Birding field trip to Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway Township at 9 a.m. 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, Sundays and Friday, Nov. 25: diver show 11 a.m.; exotic animals show 2 p.m. Preschool story time 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, followed by exotic animals show. Admission: $8 adults, $5 children. Call 609-348-2880.
Atlantic County Parks
Register now for nature classes for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 1 at Fox Nature Center, Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor, Route 50 south of Mays Landing.
Register now for free course in orienteering - navigating the woods with compass and map - from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4 starting at Atlantic County Park.
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 Hawk Watch sunrise to 5 p.m. daily at wildlife platform, Cape May Point State Park.
Free Avalon Seawatch all day every day 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. Dec. 3; cost is $35; preregister.
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 2 p.m.
Free Kids Christmas with Critters, with puppet show, craft and Santa, at 1 p.m. Dec. 3.
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 programs for toddlers and caregivers 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 2 and 9; $10; preregister.
Holiday wreath and garland workshop 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 1, 2 and 3; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 (Girl's Night Out); and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Cost of $20 includes materials; preregister.
The Conservancy's 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.
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