LONG BEACH ISLAND and CAPE MAY, N.J. – The New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium will hold this year’s Coast Day NJ event Oct. 9-10 in Long Beach Island and Cape May, N.J., respectively, NJMSC said in a recent release.
The theme of this year’s even will be a “Celebration of the Sea.” All are invited to come celebrate New Jersey’s coastal environment and all that it means to the state and its well-being, NJMSC said.
Coast Day NJ attendees will have the opportunity to discover the world of marine science through entertainment, education and free hands-on activities, the consortium reported. Guests will be able to enjoy music, dock and vessel tours, demonstrations and lectures. Tours of a commercial fishing boat and a fish packing plant are planned. Hours are from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at both sites. Admission is free.
The NJMSC is expecting to attract at least 8,000 participants during this year’s event. University researchers, commercial and recreational fishing organizations, education groups and government agencies that emphasize the marine environment will also be attending to promote their programs and products.
Coast Day NJ is dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of New Jersey’s coastal environment and the importance of preserving this precious resource. For more information, contact Claire Antonucci, director of education at 732-872-1300, ext. 22, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.njmsc.org.
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