Sixth-Graders learn from Sandy Hook Summit
Posted May 19, 2011
Pennington's sixth-graders' attendance on May 10 at the twenty-third annual Student Summit hosted by Clean Ocean Action provided them an opportunity to experience hands-on, marine environmental education at the Jersey Shore.
Students had the opportunity to visit various stations with many of the lessons focusing on marine pollution and solutions. In addition, students got an up-close look at many marine organisms, including the horseshoe crab. There were also several field trips, where students participated in beach clean-ups, shore profiling, seining, birding, and crab collection.
The Student Summit is held for two days in the spring and brings together middle school students from all over New Jersey. Clean Ocean Action is a New Jersey-based organization whose goal is to reduce ocean pollution through research, citizen action, and education.
The news media were interested the Summit, too. The Atlantic Highlands Herald mentioned Pennington's participation, and New Jersey Network actually filmed a group including Grant Hoeffner, Eamonn McDonald , and Shaan Patel.