John D. Moore, PCNP/IEO’s Executive Director, is an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow Emeritus, having served his fellowship year at the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC.
Most recently, Mr. Moore served as PCNP’s Director for Geoscience/STEM Education from 2011 to 2017. Prior to that, he was a faculty member at the Burlington County Institute of Technology in Medford, NJ for over 28 years where he developed the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Program, a Career Major for students grades 9-12 pursuing careers in STEM related fields. As both a scientist and educator, Mr. Moore has pioneered and lectured around the world on topics relating to the incorporation of remote sensing, satellite imagery, computer visualizations and use of real-time data in the pre-college classroom and remains a strong advocate for Career Technical Education.
The State of New Jersey named Moore the NJ Conservation Teacher of the Year for four separate years. He is a recipient of the NJ Environmental Educator of the Year Award by the NJ Audubon Society, NJ AgriScience Teacher of the Year Award by the NJ Future Farmers of America, and NJ WalMart/Phi Delta Kappa Teacher of the Year Award. Moore was also recognized by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers as the “Outstanding Earth Science Teacher of the Year” in NJ and was named the Eastern Section OEST, spanning seven states. He was also named the GLOBE Program’s Western Hemisphere’s Distinguished Educator. Mr. Moore serves on the American Meteorological Society’s Board on Environment and Health, and is the past Chair of the Board on Outreach and Precollege Education. He is also an AMS Policy Colloquium alumni.
Moore is a contributing author for two texts on Environmental Sustainability and the award-winning “Best Practices in STEM Education: Innovative Approaches from Einstein Fellow Alumni.” He is the lead author on numerous scientific and educational journal articles and is currently the NSF Principle Investigator for a “Big Data” grant and is Senior Investigator on a NASA GLOBE Mission Earth grant.
He holds undergraduate degrees in Urban Planning and Environmental Science from Stockton University in NJ, a Master’s degree in Environmental Conservation and Education from Rowan University in NJ, and has completed requirements at Temple University in the pursuit of an Ed.D. in Science Education.
Mason Kramer is a Biologist/Naturalist with a passion for Watershed Ecology and Entomology. He graduated from Rowan University with a B.S in Biology and is currently serving as a member of the NJ AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador program.
Mason discovered his passion for outdoor education serving as a Watershed Ambassador, having provided over 100 educational presentations and countless nature walks at Palmyra Cove and other locations throughout the region. Highly knowledgeable about local flora and fauna, Mason is excited to work with the next generation of young scientists attending the Cove Campers Program!