Cumberland County 4-H will offer a marine science summer enrichment program called SEA-SI: Sea Science Investigations that will enable participants to become active stewards of the Oranokin Creek through exploration of water quality, marine life, boating and crabbing.
The enrichment program will be held August 25 to 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at Beaver Dam Boat Rentals in Newport, NJ. It will offer hands-on science activities, specimen collection and identification, and explore topics such as aquaculture, marine robotics and environmental stewardship practices of local businesses.
4-H County Agent Julie Karavan is excited to launch this outdoor program in Cumberland County. “4-H is all about experiential learning. I taught a SEAS-SI program last year at the Ocean City Library and we brought the critters to the kids. Now that I am in Cumberland County, I am bringing the kids to the critters!”
The cost is of the program is $60 per student and is open to boys and girls entering grades 5-8 grade in the fall of 2014. Space is limited and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at the Cumberland County 4-H office. Registration must be completed by August 15. For additional information, contact Julie Karavan, county agent at firstname.lastname@example.org, call the 4-H office at 856-451-2800, ext. 3, or the cumberland4h.org.
The county 4-H hosts the annual Cumberland County Fair this year from July 7–12 at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds on Carmel Road in Millville, NJ.