Winners Announced for New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium’s 2021 Favorite Beaches Poll

July 2nd, 2021

We were so pleased to announce the winners of the Favorite Beaches Poll in Ocean City yesterday!

Favorite Beaches by County

Monmouth County

Winner – Spring Lake       Second Place – Asbury Park

Ocean County

Winner – Beach Haven         Second Place – Point Pleasant Beach

Atlantic County

Winner – Brigantine          Second Place – Margate

Cape May County

Winner – Ocean City       Second Place – Sea Isle City

Favorite Beach in New Jersey Overall

Winner –  Ocean City        Second Place – Sea Isle City

Thanks to all who voted and have a wonderful July 4th!

Hitting the road this summer?  Why not take NJSGC’s Marine Science Camp-in-a-Box with you?

June 27th, 2021

Marine Science Camp-in-a-Box arrives at your door complete with all of the supplies needed for investigations like building marine animal models, investigating beach sand, and exploring ocean habitats.  All Marine Science Camp-in-a-Box orders can be shipped via USPS to your location anywhere in the continental U.S.  More information can be found on our website:

June 25th, 2021

Heading to the Beach at Sandy Hook this Summer?

June 21st, 2021

Why not have your children join us for half a day at summer camp to explore coastal environments?

Sessions start July 12 for 3rd, 4th & 5th graders, July 26 for 5th , 6th & 7th graders, and August 2 for 6th, 7th & 8th graders.

For more information email Rosemary Higgins, College and Special Programs Coordinator at or visit our website.

Summer Camp at Sandy Hook!

June 18th, 2021

Summer is almost here! Give your child a break from blue screens and let them enjoy the blue wonders of NJ’s coastal environments! Register now for New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium’s Marine Science Day Camp on Sandy Hook. Space is limited, so contact Rosemary Higgins, College and Special Programs Coordinator, at for more information or visit our website.

Marine Science Day Camp for 2021

June 14th, 2021

Marine Science Day Camp at New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC) offers science lessons for children interested in learning about the ocean and marine life. Summer 2021 brings 2 exciting formats: choose from a 1-week virtual interaction offering or 3-weeks of in-person sessions for specific grades.  Held on Sandy Hook, in-person camp weeks are filled with outdoor explorations of the ocean beach and Sandy Hook Bay using scientific methods and laboratory experiments together with fun, educational games and crafts.

NJSGC will be adhering to all New Jersey Department of Health Guidelines to maintain health and safety for in-person camp weeks.

For more information and session dates, please click HERE.

Every Kid Outdoors Program for 4th & 5th Grades

June 14th, 2021

Explore Sandy Hook from Your Classroom with the EVERY KID OUTDOORS Program – FREE to 4th & 5th Grades! 

Whether your students are in class or learning from home, we can enhance their educational experience with a fun “virtual” field trip!  For more than 30 years, school groups from New Jersey and neighboring states have enjoyed learning about coastal ecosystems with New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC) at Sandy Hook, a unit of Gateway National Recreation Area.  NJSGC is proud to partner with the National Park Service and Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy to offer FREE virtual programs to 4th and 5th grade students for Spring 2021.

For more information click here.

2021 Knauss Fellow Arye Janoff’s May Activities

June 14th, 2021

NJSGC’s 2021 Knauss fellow Arye Janoff has been busy last month.  He presented a keynote presentation at the Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System 2021 Annual Meeting as the recipient of the Jaia Syvitski 2021 Student Modeler Award.

He attended staff meetings and conducted interviews with the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee. He held informational interviews with the California Coastal Commission, US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineer Research Development Center (ERDC), American Bird Conservancy, National Ocean Protection Coalition, RRM Designs (planning consultancy), and others.

He staffed the CG&MT subcommittee on various agency briefs (i.e., Coast Guard, Government Accountability Office, Maritime Administration, Centers for Disease Control, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection etc.)

He attended and participated in policy meetings with the Administration and House Leadership on the American Jobs Plan. He took a course on markup procedures from Committee Clerk in preparation for upcoming bill markups.

He helped to draft a letter to President Biden and Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Customs and Border Protection determinations on the Jones Act.

He plans to visit the West Coast in August with stops at many ports in California, Oregon and Washington.

Graduate Fellowship Request for Proposals

June 10th, 2021

NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2022 – 2023 Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship request for proposals. This program offers graduate students admitted to or enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. program the opportunity to conduct estuarine research within a National Estuarine Research Reserve. The request for proposals can be found here.