Option Green is a lecture series exploring local to global environmental topics.
Co-sponsored with the East Brunswick Public Library.
All programs begin at 7 p.m, at The Library
Admission is free.
Past events (since 2017)
August 2, 2017 Honeybee Basics, An EB Public Library event, co-sponsored with the Friends EBEC.
Find out what all the buzz is about in a ceybee hive! Join beekeeper Angela Juffey as you discover the social structure of these valuable pollinators, their process of making honey, and the role of the beekeeper (which may be YOU someday), in maintaining the balance.
July 2017 - Reading to Action, An EB Public Library event, co-sponsored with the Friends EBEC.
July 26, 7 pm - Unstoppable Book Discussion July 29, 10 am - Park Cleanup at Heavenly Farms
Wednesday, May 24: “New Jersey’s Climate Variability and Change” New Jersey State Climatologist and Rutgers Geography Professor David Robinson will discuss what’s happening to New Jersey’s climate in an era of heightened interest in climate change, its causes and impacts.
Wednesday, April 26: “Hydroculture” Stephanie Alea, a field researcher in the Department of Plant Biology at Rutgers, will discuss hydroculture – growing plants in a soil-free medium. She holds a bachelor’s degree in plant science from Rutgers and managed the display greenhouse at International Flavors and Fragrances, where she gained experience in hydroculture. She also holds a master’s in public health in epidemiology from Florida International University.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017: “Salamander Migration” East Brunswick Environmental Commission Chairman Dr. David Moskowitz will discuss the annual migration of salamanders, an important ecological event. After noticing that salamanders were crossing Beekman Road in large numbers on rainy, early spring evenings to lay their eggs in vernal pools on the other side, Moskowitz urged the creation of the East Brunswick Vernal Pool Protection Plan, which features annual closures of Beekman Road to allow these amphibians to safely reach their breeding habitats. Each year, these closures draw people from throughout the area to observe this natural phenomenon.