Adopt A Nest

  • The Adopt-a-Nest program allows you to adopt one of our terrapin nests and then release the babies into the bay when they hatch. This program is a great way for you and your family to receive a hands on experience and an in-depth understanding of the terrapins of Long Beach Island.

    ​Our hatchlings are expected to arrive anytime between Mid-August and September, but only Mother Nature really knows.

    *Due to COVID-19 our Adopt A Nest program will be a virtual release.

    Included in your downloadable 'Adopt A Nest' package is:

    • Adoption certificate for your nest
    • Information about the nesting and hatching process
    • Pictures of previous hatchlings
    • Information on the Terrapin Nesting Project
    • Email updates on the status of your nest


  • All sales are final.

The Terrapin Nesting Project

Sponsored by the Sierra Club and partnered with the Turtle Conservancy

Email us at:

Text Kathy at: 215-495-2431