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    Marine Academy of Technology and Enviornmental Science

    2017 MATES Summer Experience
    Experience Barnegat Bay and the Pine Barrens
    through this interactive field experience.

    For students entering 7th, 8th or 9th grades during the fall 2017


    About the Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Science

    Photography by GDT Student Brittany Cesare
    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.

    MATES EXPERIENCE SPECIFICS

    Open to students currently in grades 6 through 8

    Applicants need to send a letter of recommendation and current report card along with an application (electronic or paper application)

    The program offers an active, outdoors field component on a daily basis

    All participants need transportation to MATES in the morning, and at the end of the day

    The cost of the program includes transportation to and from the activities and all entry fees

    Barnegat Bay Week

    Catch & Identify Barnegat Bay Organisms

    Birds, Reptiles and Marine Mammals

    Salt Marsh Ecology and Habitats

    Bottom-Dwelling Organisms (Benthos)

    Conduct Proper Sampling Methods including Seining on a Boat on Barnegat Bay

    Jenkinson’s Aquarium “Behind the Scenes Tour”

    DAY 1:
    JENKINSON’S AQUARIUM “BEHIND THE SCENES”
    DAY 2:
    MARINE MAMMAL STRANDING CENTER/ LBI VISIT
    DAY 3:
    BARNEGAT BAY CRUISER ACTIVITY
    DAY 4:
    ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK ACTIVITY


    Pine Barrens Week


    Cultural and Natural Aspects of the Pine Barrens

    Freshwater Sampling and Organisms

    Causes and Ways to Improve Human Impacts on the Barnegat Bay Ecosys-tem

    Wildlife and Freshwater Fish

    Kayak on a Bay Tributary

    Nature Trails and Fire Ecology

    DAY 1: FOREST RESOURCE CENTER
    DAY 2: FIELD EXPERIENCE LOCAL PARK
    DAY 3: KAYAKING
    DAY 4: FOSSIL SHARK TOOTH RECOVERY


    Registration & Contact

    The summer research experience is only open to students entering 7th, 8th or 9th grades during the fall 2017. Sessions will be one or two weeks in duration.

    Dates:

    Session 1: July 17—20 (P. Barrens)
    Session 2: July 24—27 (B. Bay)
    Session 3: July 31—Aug. 3 (Barrens)
    Session 4: Aug. 7—10 (B. Bay)

    Two Week Option A July 17—27
    Two Week Option B July 31—Aug. 10
    Two Week Option C July 24—Aug. 3


    Time: 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM

    Pricing: Per-Week: $185.00

    Mail Registration Form & Fee to:
    MATES
    Ocean County Vocational Technical School
    195 Cedar Bridge Road
    Manahawkin, NJ 08050
    Attn: Summer Experience 2016

    Phone: (609) 978-8439 ext. 4002
    Email: mates@mail.ocvts.org

    Download Registration Form Here

    No refunds will be given, only credit for future outreach programs and camps.

     

    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.


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