Upweller Locations
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.

Traders Cove Park / Marina

Meeting Location: 40 Mantoloking Rd, Brick, NJ 08723

Join Us: Thursdays – July through September
10:00 A.M to 11:00 A. M.

Mantoloking Yacht Club

Meeting Location: 1228 Bay Ave, Mantoloking, NJ 08738

Join Us: Fridays – July through Sept
10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A. M.

Island Beach State Park

Meeting Location: S Bayview Ave & 24th Ave, Berkeley Twp, NJ 08752

Join Us: Mondays – July through Sept
(Just outside the park entrance.) at 12:00 to 1:00 P.M.

Cattus Island County Park

Meeting Location: 1169 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ 08753

Join Us: Tuesdays – July through Sept
Ocean County Parks & Recreation Dock at 10:00 A.M.to 11:00 A. M.

Holiday Harbor Marina

Meeting Location: 115 Admiral Way, Waretown, NJ 08758

Join Us: Saturdays – July through Sept
8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A. M.

Surf City Yacht Club (LBI)

Meeting Location: 399 N 9th St, Surf City, NJ 08008

Join Us: Thursdays – July through Sept
South Parking Lot, Surf City at 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

St. Francis

Meeting Location: 4700 Long Beach Island Blvd.

Join Us: Tuesdays – July through Sept
9:45 A.M. to 10:45 A. M.

Beach Haven - Aquaculture Center

Meeting Location: 420 Pelham Ave, Beach Haven, NJ 08008

Join Us: Mondays and Fridays – July through Sept
9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

Tuckerton Green Street - Upweller

Meeting Location: Green Street and the Bay 08087

Join Us: Thursdays – July through Sept
10:30 A.M. to 12:00 Noon

Brant Beach Yacht Club


Meeting Location: 63rd Street and Bayview Avenue, Brant Beach

Join Us:
Tuesdays – July through Sept
3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Barnegat Light Municipal Boat Ramp


Meeting Location: Boat Ramp, W. 10th & Bay, Barnegat Light

Join Us:
Fridays – July through Sept
11:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon

Mariner's Marina


Meeting Location: Mariner’s Marina, 475 East Bay Avenue, Barnegat

Join Us:
Saturday – July through Sept
9:15 A.M. to 10:15 A.M.

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