Attention Scouts: New Spring Dates for Individual Environmental Science Merit Badge Program!

February 28th, 2018

Contact us now for early registration!

In this interactive one-day badge program at Sandy Hook, scouts will learn the basics of environmental science as we explore various aspects of the maritime environment.  Through seining (net and boots provided), we will discover what lives in Sandy Hook Bay. Hiking through the Salt Marsh, we will learn about its ecology through birding, plant identification, tidal impacts, water quality testing, and conduct a vegetation survey. We will study the effects of pollution on various environments both at the beach and in the laboratory, including simulated oil spills and acid rain; and discover how waves and tides affect pollution. Scouts will learn about biodegradable materials.  We will study ocean acidification and soil erosion effects and analyze an Environmental Impact Statement. Mandatory worksheets must be completed in advance, and a subsequent lab report must be submitted using data collected during this class.

The program runs approximately 5 hours and scouts will need transportation to the marsh site.  Cost is $45/individual scout; accompanying adult is free. Program is scheduled for Sunday, May 6th from 10:00 – 3:00 pm. Open to all Boy Scouts. To register, please go to our website or contact NJSGC’s Scout Program Coordinator Jody Sackett at 732-872-1300, ext. 20.

Reminder: enrollment information for April’s Individual Oceanography Merit Badge Program is also available online.