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Spend the Day Working the Bay at the Tuckerton Seaport
July 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 30, 2019
One event on September 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm
One event on September 17, 2019 at 10:00 am
One event on September 24, 2019 at 10:00 am
This summer the Tuckerton Seaport is offering even more fun events for the families. Click here to see our complete Calendar of Tuckerton Seaport Events for kids.
Climb aboard the Tuckerton Seaport Floating Classroom, the Pohatchong II for a day of learning how baymen have made a living working the bay.
September 10th Focus of learning ~ Aquafarming on the Barnegat Bay
Climb aboard the Pohatchong II to become a Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JCNEER) scientist for the day! Get an inside look into research done in our Bay and do it yourself! Even see what the Rutger’s University Marine Field Station looks like from the water as JCNERR education coordinator Kaitlin Gannon shows you the ropes!
September 17th Focus of learning -Spend the Day Working the Bay as an Oysterman!
Ride the Pohatchong II to Scott and Matt Hender from Barnegat Oyster Collective’s oyster cover. The Henders are local baymen who are taking this traditional occupation into the future. Joing the Barnegat Oyster Collective on this trip to find out where your food comes from, how we can sustain the bay, and support your local businesses!
September 24th Focus of learning – Coastal Raptors
Join Ben Wurst of Conserve Wildlife aboard the OceanFirst Floating Classroom and become stewards of our environment! Get to work as a contributor of the NJ Osprey Project as we visit local Osprey nests. Find new ways to get involved with the conservation of these and other coastal raptors. As an added bonus learn how immersion in the environment has led to Ben’s woodworking art made from salvaged and re-purposed wood waste!
- Reservation are free of charge thanks to a grant from the OceanFirst Foundation, but we strongly encourage you to reserve your seats in advance: 609-296-8868.
Admission: $9 for adults, $6 for seniors, kids 5-12 are $5.
- Spend the Day Working the Bay Boat Tours are included with general admission, complimentary for Seaport Members, Military, and Veterans.