Birding field trip to Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway Township at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3; meet in refuge parking lot. Call 609-481-7761.
Atlantic City Aquarium
Atlantic City Aquarium at Gardner's Basin displays fish, reptiles and amphibians. Saturdays and Sundays: diver show 11 a.m.; exotic animals show 2 p.m. Story time 11 a.m. Tuesdays. $8 adults, $5 children. Call 609-348-2880.
Atlantic County Parks
Nature craft classes for ages 3 to 5 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 16 at Fox Nature Center, Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor, Route 50 Mays Landing. Call 609-645-5960.
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.
Free Avalon Seawatch all day every day through Dec. 22 at Seventh Street and the beach.
Guided field trip to Barnegat Light State Park and vicinity to view harlequin ducks, purple sandpipers and more 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3; cost is $35; preregister.
Guided birding trip to Forsythe NWR and Mott's Creek 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10, starting at Forsythe; $35; preregister.
Weekly birding (and other) trips Dec. 1 to 7 - Cost $10; show and go. Saturday: Cape May Point State Park at 8 a.m.; meet at Hawk Watch platform.
Cape May Point
Cape May Point State Park has nature trails, museum and free programs. Call 609-884-2159.
Saturdays: beginners bird walk 9 a.m.; nature walks 11 a.m. and
Free Kids Christmas with Critters, with puppet show, craft and Santa, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.
Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Friends of Forsythe will offer 90 minute jitney bus tours of the wildlife drive at 1 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17; $10 donation requested; reserve a spot by calling 609-652-1665, ext. 21.
of Cape May
N.J. Audubon's Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., has exhibits and observation tower; admission is free. Call 609-898-8848.
Nature program for toddlers and caregivers 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays, Dec. 2 and 9; $10; preregister.
Holiday wreath workshop 10 a.m. to noon Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 and 3; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 (Girl's Night Out); and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. Cost of $20 includes materials; preregister.
Program on wildlife visitors to backyard habitat with author Pat Sutton 10:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 10; $20; preregister.
The Bayshores Center, 2350 Route 47, Delmont, has nature trails. Call 609-861-0600.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, has an aquarium, displays and gift shop. Admission of $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. Call 609-368-1211.
Moonlight 4-mile nature walk at 7 p.m. Dec. 10, from the general store at Historic Whitesbog Village, County Route 530, Pemberton; $5; preregister. Call 609-893-4646.
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