Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences [Dept. of Animal Sciences]

The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JC NERR) is one of the 30 National Estuarine Research Reserves created to promote the responsible use and management of the nation's estuaries through a program combining scientific research, education, and stewardship.


RUMFS & JC NERR Open House

Mark your calendars! - Saturday September 17th from 10am-3pm


This year at TWO locations: RUMFS & JC NERR!

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rutgers Marine Field Station & the 25th anniversary of the JC NERR at our Open House event on September 17th! Meet our scientists and explore the exciting research happening in the Great Bay/Mullica River estuary & beyond: with interactive booths, touch tank, kid's activities, RUMFS 50th Anniversary Merchandise, and more!

All-outdoors, rain or shine! 

  • Visitation at RUMFS will only be available by pre-registered time slots (limited quantity available).
  • No tickets required for the JC NERR, visit anytime from 10am-3pm!



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