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Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve

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June 2022

Stop the Sting: Jellyfish in Barnegat Bay

June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Have jellyfish made it more difficult for you and your family to enjoy your summer on the shore? Learn all about the first of its kind, experimental way, Save Barnegat Bay and their partners are trying to reduce the amount of stinging jellies in lagoons like yours along Barnegat Bay. Also learn how you can join them and help Stop the Sting in your neighborhood! Presented by: Brittany McLaughlin, Jellyfish Education Coordinator from Save Barnegat Bay How to register: Click here to…

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July 2022

A Screening and Q&A of the Film: Drift

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In celebration of Save Barnegat Bay's 50th anniversary, join JC NERR and Save Barnegat Bay for a viewing and Q&A session of the documentary film, Drift. Made in collaboration with the Monmouth University Film Department, Drift explores stories of Barnegat Bay's past, present, and future. Not all the views expressed in the film are shared by the JC NERR. Presented by: Save Barnegat Bay education staff How it will work: Click here to register. Your email confirmation will have a…

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August 2022

Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) workshop: New Jersey’s Estuaries, from Top to Bottom

August 10 @ 9:00 am - August 12 @ 4:00 pm

Join JC NERR for this summer's Teacher's on the Estuary (TOTE) workshop! This year will be particularly exciting because the JC NERR will be partnering with the NJ Sea Grant Consortium with hybrid-style instruction (both remote and in-person). TOTE can be an opportunity to share, get support, explore some data, chat with scientists, and explore the outdoors! The TOTE agenda will be provided to participants after registration. See program details below. Three day schedule involves: August 10th: 9am-12noon. Zoom instruction  August…

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September 2022

Phytoplankton, Harmful Algal Blooms, and the Water Quality Variables that Impact Them

September 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Phytoplankton are microscopic plants that make up the base of ocean food webs and important for all water bodies. However, some phytoplankton can produce toxins that have dire consequences for public health, water resources, and local economies. Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are a global concern in both freshwater and coastal systems, taking over a waterbody when there are optimal nutrients, light, temperature, salinity, water flow, and minimal competitors/predators. Graduate student, Taylor Armstrong, will go through what causes harmful algal blooms, what harmful algal…

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