by Roberta Dean When reading The Wetlands newsletter this winter, I was drawn to the news about this year marking the 25th Anniversary of the Diamondback Terrapin Conservation Project. I immediately realized what that meant to me — I would be preparing for my 25th read more

by Samantha Sorbello Visitors to the aquarium will notice a new exhibit in The Secrets of the Salt Marsh – The Culture Corner. This exhibit invites guests to explore the microscopic world of plankton and learn more about the organisms that make up the base of mari read more

2016 was an extraordinary year for the reTURN the Favor program. Over 77,000 horseshoe crabs were rescued from bayshore beaches in New Jersey this season – surpassing the total from the first three years combined! Volunteers and staff from partner organizations pitched read more

by Tori Musumeci, CCRP Coordinator I was in the lab, crowded around the lab table with the rest of the 4th grade campers, interns and research staff and I did not feel good. Unfamiliar black spots where swirling in front of my eyes and I was losing my hearing, next thin read more

Coastal Conservation Research Program Our Coastal Conservation Research Program Interns spent 10 weeks this summer immersed in our projects, and creating their own projects. After acclimating to life in the saltmarsh, nights on bayshore beaches, and days on terrapin roa read more

Autumn 2016 by Dr. Lenore Tedesco As another summer comes to a close, it’s a great time to think about all the remarkable work our staff, volunteers, and interns have done and the impact it has had. As the summer season starts, our staffing ramps up with the addition of read more

by Kaitlin Gannon and Brooke Knapick In spring 2015, the Education Department announced plans to introduce a new water quality module to the Science Education at Sea (SEAS) and Environmental Education Field Trip programs. It was our desire to have students test and anal read more

The Wetlands Institute is excited to announce we are partnering with Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to participate in New Jersey’s chapter of Frogwatch USA. Frogwatch USA is a citizen science project which aims to collect data on amph read more

The Wetlands Institute served as a Beach Captain for Clean Ocean Action’s Spring Beach Sweep for 7-mile Island on April 30. Twenty-three people, including members of Stone Harbor’s Borough Council and Police Department, showed up to remove trash and debris from the beac read more

Wetlands are incredibly important and biologically diverse ecosystems. Many species of plants and animals spend their entire lives in wetlands. Many others find food in wetlands, use them as nesting or nursery grounds or stop in them to rest during migration. Wetlands h read more

What’s Happening?

What’s Happening?

There is always something exciting happening at The Wetlands Institute. Our Special Events Calendar lists the important details, so please take a look and join us for an adventure in exploration and discovery.
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Homeschool Programs

Homeschool Programs

Returning September 15, 2016 – Our monthly Homeschool Program on the third Thursday and the third Friday of every month whichever is most convenient for you! More information

Why Your Support Matters

Why Your Support Matters

We are proud to present this amazing four minute video of the wonders of the marsh and the crucial work being done by The Wetlands Institute. Watch now

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