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The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium advances knowledge and stewardship of New Jersey’s marine and coastal environment through research, education and extension.

research

Providing for research that results in sound scientific data used to promote wise decision-making about New Jersey’s coastal and marine resources is at the heart of NJSGC’s mission.

education

The Education Program at the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium holds a wide variety of programs directed towards advancing greater understanding and stewardship of our state’s marine and coastal resources.

extension

The primary goal of Extension is to provide useful information to people employed or interested in fields related to marine resources from fishermen, coastal engineers, maritime industry personnel, resource managers and decision makers to the general public.

News & Events

Reviewers needed for Monmouth Junior Science Symposium

December 17th, 2015

Each year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory and the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC) assists the Monmouth Junior Science Symposium (MJSS) recruit paper reviewers and selectors, mentors and judges. MJSS is the regional host for the Department of Defense sponsored 54th National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (JSHS). The goal is to keep the best and brightest science-minded high-school students loving science so that they’ll go on pursuing a future in science, hopefully conducting much-needed research. The students conduct science-based research projects, prepare papers of their findings and present the results of their research at the Symposium in March. The students are recognized for outstanding achievement with awards and scholarships and can go on to compete in the national competition. Last year, the MJSS students had great success at the Junior Science & Humanities Symposium. None of this would have been possible, if it weren’t for your support as reviewers, mentors and judges! Read More…

Rutgers Program brings polar science to classroom

December 10th, 2015

Marine Educators at Rutgers University, a member of the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, will be working over the next three years to bring more opportunities to 6-9th grade students and teachers to interact with polar scientists and polar research through our National Science Foundation-funded program Polar ICE, or Interdisciplinary Coordinated Education.

Interested in getting involved in Polar ICE through one of the up coming opportunities for teacher professional development? Consider participating in the polar themed EARTH workshop that they will be hosting in New Brunswick from July 24-29.

The purpose of the workshop is to:

  • Educate, excite, and engage teachers with the concept of observatory (surface, benthic, and pelagic) data in the classroom
  • Develop curricula enabling teachers and students to utilize near-real-time data (developed by the participating teachers during the workshop based on the research of the scientists)
  • Increase scientific literacy in microbial oceanography
  • Produce leaders in the next generation of microbial oceanographers by providing state-of-the art training

If that sounds like something you would be interested in, the application consists of:
1) Cover letter that includes the following information: your school/district, grade level/s, subject/s taught, and email/phone contact (both school and personal as the school email system sometimes rejects our group emails). Please also address the following questions: Why do you want to be selected for this workshop? What makes you the ideal candidate?;
2) Completed feedback on an activity that you’ve trialed in the classroom (activities: http://www.mbari.org/earth/lesson_grid.htm, feedback form:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EARTH_lesson_feedback).

The complete application should be sent to George Matsumoto at EARTH@mbari.org and the deadline is January 29th, 2016.

Shop Amazon smile and give NJSGC a boost

December 2nd, 2015

Will you be using Amazon this holiday season? If so, please consider using AmazonSmile for your purchases.  When you select the consortium as your charity, Amazon will donate a portion of the amount you spend to us.

Using AmazonSmile is exactly like using regular Amazon.  To begin shopping, just go to smile.amazon.com and type in New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium as your charity of choice.

Thank you for your consideration of this request and happy shopping!

Jersey Shoreline: Nov. 20

November 20th, 2015

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The Jersey Shoreline  is a weekly round-up from New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium that scours the Garden State’s press and broadcasters for reports on several key topics related to the consortium’s research and outreach.

The Barnegat Bay Study

One of the biggest coastal stories this week was the release of 10 three-year research projects on the health of Barnegat Bay. The projects were commissioned by the state Department of Environmental Protection managed in part by NJSGC. Read More…

The Jersey Shoreline: Nov. 13

November 13th, 2015

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The Jersey Shoreline  is a weekly round-up from New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium that scours the Garden State’s press and broadcasters for reports on several key topics related to the consortium’s research and outreach.

The Institute on Science for Global Policy, in partnership with the Barnegat Bay Partnership and the Barnegat Bay Foundation will convene a forum titled “The Shore’s Future: Living with Storms & Sea Level Rise” on Nov. 20 and 21 in Toms River, the Sandpaper reported.

Dr. Michael Schwebel, the community resilience and climate adaptation specialist for NJSGC and Monmouth University’s Urban Coast Insititute will be one of the panelists during that that forum.  Read more about how Dr. Scwebel will participate by clicking here.

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NJSGC/UCI Coastal Resilience Expert to Participate in Climate Change Conference

November 13th, 2015

Dr. Michael Schwebel will serve among a select group of expert panelists in “The Shore’s Future: Living with Storms and Sea Level Rise,” a two-day conference sponsored by the Institute on Science for Global Policy from Nov. 20-21 in Toms River.

Dr. Schwebel is the community resilience and climate adaptation specialist for New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and Monmouth University’s Urban Coast Institute.

“The Shore’s Future” will utilize a debate-and-caucus format pioneered by the ISGP.
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