Connecticut Audbon Society

Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center 6th Annual Benefit

Join us to celebrate! 

Experience a night celebrating the Diamondback Terrapin Turtle and our center’s mission. Thanks to last year’s support, we were able to:

  • Reach 5,513 people in programs – we taught in 167 community programs and 114 school classes
  • Offer free webinars, including our 100th webinar: 100 birds in 100 minutes!
  • Engage people through our virtual lecture series which reached individuals from Hawaii, Maryland, and Canada
  • Offer new classes: Combo field and zoom program, Grasses Class, River Ecology Course, Vacation days program
  • Complete many building renovations and sanctuary enhancements!

We hope that you will join us again this year to help expand our education, research, and advocacy efforts.

Cocktails, Hors d’œuvres, Live & Silent Auctions

Friday, September 16th, 2022

5:30 – 8:00PM

The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

100 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT


The Diamondback Terrapin can be found along the coastal waters and salt marshes of North America. This includes the tidal estuaries around the Connecticut River! Diamondback Terrapin turtles are unique because they are the only turtle in North America that inhabits brackish waters. Salt glands near their eyes allow them to excrete excess salt they may consume through their diet.



Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center!

This support has allowed us to expand our reach and educate many more people on the importance of conserving land, waters, and native species.

Please visit them and thank them for supporting our community.

If your company is interested in sponsoring the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center, please contact Erin Schaaf at to learn more.




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