Get Involved with Island Beach State Park

Conservation Talks – Lecture Series

Join us for our lecture series to learn more about the natural world around you! Each week, the Conservation Talks will feature a different speaker. All lectures meet in the Interpretive Center at 1:00 pm.

Registration is required for each lecture. See detail below.


Sunday, February 13th The Shacks of Island Beach: Their History and Legacy

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Sunday, February 27th - Save Barnegat Bay

Save Barnegat Bay serves 37 towns across Ocean and Monmouth County working to help keep stormwater clean, assist and empower municipalities, lower the population of harmful jellyfish in the bay, create curriculum for classroom teachers, develop programing for multiple target audiences and so much more. In order for us to do this important work, we need your help! Join us for a presentation to learn about calls-to-action you can do in your community to help us leverage these programs and more.

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Sunday March 13th - Plant Communities of IBSP with Jason Hafstad

This presentation will be a virtual tour from ocean to bay discussing the ecology of the island's plant communities, including the beach, dunes, maritime forest, and salt marshes.

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March 27th - Coastal Birds

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The Friends of Island Beach thanks our sponsors for the 2022 events. Please support these local businesses who support the park and the community: