Education and Outreach - Working With Students

The Commission continues its commitment to an active public education and outreach program. IEC continues to lecture at local schools and colleges, community boards, scuba and fishing clubs and related forums on a variety of environmental topics and Commission programs. Activities such as these enhance the Commission’s visibility and make IEC and its functions known to a broad audience.

As part of these programs, the Commission’s staff introduced water quality monitoring to marine science students from Bayonne High School.
Instructing high school students
  The students visited the IEC laboratory to learn and observe laboratory testing. The Commission’s staff brought the R/V Natale Colosi to Newark Bay, where the science students also experienced hands-on water quality monitoring and data recording dockside and aboard IEC’s research vessel.

The Commission’s laboratory has been located on the campus of the College of Staten Island (CSI) since December 1993. In addition to the day-to-day analyses performed at the laboratory, the Commission — both on its own and in collaboration with the Center for Environmental Science (CES) at CSI — submits proposals for research projects whose results would benefit the environment and the citizens throughout the Tri-State Region. The Associate Laboratory Director and staff make presentations at prestigious environmental forums and  mentor students enrolled in the CES Masters Degree program.

Bayonne high school students aboard the R/V Natale Colosi    

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