"Today on DNREC’s Porch"*
* The porch of the DNREC Building, located on the north end of the fairgrounds at the corner of Holloway Avenue and East Rider Road, will host a variety of daily changing events during the 2008 Delaware State Fair. "Today on DNREC's Porch" events are listed below by date and time.
Friday, July 18
5 – 8 p.m. Indian River Life-Saving Station See the turks head knot bracelet used in shipwreck rescues and learn about the horseshoe crab.
Saturday, July 19
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. The Division of Fish & Wildlife's DuPont Nature Center Learn about “green environment” with Professor Green, try environmental activities and see live critters.
Sunday, July 20
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Killens Pond State Park Kreepy Krawly Kritters from Killens are coming – beetles, worms, caterpillars and maybe a few surprises - plus “kritter krafts.”
Monday, July 21
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. White Clay Creek and Lums Pond State Parks “Please touch” fur, antlers, turtle shell and snake skin to get better acquainted with their animal owners.
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Cape Henlopen State Park Fort Miles interpreters in World War II uniforms will show artifacts; Fish & Wildlife's DuPont Nature Center will present live turtles and "Please touch" items.
5 – 8 p.m. Brandywine Creek State Park Locusts, pests … or aliens? Check out “Cicada Frenzy” to learn what these creatures really are and what they do.
Tuesday, July 22
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. First State Heritage Park at Dover Have old-fashioned fun with 18th century costumed interpreters playing games such as hoops, nine pins and colonial dances.
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Fort Delaware State Park Civil War-era costumed interpreters will play trap ball, graces and other period games with visiting youngsters.
5 – 8 p.m. Wilmington State Parks Get to know “Nature on the Go” – the mammals, insects, trees and water in these urban parks.
Wednesday, July 23
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Delaware Energy Office Learn about residential and commercial energy efficiency and conservation, plus funding and grant programs for upgrades. Look for solar cars, weather permitting.
Thursday, July 24
12:45 – 2 p.m. DNREC Awards with Governor Ruth Ann Minner Honorees include Young Environmentalists of the Year, 2008 Youth Fishing Tournament winners and Wetland Warriors award.
2:30 – 8 p.m. Delaware Energy Office Learn about residential and commercial energy efficiency and conservation, plus funding and grant programs for upgrades.
Friday, July 25
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. DNREC Emergency Response Team See the equipment used by the highly trained team that responds to oil spills and other hazardous materials incidents statewide.
4:30 p.m. – Dusk Quality Deer Management Learn more about QDM’s partnership with hunters, landowners and public agencies to promote good deer management.
Saturday, July 26
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Brandywine Zoo Zoo staff will open the “Suitcase for Survival” for a first hand look at poaching and illegal pet trade.
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Bellevue State Park Learn all about “Wiggly Worms and Composting” in an interactive display with live worms.