Marine Science Camp in the News!

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From the web on May 3, 2012:

Ten Camps We Love

Thursday, May 3, 2012 | 6:00 AM By Hulafrog

Keeping those kiddos busy and having fun all summer is a big job. And we’re going to make it a whole lot easier. Sign those kids up for one of these unique camps and they’ll be dreaming about those days of summer long after the summer’s gone.

New Logic Educators Marine Science Camp
Send your little beach bums to Marine Science Camp for a “hands on, feet wet” experience where they’ll learn firsthand what it is like to be a Marine Scientist. Those inquisitive young minds will take part in many cool activities including seining, sieving, plant and animal identification, water sampling, study of tides, kayaking and more. This camp is offered at several locations throughout Ocean and Monmouth Counties including the beach in Belmar and Lavallette, Windward Beach Park in Brick, and Toms River at Shelter Cove. It’s one of the many perks of living at the Shore — with a handful of waterfront locations around, you can choose the place that’s most convenient, Mom.

The following is excerpted from an article in Community Magazine:

It’s hard to believe that summer is rapidly approaching, well maybe not rapidly but it’s coming!

There is an exciting new camp that has been started by Sherri Paris of New Logic Educators. Her camp is a Marine Science Experience that is held in Lavallette, Toms River, Wall/Belmar. This is Ms. Paris’ 4th summer offering the camp and each summer she has grown and added additional sites.

Marine Science Camp

When asked what the camp entails Ms. Paris reported the following:
“The campers will experience what it is like to be a marine scientist. The campers will learn about the marine environment both beach and bay with many hands on activities including seining, sieving, water quality sampling, plant and animal identification and shell collecting with an emphasis on environmental awareness. We will also be utilizing kayaks to explore other habitats in the bay. A few new additions to the camp this summer will be a guest lecturer series that will include marine scientists who are actively participating in research, topics will include:

Fish and other Scaled Friends
Sharks and Rays
Water Quality and Sampling Techniques
Environmental Awareness (to include pollutants in Barnegat Bay and Ocean Dumping) Dolphins and Whales

When asked what gave her the idea to start the camp Ms. Paris replied “having a degree in Marine Science and having worked for the DEP for several years I wanted to share my experiences with young minds. Learning about our local waters and teaching the campers how to be more environmentally aware will benefit all of us in the long run. There are so many issues with pollutants in our waters and it is important to have our children start thinking about it now”.

Ms. Paris also runs a successful tutoring company in Monmouth and Ocean Counties; education has always been her priority.