Family-friendly, Free Nature Programs at The Cape May National Wildlife Refuge

Saturdays, July 15 and July 30 at 9 a.m.: Family Bird & Nature Walk
Stroll through this amazing natural area. Nature activities, coloring sheets and a scavenger hunt are also available for kids! These walks of approximately one mile in length and are fun for novice and experienced birders alike.

Wednesday, July 19 at 10 a.m.: Ecology of the Dunes and Beach
How did our barrier islands get here? What unique animals and plants live here? Get answers to these questions and many more in a family-friendly, multimedia and outdoor exploration of the barrier island ecosystems.

Thursday, July 20 at 12:30 p.m.: Plein Air Painting Workshop
Join us for an outdoor Plein Air Painting Workshop led by artist Janet McShain. We will supply materials for your use. Weather permitting, we will sketch and paint outdoors; otherwise we will work under the covered front porch of the Visitors’ Center. These workshops are suitable for beginners or experienced adult painters.

All programs start at the Visitors’ Center, located at 12001 Pacific Ave. (Ocean Drive), just west of Wildwood Crest. No pre-registration is required, but sunscreen, insect repellant and water are recommended. For more information or directions, email