Project Title & Description
Monmouth County Park System FFY10-EE
Monmouth County Park System will provide a teacher workshop and field trips for 400 5th grade educators and students in the Bayshore region of Monmouth County. The teacher workshop will cover the ecology and biology of Sandy Hook Bay which is within the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary. After the workshop, the teachers� classes take an outdoor day trip to Bayshore Waterfront Park where students rotate through a series of hands-on activities and sail on a catamaran during which students collect and identify plankton and conduct water quality tests. These experiences are designed to motivate teachers and students to understand the estuary and the ways humans can change their impacts on it.