The Coastal Experience

The Coastal Experience is NJSGC’s collection of marine science field trips for children in grades PreK-12. These outdoor experiential learning programs are offered year round and include active, hands-on participation in marine science activities. The Coastal Experience programs are:

For more information contact the Education Department at or by phone at (732) 872-1300, ext. 13. Fill out our program reservation request form HERE!

Programs support many of New Jersey’s Student Learning Standards. See individual program descriptions for specific citations. Go to NJSGC’s Resources for Educators/Group Leaders page for pre-trip materials including guidelines, driving directions and suggested lesson plans and other materials for classroom use. More information on NJSGC’s field trip refund and cancellation policy is available here.

A group of students from the Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) graduating class of 2018 focused their Senior Capstone Project on creating informational “how to” videos for New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium. These short and easy-to-follow tutorials were specifically designed for NJSGC’s education program, but are an extremely useful tool for anyone interested in learning more about general marine science topics including beach dunes, seining, and the common mollusks found on New Jersey beaches. VIEW THE VIDEOS ON NJSGC’S OFFICIAL YOUTUBE PAGE.

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