The Virtual Wetlands Experience
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.
Learn more about the marsh and its inhabitants in our Interactive Salt Marsh Safari, get up close to our nesting Osprey, Marshal and Lily, with our Osprey Cam, join our Osprey Talk Facebook Group and read our Digital Storybook, and hang with the animals during our Aquarium Bytes and Creature Feature videos.
While on your virtual visit, be sure to download our Children’s Activity Packets to accompany your little (or big!) salt marsh learner’s adventure.
Visit our virtual Terrapin Station and learn all about our unique salt marsh turtle, the Diamondback Terrapin!
Aquarium Teaching and Watch Tank with mini Creature Features and Aquarium Feedings on video and updated regularly!
If you want to complement at-home science learning or are looking for a great gift, we have a limited number of Adventure Chests available for the science lover in your life. Each chest includes at least 15 age-appropriate activities, games, experiments, videos, and ideas for adventures; access to our secret virtual Bitmoji Adventure Space; and a special surprise from the Tidepool Shop!
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.
Teacher Information and student activities.
NEHST Activity Packs
In addition to our in-person lessons, each semester, we are also offering a NEHST Activity Pack for an at-home learning experience or to supplement in-person learning. Each NEHST Activity Pack is packed with everything you’ll need to explore each semester’s theme.
Galleries highlighting the photography of TWI staff and the public. Plus how to submit your own work!
Salt Marsh Explorers
Do you have a nature-bug at home? In our new FB group, we encourage kids to Observe nature, Explore its phenomena and Share their interpretations.