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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...

What Inspired Me

by Amy Swanson, Supporter I grew up in a small blue-collar town outside Philadelphia. Most families had both parents working to make ends meet, and some lived in poverty. If college was a goal, then a scholarship was needed. I had a passion for science that started...

The Natural World Is Important to Me

by Evelyn Rider, Herbert Mills Legacy Society Member Having been a member of the Wetlands Institute for nearly 20 years, I decided to include The Wetlands Institute in my estate planning. The natural world of the shore is both enjoyable and important to me. As a young...

50 Years of The Wetlands Institute

by Anne Galli For 50 years the Wetlands Institute has been moving forward founder Herb Mill’s vision for a coastal research, conservation and education facility supported by a community convinced that coastal wetlands are of paramount importance. Step by step,...

My Connections to The Jersey Shore

by Will Wermuth, Trustee Like many people from Philadelphia, the Jersey Shore was the ultimate summer playground as a child. At a young age, my mother taught me how to build sandcastles, jump waves and appreciate family time together. My wife and I are now passing...

From Our Board Chair

by Deborah A. Hays, Chair of the Board of Trustees I have had a special relationship with The Wetlands Institute for decades, both visitor and volunteer. Every time I step onto the Institute’s grounds I am amazed by the bustling activity. Whether it is butterflies and...