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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

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Free nature hike from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Fox Nature Center, Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor, Route 50 south of Mays Landing. Preregister at 609-645-5960.

Free course in orienteering – navigating the woods with compass and map – from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 7 at Estell Manor Park; must preregister at 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.

Bayshore Discovery Project

Sand to Glass celebration 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8 with live music, talk on sand and glass industry, art exhibit, workshop, food and drink. Bayshore Discovery Project, 2800 High St., Port Norris. Call 856-785-2060.

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.

Free Autumn Hawk Watch sunrise to 5 p.m. daily at Hawk Watch platform, Cape May Point State Park. Free Avalon Seawatch count of seabirds daily at Seventh Street and the beach.

Free butterfly tagging demo by Monarch Monitoring Project 2 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at pavilion near Hawk Watch.

Free hawk I.D. mini-workshops 10:30 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; meet at Hawk Watch. Free seabird mini-workshops 2 p.m. Saturdays at Avalon Seawatch.

Weekly birding (and other) trips Oct. 31 to Nov. 6 — Cost $10; show and go. Saturday: Rea Farm 7:30 a.m.; meet at lot, Bayshore Road, West Cape May. Cape May Point State Park at 3 p.m.; at Hawk Watch platform. Sunday: Cox Hall Creek WMA at 7:30 a.m.; meet at west end of Shawmount Avenue, Lower Township. Monday: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge with Pete Dunne at 7:30 a.m.; meet at lot, Sunset Boulevard. Tuesday: Photo birding walk at Cape May Point State Park at 8 a.m.; at platform.

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.

Guided wildlife drive tours aboard 12-passenger electric shuttle from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays; $10 donation.

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.

Jersey Devil program at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in the center’s Saltwater Cafe. Program Nov. 7: Jeff Stewart on Brandywine Lighthouse.

Nature programs for toddlers 2 to 4 years with adults at 10:30 a.m. Fridays through Dec. 6; $10.

OysterFest 2013

Bayshore Discovery Project’s OysterFest 2013, with seafood dinner, auctions, music and speakers, at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Greenview Inn, Eastlyn Golf Course, Vineland; $85. Call 856-785-2060.

Wetlands Institute

Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, has displays and gift shop Friday to Sunday. Admission $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. Call 609-368-1211.

Nov. 1 to 3: Animal program 2 p.m. Friday and Sunday; seasonal science 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday; conservation program 2 p.m. Sunday.

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