PROMOTING UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION FOR AQUATIC LIFE AND HABITATS, THE NEW JERSEY ACADEMY FOR AQUATIC SCIENCES WORKS LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY THROUGH RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.
In conservation research, the Academy’s staff is just as likely to be studying and protecting Bangaii cardinalfish in Indonesia as it is to be determining how the eggs of horseshoe crabs develop in the Delaware Bay.
For education, the Academy works with teachers, families, and students. Programs include outreach to schools, teacher professional development, education in the community, and lessons taught at the Academy’s headquarters in the New Jersey Aquarium.
The Academy works with underserved youth and families by providing science education enrichment – all having to do with aquatic and semi-aquatic habitats. It collaborates with three different area museums – the Philadelphia Zoo, The Franklin Institute, and the Academy of Natural Sciences – along with eight community organizations. Together, they offer family programs where parents learn about science with their children.
Through the Academy’s youth programs, teens increase science literacy and are encouraged to go on to higher education. Programs help teens develop life and work skills for greater success in the workplace.
Subaru of America, Inc. loans a vehicle to the Academy on an annual basis. About the vehicle, the Academy’s Chief Operating Officer Angela Wenger said, “Subaru provides us with the means to get to those people who can’t get to us.
“Subaru has been an open, supportive resource and community partner. Our goals to reach out into the community align with theirs, and the relationship is built on more than metal and rubber.”
For more information about the New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences, go to www.njaas.org.
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