Educational Initiatives

Congratulations to Allison Hillman of Mullica Hill, NJ and Mason Weiss of Sewell, NJ on be selected as our scholarship recipients for the NJ Fish & Wildlife's Sedge Island Field Experience in August. Allison is a three-year participant of the tournament and a junior champion decoy carver. Mason is a four-year tournament volunteer who is active in scouting. He hopes to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. We will honor them both and present them with checks at this year's tournament.

Congratulations to Allison Hillman of Mullica Hill, NJ and Mason Weiss of Sewell, NJ on be selected as our scholarship recipients for the NJ Fish & Wildlife’s Sedge Island Field Experience in August. Allison is a three-year participant of the tournament and a junior champion decoy carver. Mason is a four-year tournament volunteer who is active in scouting. He hopes to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. We will honor them both and present them with checks at this year’s tournament.

It is the Foundation’s belief that every child should have an opportunity to enjoy the experience and enjoy our coastal waters.

The foundation funds the costs 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 Foundation also provides 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 w attended the Sedge Island Field Experience in August of 2017 where they learned about the ecology of NJ’s coast region.

Finally, in 2017 the Foundation made a commitment to ensure at least 15 pairings from Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Atlantic Cape May Counties get 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 info@assaultonpatcongcreek.com or call 609-517-2531.

Sixth grade students prepare to embark on an educational trawling trip with their teachers and biologists aboard the Duke O Fluke charter vessel in Somers Point.

Sixth grade students prepare to embark on an educational trawling trip with their teachers and biologists aboard the Duke O Fluke charter vessel in Somers Point.