Listen up! This Martin Luther King day something awesome is about to happen. Are you ready? Adventure Aquarium and Wetlands Institute are coming together to help educate about protecting the local Northern Diamondback Terrapin. This is great news right?
The boys and I just went and saw the newest exhibit, Turtles: Journey of Survival at Adventure Aquarium. It was a blast. Nolan, my youngest boy, is a big fan of the turtle so this was right up his alley. You can see his video here about the first time we went to the aquarium.
The Diamondback Terrapin, a local turtle species that continues to be adversely affected by a variety of human activities is being threatened. In fact, on Martin Luther King Day (Monday, January 21, 2013), Adventure Aquarium wants to change that. They will proudly host representatives from the Wetlands Institute of Stone Harbor, NJ, who, in cooperation with the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, have been championing a local Diamondback Terrapin Conservation Project since 1989. (Go Wetlands!)
Visit Adventure Aquarium on MLK Day and get to have an even bigger taste of fun than we had today.
– See and speak with Adventure Aquarium biologists about Diamondback Terrapins.
– Interact with representatives from the Wetlands Institute to learn more about special efforts put forth to protect this magnificent animal.
– Get hands-on with Wetlands field equipment and learn more about research and conservation methods in the field.
-Learn more about how YOU can help protect turtles in the wild!
You can even donate to the Wetlands Institute and its Diamondback Terrapin Conservation efforts by purchasing items such as donation cards, pins, bracelets and magnets, all of which will be available for sale at Adventure Aquarium on MLK day and throughout the Turtles: Journey of Survival exhibit.
For more info on Adventure Aquarium’s newest exhibit, Turtles: Journey of Survival and how you can support the Wetland Institute during your next visit to Adventure Aquarium visit, go to www.AdventureAquarium.com. To learn more about the Wetlands Institute and its Diamondback Terrapin Conservation Project, visit www.wetlandsinstitute.org.
In the mean time look at some of the awesome things that we saw today!
Disclosure: We were given a complementary passes into the aquarium to scope out the fun! All views and opinions are our own!