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Barnegat Bay Partnership Education & Outreach Retreat

June 28 @ 9:30 am - 3:15 pm

Climate Change Education: A Catalyst for Change

 

Registration is open for the 2023 Education & Outreach Retreat. Come learn about how Barnegat Bay research and restoration initiatives are addressing climate change!

The Retreat is an annual Barnegat Bay Partnership (BBP) event that fosters the exchange of information and ideas among Barnegat Bay watershed educators. This year’s Retreat is co-hosted by the Long Beach Township Marine Field Education Center, located on the bay in Holgate, NJ.

This 2023 theme is Climate Change Education: A Catalyst for Change. Join us for a keynote address by Janice McDonnell of Rutgers University about the NJ Climate Change Standards, hands-on activities at the Field Station, and a brainstorming session to jump-start a Climate Change Education Action Plan for the Barnegat Bay watershed. See the agenda below or download it here. If you have any questions, email Karen (kwalzer@ocean.edu) or Bailey (bsanders@ocean.edu).

Retreat Agenda

  9:30   Sign in and Morning Refreshments         

10:00   Welcome
Kaitlin Gannon (BBP CEC Chair and Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve
Education Coordinator) and Angela Andersen (LBT Marine Education Field Station Manager)

10:15    A Systems Approach to Teaching Climate Change with the NJ Climate Change Standards
Janice McDonnell (Rutgers University Department of Youth Development STEM Agent)
Learn about the Standards and how informal educators can assist teachers with meeting them.

10:45   Workshop Sessions
Learn about the actions that scientists and educators are taking to study and communicate the
impacts of climate change in the Barnegat Bay estuary.

Group 1: Field Station
NJ Bay Islands Initiative: Kim McKenna (Stockton University Coastal Research Center)
Oyster Reef Restoration: Dr. Christine Thompson/students (Stockton U. Marine Field Station)
Terrapin Hatchery: Dr. John Wnek (Project Terrapin) and MATES students

Group 2: Clam Cove Reserve
Climate Change Impacts from Ocean to Bay: Angela Andersen (LBT Marine Field Station)
Shoreline Restoration Planning: Tom Herrington/students (Monmouth U. Urban Coast Institute)
Wild Terrapin Nesting: Project Terrapin Intern/MATES students          

12:00   Lunch Break
Pre-order a boxed lunch or bring your own. See registration page for details.

  1:00   Workshop Sessions

Group 1: Clam Cove Reserve
Climate Change Impacts from Ocean to Bay: Angela Andersen (LBT Marine Field Station)
Shoreline Restoration Planning: Tom Herrington/students (Monmouth U. Urban Coast Institute)
Wild Terrapin Nesting: Project Terrapin Intern/MATES students

Group 2: Field Station
NJ Bay Islands Initiative: Kim McKenna (Stockton University Coastal Research Center)
Oyster Reef Restoration: Dr. Christine Thompson/students (Stockton U. Marine Field Station)
Terrapin Hatchery: Dr. John Wnek (Project Terrapin) and MATES students 

  2:15    Barnegat Bay Blueprint for Climate Change Education Actions
Facilitated by Kaitlin Gannon (JC NERR) and Jennifer Lengares (Jenkinson’s Aquarium).
In this interactive session, we’ll brainstorm ideas for developing an Action Plan for climate change
education in the Barnegat Bay watershed.

  3:15   Retreat Concludes

Thank you to our 2023 Retreat partners!

 

 

 

Details

Date:
June 28
Time:
9:30 am - 3:15 pm
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Venue

Long Beach Township Marine Education Field Station
127 W. Osborn Avenue
Holgate, NJ 08008 United States
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Phone:
(609) 361-6641
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