Aug. 8, 2022-- The Peer Leadership Program is not the only form of summer enrichment happening at Toms River Regional Schools.
Far from it.
One of the most unique experiences taking place currently is the multi-week “Ecology Through the Eyes of an Osprey” summer program. Led by intermediate teachers Dinean Batchelder, Sandra Murdoch, Marilyn Osmundsen, Cherri Worth, and Jessica Kurtz, the program leads students outdoors—what heat wave?—to explore and discover nature and science, largely through the context of the magnificent sea hawks, and what their travel patterns, mating rituals, and choice of prey tell us about this part of New Jersey and about conservation in general.
Osprey specialist Ben Wurst led a boat ride to Nature Center Met Aug. 4, during which students were able to spot and photograph osprey in their natural habitat. But that was just one of several amazing ventures offered throughout the past couple of weeks, which included trips to Double Trouble State Park, Island Beach, Cattus Island, and Sedge Island.