Events

Please check this page periodically for workshops and programs that we will schedule throughout the year. These programs may also include activities that our Partners within the Barnegat Bay Partnership are conducting. The location, time and fees (if applicable) will be included.

Conservation Talks: Winter Lecture Series
Join the Friends of Island Beach State Park on Sunday afternoons in February - April as they bring leading conservationists into the park to tell us about their projects. Coffee and refreshments will be provided. Each talk is followed by a guided walk. Registration required.
See the full schedule and registration forms here.

The Anthropologist: Looking at Climate Change through a Global Lens
Award-winning writer, producer, director Seth Kramer brings his 2016 documentary, The Anthropologist: Looking at Climate Change through a Global Lens, to Ocean County College on Thursday, April 19 during Earth Week. Two screenings including a Q&A with Kramer will take place at 12:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. A reception will take place at 5:00 p.m. Screenings to be held in the Gateway Auditorium (Building #101), Ocean County College, Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ. Admission is Free and Open to the Public!

For more information, contact Betsy Hyle, Special Events Coordinator for the Barnegat Bay Partnership, ehyle@ocean.edu or 732-255-0400, ext. 2977.

With funding from the Barnegat Bay Partnership, the Ocean County Soil Conservation District is pleased to announce an opportunity for home gardeners residing in the Barnegat Bay watershed to receive $150 in planting materials to create your own "Jersey-Friendly Yard"!

Three workshops will take place on weekends in March of 2018, from 10:30am-12:30pm, at Cattus Island County Park
Please follow these directions to submit an application for the event

World Water Day
World Water Day is March 22, 2018 and this year's theme is "THE ANSWER IS IN NATURE; How can we reduce floods, droughts and water pollution? By using the solutions we already find in nature." Click here for a link to the website

Barnegat Bay Naturalist Course at OCC
The course will focus on the natural and cultural resources of the Barnegat Bay watershed and include training volunteers that are needed to educate others. Two Wednesday evening classes will be held on campus at Ocean County College in Toms River. During 6 Saturday field trips, participants will explore state and county parks throughout Ocean County, collecting data with experienced master naturalists, environmental educators, and field ecologists. To receive and maintain the BBVMN certificate, participants will need to complete and document 40 hours of volunteer service and 8 hours of environmental training each year. Students must be 18 years of age or older to take this course. Trips are announced upon registration. For more information please visit the BBP website at www.barnegatbaypartnership.org. 4.10 CEU, Cost $299; Course code: CEBS-137-01. Dates: 8 sessions, April 11 & May 23, Wednesday, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. April 14 – May 19, Saturday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Instructors: Graceanne M. Taylor and Rebecca L. Laboy

Living Shoreline Permitting Workshop:
An Opportunity to Speak with the Regulatory Agencies

This workshop will provide you with information on how to get through the process in a faster, more efficient way. The timing is right, as the NJ Chapter of the Nature Conservancy has a Living Shoreline Grant opportunity to support your project as well! This in-person workshop will feature representatives from the NJ DEP and US Army Corps of Engineers This is a free workshop. Get more information here.
When: Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
Where: Jacques Cousteau Reserve's Coastal Center, 130 Great Bay Blvd, Tuckerton, NJ 08087

Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Barnegat Bay Education and Outreach Retreat. Join us for a lively exchange of information and ideas, plus a tour of the Cedar Bonnet Island Restoration Project!
This year's Retreat will be held at the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13th. As always, attendance is FREE! Lunch will not be provided, but we offer the option of pre-ordering a boxed lunch when you register (or feel free to bring your own). Lunch orders are due by April 4th, so be sure to register by then if you'd like to order one.
Click here for more information

Environmental Educator's Roundtable
SAVE-THE-DATE: Wednesday, April 18, 2018, from 3:00-7:30pm, at the Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education, Waretown. Ocean County Soil Conservation District is excited to announce our 21st Annual Barnegat Bay Environmental Educator's Roundtable. Presenters will demonstrate hands-on lessons that focus on the importance of our watershed's numerous natural resources. Registration opens in January, 2018. For more information please contact Becky Laboy, Education Outreach Specialist, OCSCD, 609-971-7002 ext. 114, or Education@SoilDistrict.org or visit the OCSCD Roundtable webpage. Click here for more information.

World Fish Migration Day
April 21, 2018. The World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) is a one day global celebration to create awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish and it is coordinated by the World Fish Migration Foundation. On World Fish Migration Day organizations from around the world organize their own event around the common theme of: CONNECTING FISH, RIVERS AND PEOPLE. Many of these events are open to the public. By working together you can create a greater driving force to raise awareness, share ideas and secure commitments.
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