AUGUST 21 Coastal Explorers
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.  for dates and more information.

AUGUST 22 Littoral Learners
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.  for dates and more information.

AUGUST 26 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.

Where: Building 18, Sandy Hook
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: $5 per person, free for member families. Call to reserve.

AUGUST 30 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!

Where: Parking Lot M, Sandy Hook
Time: 9:00 am
Cost: $5 per person, free for members. Call to reserve.

SEPTEMBER 21 Coastal Art Show
Join us during National Estuaries Week to celebrate the Coast with our art show. 5-6 New Jersey artists will display coastal themed art which includes but is not limited to the following: prints, pottery, water-colors, jewelry, metal work, hand-made soaps, basketry, and notecards. 25% of the proceeds will go to the American Littoral Society to fund coastal conservation.

Where: Building 18 Sandy Hook, NJ
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cost: Entrance is free.

SEPTEMBER 23 Fall Equinox Walk
Called the equinox because it's one of two days in the year when daylight and darkness agree to equally share the 24 hours in a day. Truth or myth - you can balance a raw egg on its end. Not sure, but it's a great day for an early evening walk on the Hook.

Where: Guardian Park (site of 2 missiles on the lawn - Fort Hancock Historic District)
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: Free. Call to reserve.

SEPTEMBER 29, OCTOBER 6,4 Coastal Naturalist Series
Re-discover New Jersey's coast with professional naturalists. Class meets at Sandy Hook to explore the beach, bay, marsh, and maritime forest. Learn to recognize plants and animals found in coastal habitats. Series includes: coastal botany, birding for beginners (binoculars provided), and estuarine fish and invertebrate identification. Ideal for nature enthusiasts and educators. Participants will receive a copy of our coastal field guide.

Where: Building 18, Sandy Hook.
Dates & Times:
Monday, September 29, 5:30-8 pm
Monday, October 6, 5:30-8 pm
Saturday, October 4, 8:30-11am
Cost: $99

OCTOBER 30 Spooky Tales/Ghosts of Historic Fort Hancock
Get into the Halloween Spirit on this moonlight walk around Historic Fort Hancock where ghosts have been known to linger. Cider and fall snacks will be provided.

Where: Building 18, Sandy Hook.
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $5 per person. Reservations required, call to reserve.

NOVEMBER 22 Surf Fishing Clinic at Sandy Hook
Join Jeff Dement, Tagging Director, for a day of surf fishing and instruction on the beach. He'll cover the basics of casting, knot tying, lure/bait selection, and "reading" a beach. All skill levels are welcomed. Rods, reels and tackle will be provided, but bring your own if you have it. Children under 18 are welcome with a supervising adult. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided but please bring your lunch.

Where: Building 18, Sandy Hook
Time: 8:00am
Cost: $20 Member Family/Individual
$40 Non-Member Family/Individual

Space is limited. Please reserve by contacting Jeff at 732-291-0055 or 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)

Sat Aug 30 @ 9:00AM -
Shore Birds and Wild Edibles Walk
Sat Sep 20 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
29th Annual New York State Beach Cleanup
Sun Sep 21 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Coastal Art Show
Tue Sep 23 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Fall Equinox Walk
Sat Sep 27 @ 3:00PM - 06:00PM
Jamaica Bay Sunset Ecology Cruise
Mon Sep 29 @ 5:30PM - 08:00PM
Coastal Naturalist Series
Sat Oct 04 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Belleplain Biking
Sat Oct 04 @ 8:30AM - 11:00AM
Coastal Naturalist Series
Sun Oct 05 @11:00AM - 04:00PM
Submerge! NYC's Marine Science Festival
Mon Oct 06 @ 5:30PM - 08:00PM
Coastal Naturalist Series