The Department of Environmental Protection today announced the grand opening of the new Centenary College Environmental Science Center at the DEP’s Charles O. Hayford Fish Hatchery in Hackettstown, which will serve as an experimental learning facility for the school’s environmental studies curriculum.
“We look forward to a long and successful collaboration with Centenary College and its students, who may be future environmental leaders here in New Jersey,’’ said DEP Commissioner Bob Martin. “This also is a continuation of partnerships and education and research exchanges we have with many colleges and universities in our state, which benefits the DEP, the students and the people of New Jersey.’’
“This is a win-win experience for all involved and will provide students in our newly launched Environmental Science program with state-of-the-art resources where they can gain valuable hands-on experience,” said Centenary College President Dr. Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite.
Centenary College’s Environmental Science major focuses on the relationship between the environment and our daily lives, with particular emphasis on environmental quality, stewardship of the land, human health and how local actions impact the global community.