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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
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
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.  

 

Jun
1
Sat
Ask a Botanist @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Jun 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Ask a Botanist @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter | Toms River | New Jersey | United States

Enjoy this unique opportunity to join a professional and knowledgeable botanist for a short presentation followed by a walk through the beautiful 40 acres of Browns Woods outside the Barnegat Bay EcoCenter. Don’t forget to bring a sample of that pesky plant you have been curious about-Jason Hafstad can help you identify it!

Jun
13
Thu
Angels of Agriculture with the American Honey Bee Princess @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Angels of Agriculture with the American Honey Bee Princess @ Barnegat Bay EcoCenter
Save Barnegat Bay is excited to invite Nicole to be our first presentation in our brand new Rivertime Classroom. Don’t miss this!
Come and learn about the fascinating and resourceful world of the honeybee in the United States. 2019 American Honey Princess Nicole Medina of New Jersey will teach attendees about the inner workings of the beehive, beekeeping in the United States, and how the diverse flight path of honeybees extends from food to fiber. She will also share tips on how honey can rejuvenate itself and you, and will share recipes using one of the over 300 varieties of honey in the United States. Experience how this wondrous insect affects many aspects of our world!Nicole Medina is the 19-year-old daughter of Joel and Nolvia Media of Green Township, NJ. She is a sophomore at Sussex County Community College studying business administration. Nicole has been keeping bees for five years with her family and is an active volunteer with the Sussex County Beekeepers Association. As the 2019 American Honey Princess, Nicole is a national spokesperson for the American Beekeeping Federation, a trade organization representing beekeepers and honey producers throughout the United States. The Honey Queen and Princess speak and promote in venues nationwide, and Princess Nicole has traveled extensively nationwide on behalf of the organization.

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
7
Sat
Annual Pirate’s Day Festival @ Gazebo Park
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Pirate's Day Festival @ Gazebo Park  | Barnegat Township | New Jersey | United States

Wear your best swashbuckling outfit and have some fun at this year’s Pirate’s Day in Barnegat! There will be a Pirate Re-enactment Crew, Live Music and Vendor Fair as Pirate’s Day invades Historic Barnegat. Two stages, pirate-themed kids’ games and a vendor and craft fair fill the tree-lined streets in the center of town. As always, Pirate’s Day is a free event to attend and enjoy.

***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
Jersey Shore Makerfest and Green Fair @ Toms River High School North
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jersey Shore Makerfest and Green Fair @ Toms River High School North

In October 2015, the JSMF was started as an experimental, experiential, educational, and non-profit annual community event, a FREE and free-wheeling celebration of creativity and imagination that’s part MythBusters, science lab, county fair, and art studio. It consists of 70-100 maker booths and workshops, a drone/RC field, an EdTalk studio with live interviews and motivational presentations, competitive and instructional robotics arenas, and the annual town Green FairOver 350 makers and 13,000 attendees have joined us these past four years. Come be part of the fun and learning!

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

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
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.