Sandy Hook Education Program PartnersNew 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
Sentinels of Shoreline ChangeOver the next three years, Gateway will partner with Brooklyn College to create a citizen science field observation program called "Sentinels of Shoreline Change." The project will develop protocols to monitor the resilience of Jamaica Bay, an urban estuary. Participants – students, teachers and eventually community organizations - will provide scientists and resource managers with measures of the bay's resilience to human activities and climate change. Funded by the National Science Foundation's SENCER-ISE program (http://sencer.net), the project will address the overarching civic need to engage students and the community in understanding the resilience of Jamaica Bay to climate change and human activities in the Jamaica Bay watershed.
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