2021 Ocean Fun Days
The NOAA Fisheries James J. Howard Lab at Sandy Hook, New Jersey partners with New Jersey Sea Grant, New Jersey Natural Gas and others to celebrate New Jersey's coastal environment!
Calling all students, families and teachers, Ocean Fun Days is back!
Join us and many others to celebrate New Jersey’s coastal environment this October during Ocean Fun Days. This virtual event will be packed with all kinds of fun activities, contests, and prizes for children of all ages starting October 1. There will also be special online live events that you won’t want to miss! All the details can be found on the Official Ocean Fun Days website.
The Official Ocean Fun Days website will post new video content starting October 1st, 2021. Videos will be accessible throughout October. Dr. Beth Phelan, Dr. Jessica Valenti, and Beth Sharack of the Howard Lab will be presenting cool videos on their wind energy and plastic pollution research!
Teachers and Educators
We’ve provided a series of lesson plans, worksheets, printouts, and other interactive learning tools to help bring Ocean Fun Days straight to your classroom. Check out the “Teacher’s Corner” and “Other Fun Stuff” tabs on the website for these fun classroom resources.
Vote for Your Favorites
Viewers will be able to vote on their favorite presentations. Ten luckily voters will win gift-cards! Tune in on Saturday, October 30, 2021 for a Halloween themed live event, "Sharks vs Rip Currents – a Most “Spooktacular” Comparison", and hear if you won a gift-card.
This event is sponsored and hosted by our Science Center’s Sandy Hook Lab, New Jersey Sea Grant, New Jersey Resources, New Jersey Natural Gas, National Parks Service, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the Asbury Park Press.
For questions, please contact our outreach and communications specialist, Veronica Lucchese.