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Contact Michele Daly (201-460-4623) to learn about current program offerings or inquire about available dates.

Accessible Informal
Science Education

National Conference was a Success!
MarshAccess presented "Designing and Implementing Accessible Informal Science Education Programs" March 11-14, 2010. This conference was for professionals who provide informal science education to adults with disabilities and older adults with age related limitations.





Please note: Funding for this grant expired September 30, 2010


Site last updated: July 11, 2013

Welcome to MarshAccess

NJ Meadowlands Commission's Environment CenterFunded by a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to Ramapo College of New Jersey, MarshAccess seeks to engage adults with disabilities and/or age-related limitations in science activities based in the Meadowlands marsh. MarshAccess programs are interactive and informative, covering a variety of topics such as the history of the Meadowlands, human impact on the Meadowlands and the nature and importance of the Meadowlands estuary habitat.

Meadowlands Center at SunsetMost MarshAccess programs take place at the Meadowlands Environment Center and NJMC Center for Environmental and Scientific Education, which are located at De Korte Park Plaza in Lyndhurst, NJ. MarshAccess programs are designed so they can be modified to fit the needs of people with variety of disabilities while enjoying the center’s fully accessible trails, state-of-the-art science classrooms and technology, and when possible, the telescope in the William D. McDowell Observatory. Classroom and outdoor field work incorporate hands-on activities and assistive technology. Partnerships formed with key organizations serving individuals with disabilities in northern New Jersey have enabled the project team to build on their successes as new programs are modified or created.