learning more about our organization?
  • Hiring student interns for deer population or forest composition data gathering?
  • Sharing your art or poem to be featured in the 'Stewards & Scholars' Newsletter?


Reach out to the CES Co-Directors!

Dr. Emilie Stander
(908) 526-1200 ext. 8344
Dr. Jay Kelly
(908) 526-1200 ext. 8351

Raritan Valley Community College | Center for Environmental Studies

118 Lamington Road Branchburg, NJ 08876


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Do you like to write or create art?

Stewards & Scholars is actively seeking student voices to feature. Your contribution could look like a poem, photos, an editorial, digital art, or creative writing.

A written piece could look like...

  • your experience as an environmentalist (perhaps in connection to RVCC / the Environmental Club)

  • a story about an event that changed your perspective on an environmental topic

  • a personal expression about something you feel deeply about

  • an educational or creative writing piece about a topic or initiative of interest


The goal is to highlight the passion RVCC students have for the environment.


For the first edition, Juaquin volunteered to share his poem which he recited at the campus climate rally. Yash wrote several pieces including an op-ed covering the United Nations Climate Change Conference & an interview with a world traveler who's rooted in nature.

Additionally, if students have personal projects that they'd like to share, we are open to including photos, videos, or short blurbs! See at the bottom of the second edition of the newsletter, we had a photo wall of the interesting personal education & projects students were up to during the pandemic.

Ideally, any written piece would be short (under 2 pages of size 11 font & 1.15 spacing) but we are open to accepting anything you're interested in sharing! Depending on what you're thinking, we can incorporate your piece into the latest edition

Please speak with Emilie Stander,, if you have an interest in contributing or would like more info.