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A Newcomer Comes Home

by Devin Griffiths, Marketing & Communications Specialist Perhaps you’ve seen them soaring over Seven Mile Island, foraging within the verdant salt marsh grasses, or bathing in the freshwater pools nestled in the Avalon high dunes – exotic white birds, wings...

The Marhsketeers Close Out Another World Series of Birding

by Devin Griffiths, Marketing & Communications Specialist Saturday, May 14, 3:00 AM. Hours before sunrise, and The Marshketeers are already on the hunt. After two years of socially distant birding, The Wetlands Institute’s team of obsessed birders is finally back...

Welcome to the Team – Summer 2022

Meet Meghan Kolk Meghan Kolk joined the Research and Conservation Department at The Wetlands Institute as the Conservation Scientist in early May. Prior to joining us, Meghan spent five years as a wildlife biologist with Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. For...

Reflections From a Seasonal Naturalist

by Steve Scheff, Seasonal Naturalist I am a lifelong educator, having been an elementary school teacher for 30 years. Upon my retirement, I decided to leap into another passion of mine… nature! Having always been interested in the natural world, coming of age during...

Marsh Musings – Spring 2022

The First Steps of Embracing TWI 2.0by Dr. Lenore Tedesco, Executive Director The dawn of 2022 brings with it a renewed sense that the worst of the uncertainty is behind us. It’s time to go beyond thinking about the next chapter for The Wetlands Institute and begin to...

A Legacy of Connection

by Joan Roberts Barminski What little kid wouldn’t be happy going hand-in-hand with Grammie to touch a slimy sea cucumber? Or to sit with Baga to see a show about a prehistoric creature, the horseshoe crab? Nancy Roberts knew her stuff, and forged a strong bond with...

Solid Air: The Invisible Threat to Birds

by Daniel Klem, TWI Honorary Board Member and author of Solid Air, Invisible Killer: Saving Billions of Birds from Windows Imagine an invisible barrier placed along a busy thoroughfare, indiscriminately killing millions each year. Old and young, healthy and frail, all...

And Now… for the Rest of the Story

by Brooke Knapick, Director of Educational Program Development So much of what makes outdoor and environmental education impactful, and real, relies on the interaction of participant, educator and outdoor experience, all working in concert to create a genuine human...

Marsh Musings – Winter 2021-2022

by Dr. Lenore Tedesco, Executive Director Fall is in full swing as I write this and the marshes are a vibrant golden color this morning. Later stage migrants are moving through and the wintering waterfowl and raptors are returning to the marsh. It’s a beautiful time,...