RVCC, SCBP to Co-Host Earth Day Webinar with State Climatologist

Thursday, April 9, 2020
david robinson

Raritan Valley Community College and Somerset County Business Partnership’s Sustainable Somerset Committee will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by co-hosting a webinar, “New Jersey’s Changing Climate,” April 22, at 1 p.m. The public is invited to participate in the webinar, which will feature a presentation by New Jersey State Climatologist Dr. David Robinson. The segment also will include information about green projects initiated by local businesses.

Dr. Robinson’s presentation will explore the physical dimensions of the state’s changing climate, both immediate and long-term. Information will be provided about how interested individuals may contribute to the monitoring of weather and climate conditions in the area. This includes participating in the Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network, as well as following current weather conditions via the Rutgers New Jersey Weather Network.

A Distinguished Professor of Geography at Rutgers University, State Climatologist Dr. Robinson is a frequent speaker on issues pertaining to New Jersey’s weather and climate. He is a contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the US National Climate Assessment. Dr. Robinson is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and a recipient of the American Association of Geographers’ Lifetime Achievement award.

Those interested in the program must register in advance at https://bit.ly/robinson-earthday-2020. After registering, participants will be given information about how to view the webinar. For additional information, contact Susan Dorward at susan.dorward@raritanval.edu.

Ranked by WalletHub.com and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

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April 9, 2020

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

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