Fishing for Answers in an Urban Estuary

Fishing for Answers in an Urban Estuary

Fishing For Answers in an Urban Estuary is designed to teach school-age children in grades 4 to 8 about the unique natural and historical features of the Newark Bay Complex, the importance of the estuary from economic and ecological perspectives and their role in maintaining the balance between human need and environmental protection.

There is a great variance in the public's understanding of estuary dynamics and how residential and commercial activities impact its health. To help teachers and students understand this dynamic more richly, it is feasible to explore concepts and develop skills in the sciences, social studies, the arts and math with an environment-based focus. Exposure to issues surrounding the estuary will direct learners to apply their knowledge and creativity toward managing and caring for the environment in addition to minimizing impacts on human health.

Fishing for Answers was a cooperative product developed by  NJAS and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection. 

View and/or download pdfs of the guide by visiting 
the NJ DEP website.


Photo by Jared Eudall

For additional information, call, write or email
NJAS Department of Education
 Center for Research and Education
 600 Route 47 North
 Cape May Court House, NJ  08210
  (609) 861-0700  

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