Nature Lecture Series

Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth 

Nature Lecture Series  

Join us for a series of eye-opening talks by Park System Naturalists and discover what’s lurking in the coastal waters of Monmouth County. The presentations are designed to inform the public of current issues, ecology and science research, and to inspire appreciation for the local natural world. FREE!

Here's what's planned:  

Sharks and Shark Bites of Monmouth County   
Thursday, June 20 from 7-8 p.m.    
The Jersey Shore is home to many different species of sharks: great whites, bulls, blues and threshers to name just a few. It’s also home to the infamous shark attacks of 1916, the first known shark attacks on swimmers in U.S. history, which inspired the book and movie “Jaws”. This talk will get into the history and ecology of sharks as well as why they are important to protect. Not to be missed by any shark enthusiast!

What Exactly Are Mollusks? 
 
Thursday, August 29 from 7-8 p.m.   
If you are going to the beach this summer or have eaten seafood in the past, chances are pretty good you have encountered members of the phylum Mollusca, but didn’t know it. Mollusks are not fish, but are common critters long the Jersey Shore, from squid, scallops, snails, oysters and clams (a favorite ingredient in chowders), there are more than 100,000 known species of mollusks. Join us for a fun evening as we discover the life and times of these many surprising spineless species.

For more information about any of these offerings, please call Bayshore Waterfront Park at 732-787-3033, ext. 2#.