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Adopt a Terrapin

How will your donation be used?

Your gift will be used to fund research and Diamondback Terrapin conservation activities at The Wetlands Institute, including supplies and travel for road patrols and population surveys; hatching, head-starting, and releasing baby terrapins; rehabilitating injured terrapins; and educational programs.

Adopt a Horseshoe Crab

How will your donation be used?

Your donation will be used to fund horseshoe crab conservation activities at The Wetlands Institute, such as spawning surveys, reTURN the Favor program activities, aquaculture maintenance, and outreach and conservation initiatives and materials.

Adopt an American Oystercatcher

How will your donation be used?

Your donation will be used to fund research and conservation activities through our Coastal Birds Program at The Wetlands Institute, such as American Oystercatcher bands and equipment, field research, and outreach and conservation initiatives and materials.

Adopt

a Terrapin
  • $25 Adopt an Egg:  A digital adoption certificate, a digital picture of a terrapin, our annual terrapin e-newsletter.

  • $50 Adopt a Hatchling*:  All of the above, plus the opportunity to help release a head starter at a special terrapin release event during the summer, a special adoption sticker, and recognition in our annual Terrapin e-newsletter for your contribution.

  • $150 Adopt a Headstarter*: All of the above, plus an “I Brake for Turtles” magnet and information about the background and activities of an individual tagged terrapin.

  • $500 Adopt a Terrapin Nest*: An adoption certificate, a picture of a terrapin, our annual terrapin newsletter, a special terrapin adoption sticker, an “I Brake for Turtles” magnet, recognition in our annual e-newsletter for your contribution, plus two terrapin t-shirts and a private terrapin release of 8-10 hatchling terrapins for your family.

  • $1,000 The DBT Field Experience*: Receive the ‘Adopt a Headstarter’ rewards above, including an invitation to attend a release event, plus the opportunity for you and a guest to join our biologists in the field for a day to work with diamondback terrapins or a family pass to a Wetlands Institute Festival. Field experiences may include population surveys, nest monitoring, tagging demonstrations or other opportunities depending on date arranged.

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Adopt

a Horseshoe Crab
  • $25 Adopt HSC Eggs: A digital adoption certificate, a digital picture of a horseshoe crab, and our annual HSC e-newsletter.
  • $50 Adopt a Juvenile HSC: All of the above, and a special adoption sticker and recognition in our annual e-newsletter.
  • $150 Adopt a HSC Adult: All of the above, plus a plush HSC, a pewter pin and an invitation to join a HSC survey.*
  • $500 Adopt a HSC Pair: All of the above, plus an educational beach walk or spawning survey for your group (limited to 12 participants) with our biologists during May-July, or two adult festival passes to our Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival.
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Adopt

an American Oystercatcher
  • $25 Adopt an AMOY Egg:  A digital Adoption certificate, a digital picture of an oystercatcher, and our annual AMOY e-newsletter.

  • $50 Adopt an AMOY Chick: All of the above, plus a special AMOY sticker and recognition in our annual AMOY e-newsletter for your contribution.

  • $150 Adopt a Banded AMOY: All of the above, plus a an AMOY car magnet and information about the background and annual activities of an individual banded oystercatcher.

  • $500 Adopt an AMOY Pair: All of the above, two t-shirts and two adult festival passes to our Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab or Fall Migration Festival to see American Oystercatchers in the field!

  • $1,000 The AMOY Field Experience: All of the above plus an up close and personal field experience for you and a guest with our biologists. Field experiences may include surveys of banded birds, banding demonstrations, or other opportunities depending on date arranged.

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Adopt-a-Terrapin

Adoption Levels
  • $25 Adopt an Egg:  A digital adoption certificate, a digital picture of a terrapin, and our annual terrapin e-newsletter.

  • $50 Adopt a Hatchling*:  All of the above, plus the opportunity to help release a head starter at a special terrapin release event during the summer, a special adoption sticker, and recognition in our annual Terrapin e-newsletter for your contribution.

  • $150 Adopt a Headstarter*: All of the above, plus an “I Brake for Turtles” magnet and information about the background and activities of an individual tagged terrapin.

  • $500 Adopt a Terrapin Nest*: An adoption certificate, a picture of a terrapin, our annual terrapin newsletter, a special terrapin adoption sticker, an “I Brake for Turtles” magnet, recognition in our annual e-newsletter for your contribution, plus two terrapin t-shirts and a private terrapin release of 8-10 hatchling terrapins for your family.

  • $1,000 The DBT Field Experience*: Receive the ‘Adopt a Headstarter’ rewards above, including an invitation to attend a release event, plus the opportunity for you and a guest to join our biologists in the field for a day to work with diamondback terrapins or a family pass to a Wetlands Institute Festival. Field experiences may include population surveys, nest monitoring, tagging demonstrations or other opportunities depending on date arranged.

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Adopt-a-Horseshoe Crab

Adoption Levels
  • $25 Adopt HSC Eggs:  A digital adoption certificate, a digital picture of a horseshoe crab, and our annual HSC e-newsletter.

  • $50 Adopt a Juvenile HSC: All of the above, and a special adoption sticker and recognition in our annual e-newsletter.

  • $150 Adopt a HSC Adult: All of the above, plus a plush HSC, a pewter pin and an invitation to join a HSC survey.*

  • $500 Adopt a HSC Pair: All of the above, plus an educational beach walk or spawning survey for your group (limited to 12 participants) with our biologists during May-July, or two adult festival passes to our Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival.

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Adopt-an-AMOY

Adoption Levels
  • $25 Adopt an AMOY Egg:  A digital Adoption certificate, a digital picture of an oystercatcher, and our annual AMOY e-newsletter.

  • $50 Adopt an AMOY Chick: All of the above, plus a special AMOY sticker and recognition in our annual AMOY e-newsletter for your contribution.

  • $150 Adopt a Banded AMOY: All of the above, plus a an AMOY car magnet and information about the background and annual activities of an individual banded oystercatcher.

  • $500 Adopt an AMOY Pair: All of the above, two t-shirts and two adult festival passes to our Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab or Fall Migration Festival to see American Oystercatchers in the field!

  • $1,000 Adopt an AMOY Flock: All of the above plus an up close and personal field experience for you and a guest with our biologists. Field experiences may include surveys of banded birds, banding demonstrations, or other opportunities depending on date arranged.

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* This level includes a release event. Two dates each year will be announced in Terrapin Times, a newsletter for terrapin adopters. RSVP is required to attend

* Restricted to May-June on preselected nights

All adoptions are symbolic.