John Wnek, Ph.D.

Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science

Contact Info:

1316 Waters Edge Drive
Toms River,
NJ 08753


Dr. Wnek has a B.A. in Biology, a Masters in Teaching, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science. He is a very popular and engaging teacher at the Ocean County Vocational-Technical School’s Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES) and earned the 1998-1999 Ocean County Teacher of the Year Award. He was a member of the Barnegat Bay National Estuary Programs Citizen Advisory Committee from the inception of the Program in 1995, and serves on the boards and advisory committees of numerous other organizations. Presentation: His presentation could include information about the ecology of Barnegat Bay, including macrofauna; the biology and ecology of the Diamondback Terrapin; as well as educational issues and integrating Barnegat Bay into classroom curricula. Availability: Mr. Wnek will travel to most areas within New Jersey to address Adult, College, High School, Middle School, and Elementary School groups. He is available weekday evenings and weekend afternoons. He does not require reimbursement for his travel expenses and there is no charge for his program.

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