TUCKERTON SEAPORT RECOGNIZED AS OUTSTANDING BUSINESS PARTNER
Jean Sullivian, November 20, 2008
Tuckerton Seaport received the Sixth Annual School Business Partnership Award from Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS). The recognition program is sponsored by the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools (NJCCVTS). Annually one business partner from each county is recognized for its support of career and technical education in New Jersey.
Tuckerton Seaport is a maritime village located along historic Tuckerton Creek in Tuckerton, New Jersey. Once known as the Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen’s Museum, the seaport’s 40-acre site includes historic buildings, a maritime forest and wetlands nature trail, galleries, workshops, and the recreated Tucker’s Island Lighthouse. The seaport hosts a variety
of education and interpretive programs for area schools.
The Seaport was nominated for this award by Mrs. Alison Carroll, Principal of the OCVTS Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES), located in Manahawkin. Mrs. Carroll explained how the Tuckerton Seaport has become a valuable educational site. MATES students have used the Seaport for integrated learning workshops. During one trip, senior and junior students were assigned to the various learning stations throughout the Seaport and provided environmental lessons to their freshman and sophomore counterparts.
Executive Director Tim Hart accepted the award on behalf of the Tuckerton Seaport. He spoke of the various programs the Seaport provides for elementary school-age children. “Having the opportunity to work with students from MATES has been a great experience and we want to take what we have learned to create new opportunities for older students as well.” commented Mr. Hart. “We look forward to a long and positive partnership with the vocational school,” he concluded.
Mr. Hart was presented with a certificate of recognition at the November OCVTS Board of Education meeting, held in the OCVTS Administration Building, Toms River.
Tim Hart, Executive Director of the Tuckerton Seaport, center, receives certificate of recognition from OCVTS Superintendent William P. Hoey, left, and Vice President of the OCVTS Board of Education Joseph Harding.