AC Coast Day - October 13, 2019
What is Atlantic City Coast Day?
Atlantic City Coast Day is a public education and outreach event. The goal is to provide information about the coastal zone for people living in and around Atlantic City. It is on a barrier island, after all! There is a lot going on, both oceanside and bayside. We also want to be neighborly, and to show off a little!
What will there be to do?
We will have a variety of public, private, and non-profit organizations with information, displays, and demonstrations. There will also be some vendors and games. And a wave flume. And a touch tank. Maybe more! You will have to come to find out.
Why do you need financial support?
Coast Day 2018 was our first year and we would like to make 2019 bigger and better. Thanks to volunteers and community partners, we can keep our costs low. But there are expenses for the day including a DJ to entertain, educational materials and supplies, tents to shelter the exhibitors and vendors, as well as interactive and really cool things that you'll have to see for yourself! Thank you for your support.
Schedule of Events
Celebrate the beauty and wonder of New Jersey coastal zones and ecosystems at Coast Day, a free, open to the public event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Stockton University Atlantic City Academic Center, 3711 Atlantic Ave.
This free, family-friendly event will feature interactive exhibits, art, and lectures by local experts. Stockton faculty, staff and students will also be on-site showcasing current and former coastal research projects. WAYV Radio will be broadcasting on site in the morning.
The Coast Day program schedule includes:
10:30 – 11 a.m.: “Marine Science Research at Stockton” with Mark Sullivan, associate professor of marine science
11 – 11:30 a.m.: “Clamdigger’s Trade: Pine Barrens Employments in Support of Sea-Coast Activities” with Mark Demitroff, adjunct faculty and affiliate of South Jersey Culture & History Center
11:30 – 12 p.m.: “Art/Science Collaborations that Did Not Drive Us Mad” with Mariana Smith, associate professor of art
12 – 12:30 p.m.: “Beaches and Buildings Tour of A.C.” with Levi Fox, adjunct faculty, and special guest Enoch “Nucky” Johnson
1 – 1:30 p.m.: Stockton Poll on Climate Change and Coastal Issues hosted by John Froonjian, interim executive director of the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton.
1:30 – 2 p.m.: “What Happens to a Beach During a Storm?” with Kim McKenna, Stockton Coastal Research Center senior project manager and director of sponsored programs.
2 – 2:30 p.m.: “Paddle for the Edge: Using Citizen Science to Monitor Shorelines” with Emily Pirl of the Barnegat Bay Partnership
2:30 – 3 p.m.: Art contest winners announced
For information, including directions and parking, visit the Coast Day webpage at stockton.edu/coastday
For more information, check out our website: stockton.edu/coastday