Nature Family Fun Day is Feb. 17 in Ocean City

What: A day of environmental education, fun, and games

When: Saturday, Feb. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Ocean City High School’s Cafeteria, 501 Atlantic Ave

The Nature and the Environment Family Fun Day is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17 in the Ocean City High School cafeteria. This year’s fifth annual event will include a wide range of nature and environmentally-focused hands-on, interactive, fun, and educational experiences for both children and adults. 

The free event is sponsored by Ocean City’s Environmental Commission and held in partnership with the Ocean City Free Public Library, the Cape May County Park & Zoo, the Wetlands Institute and Rutgers University Agricultural Extension.  

The tentative lineup of participants includes: 

  • Hands-on activities 
  • Small zoo animal interaction 
  • Marine life interaction 
  • Recycling arts and crafts 
  • Nature and environmental take-aways 
  • Demonstrations, exhibits, experts and take-aways for the whole family 
  • Bringing back the original Jersey tomato – lecture & seed giveaway (Rutgers Univ.) 
  • Environmentally friendly shellfish replenishing – demonstration (ACT Engineers) 
  • Protecting the watershed and cleaning up the bay – demonstration (AmeriCorps) 
  • Trash decomposition and the environment (Ocean City Environmental Commission) 
  • The ins and outs of recycling (Cape May Municipal Utilities Authority) 
  • How to compost (Ocean City Environmental Commission) 
  • Native plants exhibit (Ocean City Environmental Commission) 
  • Energy efficiency (South Jersey Gas) 
  • Energy efficiency (AC Electric) 
  • Water efficiency (New Jersey American Water) 
  • Solid waste and wastewater management (Cape May Municipal Utilities Authority) 
  • Electric-vehicle charging