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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 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.

* Due to COVID-19, horseshoe crab spawning surveys on the Delaware Bay have been canceled for the 2020 season.

+ Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival has been canceled.

Please note: 2020 in-person events for adoptions are subject to modification due to COVID-19 precautions. 

All adoptions are symbolic