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Mission Statement

To motivate people to take care of the history, the culture and the environment of New Jersey's Bayshore region through education, preservation and example.


The BAyshore Center at Bivalve (formerly Bayshore Discovery Project) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization that owns and operates New Jersey's Official Tall Ship, the historic oyster schooner AJ MEERWALD.

BCB develops and carries out education programs onboard the MEERWALD as well as in shorebased venues in southern New Jersey. BCB operates the Delaware Bay Museum & Folklife Center, the Oyster Cracker Cafe, an art gallery, gift shop and boat shop at the Bayshore Center, housed in the historic oyster shipping sheds that were the heart of South Jersey's booming oyster industry in the late 1800's through mid 1900's.

The AJ MEERWALD sails to ports throughout the region (NJ, PA, DE, NY, CT, VA) each season (April through October). The Bayshore Center at Bivalve is member-supported. More than 50,000 people are served by BDP's programs each year.



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by Gary S. (2011-09-07 14:02:14.0)
The Bayshore Discovery Project touches the lives of thousands of children, youth and adults who visit the AJ Meerwald tall ship and the shipping sheds and Museum at Bivalve, New Jersey. The education that they receive about the Delaware Bay, the oyster industry, the people of the Bayshore region, and the sailing of the bay, they cannot get in a classroom. Volunteering for the Bayshore Discovery Project offers a sense of fulfillment that is hard to find. The variety of opportunities to serve is vast and anyone willing to put in a few hours, regardless of skill level, will be greatly rewarded in their serving. I strongly recommend volunteering with this organization.