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331 Georgia Tavern Road, Howell 07731
Free Weekend Activities
Wildlife Wednesday Drop-In
Wednesdays, April 2 & May 7 from 3-3:45pm
(ages 5 and up, with adult)
Are you wild about New Jersey’s wild animals? If so, explore new ways to enjoy nature
with Wildlife Wednesdays.
Cost: $5 per person (cash or check only)
The Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center is dedicated to providing experiences of learning and discovery related to wetlands ecology and wildlife and habitat protection. Through interactive exhibits, multi-media presentations, educational activities for schools and community groups, and wildlife observation areas, visitors gain an understanding of the importance of water in our world.
Designed to connect visitors with their natural world, the Environmental Center highlights the importance of water. One exhibit features fish found in the Reservoir outside. Another traces the journey of a raindrop as it travels through the watershed to the Manasquan River and, eventually, reaches the ocean. Some exhibits reveal what is not readily visible, such as nocturnal animals that call the Reservoir home. Another exhibit compares the effects of a town with unmanaged growth to one that has chosen to establish practices that protect the environment.
The Environmental Center is open daily from 10am-4:30pm.
Free Nature Programs
Free nature programs are offered on most weekends. Listed below are upcoming programs. Call 732-751-9453 for more information about these free programs.
Saturday & Sunday, March 15 & 16 at 11am
Take a walk with a Park System Naturalist and try to catch a glimpse of the "fish hawk".
Snake Meet and Greet
Saturday & Sunday, March 22 & 23 at 10:30am
Meet one of our snakes and learn about ones that live near the reservoir.
Saturday & Sunday, March 29 & 30 - times as posted
Come and relax in our auditorium to enjoy a movie about nature.
Leaf ID and Tree ID
Saturday & Sunday, April 5 & 6 (self-directed)
Learn to identify our local trees.
Saturday & Sunday, April 12 & 13 at 12noon
Help us feed our turtles.
Snakes of Monmouth County
Saturday & Sunday, April 19 & 20 at 1pm
Learn about some of snakes found in the county.
Saturday, April 26 from 11am-5pm
Join us for this family-fun day.
Sunday, April 27 at 12:30pm
We're looking for birds during this walk.
- Garden State Parkway to Exit 98, Interstate 195 west. Proceed on I-195 west to Exit 28B, Rt. 9 north-Freehold. Stay in right lane when entering Rt. 9 north. At first traffic light, turn right onto Georgia Tavern Road. Follow Georgia Tavern Road for 0.3 mile. Continue straight for Environmental Center on right or turn right onto Windeler Rd. and continue 1.5 miles to the Visitor Center Reservoir Area on left.
- State Hwy. 9 south from Freehold to Georgia Tavern Rd. Use Jughandle to turn left onto Georgia Tavern Rd. Proceed as above.