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Pandemic

We always look forward to the spring so that the place gets cleaned up, water turns on and the students and programs start. Unfortunately, this year everything is different.

Pola Galie, Operations Manager

We are not allowed to host residential or in-person programs indoors. We are even planning on having our annual music concert online in November. (Details will be announced soon.)

Music By the Bay Online Edition

We will also have additional online presentations so please stay tuned for details and we hope you join in.

Lighthouse Center Members are still welcome to use the paths during daytime hours. We hope that you will be masked and adhere to safe distancing if you happen to meet other members at the facility or the staff.

We appreciate folks who have joined or have renewed their memberships since that is the only income we have currently. Donations are appreciated and questions are always welcome. (For Donations, please see button to your left.) Thank you.

Let’s celebrate earth day

at Ocean County Soil Conservation District’s 23rd ANNUAL BARNEGAT BAY ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR’S ROUNDTABLE (Remotely!)

The Ocean County Soil Conservation District has been effectively coordinating and implementing the Barnegat Bay Environmental Educators Roundtable since 1997. But this year, as we maintain social distancing standards, we will not be gathering together at the Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education on April 22nd. Instead, Ocean County Soil Conservation District is bringing the Roundtable to you!  With the help of our talented partners, OCSCD has put together a suite of engaging online programs that include lessons, activities, videos, podcasts and webinars. Scroll below to explore our highlights. You can view our extended list of programs on our website. 
This year’s Roundtable theme is Happy Earth Day for the Next Generation, Full STEAM Ahead!The lessons and activities offer educators ways to engage students through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, and many lessons are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. Scroll below to explore, engage and enjoy!

Information Day – Wednesday, 11/2/16

We receive many questions about what groups and organizations can do or avail themselves at the Lighthouse Center. To help answer these questions, we are hosting an information session; two of them, in fact on Wednesday, 11/2/16, 2 PM and 5 PM.  Refreshments will be served at both sessions.

We will take an opportunity to introduce recreation department staff, retreat organizers and even corporate meeting organizers to give them an opportunity to meet us, take a tour, enjoy a sample program and learn about the opportunities at the Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education and its facilities and programs.

Additional information will be posted but RSVPs are requested and you can do that by registering at this link or by telephone at 609-698-8003, email at info@nrefnj.org

By taking this link, you will see a collection of photos related to activities and facilities at the Lighthouse Center.

Summer 2015

We are looking forward to making more programs available for individuals, families and groups this year.  If you are interested in any of our programs, please let us know.

Autumn Adventure 11/1/14

Join us at our Annual Open Board Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Noon on Saturday 11/1/14.

We will be honoring:

  • Rod & Barbara Schmidt
  • Bob Doucette
  • Exelon

Join us at noon in the Locandro Lodge where will enjoy a covered dish luncheon and some friendship.  If you are bringing a dish, please let Pola know at (609) 698-8003 or email her at pgalie@nrefnj.org

The Center will be providing paper products and coffee, tea and water.

Earlier that day, we’ll have a field work project in the Pine Forest to help clean up after SuperStorm Sandy.  That will begin at 9:00 AM and end by 11:30 AM.  Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather and bring work gloves, your favorite gardening and pruning tools.