mcps nature walkPICTURED – Visitors to the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, will enjoy nature walks.

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 Saturday, April 22.

Here’s what is planned:

Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth

Celebrate the shore as we discover cool coastal animals and artifacts like whales, sea turtles, fish, crabs, and even tiny plankton during this interactive touch and tell program. Tours will also be given of the historic Seabrook-Wilson House, which dates back to the early 1700s.

Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown

Beautiful flowers are back in bloom. Discover this charming park’s floral beauty, hidden places, and native plants. Find out how to become an earth-friendly gardener.

Huber Woods Environmental Center, Middletown

See snakes and reptiles during a family-oriented show that gives you the chance to watch live and exciting animals and nature artifacts found in the state. There will also be freshwater pond creatures on view and an opportunity to see kid-friendly interactive exhibits inside the Environmental Center.

Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell

Come and explore the beautiful woods and wetlands of the Manasquan Reservoir. The day will include nature walks, live reptile and amphibian presentations, children’s crafts and more. Activity times: animal presentations at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; nature walks at 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.; and crafts all day.

Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft

Promote environmental awareness and have fun making crafts that celebrate endangered wildlife and Mother Earth. Our fun crafts for kids teach your child about our beautiful planet and make cool art.

Admission and parking for all activities are free.

For more information about any of these offerings, please visit 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.