LONG BRANCH, NJ —   The Monmouth County Park System is kicking off its brand new Seashore Scientist Drop-In Series at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Ocean Avenue, Long Branch with What Makes an Ocean.  Held from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, December 17 in the Activity Center, this free program invites area residents to explore the physical characteristics that define an ocean.  During this interactive discussion led by a Park System Naturalist, participants will conduct hands-on experiments that illustrate scientific concepts.  All materials are provided.

Other upcoming offerings in the series include Predator and Prey on Thursday, January 21 and The Hardiest Endure on Thursday, February 18. Both programs run from 6-7 p.m. and are free.  For more information on the Seashore Scientist Drop-In Series or the Monmouth County Park System, call 732-842-4000 or visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com

For persons with hearing impairment, the TDD/TTY 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.