Recently, the Young Stewards Summer Campers from Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center visited Thompson's Beach in Maurice River Township, along the Delaware Bay, to explore unique ecosystems and dive into marine science.
Led by Michelle Rebilas, the American Littoral Society’s Delaware Bayshore Education Coordinator, participants witnessed the beauty and biodiversity of the salt marsh and bay beach through their own eyes. The field trip is a new educational opportunity being offered through the Littoral Society's Delaware Bay office.
They watched Ospreys swoop in with the catch of the day, searched for fiddler crabs in the marsh mud, and learned how to use scientific instruments to test water quality. Participants also practiced using a seine net and plankton net to discover what lives just under the surface of the water. Through hands on exploration and discovery, the campers learned what makes these habitats so important and why they must be protected.
Are you a teacher or group leader looking for a field trip to the Delaware Bay? Read on to learn how you can book such an excursion through the Littoral Society.
A field trip to the Delaware Bay offers a hands-on, feet-wet opportunity for participants to explore the outdoors, engage the senses, and build science skills while making a connection with nature.
We are now booking field trips for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 seasons. Field trips are $10/student with a $200 minimum (teachers and chaperones are free).
If you are interested in learning more about field trip and education program options in the South Jersey/Delaware Bay region, fill out this interest form or contact Michelle, Delaware Bayshore Education and Outreach Coordinator at email@example.com.