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Sedge Island Field and Research Experience for High School Students

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife and Ocean County's Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES) are offering a residential research experience July 10- 16, 2013 for students entering grades 10 or 11 in the fall of 2013. Students will learn how to conduct field research, develop skills to use in the field, and work in a team to conduct actual research. At the conclusion of the program students will share their research and findings.

The program will begin at the Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education in Waretown for the first three days. There students will learn the basics of conducting field research and practice using different equipment in the field. Participants will then use the research techniques they have learned at the Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center for the remaining four days of the program. At Sedge the student teams will develop and conduct an actual research project they design. On the last day of the program students will share their research topics and findings with each other and their parents.

Applicants must provide a copy of their most recent 2013 report card, a letter of recommendation from a teacher or community leader, and an essay. The cost of the program, including food, lodging, instructions and materials, is $770.00.

Sedge Island Field and Research Experience Flyer (pdf, 290kb)
Sedge Island Field and Research Experience Application (pdf, 50kb)

Application deadline is June 24!

Questions about the summer experience? Contact Karen Byrne at 609-748-4347 or e-mail

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