By Greg Kucharewski
(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association March 1999 Newsletter)
The Jersey Coast Anglers Associations, Youth Education Director visited the Ocean County Vocational Technical School, Jackson, NJ. Students at the school were proud to show off their saltwater aquarium and aquaculture system. The saltwater aquarium was located in the Main Office of the school and everyone takes an active part in the upkeep of the aquarium. The faculty at the school have noted a lot of student interest and students at the school now stop by the main office to check out the many species of saltwater fish before attending class. I was surprised that a great majority of students knew many species of saltwater fish and students were also familiar with saltwater fish habitat. Educators at the Ocean County Vocational Technical School are doing a fine job of teaching students about protecting our aquatic marine resources. I presented a short speech about the Jersey Coast Anglers Association and its mission and what it means to the students. It would be great to have our young people take an active roll in sending letters to our legislators about protecting our aquatic resources. I believe the students understood the message and whom it will actually benefit.Jersey Coast Anglers Association, 1998 Youth Education Award
The 1998 Youth Education Award will be presented to the New Jersey Beach Buggy Association for their promotion of youth fishing and community service over a number of years. The New Jersey Beach Buggy Association has also worked on a variety of projects such as; snow fence construction, family outdoor activities and surf fishing to enhance the quality of life. The New Jersey Beach Buggy Association will receive 1998 Youth Education Award during the Jersey Coast Anglers Associations, Sportsman of the Year Award Ceremony.Aquatic Education Workshops
Please keep in mind the Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife will be conducting free Project Aquatic Wild workshops for educators. To learn more about how to register for a worthwhile learning experience, please phone Larry Sarner, NJ F,G&W, - 609/748-2031.YOUTH FISHING ACTIVITY BULLETIN BOARD
During May a lesson about fishing and aquatic education will be demonstrated in Long Branch, NJ by Dr. Eleanor Bochenek Rutgers Cooperative Extension NJ Sea Grant Marine Agent and the Jersey Coast Anglers Association's, Youth Education Committee.
Pequest Open House
Check out Pequest Trout Hatchery. Its a great outing for the whole family and there are plenty of activities to enjoy. Pequest Trout Hatchery & Natural Resource Education Center, 605 Pequest Rd., Oxford, NJ 07863-9748.