Atlantic City Aquarium
Atlantic City Aquarium at Gardner's Basin displays fish, reptiles and amphibians. Admission: $8 adults, $5 children. Call 609-348-2880.
Atlantic County Parks
Free how-to talk on paddling the Great Egg Harbor River by watershed administrator Fred Akers 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Fox Nature Center, Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor, Route 50 south of Mays Landing; preregister. Call 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.
Cape May National Wildlife Refuge
Free family nature walks at 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, museum and free programs. Call 609-884-2159.
Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Guided birding and nature walks 8 to 10 a.m. Fridays, starting at visitor center, off Route 9 in Oceanville, Galloway Township. Beach geology walk 10 a.m. Thursdays at Holgate unit, starting at bulkhead at south end of Long Beach Island. Also at Holgate: Wilderness walk 10 a.m. Fridays; shorebird walk 10 a.m. Saturdays; beachcombing 10 a.m. Sundays.Call 609-652-1665, ext. 21.
Public sails aboard the Bayshore Discovery Project's oyster schooner A.J. Meerwald from Utsch's Marina, Cape May, at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3; 1:30 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday, Aug. 4, 5 and 7; and 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6. Afternoons $40 adults and $20 children; Saturday mornings $35 and $15. Call 856-785-2060.
Fundraising party for the Marine Mammal Stranding Center with entertainment, dancing, light fare and cash bar 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at One Atlantic,The Pier Shops at Caesars, Atlantic City; tickets $50; 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. Kayak trips many days. Call 609-898-8848.
Harbor safari with seine net 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; $10 adults, $5 ages 3 to 12.
Evening ghost crab walk 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at Mount Vernon Avenue and beach; $5.
Beachcombing 8:30 a.m. Fridays at Second Avenue Pavilion; $10 adults, $5 ages 3 to 12.
Leisurely 12-mile cycling tour of natural areas 9:30 a.m. Fridays; $10 adults, $7 ages 3 to 12.
Family tour of vegetable farm in Lower Township 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8; $10 adults, $7 ages 3 to 12; preregister.
Cape May history for families 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; $10 adults, $7 ages 3 to 12.
Family campfire with music and night hike 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; $5.
The Conservancy's Bayshores Center, 2350 Route 47, Delmont, has nature trails. Call 609-861-0600.
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.
Guided sunset bird and nature cruises 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays from Somers Point municipal pier; $25 adults, $15 ages 5 to 12; call for times and to preregister.
Weekly birding (and other) trips Thursday, Aug. 2, to Wednesday, Aug. 8 - Cost $10; show and go. Thursday: Beginners bird walk 8:30 a.m. at Cape May Point State Park; meet at Hawk Watch platform. 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.; at platform. Nature photography walk 7:30 a.m.; at platform. Sunday: Nature walk Belleplain State Forest at 10:30 a.m.; at forest office. Monday: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge with author Pete Dunne at 7:30 a.m.; meet at lot. Wednesday: Cape May Point at 7:30 a.m.; at platform.
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.
Family program on sharks, with N.J. Academy of Aquatic Sciences, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2; $9 adults, $7 children. Program Aug. 9: Ocean Planet Animal Tales.
Salt-marsh film and trail walks at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. weekdays.
Live animal program 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. and seining for tidal life at 3:15 p.m. weekdays. Kayak tours most days; call for times.
Turtle program at 5 p.m. Tuesdays; shell program at 10 a.m. Sundays.
Nature walks at 9:30 a.m. Mondays at Stone Harbor Point (122nd Street) and 9 a.m. Wednesdays at 48th and Dune Drive, Avalon; $3 each.
Nature boat tour 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, from Bayside Center in Ocean City; $23 adults, $15 children.
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