"Barnegat Bay is your Classroom"

New Jersey Natural Resources Conservation Program
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 actively:
Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science

  • 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.

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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