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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.

* 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.