The Ocean Institute is part of the Community Development Division of Brookdale Community College. The Institute has served over 10,000 students and teachers each year. There are so many informative and exciting programs and topics. The Ocean Institute provides educational programs focusing on marine science field trips, oceanographic boat trips, teacher workshops, pollution, wetlands protection and recreation, watersheds, coastal problems, geology, botany and weather.
The Ocean Institute Adventure Package features an exploration of the marine wildlife in the bay, shell hunting along the coastline and a trip to the Sandy Hook Lighthouse and Fort Hancock Batteries. The Ocean Institute offers programs for students K-12, as well as college-level lectures, making it the perfect marine life experience for all ages. This national park is ideal for classroom visits, summer science camps, high school and college students, adults, families and other special programs.