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South Orange Middle School Receives Grant for Ecology Project

South Orange Middle School has just been selected by Sustainable Jersey For Schools as the winner of the $10,000 River Curriculum Grant. The Rahway River, used during past ecology projects, is the primary setting for students to learn about water quality, biodiversity, and project management. Through this program, students receive a comprehensive understanding of their local watershed and the importance of preserving and restoring the ecosystem.

SOMS principal Lynn Irby believes that the river field study will have a lasting effect on the students ...

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AFFF Supports the 2016 California Adaptation Forum

The 2016 California Adaptation Forum, scheduled for September 7-8 in Long Beach, California, will the second annual gathering of more than 1000 leaders representing government, business, and community interests. The goal of the event is to provide a forum through which to discuss strategies for the future of California, with an eye toward how the state might best be able to adapt to an uncertain future in which population growth continues unchecked, water resources are further stretched, and sea level rise threatens our costal communities ...

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Veggielution: Toward Sustainable Food in San Jose

We're excited to announce our support of Veggielution, a community farm located in East San Jose dedicated to helping people learn about the food they are eating and the social impacts of food production.

In the most recent episode of their excellent semi-regular podcast, Veggielution staffers Emily Schwing and Dana Shinners discuss their Saturday Youth Garden events, in which families work together to learn about sustainability, nutrition, and other topics.

Episode 17 - Reconnecting with Jen and Youth Garden families

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Marine Science Institute: Discovering San Francisco Bay

AFFF is proud to support the Marine Science Institute, a non-profit whose mission consists of giving students direct access to San Francisco Bay:

Prior to 1970, no bridge existed between environmental concerns and education in the San Francisco Bay area. Few opportunities existed for students to get hands-on experience with the flora and fauna of San Francisco Bay. As one Bay Area professor remarked at the time, "On a clear day we can see the Bay, but there is no way for my students to ...

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