"Barnegat Bay is your
The 2012 BBTRI includes
hands-on field, research, and laboratory instruction that
will help you to develop lessons that meets New Jersey Core
Content Standards in multiple disciplines. The focus of the
research is to identify changes as a result of human
interactions, Global Climate Change, and eutrophic
conditions at Barnegat Bay, New Jersey. You will be a part
of gathering baseline data, which will enable us to conduct
a long-term monitoring program at the Lighthouse Center.
The BBTRI will include expert instruction along with our
partners: the Ocean County Soil Conservation District, the
Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science
(MATES), and the NJ Forest Resource Education Center. You
will work in the field, learn about the local species,
contribute to research, and gain a better understanding of
many aspects of both marine and environmental science. You
will be exposed to research techniques and will be
- Learning about & using water & soil sampling, & monitoring equipment
- Using dataloggers & field sampling equipment, using proper techniques
- Incorporating data & methods into classroom lessons using NJ Core Content Standards
Who should apply?
Teachers representing all grade levels, teaching in schools within the Barnegat Bay Watershed. This program is at no cost to the participants. We are hoping to get a good representation of districts and grade levels. We will select the first 15 applicants to meet this criteria. It is a one week program (5 days) with an overnight experience required. There will also be a three-hour orientation session on July 8, 2011.
How to apply:
All applications will be reviewed and will be notified on a rolling basis. Applications can be submitted online by taking this link and paper registration can be downloaded at this link. If you are using the paper registration method, it should be sent to the address listed on the application.
Download paper registration
Participants are responsible for transportation to and from the Center.
Funding for this project was provided by the Trust for Public Land, Barnegat Bay Grant Fund
and a Biodiversity Grant from