Park partner organizations work with the National Park Service in a number of ways. Some offer dynamic education programs that teach students about marine life through hands-on learning and problem-solving. Others help national parks preserve the environment, protect birds and other wildlife. Still others restore park areas or raise funds to support park initiatives.
The partners listed here all work with Gateway's Sandy Hook Unit. All are necessary and all are sincerely appreciated. Learn more about our patrners; helping them helps us as well!
Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (affiliated with Rutgers University)
The J.J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory is a fisheries research facility within NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center, whose staff conducts investigations on climate change, habitat condition, ocean acidification and contaminants, to better evaluate the effects of natural and anthropogenic activities on the productivity of fish and shellfish.
The Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) is four-year college preparatory high school within the Monmouth County Vocational School District with a thematic, research-based focus on the marine sciences.
The Sandy Hook Foundation is the federally recognized, tax-exempt, fundraising Friends group for the National Park Service at Sandy Hook.
Did You Know?
Fort Wadsworth, located on Staten Island at the Narrows (next to the Verrazano Bridge), is one of the oldest military sites in the nation. This site has controlled the entrance to New York Harbor since the Washington administration.