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:  

The Real Story of the Jersey Devil      
Thursday, October 25 from 7-8 p.m.       
It hasn’t been caught yet! We will have some fun right before Halloween by discovering the ecology of the Pine Barrens, which gave rise to the history and folklore of the Jersey Devil. For more than 250 years this mysterious creature is said to prowl through the marshes of New Jersey and emerge periodically to rampage through towns and cities. So famous is this devil that it became New Jersey’s “official demon” in the 1930s. We will discover the many possible origins of the Jersey Devil legend, some are actually real, and the devil’s home in the Pine Barrens.

Whales & Dolphins        
Thursday, November 15 from 7-8 p.m.     
Believe it or not, the Jersey Shore has a diversity of whales and dolphins that call our coastline home, from Finback Whales to Bottlenose dolphins to Harbor Porpoises. Join us as we discover some of the hidden ecology of the Jersey Shore by finding out the latest research and news about local whales and dolphins as well as some of the best places to catch a glimpse of these majestic marine mammals.    

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