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Our winter lecture series consists of weekly daytime (Lunch and Learn) or monthly evening (Covered Dish Dinner) presentations occurring onsite at The Wetlands Institute.  Throughout the series, guest presenters from around the state share presentations and/or programs on a variety of scientific and cultural topics.

Lunch and Learn – Weekly

Join us for a weekly exploration of topics important to our coastal and wetland ecosystems. Bring your lunch and The Wetlands Institute will provide coffee and dessert. Each week we will feature a different speaker and topic of discussion! Please check back for complete presenter details.

When:  Fridays at 11:45am from January 12 – March 23, 2018.
Admission: $3 for members and $5 non-members

Please Note:  There are NO Lunch and Learn presentations on January 26, February 23, and March 30 due to Covered Dish Dinner events.

Schedule and program descriptions coming soon!

Covered Dish Dinners – Monthly

Nothing could be better than an evening filled with meeting new people, eating great food and engaging in scientific discussion! Join us the last Friday of each month, January – March, as we bring in guest speakers from around the region to share their knowledge of important issues in the field of environmental science and biology. In the spirit of covered dish dinners, please bring an appetizer, entrée, salad or dessert to share with at least eight people. Please check back for complete presenter details.

When:  Friday Evenings January 26, February 23, and March 30, 2018 at 6:00pm – RSVP requested.
Admission: A covered dish plus $7 for members and $12 for non-members

Friday, January 27, 2017  Seven Mile Island’s Silent Parade

Presented by: Allison Anholt, Research Scientist, The Wetlands Institute

An impressive migration of waterbirds occurs every fall along Seven Mile Island and is documented by the Cape May Bird Observatory’s Avalon Seawatch. We will discuss the numbers of waterbirds passing Seven Mile Island, which in some years exceeds one million, the types of birds that make up this tremendous movement, and how to identify them for yourselves from land.

Schedule and program descriptions coming soon!