JUNE 17 Conversation with author Robert Kurson
The American Littoral Society and River Road Books invite you to an evening of conversation to mark the release of Robert Kurson's new book, Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship. Kurson will be joined by John Mattera and Tim Dillingham. Mattera is a main character in the book and a renowned diver. Dillingham is executive director of the American Littoral Society, a coastal conservation organization. Reservation required; call River Road Books at (732) 747-9455.
Where: Nauvoo Grill, 121 Fair Haven Road, Fair Haven, NJ 07704
When: Wednesday, June 17, 7:30pm
Cost: $30, admission is cost to buy hardcover of the book

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 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.

JULY 11 Fossil Hunt
Wade through the Big Brook in Middletown and sift for ancient shark's teeth, squid guards, and fossilized mollusks. Be prepared to get wet and muddy, but the prizes are well worth it. We'll bring the necessary gear, great for families.
Where: Big Brook, 19 Laurelwood Dr. Colts Neck, NJ.
When: 9:30am
Cost: $5 per person, free for member families. Call to reserve.

JULY 23 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.
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: the porch of Building 18.
Cost: Free. Call to reserve.

JULY 25 Annual Fluke Tagging Trip
Bring your friends and family and come sail with us off the coast of New Jersey! Join Jeff Dement, the Society's Fish Tagging Director for a fun and educational day of fishing and become a citizen scientist by helping us tag fish safely and responsibly. Started in 1965, our Fish Tagging program is the world's largest all-volunteer fish tagging program and the data you collect is sent annually to the National Marine Fisheries Service in Woods Hole. MA, to better inform fisheries scientists about the health and status of coastal fish species.
When: 7 AM - 2 PM Tickets: $75.00
Where: Atlantic Highlands Municipal Marina, Mi-Jo II Boat, 2 Simon Lake Drive, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
Cost: The $75.00 ticket price includes hot coffee, boat, bait, tackle, fish tags and fresh fish for your fridge! Feel free to bring your own bait and tackle. Space is limited. For additional questions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (732) 291-0055 x 106.

JULY 30 Fossil Hunt
Wade through the Big Brook in Middletown and sift for ancient shark's teeth, squid guards, and fossilized mollusks. Be prepared to get wet and muddy, but the prizes are well worth it. We'll bring the necessary gear, great for families.
When: 5:30pm
Where: Big Brook, 19 Laurelwood Dr. Colts Neck, NJ.
Cost: $5 per person, free for member families. Call to reserve.

AUGUST 6 & 20 Sunset Seining 6:00pm
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.
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: the porch of Building 18.
Cost: Free Call to reserve.

AUGUST 22 Shore Birds and Wild Edibles Walk
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!
When: 9:00 am
Where: Parking Lot M.
Cost: $5 per person, free for members. Call to reserve.

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

Sat Jul 11 @ 9:30AM -
Fossil Hunt
Fri Jul 17 @ 9:00AM - 01:30PM
Coastal Explorers
Thu Jul 23 @ 6:00PM -
Sunset Seining
Sat Jul 25 @ 7:00AM -
Annual Fluke Tagging Trip
Sat Jul 25 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Breeding and Migratory Birds of Summer
Thu Jul 30 @ 5:30PM -
Fossil Hunt
Fri Jul 31 @ 9:00AM - 01:30PM
Coastal Explorers
Mon Aug 03 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
Coast Camp
Tue Aug 04 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
Coast Camp
Wed Aug 05 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
Coast Camp