Wildlife Summer Program for Kids at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park July 17

American Oystercatchers. Photo by Ryan Morrill.

Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey is currently accepting applications for its “Beach. Birds. Biology.” summer program, an exciting learning adventure for kids entering fourth through sixth grades. A one-day session is scheduled to take place at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17; the rain date is July 18.

“Experience a day-in-the-life of a wildlife biologist and be up close with endangered shorebirds such as piping plovers and American oystercatchers,” CWF encourages. Staff biologists will direct activities that include a beach scavenger hunt, wrack line investigations, nest searching and more. Youngsters will earn the status of junior biologist – badge included!

The program fee is $50 per child.

“Our beaches are teeming with wildlife, but often it goes unnoticed,” said Todd Pover, CWF Beach Nesting Bird Project manager. “This is a great opportunity for kids to have fun discovering and learning, especially about the unique lives of endangered beach nesting birds.”

Download the program application at conservewildlifenj.org/education/kidssummerprograms. Completed applications can be scanned and emailed to Stephanie DAlessio at stephanie.dalessio@conservewildlifenj.org, or mailed to Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, Attn: Stephanie DAlessio, P.O. Box 420, Mailcode 501-03E, Trenton, N.J. 08625.

Payments can be made with a check or credit card. To pay over the phone, call 609-984-0621.

For more information, contact Emily Heiser, CWF biologist assistant, at emily.heiser@conservewildlifenj.org or 609-628-2103.

Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey is the only statewide nonprofit organization focused solely on threatened, endangered and imperiled species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates. Learn more about the organization at conservewildlifenj.org.

—J.K.-H.

Reposted from The Sandpaper