Sandy Hook, NJ – Over 325 middle school students and teachers, from Martin Luther King Jr. PS #11, The Cambridge School, Our Lady of the Lake, Thorne Middle School, Noble Leadership Academy, Lincoln Elementary School, Sacred Heart School, The Pennington School, St. Joseph School, Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Monmouth, and Brookside School joined scientists and local educational professionals for a day of learning on the beach. On the first day of Clean Ocean Action’s two-day Annual Spring Student, students experienced hands-on marine environmental education by participating in six learning table activities and twelve interactive fieldtrips. The beaches, trails, and marshes of
Sandy Hook served as the outdoor classroom for the seaside symposium.
“Students get a close-up look at their coastal world during the
Students participated in six hands-on learning table activities, which included live horseshoe crabs, identifying seashells, studying living invertebrates, observing a model of nonpoint source pollution, and learning the lethal effects of litter on the marine environment. Students from the Marine Academy of Science and Technology, a
In addition, naturalists and other education professionals led students in twelve field activities throughout the park. Students used seine nets to collect and identify common marine species of
The 2011 Spring Student Summit was made possible by donations from private foundations, businesses, and citizens.
About COA’s Student Summits:
For 23 years, Clean Ocean Action’s Summits have reached thousands of school students in
COA invites northern and central
For information on additional COA educational programs or events, visit www.CleanOceanAction.org or call COA’s Main Office at (732) 872-0111.
photo: Allan Dean