Sandy Hook, Highlands, New Jersey
The society's goal is to encourage the study and conservation
of marine life and its habitat in the coastal zone. Field
trips and educational activities.
Phone: (732) 291-0055
520 Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ
Historical, environmental, and recreational activities.
Summer camp programs available.
Phone: (609) 525-9244
Rte. 639, North Cape May
27 acre botanical sanctuary. Over 250 species of plants.
Phone: (609) 861-0600
May Bird Observatory
At the north end of Lily Lake in Cape May Point
Listed as one of the top 10 birding spots in North America.
Coordinates birding information and activities.
May Bird Observatory's Center for Research & Education
600 Rt. 47 North, Goshen
Open year round, 10-5
26 acres, bird and butterfly observation, walks and workshops
Phone: (609) 861-0700
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Rt. 9, Cape May Court House
Open year round, 9 - 5
128 acre park and zoo. One of the best zoos you'll ever
Phone: (609) 465-5421
Cape May National Wildlife Refuge
24 Kimbles Beach Rd., Cape May Court House
Birding, nature study and environmental education.
Phone: (609) 463-1667
B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Great Creek Road, Oceanville, New Jersey
Where more than 43,000 acres of Southern New Jersey coastal
habitats are actively protected and managed for migratory
Phone: (609) 652-1474
Marine Mammal Stranding Center
3625 Brigantine Blvd., Brigantine, NJ 08203
A private non-profit organization based in Brigantine, New Jersey. Since the Centerís founding in 1978, staff and volunteers have responded to over 3000 calls for stranded whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles that washed ashore on New Jersey beaches. These animals range from a 5 lb. Kempís Ridley Sea Turtle to a 25-ton Humpback Whale (both of which are endangered species).
Phone: (609) 266-0538
Nature Center of Cape May
1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May
New Jersey Audubon facility specializing in programs for
children and families.
Demonstration gardens and exhibits, year-round children's
Phone: (609) 898-8848
Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary
Between 111th & 117th Sts., and between Second & Third Aves., Stone Harbor
The Nature Conservatory
Eldora, Cape May
Field trips throughout the year that highlight the areas
Phone: (609) 861-0600
Just over 96th St. Bridge on Stone Harbor Blvd.
Special events, workshops and classes centered on the
wonders of the coastal wetlands.
Phone: (609) 368-1211
A useful link:
New Jersey Fish and Wildlife - website: www.njfishandwildlife.com
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