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ATLANTIC CITY – Stockton University will host its inaugural “Coast Day” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Atlantic City Academic Center, 3711 Atlantic Ave.

The event, which is open to the public, will showcase coastal zone research and activities by Stockton faculty, staff, and students. Local experts on fisheries, wetlands, birds, and beaches and representatives from the Coastal Research Center and Stockton Marine Field Station will share their knowledge.

“We invite the public to visit our new campus, enjoy the Coast Day activities and  learn what makes the coast so special,” said Coast Day Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Marine Science Susanne Moskalski said.

Among the special programs are:

12 p.m. – Dr. Levi Fox will perform as Nucky Johnson to teach visitors about the early history of Atlantic City.

12:30 p.m. – Kristin Jacobson will teach about American literary and visual representations of coastal pollution.

2 p.m. – Stephen Nagiewicz, will talk about maritime history of New Jersey.

Bass Pro Shops will host kids workshops 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 213. There will be six workshops: marine debris, coastal populations, wetlands, Pinelands, kids and fishing, and beach nesting.

Participants will also get the chance to watch waves move sand in a sand flume, and interact with marine life in a touch tank.

The campus cafeteria will have a special Coast Day menu.