What the Bay HINGES On

An Activity Guide on the Ecological and Cultural Importance of Shellfish and Their Restoration

Hinges Guide The guide, What the bay HINGES on is available for distribution. This guide was designed to educate both youth and the general public about the Barnegat Bay Shellfish Restoration Program and its volunteer corps "ReClam the Bay!". It aims to connect water quality, shellfish aquaculture, and human needs and actions while providing an example of stewardship. The guide and it's accompanying CD feature lessons, activities, powerpoint presentations and worksheets on shellfish biology, Barnegat Bay ecology, seafood and nutrition, pollution and water quality, and stewardship. The guide has been distributed in binder form since 2007, and is now available via web.


Download the Hinges Guide in PDF Format!

Click here to download the entire guide, or specific lessons for use in educating the public about shellfish, water quality, and Barnegat Bay!

More lessons on the way! Stay tuned!

Upcoming Workshops/Events:

  • None at this time

For more information on the HINGES guide, contact Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County at 732-349-1152.

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Both the What the Bay HINGES on guide and the workshops were made possible by grant funding from the Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program minigrant funding.

Cooperative Extension of Ocean County