The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife and its partners offer teenage students 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.
Sedge Island Field and Research Experience - June 28-30, 2021
The Division is offering this three-day program to students going into grades 10 through 12 in September, 2021. This program is ideal for students interested in pursuing a college education in marine science or environmental studies.
During this program students will learn about various research methods through hands-on data collection, hear from a local college professor about research they are conducting, and spending time learning how to keep a scientific journal. Research skills learned at this threeday program will be used throughout high school science/capstone courses and within college level labs and research as well.
This program will be conducted from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day on June 28, 29, and 30. Students must be available to attend each session to participate.
Program Fee: $100*
Program Information (pdf, 515kb)
Application Form (pdf, 230kb)
Sedge Island Field Experience July 27-29, 2021
The Division is offering this 3-day program for students going into grades 7, 8 and 9 in the September, 2021. This program is ideal for middle school students interested in marine science or environmental studies.
Over the three days students will learn about conservatoion while exploring the natural and cultural history of Barnegat Bay through the use of kayaks, microscopes, nets, and other scientific tools. Students will have the opportunity to work with biologists to gather informationon about the flora and fauna of Barnegat Bay; learn about the history of Barnegat Bay through fishing, crabbing, and clamming; and develop leadership skills to improve confidence in making environmentally-friendly decisions.
This program will be conducted from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. July 27, 28, and 29. Students must be available to attend each session to participate.
Program Fee: $100*
Program Information (pdf, 1.0mb)
Application Form (pdf, 150kb)
* Please note financial assistance scholarships are available.