New Jersey Marine
Education Association



Teach at the Beach 2024

Friday, May 10, 2024

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

@Edwin B. Forsythe NWR

Galloway, NJ


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 Teach at the Beach 2024

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!  Early Bird is open until April 10

Friday, May 10th 2024    8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway, NJ

Questions? Contact NJMEA President, Dr. Amy Williams.

Dunes, Microplastics & Polar Bears! Oh My!

Register Now!

Teach at the Beach is almost here!  We have an exciting list of presenters (see below) who will be discussing topics ranging from microplastics to climate change to polar bears. Program Session details coming soon. 

If you would like to take advantage of the Early Bird discount before that, registration is now open. Early registration would be very beneficial, especially since we have a limit of 35 participants.

  • Early-bird fee (before April 10) are $65 member, $90 non-member
  • Regular fee (after April 10) are $75 member and $100 non-member
    • The registration fee includes a lunch and snacks.
    • Non-member registration includes membership in NJMEA for one year

Presentation List

  • Sea How High - An interactive Game by Linda Gaffney, Judy Burr from Rutgers Environmental Stewards & Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Survival Challenge: Can Marine Animals Adapt to Climate Change? By Kaitlin Gannon and Kyra Fitz from The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve/ Rutgers University
  • Navigating Microplastics by Mindy Voss from NJ Sea Grant Consortium
  • Not Your Average Bear: Using Polar Bears to Connect Students to Climate Change by Carol McCallum from Jenkinsons Aquarium
  • The 'ingredients' to build a coastal dune by Bianca Charbonneau from US Coastal Research Program
  • Monitor Stream Quality with Benthic Macroinvertebrates by Melanie Thorn from AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program
  • Mindfulness in Nature by Anne Price from Waterspirit

Previous Events

                      The Aquarium After Dark

                                                                                                       March 14, 2024

     Thank you, Turbo (and Wally, and Jennifer, and Carol, and the rest of the Jenkinson's Aquarium staff) for opening up your home to NJMEA members and guests with a very pleasant evening of behind the scenes tours and entertainment.

Lessons Taking Flight: Avian Field and Classroom Activities

Thank you, Virginia Rettig, for providing us with a two hour introduction to E. B. Forsythe NWR.  It was a morning well spent!  We will all be back.

If you missed it, you missed a good one!  Details for next year coming soon!


Teach at the Beach 2023

Friday, May 19, 2023

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

A very exciting agenda is taking shape for the Teach at the Beach Workshop on May 19, 2023 at Island Beach State Park! It is our signature event of the year and we hope you will join us. The event includes a buffet lunch.

The program will have multiple sessions that are geared towards educators teaching grades 4-12+ in both formal and informal settings.

Click HERE for more details.






Address: NJMEA, c/o Diana Burich, New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, 22 Magruder Road, Fort Hancock, NJ 07732


Email president: Amy Williams

NJMEA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

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