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Sandy Hook Ranger Guided Field Trips

Piping Plover Education Program

Join National Park Rangers at North Beach for a fifth grade curriculum - based program that lets students discover endangered piping plovers and the challenges they face. Students design and build exclosures to protect plover chicks. Available Wednesdays and Thursdays May - June for groups of 40 students or less. This program will be offered starting May 1st, contingent upon completion of Sandy recovery efforts. For more information and reservations, call (732)872-5970.

Clean Ocean Action's 24th Annual Spring Student May 2013: Due to Sandy recovery efforts, call or link to Clean Ocean Action.org This annual seaside symposium takes learning outside of the classroom and into the rich ecosystems of Sandy Hook's rich ecosystems with hands-on, place-based environmental education. This free program is open to all northern and central New Jersey Middle Schools (Grades 5-8) located in: Morris, Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Mercer, Monmouth, Middlesex, Somerset, Union, Essex, Hudson, Bergen, and Passaic counties; maximum 30 students per school with one teacher or chaperone per 10 students. Schools must provide their own transportation and lunches. Apply online at www.cleanoceanaction.org under Education Programs or call (732)872-0111.

New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium Education Program

New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium offers a variety of education programs and teacher workshops including K-12 field trips. The National Park Service will be partnering with the Consortium to offer hands-on programs about piping plovers as part of the NJSGC Barrier Beach Program. Contact the NJSGC for more information on this and other curriculum-based programs. Call (732)872-1300 or www.njseagrant.org

Brookdale Community College Education Program

Brookdale Community College offers a variety of education programs and teacher workshops including K-12 field trips. Contact Brookdale for more information on this and other curriculum-based programs. Call 732-224-2345 or visit Brookdale online.

 
Children work with park staff.
Students at Sandy Hook working with a Student Conservation Association intern.

Did You Know?

World War I recruiting poster for the Coastal Artillery Corps.

All of Gateway NRA's units include sites that defended New York Harbor from attacks from the sea, from the Revolutionary War through World War II. They are Fort Hancock, Fort Tilden, and Fort Wadsworth. Learn about the history of coastal defense by visiting any of these sites. More...