Earth Day Events


  Saturday, April 26 from 11am-5pm   

Earth Day at Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell  
Celebrate Earth Day with fun for the whole family including eco-boat tours, kids’ games, crafts, and special Earth Day exhibitors!

   

The event features:

Exhibitors:   
• AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador
• 4H Reptile Club
• Monmouth County Master Gardeners
• New Jersey Water Association
• Monmouth County Audubon
• Monmouth County Health Department
• New Jersey Mycological Association

Crafts:   
• Grass heads (subject to change) 
• Butterfly Craft
• Pollinator Craft

Activities:   
• Pond Study
• Pollinator Flower-Find the Scent
• Butterfly Lifecycle

Outside Tent:    
• Animal Shows at 12pm,  2pm and 4pm
• Pollinator Talk at 1pm and 3pm

Sunday, April 27 from 11am-5pm

Celebrate the Shore   
Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth   
Discover cool coastal animals such as whales, dolphins, crabs, and even tiny plankton during this interactive show and tell program. Tours will be given of the historic Seabrook-Wilson House, which dates back to the early 1700s. Tours will begin at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

Spring Plant Walks    
Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown  
The flowers are back in bloom. Discover the park’s floral beauty, hidden places, and native plants. Find out how to become an earth-friendly gardener and ways to compost. Walks will begin at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

Nature Walks  
Holmdel Park Shelter Building, Holmdel   
Returning birds, emergent buds, and blooming wildflowers are just some of the sights we may enjoy while wandering with the Park System’s Roving Naturalist. Binoculars provided. Walks will begin at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

Bio-Blitz 2014    
Huber Woods Environmental Center, Middletown   
Nature fun for all ages! Nature enthusiasts big and small can take the identification challenge and hardcore naturalists can survey their own Bio-Blitz plot. Take part in a group project to catalogue nature within our park. All equipment provided.

Snakes & Reptiles  
Huber Woods Environmental Center, Middletown  
This family-oriented show gives you the chance to see live snakes and reptiles found in New Jersey. There will also be freshwater pond creatures on view and a chance to identify animal scat. Shows will begin at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

Eco-Fashion Fun!     
Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft   
Need to spruce up an old outfit? Join us while we help people look fabulous this spring by creating eco-friendly fashion jewelry and accessories from recycled materials.