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 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”
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:
Ocean County Vocational Technical School
195 Cedar Bridge Road
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Attn: Summer Experience 2016
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.