Science Saturdays


Check out the November 2018 Science Schedule Here!

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.

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Fee: $5, Free to LBIF Members!

New for 2018 ~ Fall Science Saturday schedule of topics:


Presenter: James Occi, Center for Vector Biology, Department of Entomology, Rutgers University

How many species of tick are present in New Jersey? What are the major/important species? How do ticks feed & where do they live? Do they transmit any microbes when they feed? Are there ticks on LBI? Jim will answer all of these questions and more during his presentation!

NOVEMBER 10: Marine Debris – What It Is & Where It’s Coming From

Presenter: Kyle Gronostajski, Executive Director, Alliance for a Living Ocean

Learn all about the major issue of marine debris, specifically plastics, and how this global issue effects us locally. Learn about what you can do to help prevent the common items from entering the natural environment.
*Marsh clean-up following the presentation!

NOVEMBER 17: Behind the Scenes of Coastal Resiliency

You hear about living shorelines, municipal planning, and involvement by individual homeowners. The session provides brief overview of LBI related projects with “behind the scenes” planning and evaluation issues presented by project planners and municipal officials. A series of presentation and a lively panel discussion will provide some answers…and some more questions!

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