Scholarships available for 16 middle and high school teachers in the Hackensack and Hudson River watersheds

Explore the environment, earn credit and inspire your students while practicing inquiry-based teaching techniques that integrate STEM learning into your classroom.

The Honeywell Institute for Ecosystems Education (HIEE) is offering a four-day professional development program that combines classroom instruction with outdoor experiences that integrate ecology, environmental science and sustainability concepts. Program entry is competitive, with 16 slots available for middle and high teachers working in Grades 6-12 in schools that fall within the Hackensack and Hudson rivers’ watersheds.

Get practical hands-on learning in an urban setting that strengthens critical, analytical, and creative thinking skills and empowers students to preserve the environment.

The program provides:

  • Full tuition for four-day summer institute.
  • Twenty-four professional development hours.
  • Stipend for attending the full institute.
  • $500 mini-grant for successful completion of one Eco-Schools Pathway project.
  • Yearlong mentorship by New Jersey Audubon staff.
  • Teaching materials.
  • Content and skills that support the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.
  • Invitation to participate in 2019 Student Forum.

To determine whether you teach in the area covered by the Hackensack and Hudson rivers’ watersheds, and to apply, see this flier and visit For more information call 609-400-3832, or email

The application deadline is May 31.

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