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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. 

Virtual Visits

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.

Aquarium Bytes

Aquarium Teaching and Watch Tank with mini Creature Features and Aquarium Feedings on video and updated regularly!

Adventure Chests

This summer we are offering a once weekly Summer Nature Program Adventure Chest. 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!

Educator Activities

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.

Educator Resources

Teacher Information and student activities.

Community Showcase

Wetlands Connection

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.