Become a Coastal Steward Through Rutgers University Courses


Pat Johnson
June 21, 2021
By Pat Johnson

RE-SHELL: Bayman Dale Parsons poses with a mountain of recycled shells to be additional to an oyster mattress in Barnegat Bay. (File picture by Pat Johnson)
An possibility to discover on line about the aquaculture and ecology of Barnegat Bay from Rutgers College scientists prices $35 and calls for quick registration by June 24.
The once-a-year Coastal Stewardship training course, offered by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension as component of the Barnegat Bay Shellfish Restoration Software, will be held on line this yr besides for two optional industry trips. The program is intended to teach how to be a additional liable steward of coastal marine sources and how to get concerned with local efforts to increase the health of coastal ecosystems.
To effectively finish the program, learners will have to fulfill the attendance need and finish 20 hrs of volunteer time in collaboration with nonprofit corporation ReClam the Bay or an additional permitted method.
Subject areas to be covered will contain maritime ecology, shellfish biology and aquaculture, habitat restoration and dwelling shorelines, h2o high quality monitoring, climate transform and coastal resiliency.
Lessons are held Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. from June 29 through Aug. 31, by way of Zoom webinar. On Saturday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to noon participants can visit the shellfish study lease web page and ReClam the Bay shellfish upweller in Waretown. On Saturday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon, a journey will check out Rutgers College off-campus education and study facilities and industrial shellfish aquaculture operations.
Registration by June 24 can be accomplished at
For much more facts, contact Kelly Jurgensen at or 732-349-1152 or Assistant Professor Douglas Zemeckis at or 732-349-1152.
Make checks payable to Rutgers, the Condition University of New Jersey and mail to RCE of Ocean County, 1623 Whitesville Rd., Toms River, N.J. 08755. —P.J.

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