Field trip to view waterfowl in Ocean and Monmouth counties at 9 a.m. March 11, leaving from north end of Garden State Parkway rest stop in Galloway Township; $5 for those carpooling; reserve by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-481-7761.
Atlantic City Aquarium
Atlantic City Aquarium at Gardner's Basin displays fish, reptiles and amphibians. Admission: $8 adults, $5 children. Call 609-348-2880. Preschool story time 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, followed by show.
Atlantic County Parks
Free course in orienteering - navigating the woods with compass and map - from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor, Route 50 south of Mays Landing. Must preregister by Friday. Call 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.
Cape May Bird Observatory
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. Program and field trip to view the mating flight of the American woodcock 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, starting from R&E Center; $15; preregister. Weekly birding (and other) trips March 1 to 7 - Cost $10; show and go. Friday: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge 5 p.m.; meet at Sunset Blvd. parking lot. Saturday: Birding Cape May Point State Park at 8 a.m.; meet at Hawk Watch platform. Nature photography walk at 8 a.m. at Cape May Point State Park; at Hawk Watch platform. Sunday: Winter birds on Delaware Bay marsh at 8 a.m.; meet at end of Turkey Point Road, south of Dividing Creek, Cumberland County. Jake's Landing marsh for owls etc. 5 p.m.; meet at west end of Jake's Landing Road, off Route 47 near Dennisville.
Cape May Point State Park
Cape May Point State Park has nature trails, museum and free programs. Call 609-884-2159.
Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Free guided family nature walk 9:15 to 11 a.m. March 10. Call 609-652-1665.
Marine mammal center
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, 3625 Atlantic-Brigantine Blvd., Brigantine, offers group tours for a fee. Museum and gift shop open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 609-266-0538.
Nature Center 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 2 to 4 years and parents/grandparents 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays; preregister; $8. Center director Gretchen Whitman leads workshops on creating home goods and garden art from found objects at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in March; list of projects and supplies needed provided at first workshop; $20.
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. Author Pete Dunne on "Arctic Autumn," his latest book, at covered dish dinner 6 p.m. Friday, March 2; $10 plus dish for eight; preregister. Ralph Boerner, retired Ohio State University professor, on "Presettlement Barrier Island Ecology," at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 6; bring lunch; coffee and dessert provided; $5. Story time at 3 p.m. Wednesdays.
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