The Wetlands Institute Hosts 6th Annual Turtle Fest

STONE HARBOR – On Saturday, March 26, The Wetlands Institute will host its 6th Annual Turtle Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This fun-packed day will kick off with a pancake breakfast with scheduled seatings at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (reservations recommended).

Children can enjoy a different twist on the traditional egg hunt with a terrapin-themed egg hunt. They can also create arts and crafts, help a naturalist search for turtle hatchlings along the Salt Marsh Trail, and stop by the aquarium to watch the animals have breakfast, too!

Reservations are recommended for breakfast seatings and can be submitted using the form at, or by calling (609) 368-1211. Gluten-free pancakes are available upon request.

The Wetlands Institute has hosted this event for the past six years in an effort to increase awareness for the human-related struggles the diamondback terrapin faces and promote conservation of the species. To find out more about The Wetlands Institute’s terrapin conservation programs and how you can help, please visit