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Osprey nests contain a variety of natural nesting material and even human trash, including flip flops, ribbon, and rope. Pollution is a major threat to ospreys in New Jersey. Young can be entangled in fishing line, rope and ribbon.

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2014 Programs at Island Beach State Park

Island Beach State Park is one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands in the northeast and home to an amazing diversity of wildlife and plant communities. We are thrilled to offer programs that showcase this wonderful ecosystem.

Visit the Nature Center

For more information, call the Park at (732) 793-0506


2014 Island Beach Daily Programs

Join Park Natural Educators and have some FREE fun as you explore the natural wonders of Island Beach State Park! Children must be accompanied by an adult. IBSP Daily Programs are free with paid admission into the Park.

Seine the Barnegat Bay

Seine the Barnegat Bay

Pull a seine net through the Barnegat Bay and discover the amazing creatures who live here.

Additional information:

Free

Phone: 732-793-0506

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Tank Talk

Tank Talk

Meet the creatures of the Park's barrier island ecosystem.

Additional information:

Free

Phone: 732-793-0506

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2014 Island Beach FUN Guided Programs

Explore the Park beyond the beach! Pre-registration required for these FUN, interactive and educational programs led by our expert team of Park Natural Educators.

  • Paid admission into the Park required.
  • These programs require pre-registration.
  • Programs subject to change or cancellation.
  • Refunds are generally only granted for weather related cancellations.

For more info about tour times, age restrictions, and fees, please call the Park Office 732-793-0506.

Beginning Surf Fishing Clinic

Beginning Surf Fishing Clinic

Come learn beginning techniques for successful surf fishing and try your hand at catching Striped Bass, Blue Fish and Fluke.

Additional information:

Fee: $10/person

Phone: 732-793-0506

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Moonlight Hike

Moonlight Hike

Join us on an adventurous night hike to discover “whoooooo” is awake when the sun goes down at Island Beach State Park!

Additional information:

Fee: $5/person

Phone: 732-793-0506

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Island History & Eco-Hike

Island History & Eco-Hike

Bring your curiosity and keen senses as you join Park Natural Educators on a hike to learn all about the history and ecology of Island Beach State Park.

Additional information:

$5/person

Phone: 732-793-0506

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Birding by Kayak Tour

Birding by Kayak Tour

Discover the diversity of birds that inhabit IBSP while paddling through Barnegat Bay.

Additional information:

$25/person

Phone: 732-793-0506

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The Sedge Islands: Then and Now Kayak Tour

The Sedge Islands: Then and Now Kayak Tour

On this peaceful paddle through the bay you’ll learn about the buildings constructed here, the people who lived here long ago, and how they utilized the natural resources of these beautiful islands.

Additional information:

Fee: $25/person

Phone: 732-793-0506

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Kayak Eco-Tour

Kayak Eco-Tour

Discover the diversity and ecological importance of Barnegat Bay as you paddle through it.

Additional information:

Fee: $25/person

Phone: 732-793-0506

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Sunset Paddle Kayak Tour

Sunset Paddle Kayak Tour

Join Park Naturalists for a peaceful evening kayak paddle and watch the sunset over Barnegat Bay.

Additional information:

Fee: $25/person

Phone: 732-793-0506

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Snorkeling Barnegat Bay & Kayak Tour

Snorkeling Barnegat Bay & Kayak Tour

Join Park Natural Educators for an exciting snorkel and paddle adventure in Barnegat Bay!

Additional information:

$25/person

Phone: 732-793-0506

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Coastal Cooking

Coastal Cooking

Learn how to harvest, clean, prepare, and cook your local catch.

Additional information:

$25/person

Phone: 732-793-0506

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Photography Seminar

Photography Seminar

Come learn from top professional photographers who will share their secrets for capturing beautiful images.

Additional information:

Fee: $5/person

Phone: 732-793-0506

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MOVIE NIGHT at the Park

MOVIE NIGHT at the Park

Enjoy family friendly movies in our Interpretive Center !

Additional information:

$5/person

Phone: 732-793-0506

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Harvest the Bay Fishing

Harvest the Bay Fishing

Cast a line into the bay and reel in your catch of the day!

Additional information:

Fee: $10/person

Phone: 732-793-0506

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Harvest the Bay Crabbing

Harvest the Bay Crabbing

Discover the fascinating life cycle of the Blue Claw Crab.

Additional information:

Fee: $10/person

Phone: 732-793-0506

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Harvest the Bay Clamming

Harvest the Bay Clamming

Learn how to harvest these delicious soft-bodied gastropods by digging your toes into the sandy bottom of the bay or by using a clamming rake.

Additional information:

Fee: $10/person

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2014 WILDCHILD Programs for Kids!

Sign-up for fun, interactive, and educational programs designed just for kids. Our expert team of Park Natural Educators are ready to take you on a wild adventure!

  • Pre-registration required for all WILDCHILD Programs.
  • See descriptions for age restrictions, times and fees.
  • Paid admission into the park required.
  • Programs subject to change or cancellation.
  • Refunds are generally only granted for weather related cancellations.

For more info, please call the Park Office 732-793-0506.

WILDCHILD Island Explorers

WILDCHILD Island Explorers

If you like exploring the outdoors, learning about animals, and investigating the ecosystem, then you're an Island Explorer!

Additional information:

Fee: $10/child per session

Phone: 732-793-0506

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WILDCHILD Nature Toddlers

WILDCHILD Nature Toddlers

Age-appropriate hands-on activities, stories, crafts and hikes guide your child's natural curiosity as we explore the natural world of Island Beach State Park.

Additional information:

Fee: $5/child

Phone: 732-793-0506

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WILDCHILD Surfing Safari

WILDCHILD Surfing Safari

Surf's Up Dude! Before you catch a wave this summer, first learn how they are made and where they come from.

Additional information:

Fee: $25/child per session

Phone: 732-793-0506

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ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Make a donation today and become an Island Beach State Park Champion.

 

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