Atlantic County Parks
Register now for free nature craft classes for 3- to 5-year-old preschoolers at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. July 19 at Fox Nature Center, Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor, Route 50 south of Mays Landing. Call 609-645-5960.
Atlantic City Aquarium at Gardner's Basin displays fish, reptiles and amphibians. Admission: $8 adults, $5 children. Call 609-348-2880.
Bayshore Discovery Project
Program on shore recreation, with two lectures, live music, art exhibit, craft workshop and homemade ice cream, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 12, at Bayshore Center at Bivalve, 2800 High St, Port Norris, Cumberland County.
Cape May Bird
NJ Audubon's CMBO has the Research & Education Center, 600 Route 47, Middle Township, and the Northwood Center on Lily Lake in Cape May Point. Call 609-861-0700.
Weekly birding (and other) trips July 11 to 17 - Cost $10; show and go. Thursday: Casual birding at Cape May Point State Park at 8:30 a.m.; meet at hawk-watch platform. Nature walk at Cox Hall Creek WMA at 9 a.m.; meet at west end of Shawmount Avenue, Lower Township. Friday: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge at 6:30 p.m.; meet at lot, Sunset Boulevard. Saturday: Cape May Point State Park at 7:30 a.m.; meet at platform. Photo birding walk at Cape May Point State Park at 7:30 a.m.; at platform. Sunday: Wildlife walk at Belleplain State Forest at 10:30 a.m.; at forest office. Monday: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge with Pete Dunne at 7:30 a.m.; meet at lot, Sunset Boulevard. Wednesday: Cape May Point State Park at 7:30 a.m.; meet at platform.
Cape May National Wildlife Refuge
Free family nature walks 9 a.m. Saturdays at Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape May NWR, Ocean Drive south of Wildwood Crest. Call 215-341-1044.
Cape May Point State Park
Cape May Point State Park has nature trails and museum. Call 609-884-2159.
Free Saturday programs include beginner's bird walk 9 a.m., live animal program 11 a.m., and nature walk 2 p.m.
Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Guided birding and nature walk 8 to 10 a.m. Fridays, starting at Forsythe NWR visitor center, off Route 9 in Oceanville, Galloway Township. Call 609-652-1665, ext. 21.
Free bird/nature walk 9 a.m. Fridays.
Photo club 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 12.
Ranger Tiffany Kersten will lead a free field trip to see moths and other night wildlife at 9 p.m. July 19.
The Nature Center of Cape May
The Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., has viewing tower and store. Call 609-898-8848 to preregister for activities.
Harbor walk with seining at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; $10 adults, $5 children.
Ghost crab beach walk 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at Mount Vernon Avenue; $5.
Wednesdays: Bicycle 12-mile tour 9:30 a.m. to noon, $10 adults, $7 children; beachcombing at Second Street pavilion 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., $10 adults, $5 children; family campfire program 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; $5.
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, at 3625 Brigantine Blvd., Brigantine, offers a museum, tours and activities; donation requested. Call 609-266-0538 to register.
Talk by the watershed manager 6 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the Brigantine Beach Community Center.
Seining at the cover 9 a.m. Friday and Monday, July 12 and 15. Marine art class 1:30 p.m. Monday, Brigantine Beach Community Center. Sky watch program 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the sea wall.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, has displays and gift shop. Admission $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. Call 609-368-1211.
Salt marsh film and guided walk 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. weekdays; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekends.
Animal program 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. weekdays; seine-net outing 3:15 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; turtle program 5 p.m. Tuesdays; seashells 10 a.m. Sundays.
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