Educational Programs

The Bayshore Center at Bivalve is all about education! We want your school, organization, group, or family to visit us for education, edu-tainment, and experience for all ages. We pride ourselves in offering hands-on programs that get students unplugged and reconnected to the world around us – including culture, food, environment, history and community.

We have something for every age – formal and informal – on campus programs and shipboard programs.

Field Trips

Bring your class to the Bayshore Center at Bivalve. Our Delaware Bay Museum, Shipping Sheds, The Tall Ship of New Jersey, the AJ Meerwald, Wetlands Walk, crafts, and more will engage kids in their history, culture and environment. Learn more about our Education Sails.

Our Bivalve Discovery Tours offer 1-hour to full day opportunities for hands-on and experiential learning.

For more information about field trips email

Wild ABOUT Cumberland / Kids ABOUT the Bay

These are free 2-day events hosted at the Bayshore Center at Bivalve and our local marshes. These events are an opportunity for youth to connect to the Bayshore region and Cumberland County through interaction, observation, and hands-on activities. Students participate in a variety of learning stations each designed to engage them in things related to the history, culture, and environment of the region.
Wild ABOUT Cumberland is hosted every spring for Cumberland County 4th graders.
Kids ABOUT the Bay is hosted every fall for Cumberland County 5th graders.
If you are a Cumberland County 4th or 5th grade teacher and would like to find out how your students can participate in the next Wild ABOUT Cumberland or Kids ABOUT the Bay, please call us at 856-785-2060.

Girl and Boy Scouts

The Bayshore Center at Bivalve offers trips both on land and out on the water. Our programs are hands-on, educational, and FUN! If you are interested in earning a specific badge, we can work with you to help you fulfill the requirements.

We have designed special patches for the MEERWALD and the Delaware Bay – ask about uniquely tailored Girl Scout Sails that include earning these patches!

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