mcps huber sciencePHOTO – Visitors to the Huber Woods Environmental Center’s Earth Day activities can view pond creatures.

LINCROFT, NJ —  From animal shows to nature walks, the Monmouth County Park System is honoring Earth Day with activities offered throughout the county from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 26. 

Here’s what is planned:

Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth  

Discover cool coastal animals like whales, sea turtles, fish, crabs, and even tiny plankton during an interactive show and tell program. Tours will also be given of the historic Seabrook-Wilson House, locally known as the “Spy House,” which dates back to the early 1700s.

Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown  

Find out how to become an earth-friendly gardener and ways to compost while discovering the park’s floral beauty, hidden places, and native plants.

Huber Woods Environmental Center, Middletown    

See snakes and reptiles during family-oriented shows. Afterward, view freshwater pond creatures on display and explore child-friendly interactive exhibits inside the Environmental Center.

Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell       

Enjoy live animal shows featuring reptiles and amphibians and short naturalist-led walks. Be sure to explore the Environmental Center. Live animal shows take place at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.; and nature walks at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft      

Green is the new black. Have fun designing some eco-fashion jewelry and accessories from recycled materials while discovering the future of green, sustainable and ethical fashion design.

Turkey Swamp Park Shelter Building, Freehold   

Join the Park System’s celebrated Roving Naturalist and look for returning birds, wandering wildlife, emergent buds, blooming wildflowers and other signs of spring. Binoculars provided. Tours depart approximately at the start of each hour.

Admission and parking for all activities are free.  For more information about any of these events, please visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732-842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks and Recreation agency.