Clean Ocean Action

Clean Ocean Advocate, November 2005


Featuring...New Jersey Marine Education Association

     The New Jersey Marine Education Association (NJMEA) members are teachers, students, marine scientists, and citizens who wish “to promote marine science and aquatic education within all disciplines and all levels of the education process.”  Formed in 1973, NJMEA has a reputation for being one of the leading providers of educational resources and training in ocean science.

     Barbara Boyd, President of NJMEA, says “the mission of NJMEA is to assist teachers with every aspect of marine curriculum: where to find it, how to incorporate it into their lessons, and, by providing workshops, how to teach it.”  Boyd says that the organization provides a forum where “marine educators can meet and exchange ideas with colleagues.” 

     “The NJMEA supports Clean Ocean Action (COA) as an organization that holds great educational programs, such as the Student Summit.  The Summit is an excellent avenue for both students and teachers to become involved in marine sciences,” says Boyd.

     The NJMEA has an annual event for educators, called “Teach at the Beach,” which is a day-long, professional development workshop.  This event provides educators of all age groups and subjects with lessons, ideas, and resources.  The NJMEA also holds a yearly event for students, called “The Shore Bowl”, that gives students the opportunity to share their wisdom.

     NJMEA membership is open to non-NJ residents and anyone who is interested in marine education.  Members enjoy discounts to events and receive a quarterly newsletter.  For information, send an email to, or visit

Adapted from NJMEA website


49 Avenel Blvd.
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Field Office:

Gateway National Recreation Area
Sandy Hook, New Jersey

Voice: (732) 872-0111
FAX: (732) 872-8041

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