SCIENCE SATURDAYS: PROJECT TERRAPIN with JOHN WNEK, Ph.D

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Date: Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ages: All Ages

Fee: $5/ person

Fee with Member Discount: FREE

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Join us today for twice the Fun with Turtles – Please note there are two parts to this particular lecture:
“What we can do to help conserve diamondback terrapins at Barnegat Bay despite environmental changes”. This program will examine the habitat requirements of diamondback terrapins especially marsh systems and shoreline areas. We will discuss strategies to protect shoreline and to improve nesting areas for terrapins. This program will offer solutions and ways for people to get involved! We will have a family program earlier which will feature hands-on lessons and live turtles!

FAMILY PORTION (Turtle Meet & Greet):

Turtles and Terrapins at Barnegat Bay- ALL AGES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!

10:00 – 11:00am
Meet and greet turtles and terrapins who call our waters and marsh land home. Participate in a turtle egg to adult survival activity.

Lecture Discussion:

Diamondback Terrapins at Barnegat Bay: 13 years of lessons learned and how you can get involved!

11:00am – 12:30pm
Learn about research initiatives with diamondback terrapins at Barnegat Bay and conservation programs throughout the area. You will be introduced to live terrapins as we discuss our new terrapin sighting project.

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