An upweller is a shellfish nursery. The public is invited to visit these locations, talk to our volunteers and learn how we care for thousands of baby shellfish. See the video below and reference the interactive map for specific locations and times to visit.
Activities here provide hands-on, one-to-one learning. They also provide insight into what the public does or does not understand. As a result, this enables us to try some different teaching techniques. An average of about 150 people each week from mid-June to September (total of 1,500) people learn through participation. Some just observe but others help with cleaning, counting and measuring the shellfish. Much of the data we use in our educational efforts is taken from RCTB growing activities at our 10 upwellers. We keep records of all upweller activities, including growth, nutrition, temperature and water quality. These records help us better understand the environment at the different locations around the bay. The records show how different the various locations really are. This is a great starting point for people to begin to understand the complexity of our natural systems.
|St. Francis Upweller||4700 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach Twp., NJ 08008, USA||Tuesday – Mid June through Sept
|Holiday Harbor Marina||115 Admiral Way, Waretown, NJ 08758||Saturdays – Mid June through Sept
|Barnegat Light Nursery (LBI)||W 10th St, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006||Fridays – Mid June through Sept
|Mantoloking Yacht Club||1228 Bay Ave, Mantoloking, NJ 08738||Fridays – Mid June through Sept
|Old Coast Guard Station (LBI)||420 Pelham Ave, Beach Haven, NJ 08008||Fridays – Mid June through Sept
|Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club (LBI)||401 Berkeley Ave, Beach Haven, NJ 08008||Fridays – Mid June through Sept
|Traders Cove Park / Marina||40 Mantoloking Rd, Brick, NJ 08723||Thursdays – Mid June through Sept
|Surf City Yacht Club (LBI)||399 N 9th St, Surf City, NJ 08008||Thursdays – Mid June through Sept
South Parking Lot, Surf City at 5:00 P.M.
|Cattus Island County Park||1169 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ 08753||
Tuesdays – Mid June through Sept
Ocean County Parks & Recreation Dock at 10:00 A.M.
|Seaside Park / Island Beach State Park||S Bayview Ave & 24th Ave, Berkeley Twp, NJ 08752||
Mondays – Mid June through Sept
(Just outside the park entrance.) at 12:00 to 1:00 P.M.