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ERIC Number: EJ953161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1077-5315
The Clam Trail: Blending Science Education, Public Art, and Tourism
Muscio, Cara; Flimlin, Gef; Bushnell, Rick
Journal of Extension, v49 n2 Article 2TOT3 Apr 2011
The Barnegat Bay Shellfish Restoration's Clam Trail is an award-winning scavenger hunt that combines science education, public art, and tourism. This family adventure has participants seeking out giant painted fiberglass clams, upweller clam nurseries, and points of interest in search of science facts to record on their forms. Upon returning these forms, the participants are given awards and chances at recognition. The project has been a very successful method of capturing the public's attention, as well as educating residents and tourists at the Jersey Shore about the Barnegat Bay and its watershed. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey