The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium advances knowledge and stewardship of New Jersey’s marine and coastal environment through research, education and extension.
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.
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.
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
Following the success and popularity of NJSGC’s quarterly newsletter the COASTodian, we’d like to provide more consistent and timely updates for our supporters to enjoy!
NJSGC ‘Highlights’ offers a weekly roundup of all the exciting things happening at the Consortium. From research and project achievements to staff updates to environmental/coastline concerns to current events involving the science and marine world – get a better inside look into all the hard work that helps shape and progress NJSGC!
Please find NJSGC’s new ‘highlights’ section under the ‘Communications’ tab. For more information or if you’d like to pitch any relevant story ideas, please contact our Communications Specialist Danica Bellini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ‘highlights’ just launched last week (Sept. 11-15), so let us know what you think!
The Education Program at NJSGC is seeking year-round, part-time instructors for their Boy and Girl Scout Programs. These innovative programs pair marine and environmental science education with merit badge requirements to help students grow as scouts, scientists, and stewards. Following a paid training period, you will lead scout groups on hands-on, interactive explorations of Sandy Hook’s salt marsh and barrier beach environments and provide classroom and laboratory instruction. Experience is not necessary, but a background in marine science, scouting, or education is helpful. Scheduling is flexible but the ability to work some weekend and evening (after-school) hours is a must. Interested candidates should email resumes to Rosemary Higgins or mail resume to:
New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium
22 Magruder Road
Fort Hancock, NJ 07732
Hello from NJSGC!
For those still interested, classes for the Environmental Science and Oceanography merit badges (individual enrollment) are now confirmed for Fall 2017.
We are delighted to announce that the next Individual Enrollment Oceanography merit badge will be held at NJSGC on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10:00 – 2:00 pm. The fee is $35.00/scout and adults are free.
The next Individual Enrollment Environmental Science merit badge will be held at NJSGC on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 10:00 – 3:00 pm. The fee is $45.00/scout and adults are free.
Registration is now open to the public, so if interested, please visit http://njseagrant.org/scout-programs-reservation-form/ and the completed registration form will go directly to our Scouts Program Coordinator, Jody Sackett. Please feel free to contact Jody at email@example.com or 732-872-1300 ext. 20 for more information.
Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your scout here at NJSGC on Sandy Hook!
The New Jersey Clean Marina Program is a voluntary, incentive-based initiative that encourages marinas to adopt environment-friendly business practices to reduce pollution in local waterbodies. The NJCMP is managed by the Coastal Management Office of the NJDEP and has entered into a formal agreement with the Extension Program to carry out additional tasks such as outreach to marina owners, yacht clubs and boatyards, coordination of educational workshops and provision of technical assistance.
The following marinas have been certified as New Jersey Clean Marinas by the New Jersey Clean Marina Program
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS MUNICIPAL MARINA LOCKWOOD BOAT WORKS
BAKERS MARINA ON THE BAY YACHT CLUB LONG KEY YACHT CLUB AND MARINA
BAYWOOD MARINA MAIN ONE MARINA, INC.
BRENNAN BOAT COMPANY MORGAN MARINA
BRIDGE MARINA MORRISON’S BEACH HAVEN MARINA
BROWN’S BOAT YARD MUNRO’S MARINA INC.
C-JAM YACHT SALES NEW LIBERTY LANDING MARINA
CLARK’S LANDING MARINA OCEAN GATE YACHT BASIN
CURTIN MARINA PERTH AMBOY HARBORSIDE MARINA
DILLON’S CREEK MARINA PIER 47 MARINA
FORKED RIVER STATE MARINA ROBBIES LOVELADIES MARINA
GARDEN STATE YACHT SALES SCHOONER ISLAND MARINA
GOOD LUCK POINT MARINA SHERMAN’S BOAT BASIN
GREEN COVE MARINA SHORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB
HAGLER’S MARINA INC SHORE POINT MARINA
HARBOR VIEW CLUB AND MARINA SILVER CLOUD HARBOR MARINA
HOBBY LOBBY MARINE SOUTHWICKS MARINA
JERSEY SHORE MARINA BOATS SPENCER’S BAYSIDE MARINA
KAMMERMAN’S ATLANTIC CITY MARINA SPRING GARDEN MARINA
KEY HARBOR MARINA THE MARINA AT TALL OAKS
LEAMINGS MARINA, INC TWIN LIGHTS MARINA
LEONARDO STATE MARINA VIKING YACHTING CENTER
LIGHTHOUSE MARINA WILBERT’S MARINA
For more contact information on each marina listed above, please click here.
Each facility has successfully implemented sufficient best management practices, earning a Clean Marina score of at least 80%, thus demonstrating a commitment to protecting water quality and coastal resources by preventing and reducing nonpoint sources of pollution. Congratulations to all on your effort and success!
You can learn more about the NJCMP by downloading a copy of the brochure, requesting a copy of the NJ Clean Marina Guidebook, or visiting njcleanmarina.org.
Contact: Michael Danko
As the final week of marine summer day camp draws to a close, we’d like to thank all campers and counselors for a great summer!
NJSGC’s summer camp program is dedicated to educating children about our marine world, with a special focus on creating awareness and appreciation for the marine environments of New Jersey. We hope to provide an exciting, week-long experience that is educational, safe, and most importantly, fun for the campers!
A typical day at camp starts with mornings spent outside observing and exploring the natural marine environments of Sandy Hook. By the afternoon, groups will make their way to the NJSGC headquarters building #22 for lab investigations, games, crafts, and more interactive exercises. Throughout the week, campers will visit a variety of sites on Sandy Hook including the salt marsh, ocean beach, maritime forest, and a few historical sites such as the lighthouse. Many activities are very “hands-on” in hopes of demonstrating to campers, like no classroom lecture can, the connections between living things on land and in the sea.
Here’s what has been happening at NJSGC throughout July and August:
Science of the Sea (3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders)
Oceanography Week (4th, 5th, and 6th graders)
Using Robotics in Ocean Exploration (7th, 8th, and 9th graders)
Science of Sandy Hook (7th and 8th graders)
Registration for 2017 is officially closed, but please visit our website for more information on next year’s program!
What’s going on!? Click here to find out more!
Things are definitely heating up at New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium this summer! While most New Jerseyans enjoy lazy, carefree days spent at the Garden State’s vast array of gorgeous beaches, NJSGC’s staff is working hard to advance knowledge and appreciation of New Jersey’s shorelines.
From Ocean Fun Days to our biennial research competition and ongoing rip current awareness campaign, NJSGC strives to inform the public about coastal and environmental concerns in new and exciting ways.
Communicating climate sciences, learning more about the origins of striped bass, and engaging youth in summer camp experiences are just some of the interesting topics covered in this edition of our quarterly newsletter. You’ll also find out which popular shore town snagged top honors in NJSGC’s annual “Favorite Beaches” poll!
Topics covered in the latest edition of the ‘COASTodian’ include:
Where Are They Now? Meet Our Brilliant Staff!
NJ’s Favorite Beaches 2017 Announcement
State of the Shore Report
Ocean Fun Days (recap)
Rip Current Awareness
National Network for Climate and Ocean Change Interpretation
Marine Summer Day Camp
FY 2018 Budget (update)
NJSGC Broadcasting Live from Asbury Pary Boardwalk (94.3 ‘The Point’)
Summer College Course Opportunities
Striped Bass Fishery Project (update)
Ocean County Pumpout Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Share your #NJSGC memories
Plus much more! Download your copy today.
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