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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

Feb
17
Sat
Great Backyard Bird Count @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Calling all birders! Beginner to advanced birders are encouraged to join us for our free Great Backyard Bird Count at Browns Woods. Come meet us for a 45 min walk to help the bird populations in New Jersey. Chief Naturalist Chris Claus will be leading the bird walk and count.
Learn more at NJ Audubon
Feb
16
Sat
Great Backyard Bird Count @ Save Barnegat Bay
Feb 16 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Great Backyard Bird Count @ Save Barnegat Bay

Save Barnegat Bay is hosting the annual Browns Woods Great Back Yard Bird Count at the Barnegat Bay EcoCenter. Our special guest Naturalist Chris Claus will be leading the walk through our beautiful 40 acres. In addition our Board Member and avid birder Kevin Knutsen will be leading the data collection effort for Cornell Lab of Ornithology. See below for more info about the national event. We will have a limited number of binoculars for borrow on the day of the event.

“Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.” Learn more http://gbbc.birdcount.org/

Mar
9
Sat
Pinelands Short Course @ Stockton University
Mar 9 all-day
Pinelands Short Course @ Stockton University

A day long event featuring educational presentations that explore the unique history, ecology and culture of the Pinelands.

Mar
12
Tue
Bee Shore Honey bees and more! @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bee Shore Honey bees and more! @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter

Bee Shore Honey is partnering with Save Barnegat Bay to bring you a free “Smart Yard ~ Healthy Bay” program. Come on out for a information session on The Honey Bee!  Save Barnegat Bay is hosting this event at the Brown’s Woods Eco Center.  Join Bill MacCormack, local beekeeper and member or Central Jersey Beekeepers Association and he discusses the components of a hive, equipment needed and how we can help protect the honey bee and other pollinators.  

 

Jul
22
Mon
Rain Barrel Workshop 3: Rainbarrelarama! @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Jul 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Rain Barrel Workshop 3: Rainbarrelarama! @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter

We are proud to announce our third of many workshops to come this summer here at the Barnegat Bay EcoCenter!

Come learn about how you can help combat pollution in the Barnegat Bay Watershed and construct a rain barrel to take home with you.

RSVP Required! See “Tickets”. Limited number available.

Although the program is free, donations are always appreciated to help keep this program alive! Donations can be made via cash or check on the day of event, or at https://www.savebarnegatbay.org/donate/.

Sep
5
Thu
Back to School
Sep 5 all-day
Back to School

Learn about science. Use what you learn to make a difference.

Call GraceAnne, our Education & Outreach Coordinator to schedule a FREE school program today and bring Barnegat Bay into the classroom!

 

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
19
Sat
Annual Jersey Friendly Yards Conference @ Ocean County College
Oct 19 @ 8:15 am – 3:00 pm
Annual Jersey Friendly Yards Conference @ Ocean County College | Toms River | New Jersey | United States

The workshops were designed to provide in-depth information and tools that you can use as you follow the steps to a Jersey-Friendly Yard. During registration, attendees had the opportunity to choose which workshop to attend during each of the three morning sessions.  Some presenters have graciously provided their presentations to share on this site.

*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
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!

Sep
1
Tue
Meet Dan Fagin, Author “Toms River”
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet Dan Fagin, Author "Toms River"

Throughout the month of August, members of the Barnegat Bay Book Club will have been reading “Toms River” by Dan Fagin. Join us for our fourth virtual event as we talk with Dan Fagin about his journalistic research to do with the chemical company Ciba-Geigy and the pollution left in its wake.

This event will take place in a Zoom meeting on September 1st at 6pm. This event will be recorded and posted to youtube.

“A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who writes frequently about environmental science, Dan Fagin is also a science journalism professor at New York University. His bestselling book, Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer for General Nonfiction, as well as the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, the National Academies Science Book Award and the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Rachel Carson Environment Book Award, among other honors. A rave review in the New York Times described Toms River as “great journalism” and “a new classic of science reporting.” Dan’s recent publications include The New York Times, Scientific American, Nature and Slate.” –danfagin.com

Purchase the book and learn more about Dan Fagin https://danfagin.com/

Join the Barnegat Bay Book Club https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1081534-barnegat-bay-book-club