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There are plenty of ways for you to stay involved and to take action.  Check out some of the many events we have going on throughout the year. Share with your friends and family, and help us protect and restore the Bay!

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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin

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Upcoming Events

Jan
25
Fri
ANJEE Winter Conference @ Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center
Jan 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
ANJEE Winter Conference @ Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center

For more than three ​decades, ANJEE has organized one of the leading annual conferences for environmental education professionals in New Jersey, designed to promote innovation, networking, learning, and dissemination of best practices.

Our Annual Conference will focus on the power of education to create positive change for the future. EE is a force for building a more civically engaged citizenry. It’s a force for creating a more diverse and inclusive movement. It’s a force for linking research and practice, and for demonstrating the impact of interdisciplinary education. It’s a force for optimizing human potential and delivering excellent educational opportunities for all. Join us as we share ideas and explore ways to create a more sustainable future through the great power of environmental education.

During the conference, we will share ideas and innovation about how we can imagine a better future and create a path forward for the field in the coming decade and beyond.

Our Friday conference will include hour long workshops in the following strands:

  • Building Leadership for Environmental Literacy
  • Connecting with Nature
  • Conservation and Environmental Education
  • Educating for Sustainable Communities
  • Green Schools and Career-Connected Learning
  • Linking Research and Practice to Increase Impact
  • ***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the even
Jul
19
Fri
Moth Night @ Save Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Moth Night @ Save Barnegat Bay EcoCenter

Moth night is a unique event that is one of a kind and FREE! Join us as we explore the moths off the night at Browns Woods during National Moth month. The event will take place in our BRAND NEW Rivertime Classroom! Moths are important pollinators and a food source for our local wildlife. Bring your family to experience this magical event!

Sep
7
Sat
Annual Island Heights Sailfest @ Island Heights Bay Front
Sep 7 @ 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
Annual Island Heights Sailfest @ Island Heights Bay Front  | Island Heights | New Jersey | United States

This FREE family event features sailboat races in the morning, crafters and vendors, great food vendors including food trucks, inflatable kiddie rides,  50/50, adult beverages for purchase is hosted by the Rotary Club of Toms River! This event benefits many local charities and high school scholarship program.

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

 

Sep
8
Sun
Annual Beach Plum Festival @ Island Beach State Park Ocean Bathing Area 1
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Beach Plum Festival @ Island Beach State Park Ocean Bathing Area 1 | New Jersey | United States

Great day at the beach….Beach Plum Jelly, Food & Music, Crafters, Beach Plum Ice Cream, Children’s Games, Environmental & Non-profit Exhibits.

Hosted by: The Friends of Island Beach State Park (Friends of IBSP) is a non-profit volunteer organization formed to enhance interpretive, educational, recreational & research programs, and events at Island Beach State Park. Our mission is to further public appreciation and stewardship of the park.

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

Sep
28
Sat
Annual Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show @ Tip Seaman County Park
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day
Annual Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show @ Tip Seaman County Park | Tuckerton | New Jersey | United States

Barnegat Bay has a rich history in duck hunting and decoy carving. This two day festival boasts exhibitors, contests, food, local vendors, and environmentalists that all originate with a passion for Barnegat Bay!

Ocean County Decoy & Gunning Show at the Tuckerton Seaport in Tuckerton, NJ. The show will focus on bird books, decoy carvings, antique duck carvings, gunning decoys, quack decoy items. It will attract many visitors designers, artisans, artists, decoy handicraft and exhibitors.

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

 

Oct
12
Sat
Annual Pine Barrens Jamboree @ Wells Mills County Park
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Annual Pine Barrens Jamboree @ Wells Mills County Park | Ocean Township | New Jersey | United States

Enjoy the Music of the Pines, Cultural Demonstrations & Lectures, Traditional Crafts & Crafts, Kids Crafts and Games, Nature & History Programs, Food, Free Shuttle Buses and more…Rain or Shine!

Learn how to become a “Piney from your head to your ….hiney!”

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

 

Oct
26
Sat
NJ Native Plant Society Fall Conference @ Raritan Valley Community College
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
NJ Native Plant Society Fall Conference @ Raritan Valley Community College | Branchburg | New Jersey | United States

Save Barnegat Bay will have a table display at this year’s Annual Fall Conference of the NJ Native Plant Society. Come out and learn about NJ Natives, Jersey-Friendly Yards, and which plants to use to attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation, protection, and study of the native flora of New Jersey. Founded in 1985, we have hundreds of members across the state, and are organized into county and regional chapters.

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

Oct
31
Thu
Toms River Halloween Parade @ The Office Restaurant & Lounge
Oct 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Toms River Halloween Parade @ The Office Restaurant & Lounge

Join the Save Barnegat Bay “Parade Committee” as we march in the annual Toms River Halloween Parade!

***Event details may change at any time. Please review the official website or check with the event organizer when planning to attend the event.

Apr
2
Thu
Cancelled-Ocean County Bee Keeper’s Meeting @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cancelled-Ocean County Bee Keeper's Meeting @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter

Come and network with local beekeepers. This meeting is for current and interested beekeepers. We will be talking about what’s going in our hives as well as assisting new keepers who are getting for their bees. We also will be talking about queen rearing. Any questions just drop us a message.

Apr
20
Mon
Virtual Science Talk: People’s Effect on Terrapins @ Virtual
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Virtual Science Talk: People's Effect on Terrapins @ Virtual

This virtual event is something you are not going to want to miss! R.S.V.P. to Graceanne at [email protected] to get your ZOOM link to attend this event.

Diamond Back Terrapins in the Barnegat Bay are heavily impacted by people. Save Barnegat Bay awarded Emma Riley an award at the Jersey Shore Science Fair for her exceptional work on heavy medals and their effect on terrapins. Joined by her peer Brady Nichols and his stellar work on the heat of roads and their likely effect on terrapin eggs, both students will present their findings and answer questions about their science.

Emma and Brady are students at the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science studying under the guidance of Dr. John Wnek, the leading expert on our resident terrapin population. This event is a great opportunity to learn about this keystone species!