2016 Marine Science Summer Research Experience
This summer, be involved in a camp that is all about the
local Pine Barrens and Barnegat Bay Ecosystem
For students entering 7th, 8th or 9th grades during the fall 2016
About the Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Science
Photography by OCVTS Staff
The Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Science (MATES) is a program of the Ocean County Vocational Technical School District. Established in the fall of 1994, the program is open to high school students throughout Ocean County. Included are both a competitive shared & full time component available to high school students. Qualified students can also earn college credits through Ocean County College. MATES graduates usually pursue careers in the natural science fields by attending competitive colleges. This active program focuses on major concepts and requires a motivated, enthusiastic learner. It is supported by numerous marine and environmental experts, agencies, and learning institutions throughout the east coast.
The Summer Experience "Barnegat Bay is our classroom"
The summer program includes hands-on field, research, and laboratory instruction in Marine Science that meets New Jersey Core Content Standards in science which includes instruction in other disciplines. Students will experience project-based learning. Students will be able to work in the field, learn about the local species, conduct a major research project, and gain a better understanding of the many aspects of both marine and environmental science. Students will be exposed to research techniques, ecology and our traditional marine biology program. The cost for one week (4 days) is only $175.00 for all field activities that will include daily field visits:
Collection and identification of freshwater and marine invertebrates and vertebrates
Hands-on activities about the Pine Barrens, Barnegat Bay and the coastal area
Water sampling and monitoring using proper field research techniques
Field activities throughout the Barnegat Bay and its watershed
Who Should Apply?
Students who are presently enrolled in grades six ,seven and eight who
have a serious interest in marine and environmental science. This
competitive program is limited to 25 students per week.
How to Apply?
All applications will be reviewed and will be notified on a rolling basis.
Applications should be sent to the address listed on the application.
Participants are responsible for transportation to and from the Center.
Lunch, water and snacks are the responsibility of the participants.