Programs Available for Students

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Education Sailshands-on experimental based learning for students in grades 4 through 12. Students have the opportunity to learn about oysters, check the water chemistry, observe plankton through a microscope, learn the value of the Wetlands, consider Renewable Energy sources and everyone learns about their watershed address.Boarding a historic schooner, raising the sails and feeling them catch the wind leaves a lasting impression upon students. They eagerly learn about the history of the Meerwald and her role in the oyster industry. Education sails out of Bivalve depart from a working waterfront.

Bivalve Discovery Tour (click here for brochure)
Explore the diversity and beauty of the Delaware Bay’s salt marshes and experience living history in the Delaware Bay Museum & Folklife Center.

Afterschool Programs - Bring your afterschool program on the A.J. Meerwald for a fun and interactive adventure on the water. Visit the Education Sail page for more information. If you are unable to join us on the boat, come to the Bayshore Center at Bivalve campus for a tour of our museum and walk around the wetlands. Visit our Bayshore Discovery Tour page to find out how you can come spend time learning about the wetlands and history of Bivalve.

Teacher Sails- Come aboard the A.J. Meerwald to experience our education program first hand. Bring yourself and another representative from your school for a free 2-hour sail on board the A.J. Meerwald. See the Education Sail page for more information about our education program. Space is limited, please call to make reservations.

Teacher In-Services- Contact us to arrange.

Kids ABOUT the Bay- A free 2 day education event for Cumberland County 5th Grade students held the first week of October at Bayshore Center at Bivalve.

Wild About Cumberland - A free 2 day education event for Cumberland County 4th Grade students held every March. This event includes indoor and outdoor activities and is sponsored by Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River.

Boy and Girl Scout Programs - Earn several merit badges through our Scout Program. Programs are offered on board and on shore.