In Media: Sea Grant Spotlights Youth-Focused Jones Beach Marine Camp
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Marine camp continues to build upon our commitment to create tangible “hands-on” marine science educational programs for Nassau County youth. Credit: CCE Nassau

Filed by's Wantagh-Seafood edition, in "Neighbor News"

Recent Marine Camp, featured in Sea Grant's latest NY Coastlines e-newsletter, provides kids with interactive learning experiences

Wantagh, NY, August 16, 2021 — For the past several weeks, the youth have been the focus of the 3rd Annual Marine Summer Camp at Jones Beach []. Media coverage of late last month's launch event — held at the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center and coordinated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County, in conjunction with New York State Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, New York Sea Grant (NYSG) — included Patch as well as The Long Island Herald.

Details on this year's marine camp were included in the "Currents" section of NYSG's Summer 2021 newsletter, NY Coastlines, out today. E-subscriptions can be made to receive this issue now at

Other highlights from the e-newsletter:

(a) Sea Grant's "#BEachSAFEly" campaign, now in its second season, is the recent recipient of a second "Public Awareness Campaign" Award. Offered via this summer-long campaign are both standard "ocean hazards" tips as well as general safety and health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

(b) NYSG-funded investigators at Hofstra University have created a video game simulation to teach beachgoers the hazards of rip currents—narrow channels of fast-moving water that can challenge even skilled swimmers. Also, you're invited to participate in a survey and game to help us learn about people’s understanding of beach hazards.

(b) Three new extension specialists have joined in NYSG’s mission of "Bringing Science to the Shore" statewide. 

(c) Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are a concern statewide, sometimes for different reasons and in varying degrees of severity. Learn more on the latest science, how you can spot HABs and what you can do to report it.

(d) A handful of partner, and national news items, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s revised its "active" outlook for the current Atlantic hurricane season, saying earlier this month that it shows no signs of slowing.

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 34 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups—businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

For updates on Sea Grant activities: has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube links. NYSG offers a free e-list sign up via for its flagship publication, NY Coastlines/Currents, which is published quarterly.

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