JULY 29 & August 12, 26, 2014 Sunset Seining

Discover the diverse wildlife inhabiting our coast. After a short talk on the Society’s front porch, you will head over to Horseshoe Cove on Sandy Hook bay for a seining adventure. Participants are invited to help pull our 40 foot seine net through the bay, and experience the excitement of learning about the fish and other critters caught. Wear clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Meet at 6:00 p.m. on the porch of Building 18. Cost: $5 per person, free for member families. Call to reserve.

 

AUGUST 13, 2014 Kids Surf Fishing Clinic

Join Society staff for a day of surf fishing and instruction on the beach. We will cover the basics of casting, knot tying, lure/bait selection, and “reading” a beach. All skill levels will be accommodated. Rods, reels and tackle will be provided. Kids ages 10 and up can participate and should bring a lunch . 10:00 – 1:30. Cost: $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers. 

 

AUGUST 30, 2014 Shore Birds and Wild Edibles

Join Littoral Society naturalists for a hike down a sandy path to one of the least visited beaches at Sandy Hook. Along the way we will identify some of the Hook’s edible plants that were an important food source for the early settlers and Native Americans that once inhabited this area. Once we reach the tip of Sandy Hook, we will have the chance to observe shore birds feeding along the mud flats. Bring binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, and lots of sunscreen! Meet at 9:00 am, Parking Lot M. Cost: $5 per person, free for members. Call to reserve.

Coastal Explorers July 24th, July 31st, August 7th, August 14th, August 21st

During this one day program on Sandy Hook, kids entering grades 1-4, will join Society educators for a day of seining and shell collecting. Afterwards we will return to Littoral Society headquarters for coastal arts and crafts. Students should bring lunch and a change of clothes. 9:30 – 1:00. Cost: $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Littoral Learners July 25th, August 1st, August 8th, August 15th, August 22nd

During this advanced one day program on Sandy Hook, students entering grades 5-8 will get an in depth introduction to marine science. We will learn the natural history of the diverse habitats of Sandy Hook, including maritime forest, beach, and bay. Students will help pull our 40 foot seine net through the bay and examine the marine life we catch. Students should bring lunch and a change of clothes. 9:30 – 1:00. Cost: $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Upcoming Events (Red=NJ; Blue=NY; Green=FL)

Wed Aug 06 @ 9:00AM - 03:30PM
Underwater Robotics
Thu Aug 07 @ 9:30AM - 01:00PM
Coastal Explorers of Sandy Hook
Fri Aug 08 @ 9:30AM - 01:00PM
Littoral Learners of Sandy Hook
Sat Aug 09 @ 9:00AM -
Maurice River Walking Trail Summer Walk
Tue Aug 12 @ 6:00PM -
Sunset Seining
Wed Aug 13 @10:00AM - 01:30PM
Kid's Surf Fishing Clinic in Sandy Hook
Thu Aug 14 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Cape Ann Whalewatch Weekend
Thu Aug 14 @ 9:30AM - 01:00PM
Coastal Explorers of Sandy Hook
Fri Aug 15 @ 9:30AM - 01:00PM
Littoral Learners
Sat Aug 16 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Bradley Beach Maritime Forest Weed Removal