Winter Programs to Welcome the New Year!
Hello there!

Tis the season for more JC NERR programs! We have a great line up of talks to look forward to after the new year. All of the presentations below will be conducted virtually through Zoom, so register now and we will see you next year! :)

Happy Holidays!

Kaitlin Gannon
Education Coordinator
Ecological Evenings
"Take a Virtual Field Trip! Exploring the South Slough Estuarine Research Reserve, Oregon”
When: Thursday January 20th, 2022, 6:30-pm-7:30pm
Presenter: South Slough NERR Education Coordinator, Jamie Belanger
Join via Zoom: Register for this talk here

Estuaries come in all different shapes and sizes. Each Reserve has its own geography, biodiversity, climate, and environmental challenges. Join us as we take a virtual field trip to another National Estuarine Research Reserve, this time to the Pacific Northwest in South Slough, Oregon!
Photo credit: South Slough Reserve
Photo credit: Rutgers Dept. of Marine and Coastal Sciences
"Underwater Robots Help Inform Deployment of Offshore Wind”
When: Thursday February 3rd, 2023. 6:30-pm-7:30pm
Presenter: Dr. Josh Kohut. Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University.
Join via Zoom: Register for this talk here

The physical ocean is dynamic and new tools, including fleets of underwater robots, are enabling scientists to conduct research on ocean processes and deliver data that can inform the deployment of offshore wind to our area.
All About the Mullica River
"Friends Along the Mullica" Series
The JC NERR and Go Green Galloway will be hosting a series of workshops is based on the movie "Friends Along the Mullica". This film addresses environmental issues being experienced within various towns along the Mullica River-Great Bay Estuary such as storm water management, native/invasive plants, stresses from climate change (flooding, marsh loss, etc.) and marine debris/litter/illegal dumping. Optional community-action events will take place in the spring months!
To see the full list of dates, speakers and how to register, click on this flyer here
Winter Lunch N' Learn Programs
Presented by The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve and The Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen’s Museum. Zoom links and more detailed descriptions are below. To see the full Lunch N' Learn Schedule, click on the flyer here
January - “Shellfish Aquaculture a Growing Green Industry in New Jersey
When: Wednesday, January 19th, 2022.
12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Presenter: Lisa Calvo of Haskins Shellfish Research Laboratory, Rutgers University
Register here: Registration link
Join Lisa Calvo from the Rutgers Haskins Shellfish Lab for an inside look into current research efforts on shellfish aquaculture throughout the state of New Jersey.
February - "Old Tuckerton"
When: Wednesday, February 9th, 2022. 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Presenter: Local researchers
Register here: Registration link
Meet the people of Old Tuckerton. This presentation will share local researchers’ discoveries through primary and secondary sources with photographs and artifacts. Attendees will be introduced to known and little-known citizens of Old Tuckerton. You will be amazed at some of the information.
March - "Offshore Wind in New Jersey and Beyond"
When: Wednesday, March 9th, 2022. 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Presenter: Kris Oleth, Executive Director Special Initiative on Offshore Wind
Register here: Registration link
Offshore wind energy has been delivering power to nations around the world for decades and there are plans to develop projects off the coast of New Jersey and the entire region. Come and learn more about the details of New Jersey’s plans to develop this resource in the larger context of global, regional, and national clean energy goals.