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Welcome to The Virtual Wetlands Experience, an online gateway to The Wetlands Institute. Here you’ll find resources for parents, students, and educators; virtual Institute tours and animal encounters; community connections; and much more. 

The Virtual Wetlands Experience is generously supported by

Virtual Visits

Kids Activity Packets

While on your virtual visits, be sure to take our Salt Marsh Safari Explorers Activity Pack with you to accompany your adventure.

Salt Marsh Safari

Take virtual tours to learn more about the salt marsh and its many inhabitants, including our resident Osprey Marshal and Lily.

Terrapin Tales

Visit our virtual Terrapin Station and learn all about our unique salt marsh turtle, the Diamondback Terrapin.

Aquarium Bytes

Stop by the virtual Aquarium Teaching and Watch Tank or watch mini Creature Feature and Aquarium Feeding videos.

Educator Activities

Educator Resources

Teacher portal for both professional and parent educators that provides resources, lesson plans, and activities related to our Environmental Education Field Trips and Traveling Environmental Education Programs.

Green Eggs and Sand

This educator workshop, scheduled for June 3-4 2023, focuses on understanding the interaction between horseshoe crabs, shorebirds, and humans along the Delaware Bay.

Participants take home the entire Green Eggs and Sand curriculum package that is correlated to the national-learning standards in science, social studies, math, and language arts.

Community Showcase

Wetlands Connection

Galleries highlighting the photography of The Wetlands Institute staff and the public. Plus how to submit your own work!