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Wetlands Celebration

Unearth the Wonderful World of Wetlands!
Join us for the first annual Wetlands Celebration Day,
where there will be something for the whole family:

  • Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Trap Pond State Park located in Laurel, DE (Directions)

  • Free boat tours, guided wetland walks, food vendors, art, history and science exhibitors with hands-on activities, giveaways and more!

  • Music by Tony Windsor, "Crabmeat" Jerry Thompson, and Free Range

  • First 150 vehicles to mention "Wetlands Celebration Day" at gate will receive free admission into Trap Pond State Park.

  • Discounted weekend camping at Trap Pond State Park

To register for the "Get in Gear" Family Bike Rally please visit:

Would you like to have an educational exhibit at this event? Exhibitor registration is free. Register today!

Exhibitors & Activities Include:
~ Aquatic Resources Education Center with live horseshoe crabs and fishing activity
~ 3 Palms Zoo & Education Center with live animals native to Delaware
~ Ward Museum with activity on decoys
~ DNREC Wetland Monitoring & Assessment Program with hands-on activities measuring wetland health
~ Salisbury Zoo with live animals
~ Delaware Wild Lands with exhibit about bald cypress swamps
~ Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve with an activity about macro-invertebrates
~ DE Division of Public Health promoting healthy activities and giveaways
~ Nanticoke Watershed Alliance with Nanticoke creekwaters water quality monitoring equipment, freshwater mussel shells, and activity on riparian buffer
~ Trap Pond State Park presenting their Science at Your Door Programs: Power of Water, Watershed & Nonpoint Source Model, or Waters of the Chesapeake
~ The Archaeological Society of Delaware (ASD) exhibiting information about Native Americans use of wetland resources on the Delmarva Peninsula

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