Friday, April 15, 2011

Earth Day 2011 Set to Commence on April 16 in Monmouth County

April 15, 2011
Brittany Shann

Earth Day 2011 Set to Commence on April 16 in Monmouth County

Monmouth County, NJ – Earth Day celebrations will commence starting on April 16, 2011. The Monmouth County Parks System will hold events for children and adults for the weekend, ending on April 17, 2011. Events will start at noon on the 16 and proceed until 5 pm at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center,331 Georgia Tavern Road, Howell, NJ.

On Saturday, April 16, activities include arts and crafts, family-friendly nature activities, an invertebrate study, and a “how-to” event on gardening in a cup. There will also be representatives from environmental organizations such as Monmouth County Audubon Society, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ, and the NJ Beekeepers Association.

The event will move to Huber Woods, located at 25 Brown's Dock Road, Middletown, NJ on Sunday from noon to 5 pm. There will be games made from recycled items, various animal shows, and volleyball played over a recycled net made from 6-pack plastic rings. There will be lacrosse using plastic and cardboard as equipment. The Naturalist Corner will teach participants the basics of birding and how to use recycled materials to make useable things. There will be wagon rides offered to the Frog Pond Outpost where participants can try to capture live frogs.

This is a fun way to engage children and families in Earth Day events and inform them about ways to conduct environmentally-friendly lifestyles while having an enjoyable time.

There is no admission or parking fees but some activities may require a small fee.

For more information, visit, call the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center at (732) 751-9453 or the Huber Woods Environmental Center at (732) 872-2670.

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