Speaker’s Bureau

Barnegat Bay Speaker’s Bureau

The Barnegat Bay Partnership is pleased to provide you with the following Speakers Bureau listings to provide expert lecturers for your classroom, garden club, yacht club, environmental commission, or other interested group. Some of the listings are links to other organizations which also offer a Speakers Bureau in order to provide a comprehensive listing of what is available in the Barnegat Bay watershed.

This directory will be updated as needed, and if you or someone you know would like to be added to the directory, or you find that there is outdated material in our listings, please contact Karen Walzer at (732) 255-0472, or e-mail kwalzer@ocean.edu.

After reviewing the topics below, please contact the speaker directly to make your arrangements.

 
NameOrganizationTopic Area(s)
 Oyster Creek Generating StationEnergy Conservation & Use
 Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean CountyCoastal Issues (ie dunes; beach erosion; etc), Geology & Soil, Ground Water, Low Maintenance/Bay-friendly Landscaping (ie rain gardens), Non Point Source Pollution, Stormwater Management & Stormwater BMPs, Water Conservation, Water Quality & Supply
 Clean Ocean ActionCoastal Issues (ie dunes; beach erosion; etc), Habitat Loss & Restoration (ie impacts of bulkheads), Non Point Source Pollution, Oceans & Ocean Pollution
 Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research ReserveCoastal Issues (ie dunes; beach erosion; etc), Estuaries & Estuarine Ecology, Pinelands Ecology, Wildlife (ie threatened & endangered; birds; marine mammals; etc)
Anderson, AndrewNJ State Park Service, Cedar Creek, Pine Barrens Industries, Atlantic White Cedar milling, cranberry harvesting, Double Trouble Village
Bennett, Mike & DeborahBoating Education And Rescue (BEAR)Boating Barnegat Bay, Non Point Source Pollution, Oceans & Ocean Pollution, Marine pollution: causes, effects, and solutions
Bushnell, RickReClam The BayAquaculture, Estuaries & Estuarine Ecology, Water Quality & Supply
Cannon, CarolynNew Jersey Natural GasEnergy Conservation & Use, The dangers of Carbon Monoxide, NJNG Environmental Program, Natural Gas Safety for Children, Dealing with extreme heat and cold, Careers presentation, etc.
Cashion, Geri Invasive Species (plants & animals), Low Maintenance/Bay-friendly Landscaping (ie rain gardens), Integrated pest management topics, biocontrol, gardening without chemicals
Conklin, ScottOcean County Utilities AuthorityWater Conservation, Water Quality & Supply, Ocean County Utilities Authority, waste water treatment in Ocean County
deCamp, WillieSave Barnegat BayEutrophication, Non Point Source Pollution, Oceans & Ocean Pollution, Pollution in Barnegat Bay
DeFiglio, JudithGarden GuidanceLow Maintenance/Bay-friendly Landscaping (ie rain gardens), Native plants for the Jersey Shore, Three seasons of bloom, Perennials, Container gardening, Landscape designing with color
Free, BeckyPinelands Preservation AlliancePinelands Ecology, Water Conservation, Water Quality & Supply, The Pine Barrens, The Pinelands National Reserve, Pine Barrens Ecology, Water quality & quantity, Aquifers, Pinelands Plants and Animals, Threatened & Endangered Species, Native Plants, Sustainable Community Design, Environmental Education.
Galie, PolaNatural Resource Education Foundation of NJClimate Change & Sea Level Rise, Energy Conservation & Use, History & Traditional Uses (ie pinelands/baymen culture), Wildlife (ie threatened & endangered; birds; marine mammals; etc), Natural Resource Education Foundation of NJ/”Experience Barnegat Bay”
Henderson, HelenAmerican Littoral SocietyHabitat Loss & Restoration (ie impacts of bulkheads), Land Use Planning & Sustainability, Non Point Source Pollution, Stormwater Management & Stormwater BMPs, Water Quality & Supply, Native Plantings, “Bayscape for Barnegat Bay”, Homeowner Stewardship and Best Management Practices, Living Shorelines, Regulatory and Policy Issues, Governor Christie’s 10-Point Plan, Fish-tagging Program. Hands-on opportunities available.
Hoger, Jason (and Staff)Cattus Island County ParkBarrier Island Ecology, Estuaries & Estuarine Ecology, Invasive Species (plants & animals), Recreation & Ecotourism (ie Ocean County Parks), Wetlands & Salt Marsh Ecology, Wildlife (ie threatened & endangered; birds; marine mammals; etc)
Huch, ElizabethThe Crab ChixEnvironmental Education/Sustainability Education, Estuaries & Estuarine Ecology, Wetlands & Salt Marsh Ecology, Wildlife (ie threatened & endangered; birds; marine mammals; etc), Horsshore crabs, Marine wildlife education programs for children
Jivoff, Ph.D., PaulRider UniversityEnvironmental Education/Sustainability Education, Estuaries & Estuarine Ecology, Fisheries & Fisheries Decline, Habitat Loss & Restoration (ie impacts of bulkheads), Invasive Species (plants & animals), Wildlife (ie threatened & endangered; birds; marine mammals; etc), Blue crab biology, Marine invastive species in NJ, Impacts of bulk heads on species diversity, Experiential education opportunities at Rider University
King, Richard A. Estuaries & Estuarine Ecology, Wetlands & Salt Marsh Ecology, Wildlife (ie threatened & endangered; birds; marine mammals; etc)
May, Mary History & Traditional Uses (ie pinelands/baymen culture), Basket making, History of South Jersey Basket
Merritt, JimNJ Division of Fish and WildlifeAquaculture, Barrier Island Ecology, Environmental Education/Sustainability Education, Estuaries & Estuarine Ecology, Sea kayaking, Sedge Island
Miller, Kenneth G.Rutgers, the State University of New JerseyClimate Change & Sea Level Rise
Mountford, KentCove CorporationBoating Barnegat Bay, Estuaries & Estuarine Ecology, History & Traditional Uses (ie pinelands/baymen culture), Wetlands & Salt Marsh Ecology
Romanowski, MikeOcean County Mosquito CommissionMosquito & Mosquito Control
Schuster, PatriciaThe Crab ChixEnvironmental Education/Sustainability Education, Estuaries & Estuarine Ecology, History & Traditional Uses (ie pinelands/baymen culture), Wetlands & Salt Marsh Ecology, Wildlife (ie threatened & endangered; birds; marine mammals; etc)
Vasslides, Dr. JamesBarnegat Bay PartnershipBarnegat Bay National Estuary Program, Estuaries & Estuarine Ecology, Fisheries & Fisheries Decline, Non Point Source Pollution
Walzer, KarenBarnegat Bay PartnershipBarnegat Bay National Estuary Program, Environmental Education/Sustainability Education, Estuaries & Estuarine Ecology, Eutrophication, Invasive Species (plants & animals), Low Maintenance/Bay-friendly Landscaping (ie rain gardens), Non Point Source Pollution, Stormwater Management & Stormwater BMPs, Water Conservation, Water Quality & Supply, Wetlands & Salt Marsh Ecology
Wnek, Ph.D., JohnProject TerrapinBarrier Island Ecology, Environmental Education/Sustainability Education, Estuaries & Estuarine Ecology, Wetlands & Salt Marsh Ecology, Wildlife (ie threatened & endangered; birds; marine mammals; etc)

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