FEBUARY 21 Winter Water Fowl and Seal Walk

Bring your binoculars and join us on a trek to coastal estuaries and ponds for a look at the seals and water fowl that over winter at Sandy Hook.  Afterwards return to our headquarters and warm up with snacks and toasty beverages. Call to reserve.
Where: Building 18, Sandy Hook
Time: 9:00am
Cost: $5


MARCH 13 Winter Water Fowl and Seal Walk

Bring your binoculars and join us on a trek to coastal estuaries and ponds for a look at the seals and water fowl that over winter at Sandy Hook.  Afterwards return to our headquarters and warm up with snacks and toasty beverages. Call to reserve.
Where: Building 18, Sandy Hook
Time: 1:00pm
Cost: $5

MARCH 20 Spring Equinox Walk
Called the equinox because of 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- can you balance a raw egg on its end? Not sure, but it’s a great day for an early evening walk on the Hook.
Where:  Sandy Hook, Guardian Park (behind Fort Hancock sign next to the missiles on the lawn)
Time: 5:00pm
Cost: Free

APRIL 17 Old Dune Trail Walk
Join us for a walk through the dune trail and maritime forest for a chance to see a diversity of wildlife. Binoculars and cameras are recommended for this trip to capture and see all the different flora and fauna the Hook has to offer.
Where: Building 18, Sandy Hook
Time: 1:00pm
Cost: Free, registration required.

APRIL 24 Arbor Day Tree Walk
Learn how to identify all the different trees and plants on Sandy Hook with staff naturalists. Binoculars and cameras are recommended for this walk to capture and see all the different flora and fauna the Hook has to offer.
Where: Building 18, Sandy Hook
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: Free, registration required.

APRIL 25 Surf Fishing Clinic
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. .

MAY 8 Spring Migration Bird Walk
It's time for many of our wintering birds to fly back to their summer breeding grounds. Join us for an early morning bird walk throughout the Hook. This walk is great for all birding levels. Binoculars and cameras are recommended for this walk.
Where: Building 18, Sandy Hook
When: 8:30am
Cost: Free, registration required.

MAY 15 & JUNE 2 Horseshoe Crab Walk
Get up close and personal with a living fossil. Take an evening walk at Plum Island on Sandy Hook to look for spawning horseshoe crabs. Learn about an animal that has survived virtually unchanged for 450 million years. Wear foot gear that can get wet. Registration is required, please call to reserve.
Where: Sandy Hook, Parking Lot B
When: 6:00pm
Cost: Free, registration required.

JUNE 21 Summer Solstice Walk
The longest day of the year. Meet us for a stroll on the Hook to look for different flora and fauna. You can also bring a picnic dinner and sit on our porch before the walk.
Where: Building 18 on Sandy Hook
When: 6:00pm
Cost: Free, registration required.

JUNE 19,22,24 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 on Sandy Hook
When: 9:30am
Cost: $99

JUNE 26 Pine Barrens Canoe Trip
Join our staff naturalists for a canoe trip down the tea colored waters of the Wading River where we will explore the world-renowned Pine Barrens. Discovery the biodiversity of the Pine Barrens as your guides point out the native flora and fauna that can only be found in this unique habitat. Pack a lunch and bring extra clothes in a dry bag in case your canoe flips over (which is unlikely). Canoes, kayaks, and life vests provided. Great for ages 5 and up.
Where: 3107 County Road 563 Chatsworth, NJ 08019
When: 9:30am
Cost: Members, $50.00, non-members, $60.00
Reserve your ticket today as space is limited! To pay by check write check out to 'American Littoral Society' and post to 18 Hartshorne Drive, Sandy Hook, NJ 07732. For questions contact: Stevie Thorsen, Education Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us.

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

Sat Jan 03 @12:00PM -
Lunch and Learn Series
Sun Feb 01 @10:00AM - 12:30PM
Explore Dead Horse Bay, New York's Best Kept Secret
Sat Feb 07 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Winter Survival Wildlife Walk
Sat Feb 07 @12:00PM -
Lunch and Learn
Sat Feb 21 @ 9:00AM -
Winter Water Fowl and Seal Walk
Sat Mar 07 @12:00PM -
Lunch and Learn
Sat Mar 07 @12:00PM -
Lunch and Learn
Fri Mar 13 @10:00AM -
Winter Water Fowl and Seal Walk
Fri Mar 20 @ 5:00PM -
Spring Equinox Walk
Sat Mar 28 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Early Spring Bird Walk!