Since 1984, Clean Ocean Action has been using research, public education and citizen action to improve the quality of the waters off the New Jersey/New York coast. Our belief is that people will take action to protect things that they love. Together, we must act quickly and effectively to keep our ocean clean.
Clean Ocean Action has developed many different education programs and resources to engage citizens in the protection of the ocean. Follow the links below for more information on these unique and interactive programs. Please note the purple tabs/links on the left hand side of the screen for more information on Clean Ocean Action's education programs.
Click here for a printable brochure that outlines Clean Ocean Action's education programs.
Open to the Public
For more information on the Beach Sweeps, please click here.
Open to Middle School Students (Public & Private)
For more information about the Student Summit, please click on above link.
The Student Summit is designed to provide NJ middle-school students an opportunity to experience hands-on, marine environmental education at the Jersey Shore. Some Activities are:
Open to the Public
Cost: COA generally asks for a $75 donation for an hour long presentation
For more information about the Educational Presentations, please click on above link.
Clean Ocean Action offersinformative marine environmental presenations to teach students about the issues surrounding ocean pollution. All presentations are tailored to the age and size of the audience.
Open to High School Students (Monmouth & Ocean Counties)
For more information about Student Ocean Advocates, please click on the above link.
Through Student Ocean Advocates (SOA), students gather and learn about current environmental threats to our oceans and experience key advocacy techniques that can make a difference today, as well as in the future. Together, students vote on an issue to focus their efforts on throughout the SOA year. Each high school develops and implements a campaign to encourage members of their "home high school" and communities to make environmentally conscious choices in their daily lives. SOA meetings run from November through May each year and all meetings are facilitated by Clean Ocean Action staff.
Open to Ocean County Home Owners
For more information about Barnegat Bay Buddy or to fill out the application, please click on the link above.
Excessive nitrogen from lawn care fertilizers, as well as other land-based pollution from pet waste, deforestation, overdevelopment, and air pollution are destroying the fragile and unique ecosystem of Barnegat Bay. Clean Ocean Action and Save Barnegat Bay have developed the "Barnegat Bay Buddy" challenge to raise awareness about the pollution problem in the bay and to engage homeowners and businesses. Citizens earn points by takig actions that will reduce the pollution entering the Bay from their properties and are awarded a yard sign (100% recycled aluminum) to show their support and hard work. Application can be downloaded.