The foundation funds the cost of field trips to send over 70 Somers Point’s 6th grade students on an educational trawling trip led by biologists aboard the local vessel the Duke of Fluke. Students hauled in nets and examined the catch and learned from marine biologists in the process. Classroom instruction with their science teachers followed.
Since 2014, the Patcong Creek Foundation has also provided tuition assistance for students wishing to attend NJ Fish & Wildlife’s Sedge Island Summer Camps. Allison Hillman of Mullica Hill, NJ and Mason Weiss of Sewell, NJ were selected as our 2017 scholarship recipients. Both attended the Sedge Island Field Experience in August of 2017 where they learned about the ecology of NJ’s coastal region.
Finally, in 2017 the Patcong Creek Foundation made a commitment to ensure at least 15 pairings from Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Atlantic Cape May Counties had the opportunity to get on the water for a crabbing trip during the summer of 2017.
The foundation has provided more than $6000 towards educational endeavors since 2014. To learn more about our Education Initiatives or to volunteer, email the foundation’s Executive Director or call 609-233-8935.