Project Terrapin is Coming to Stockton University in Manahawkin Feb. 23

For Immediate Release

Contact:         Susan Allen
                        News and Media Relations
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
                        (609) 652-4790

Galloway, N.J. – Diamondback terrapin hatchlings from the Barnegat Bay estuary are given a head start by students at more than a dozen local schools through Project Terrapin, a volunteer, conservation and education initiative supporting the declining population of this species in New Jersey.

John Wnek, an adjunct instructor in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and research coordinator of Project Terrapin, will discuss local terrapin conservation efforts at Stockton University in Manahawkin on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. He will bring a few terrapins for participants to observe.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, includes light refreshments and will be held at 712 E. Bay Ave. in Manahawkin. Please RSVP by calling Stockton in Manahawkin at 609-626-3883.

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