STONE HARBOR – On April 19, The Wetlands Institute will be hosting its 4th Annual Turtle Fest from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This fun-packed day will kick-off with a pancake breakfast with scheduled seatings at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 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!
Two children’s authors will be here: Nancy Viau will present her book, Look What I Can Do!, celebrating baby animals overcoming challenges. Donna Zappala is returning with two books about Diamondback Terrapins: What Kind of Turtle Am I? and Izzy’s Crossing.
Reservations are recommended for breakfast seatings and can be submitted using the form at wetlandsinstitute.org/events/turtle-fest or by calling 609-368-1211. Gluten-free pancakes are available upon request.
The Wetlands Institute has hosted this event for the past 4 years in an effort to increase awareness for the human-related struggles the diamondback terrapin faces and to promote conservation of the species. To find out more about The Wetlands Institute’s terrapin conservation programs and how you can help please visit wetlandsinstitute.org.