Science Saturdays


Science Saturday at the LBIF tackles today’s most pressing scientific, environmental, and sustainability issues that directly affect our shore community and the Barnegat Bay. Science Saturdays are interactive and informative hands-on presentations in an informal atmosphere. Fee: $5, Free to LBIF Members.


Presentation Follow Up

Let’s keep the discussion going! Here you can find information from past Science Saturday talks.

January 21

Presenter: Louise Wootton, Ph.D. Chair of Biology, Director of Sustainability, Georgian Court University

Dunes help protect our coastal communities from flooding and storm damage.  Dr. Wootton will discuss her research and you will gain knowledge and insight on the importance of dunes and natural dune communities. Commonly asked questions about dune restoration will be answered

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January 28

Presenter: Michelle Stantial, Ph.D. Student, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Piping plovers nest along the Atlantic coast from Newfoundland to North Carolina, they were placed on the endangered species list in 1986 because of increasing habitat loss and predation pressures. Michelle will teach you about the life history of piping plovers, current research initiatives, their status on LBI, and what you can do to help in the conservation effort!

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February 4


John Wnek, Supervisor and Research Coordinator, MATES, Project Terrapin

MATES Project Terrapin has been researching terrapins and conservation in the Barnegat Bay for 15 years. Meet some local species, learn about their habitat and the role you can have in reducing their mortality. This adult presentation is in addition to the morning kids-format lecture at 10am.

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