Funding support: Private, NGO
Number of staff: 12
Number of visitors per year: 40,000
Overall aims of the centre
Studying, preserving, and protecting wetlands and coastal ecosystems
Description of the centre
24 acres surrounded by thousands of acres of tidal salt marsh, between a barrier island and the mainland. Marsh is primarily covered in cordgrass (spartina alterniflora and spartina patens). Animals include numerous shorebirds, waterfowl, egrets, herons, osprey, diamondback terrapins, horseshoe crabs.
Exhibits includes Secrets of the Salt Marsh aquarium, Terrapin Station, observation tower, and salt marsh trail.
Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Using audio-visual tools; Developing nature trails
Managing / creating habitat; Running a visitor centre
Working with disabled people; Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers
Education and communication
Early years education; Delivering adult education; Working with primary schools; Working with secondary schools; Developing resources / materials
Auditing / assessing effectiveness; PR and marketing; Running effective administration; Fund-raising.
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