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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 9, 2004
CONTACT: Faith Jackson
Office of University Relations
908-737-NEWS

21st Annual New Jersey Earth Science Teachers
Association Conference at Kean University

UNION, N.J. – – The 21st New Jersey Earth Science Teachers Association (NJESTA) will hold its 21st annual conference on Saturday, March 20, at Kean University’s Downs Hall, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.

Sponsored by the Center for Earth System Education at Kean University and NJESTA, the conference will begin at 9 a.m. and feature keynote speaker Col. Rick Fuentes, a 1978 alumnus of the Earth Science Department at Kean and superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, who will discuss the role schools play in the safety of students with regard to natural and man-made events.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear presentations on subjects such as glaciation in New Jersey, coastal hazard management, the New Jersey Highlands, astronomy programs, and earth-science activities and programs. Participants may earn between one and three continuing-education credits for attending the conference.

Registration for NJESTA members is $20 before March 7 and $30 for members who register on or after March 8. Non-members may register for $30, and the fee for students is $10. Registration fees include one-year membership to NJESTA, morning refreshments and all conference materials. For more information or to register, contact Mark Worobetz at (973) 600-6082 or woro@nac.net.