Marine Aquatic Resource Education
Anglers Support Education
The Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration program (often called "Wallop-Breaux" for its Congressional authors), is funded by anglers through a tax at the manufacturers' level on fishing equipment and motor boat fuels. The program supports research and management programs, and also provides funding for NJ's Marine, Coastal and Aquatic Education programs. These programs make educational resources available to NJ educators.
Water is the natural resource that can tie all environmental concerns together!
Workshop Opportunities for Educators
Project WILD Aquatic
Both Project WILD and WILD Aquatic, along with related programs - Project Learning Tree, Project WET, WOW: The Wonders of Wetlands, and Bridges to the Natural World - are ideal for integration into the teaching of science, social studies, language arts, math, art, physical education, health, music, and other curriculum areas. By participating in one of our workshops you'll find a source of innovative techniques for teaching basic skills and effective methods for teaching problem solving and decision making.
This could be the core around which you can build an outstanding environmental education program in any school or district!
Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center Workshops for Teachers
Participants at the Green Eggs and Sand workshops experience and investigate the Delaware Bay's horseshoe crab/shorebird phenomena firsthand-learning from experts, working with experts and becoming experts on its many related scientific and resource management issues. Teachers also receive a curriculum focused on middle and secondary students that is supported with the materials and resources to make these issues come alive for students. Pre-registration is required for the workshops hosted each spring at the rustic Mallard Lodge on Delaware Bay near Smyrna, Delaware. To be included on the mailing list, please contact Karen Leskie at 609-748-4347 or via e-mail at Karen.Leskie@dep.state.nj.us.
May 10-12 Green Eggs and Sand Workshop Registration Form (pdf, 35kb)
Other Resources for NJ Educators:
Beneath the Shell - a 126-page teachers guide to nonpoint source pollution, which relates it to our coastal shellfish populations is available online on the DEP SEEDS website at www.state.nj.us/dep/seeds/docs/bts.pdf (pdf, 45mb).
Other opportunities/field trips/teacher workshop providers:
Coastal/Aquatic educational programs - especially for youngsters