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Cultural Education aboard the Ship

Celebrating its 14th sailing season on the highly acclaimed educational platform, A.J. Meerwald; BDP works through three educational venues- shipboard; shore-based; and outreach programs. Besides havig the opportunity to learn teamwork by becoming “Sailors-for-a-day,” children are able to walk through the wetlands and participate in other stewardship lessons. Entwined throughout all programming venues, is the concept of leading “by example” – conspicuously displaying practices designed to “tread lightly on the earth.” BDP is also currently working on the restoration of the historic 1904 Bivalve Shipping Sheds & Wharves which, upon completion, will serve as a vibrant maritime community center and a portal of discovery for the Delaware Bay.

Group Tours aboard the Ship

The Meerwald provides an intense, highly successful learning environment to school groups; and, this is just as true when the general public is the target audience. On weekends and throughout the summer months, the Meerwald is a premier, mobile tourism property. She travels from port to port along New Jersey’s coasts delivering a heritage and ecotourism experience, soft adventure and family educational outing to throusands of passengers each year. Contact Monica Halverson, mhalverson@bayshorecenter.org, to schedule group tours.