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.

2015 Student Summits

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.

  • 2015 Spring Summit Date: May 13th or 14th (schools will choose one or the other)
  • Location: Gateway National Recreation Area; Sandy Hook, NJ (Lot D)

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

  • 2015 Fall Summit Date: Thursday, October 8th
  • Location: Island Beach State Park, NJ

Main Office:
Clean Ocean Action
18 Hartshorne Drive, Suite 2
Highlands, NJ 07732
Voice: (732) 872-0111
FAX: (732) 872-8041

A member of Earth Share of New Jersey