Welcome to Ocean Fun Days

We’re celebrating 18 years of ocean discovery, coastal stewardship and energy conservation – with a virtual twist. Ocean Fun Days is an eco-friendly virtual event the whole family (or school) can enjoy… for the whole month of October!

Come back often for 31 days of virtual fun! Watch educational videos and tutorials from a diverse array of over 30 exhibitors focused on coastal stewardship and energy conservation. Teachers can add some excitement to lesson plans with educational resources and activities. There’s something for everyone to enjoy!

*New this year!* Join LIVE presentations from NJ Sea Grant Consortium instructors. Click the links below to register:

 

  • October 1, 10 a.m. Terrific Terrapins: Meet New Jersey’s estuarine turtles, the Northern Diamondback Terrapin, in this fun program that teaches students why these animals are so unique and important to our coastal ecosystems. In this presentation participants will discover this reptile’s adaptations, anatomy, habitat, and virtually meet a real Northern Diamondback Terrapin. Visitors and students will also learn about the impacts humans on terrapin populations. This 45-60 minute program is suitable for all ages especially grades K-6. Watch the webinar recording here
  • October 6, 11 a.m. Horseshoe Crabs: Learn about these amazing East Coast natives with NJSGC educators as they take you on a virtual trip through the life of this “living fossil” species that has lived on Earth for more than 400 million years! Do you know why their blood is blue or what their telson is used for? Find out during this engaging presentation that touches on horseshoe crab anatomy, their role in the marine ecosystem and how they are helpful to humans. This 60-minute webinar is suitable for all ages, especially children in grades K-8. Watch the webinar recording here
  • October 30, 1 p.m. Sharks vs Rip Currents – a Most “Spooktacular” Comparison: Just in time for Halloween, NJSGC educators will share the mysteries of two ocean “inhabitants”: rip currents and sharks. While both can seem frightening, the more information you know will give you a better chance of keeping safe around them. Learn how to avoid rip currents and what to do if you get caught in one. Also, discover how likely you are to ‘meet’ a shark and how all their adaptations make them important apex predators. This 60-minute webinar is suitable for all ages.

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Now celebrating 18 years of energy conservation and environmental awareness!

Sponsored by New Jersey Natural Gas and New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium