From Marine Science Day Camp at Sandy Hook to Pennsylvania Coast Day in Philadelphia, New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium staff have been busy across the state and beyond. We hope you enjoy our recap of our action-packed summer and a fall preview in the Autumn 2016 edition of Coastodian.
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Fall is a wonderful time to visit Sandy Hook and participate in one of New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium’s education programs. In addition to full day field trip programs, this fall you can book a half-day session or receive reduced rates for our Native American programs (November only).
Reserve your program now by calling Sandy at 732-872-1300, ext. 13 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium’s Scout program offers Individual Enrollment programs in the fall. The environmental science program is now fully booked and closed but there are still spaces in the oceanography program. You can register here.
For more information please contact Jody Sackett, scout program coordinator, at 732-872-1300, Ext 20 or email@example.com.
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Imagine Your Park, Imagine The Art
New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium has partnered with local artist Lisa Bagwell to bring attention to local art, our national parks and environmental science. Bagwell specializes in creating sculptures out of discarded plastics and other trash. See some of her art on her website.
This project is part of a collaboration by Monmouth Arts with National Park Service and Gateway National Recreation Area – Sandy Hook to engage the public with local national parks through art.
During this summer, Bagwell worked with campers at the Consortium to create art out of recycled materials found around Sandy Hook.
You can see Bagwell in action during the Zero Waste Arts Fest, a festival meant to engage diverse communities through an array of arts, environmental and historical education activities, public art and battery tours, games, arts and food vendors, and free family fun. The festival will take place on September 17 and 18. Bagwell will create a sculpture during the festival created from garbage thrown out during the two day event.
Other organizations partnered with artists for this Monmouth Arts project include Clean Ocean Action, American Littoral Society and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Learn more about the projects and Zero Waste Arts Fest here.
New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium staff were featured in a segment on the City University of New York TV’s Science & U.
Dr. Jon Miller. coastal processes specialist, and Dr. Amy Williams, coastal ecosystems extension agent, spoke to Lisa Beth Kovetz of Science & U while gathered at New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium’s Annual State of the Shore Media Event. Read more about the show here.
Join New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and Jenkinson’s Aquarium for a special Junior Keepers Underwater Exploration program on August 12 at the Aquarium located on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach. Campers will learn why we explore our oceans and how aquariums play a role in conservation. Find out what happens behind the scene at the aquarium, and work in teams to design, build and deploy a remotely-operated underwater vehicle in one of the tanks. The four-hour program is recommended for ages 11 to 15 and costs $80 per child. Space is limited so do not hesitate to sign up. To register call Jenkinson’s Aquarium at 732-899-1659.