H/Wetlands Weekend

Wetlands Weekend

Wetlands are everywhere and you might not even realize it! Wetlands are areaof land usually found near waterways that are covered or are very saturated with water seasonally or permanentlySwamps, estuaries, ponds, marshes, and bogs are just a few examples of the many types of environments that fall into this category. These areas vary greatly and so do the plants and animals that live there. Explore how important wetlands are and what we can do to keep them healthy during Wetlands Weekend.

The Wetlands Institute
Saturday, March 14

Traveling Turtles Live Show
11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

Meet a variety of turtles native to New Jersey and examine real turtle artifacts! Learn about turtle behaviors, life cycles, anatomy, and more from experts at The Wetlands Institute.

Zoo America
Sunday, March 15

12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Explore life in a wetland habitat with Zoo America! Learn about the importance of the wetlands and the fascinating animals that live there!

Hands-on Activities at Inquiry Island
presented by Da Vinci Science Center educators

Think globally. Act locally.

It’s important for wetland animals to have a place to live, but how do wetlands help humans? Learn how these environments are beneficial to us through a hands-on activity facilitated by professional Da Vinci Science Center educators using an Enviroscape!


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