Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Apply NOW for the Student Summit!

Calling middle school teachers! On Wednesday, May 18th and Thursday, May 19th, your students can join COA in bringing science to the beach! COA’s Student Summit expands learning beyond the classroom. It is designed to provide students from central and northern New Jersey an opportunity to experience hands-on, marine environmental education at the Jersey shore, specifically, in the beautiful and unique setting of Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook. Students will learn about New Jersey’s marine animals and ecosystem, and even observe and identify animals in our local bay. Workshops include marine water quality monitoring, birding, barrier beach profiling, and understanding marine debris.

Please note that the Student Summit has slightly changed this year:  
ü  Wednesday, May, 18th – Students in 4th Grade only.  These schools may apply for transportation reimbursement. This is made possible through a grant from the National Park Foundation's Every Kid in the Park Transportation Grant in conjunction with NOAA. Application deadline is April 18.
ü  Thursday, May 19th – Students in Grades 5 – 8. Application deadline is April 29.

To apply please visit www.cleanoceanaction.org and look under the Education Programs tab. There are separate applications for each day so please read through the website to find the appropriate form. If you have any questions please contact Catie Tobin at education@cleanoceanaction.org.

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