April 2nd Friday, April 12, 2024


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April 2nd Friday, April 12, 2024

Apr 12, 2024 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for our first 2nd Friday of the 2024 Season, April 12, 5 – 8:30 pm!

Great food from the Oyster Cracker Café including fried oysters, delicious, fresh, oysters on the half shell, local beers from Glasstown Brewing Co at AJ’s Pub, free, self guided tours of the Delaware Bay Museum, an interesting speaker and live music. Check out the Meerwald Mercantile while you are here. All proceeds go to support the Bayshore Center at Bivalve, home of AJ Meerwald and the Delaware Bay Museum.

Music provided by Randy E. Harry, Musician for the Arts in NJ.

6:30 our informative talk will begin. Speaker: Emmy Casper

Emmy Casper is a Wildlife Biologist with Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. She holds two degrees from Fordham University, a B.S. in Biology and Anthropology and an M.S. in Biology, during which she conducted her thesis on shorebird diet during spring migration in the urban estuaries of Jamaica Bay. A proud New Jersey resident, Emmy is passionate about protecting local wildlife and inspiring the next generation of conservationists.

The Delaware Bay is well-known for the spectacular concentration of horseshoe crabs and
migratory shorebirds that converge on the bayshore beaches each spring. However, little is
known about the activity of another Delaware Bay visitor, the eye-catching and charismatic
American oystercatcher. Biologist Emmy Casper will share stories from the field and discuss how on-the-ground
monitoring, trail cameras, and bird banding are all being used to learn more about the oystercatchers that call the Delaware Bay home.




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April 12
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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