The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife and its partners will be offering teenage students three exciting summer programs based at the Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center, located within NJ's first Marine Conservation Zone. The facility is located just off Island Beach State Park in Barnegat Bay and provides a beautiful location for these unique, educational, fun and exciting experiences for teenage students.
Barnegat Bay Field and Research Experience — July 14-19, 2019 - CANCELLED
The NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, in partnership with the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES), is offering a residential research experience for students entering grades 10 - 12 in fall 2019. During this program students will be taught field research skills that will lead them to conduct team research projects on Barnegat Bay with a culmination of a sharing session the last day of the program. The Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center will be the settings where research will take place.
Cost is $770* and includes all meals, lodging, instruction and equipment.
Sedge Island Field Experience — August 13-15, 2019
The NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, in partnership with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ, is offering a 3-day 2-night program for students going into grades 7, 8 and 9 in the fall of 2019. Students will spend their days immersed in the salt marshes of Barnegat Bay while exploring the ecosystem by kayak, living a conservationist lifestyle, and learning first-hand about research from biologists.
Cost is $315* and includes all meals, lodging, instruction and equipment.
Application information will be posted when available.
Sedge Island Field Experience Flyer/Application Information (pdf, 115kb)
Sedge Island Field Experience Application Cover Page (pdf, 110kb)
Application deadline: July 22, 2019
Sedge Island Fishing Experience — August 22-25, 2019
The NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, in partnership with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ, is offering this 4-day 3-night program open to students going into grades 8 and 9 in the fall of 2019. Students will spend the first three days fishing the area while learning about the surrounding ecosystem. On the final night one parent or guardian will join the group and spend the last night learning from the students, and the following day fishing with them. No fishing experience necessary!
Cost is $475* and includes all meals, lodging, instruction and equipment.
Sedge Island Fishing Experience Flyer/Application Information (pdf, 90kb)
Sedge Island Fishing Experience Application Cover Page (pdf, 130kb)
Application deadkine is August 9.
* Please note financial assistance scholarships are available for all workshops.
For more information about any of these programs contact Karen Byrne at 609-748-4347 or Karen.Byrne@dep.nj.gov.