Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County can be found at the E.A.R.T.H. Center, in Davidson's Mill Pond Park and is part of a nationwide network that brings the research of the state land-grant universities to local people.
- Cooperative Extension education is available to all residents without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability/handicap.
- Is nationwide (More than 3,000 offices).
- Is cooperatively funded by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Rutgers University - New Jersey, Agricultural Experiment Station, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
- Programs are often offered free or for a minimal charge.
- Provides practical, problem-based education.
- Programs are based on scientific facts for local needs and are intended to be objective and non-political.
Learn more about our Extension office divisions:
Anyone can become a Rutgers Environmental Steward!
The Rutgers Environmental Steward program is designed to introduce non-scientists to the science behind important environmental issues affecting NJ. Stewards then give back to their own communities by helping to tackle local environmental problems. If you have a passion for the environment, a desire to learn and a willingness to volunteer, then this program is for you!
The program is state-wide but you must register with your region. Register for this class if you are in Union, Middlesex, Somerset, or Monmouth Counties.
4-H Volunteer Opportunities
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