Clean Ocean Action

Science Can Be A Day At The Beach

Clean Ocean Action's Student Summit expands learning beyond the classroom.  It is designed to provide middle school students (Grades 5-8) from throughout New Jersey with an opportunity to experience hands-on, marine environmental education at the Jersey shore.




The activities included in the Student Summit have been selected to present students with an interdisciplinary marine and environmental education experience that complements the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards:

  • Science Standards 5.1, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.10
  • Math Standards 4.1, 4.4, 4.5
  • Social Studies Standards 6.3, 6.9

Schools must apply to Clean Ocean Action for participation in this program and agree to the Terms of Participation.

Clean Ocean Action's Student Summits (program and materials) are FREE.   Schools are responsible for transportation and lunches.  To ensure a commitment from a school, a refundable deposit of $100 is required with the school's Summit application.  The deposit will be returned to your school once the post-Summit evaluations have been submitted.

The Spring Student Summit is for middle schools of these central and northern NJ counties: Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Mercer, Monmouth, Middlesex, Somerset, Union, Essex, Hudson, Bergen, Passaic and Morris.

The Fall Student Summit is for middle schools of these southern NJ counties: Ocean, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Cape May and Atlantic.

2016 Student Summits

  • Wednesday, May 18th (4th grade only with the potential for transportation reimbursement)* and Thursday, May 19th (Grades 5-8), 2016, at Gateway National Recreation Area; Sandy Hook, NJ (schools choose one date) 
  • Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Island Beach State Park, NJ 

For Wednesday, May 18th only, schools may apply for transportation reimbursement. COA will reimburse the school for the cost of bus transportation up to $310 per school. Bus company invoice must be presented to COA for payment. Questions? Please contact Catie TobinThis is made possible because of a grant through the National Park Foundation's Every Kid in the Park Transportation Grant in conjunction with NOAA. 

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