Ordering Information for Supplemental Materials

The Down Jersey Teachers’ Curriculum refers to two primary resource items. We recommend ordering them. The remaining items are also great materials that complement the curriculum.

Primary Resources

NJ Coastal Heritage Trail Route, PO Box 568, Newport, NJ 08345
** Historic Themes and Resources within the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route
Southern New Jersey and the Delaware Bay: Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem Counties
Kimberly R. Sebold and Sara Amy Leach
US Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Library of Congress, 1992

In addition to an NPS study of the region, this is where much of the content for the film and "Down Jersey - Celebrating Our Sense of Place" originated. This area is referred to as the "Delsea Region" by the NPS. The back of the text has an extensive list of reference materials. Available for a donation of $7. Checks should be written to National Park Service. Leave the memo line on the check blank or write in "donation."

Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River and Its Tributaries, Inc. PO Box 474, Millville 08332
"Down Jersey" c 1997 NJN Video

Down Jersey, the local name for Salem, Cumberland and western Cape May counties, shelters a region of unique communities that maintain a direct link to their past and nurture the natural environment around them. This video explores the environment, history, and culture of this distinct region of southern New Jersey. Profiling individuals whose lives reflect the region, the program examines how residents of "Down Jersey" have managed to keep their traditional work, their cultural heritage and their environmental resources intact after so many years. Available from Citizens United for a donation of $20.

Supplementary Resources

Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River and Its Tributaries, Inc.
General Brochure (free).

NJ Coastal Heritage Trail Route Available from; NJCHTR PO Box 568, Newport, NJ 08345
General Coastal Heritage Trail Route and Delsea Region brochures (free).

New Jersey Division of Fish Game and Wildlife, Endangered and Nongame Species Program, PO Box 400, Trenton, NJ 08625
Shorebirds on the Delaware Bay.
Fact Sheet: Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Phenomenon,
from NJ Delaware Bay Shorebird Working Group - Q&A format.
Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Viewing Areas - A map of viewing locations, great for fieldtrips.
Conserve Wildlife - the Newsletter of the New Jersey Endangered and Nongame Species Program.

New Jersey Audubon Society
NJAS, Cape May Bird Observatory, Center for Research and Education, 600 Rt. 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Delaware Bayshore Birding (and Butterfly) Map.

NJAS, PO Box 693, Bernardsville, NJ 07924.
Bridges to the Natural World - A Natural History Guide for Teachers of Grades Pre-K through 6 (this brochure enables you to order the complete guide).

Precision Electronic Glass Inc., 1013 Hendee Rd., Vineland, NJ 08360
A Breif History of Glass Making, by John Rossi.

Wheaton Village, 1501 Glasstown Rd, Millville, NJ 08332
Discovering the Elements - flyer on educational opportunities available to classes at Wheaton Village.
The Down Jersey Folklife Center, brochure.
A small bag containing hands-on samples representing natural resources that supported glass making in Down Jersey: wood (fuel), salt hay (packing material), sand (glass ingredient), and oystershell ("lime" ingredient in glass).

New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium, Sandy Hook Field Station, Bldg. #22, Fort Hancock, NJ 07732; tel. 732-872-1300 ext. 18; kim@njmsc.org
Coastal Ecotourism Guide, Southern New Jersey - map & guide listing many ecotourism opportunities available south of Trenton.

Bayshore Discovery Project, 2800 High Street, Port Norris, NJ 08349
School Sails on the Delaware Estuary - leaflet on 1999 sail season.

NJDEP Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife, Office of Information and Education, Nacote Marine Lab, (609) 748-2031
Resource Guide for Marine Education An approximately 100 pg. resource list for K-12 teachers who wish to include topics on the marine, coastal and wetland Environments in the classroom - complete with descriptions.

NJDEP, Office of Watershed Management / Environmental Planning, PO Box 418, Trenton, NJ 08625
Beneath the Shell, A Teacher’s Guide to Nonpoint Source Pollution and Its Potential Impact on New Jersey Shellfish, 126 pages.

University of Delaware, Sea Grant College Program, Marine Communications Office, Newark, DE 19716-3530
Publications University of Delaware Sea Grant College Program 1997, a brochure listing the publications available from UDSGC.
Horseshoe Crab Model - Marine Advisory Service educational product $1. Similar to an origami model with lots of text and a crossword puzzle (discounts for quanity orders).
The Horseshoe Crab - Marine Advisory Service Bulletin - lots of horseshoe crab facts.
A Coast Day flyer.

WADE - Wetland Activities Delaware Estuary
Discovery Kit brochure
, or kits themselves can be obtained utilizing these contact numbers:
Aquatic Resources Education Center (302)-653-2883.
Cumberland County (856) 451-0817.
Cape May County (609) 465-1289.
Salem County (856) 769-3031.

Afton Publishing Co., Inc., PO Box 1399, Andover, NJ 07821-1399
The Aftonneer, a newletter publication designed for NJ Studies / Material for Elementary Grades.
New Jersey Supplemental Books Price List.

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, P.O. Box 340, Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 884-5404/ Fax: (609) 884-2008
Cape May: Then and Now Exhibit - a student activities leaflet on Victorian architecture.

EPA Headquarters, Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds, Wetland Division (4502F), 401 M Street SW, Washington DC 20460
America’s Wetlands Our Vital Link Between Land and Water - booklet on the importance of wetlands.

Green Teacher, PO Box 1431, Lewistown, NY 14092
Green Teacher Subscription form (would suggest asking for a complimentary copy).