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GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday A Global Day of Giving November 29 Why Give? To protect them Why Give? To inspire them Why Give? To save them The Wetlands Institute has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and...

A Special Thank You

As a Wetlands Institute Summer Docent, every Wednesday morning from May to September, Stuart Friedman, can be found leading the Avalon Dune and Beach walks at 48th Street and Dune Drive. During these walks, Stu is informative, passionate and committed to educating the...

Monarch Ambassadors: Helping to Answer the Questions

by by Sue Slotterback, Environmental Educator For several years the headlines have touted the Monarch population is in decline from a series of devastating events and practices. And that’s true for most of the Midwest; however, the news isn’t as dire here on the East...

Fascinating Fiddler Crabs

by Samantha Sorbello, Aquarist / Environmental Educator When you walk through the marsh, you have probably noticed small, round holes in the mud that are home to the fiddler crab. Three species of fiddler crabs, Uca pugilator, U. pugnax, and U. minax are found in...

Changing Times for Terrapins

by Brian Williamson, Research Scientist After many years of being legally harvested in New Jersey, we are very happy to announce that a bill has been passed to officially remove diamondback terrapins from the game species list. The bill was originally proposed in...

Marsh Musings – Winter 2016

Taking the Pulse of the Marsh Wetlands and coastal ecosystems are incredibly dynamic with change being a constant characteristic. Superimposed on their rhythmic changes are intensified pressures related to climate change, sea level rise, and intense human use. As the...

Protecting the Beaches for Birds: Shorebird Stewarding

by Allison Anholt, Research Scientist   Taylor Tedesco, Beach Steward Coastal birds such as piping plovers, American oystercatchers, terns, skimmers, and many migratory species of shorebirds use our local beaches in order to roost, forage, and raise young....

Can Dredge Materials be Beneficial to Marshes?

Can Dredge Materials be Beneficial to Marshes? by Lenore Tedesco, Executive Director Recently, there has been a lot of talk about opportunities to utilize dredge materials for environmental benefit, especially to help restore wetlands. Scientists at the Institute have...

Giving Back

When we first visited The Wetlands Institute many years ago with our two small children, we knew it was a treasure. The wildlife exhibits and programs were both interesting and entertaining….there was a lot to learn. Move the clock forward and what we see today is...

Employment Opportunity – Outreach Coordinator

The Wetlands Institute is currently has an employment opportunity for the full-time position of Outreach Coordinator.  Applicant must be enthusiastic and have strong personal feelings about conserving and protecting the environment, ecological research, and...

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