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Gateway Activities May

posted May 14, 2019, 5:55 AM by District 22   [ updated May 14, 2019, 5:55 AM ]

Horseshoe crabs breeding, Jamaica Bay, photo by Don Riepe.

Jamaica Bay
Jr. Angler Fishing Clinic
Canarsie Pier
Saturday, May 18
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Are you a first time or novice angler? Join NPS rangers in our fishing clinic. We will teach you everything from how to set up your pole, the rules and regulations of fishing in Jamaica Bay and about the fish that live in the waters of the bay! Children will earn a special Jr. Ranger badge for participating.
 
The Full Flower Moon
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, May 18
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
See the park after dark! Take a nighttime hike around West Pond with a National Park Ranger. Learn more about the nocturnal residents of the Refuge. Call 718-318-4340 to reserve a spot. ♥ 1.7 miles.
 
Horseshoe Crab Festival
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge          
Sunday, May 19
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Join us for a day of celebrating the annual arrival of the ancient horseshoe crabs to our local shores. Thousands of these amazing creatures will be coming on shore this month to mate. You'll have a chance to get up close and personal with these animals that are older than the dinosaurs.
 
Sandy Hook

Clean Ocean Action's 31st Annual Spring Student Summit
Wednesday, May 15th
Thursday, May 16th
9 AM - 12:30 PM
Applications are available at www.cleanoceanaction.org
For more information call 732-872-0111
 
Horseshoe Crab Walk
American Littoral Society
Parking Lot B
Friday, May 17
6 PM - 8 PM
Get up close and personal with a living fossil. Take an evening walk along Plum Island to look for spawning horseshoe crabs. Wear foot gear that can get wet.
Please call 732-291-0055 for more information and to reserve. Cost: Members $10/Non-members $20.
♥ 1 mile.

Junior Ranger Program:Horseshoe Crabs
(Conservation Status:  Near Threatened)
Parking Lot B
Saturday, May 18
5:30 PM - 7 PM
Celebrate National Endangered Species Day a day late. Meet up with a park ranger and learn about the natural history of horseshoe crabs, and why they annually visit Sandy Hook's shores during the full moon phases in May & June. Wear shoes that can get wet. Reservations required, please call (732) 872-5970.
 
Gateway Program Guide for Spring
Find these programs and more at:
https://www.nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit/index.htm 

Charles Markis, Program Guide Editor
 

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