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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!
The American Littoral Society provides regular family and youth education opportunities, and works to protect Gateway's natural resources by creating opportunities for volunteers to join outdoor projects, such as beach grass planting and marsh restoration to benefit wildlife.
Clean Ocean Action protects the marine waters of New York and New Jersey using science, research, education, and citizen action.
Affiliated with Rutgers University, the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve monitors New Jersey coasts, including assessments of storm impacts and the development of monitoring programs, so that communities and resource managers can design effective approaches to coastal hazard management.
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 New Jersey Lighthouse Society is dedicated to supporting the preservation and appreciation of lighthouses in the New Jersey, Delaware Bay and New York Harbor regions.
New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium is an affiliation of colleges, universities and other groups dedicated to advancing knowledge and stewardship of New Jersey's marine and coastal environment through its innovative research, education and outreach programs.
Sandy Hook Child Care Center, a small, non-profit, parent-run center offering affordable child-care to local families and an unparalleled learning environment for its children, has been in business for over 30 years and is located in the Fort Hancock Historic Landmark District of Sandy Hook.
Sandy Hook Foundation is the federally recognized, tax-exempt, fundraising Friends group for the National Park Service at Sandy Hook.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Fort Hancock, unlike most Army posts during World War II, had a racially integrated unit? The 1225th Army Service Unit had African-American soldiers and in 1943 received a group from the Women's Army Corps. More...