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Richard Julian, Cape Henlopen State Park, (302) 645-6852; or Necia Beck, Delaware State Parks, (302) 739-9175,   

Spring Break Fun at Cape Henlopen

LEWES (March 28, 2013) – There will be fun and exciting programs during spring break at Cape Henlopen State Park. On Wednesday, April 3, programs begin with a Squid Dissection at 11 a.m. at the Seaside Nature Center. This hands-on program, that focuses on the mysterious squid, is recommended for children ages five and up accompanied by an adult. Program cost is $5 per person.

On Thursday, April 4, visitors ages five and older with an adult can meet at the Nature Center at 11 a.m., then head out to the beach to look for items that have washed up during winter storms. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. There is no charge for the program. 

The Spring Break programs finish up on Saturday, April 6, with an exploration of the desert-like environment of the sand dunes at 11 a.m. There is no charge for this program that is suited for ages seven and up with an adult, but visitors should wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. At 2 p.m. on all three days, Nature Center staff will demonstrate how the fish and sea creatures are fed. There is no charge for the feeding demonstration.

Finally, at 7 p.m., the public is invited to take a lantern tour of Battery 519 and learn how soldiers defended the coast during World War II. The program is intended for children ages 10 and up with an adult. The program fee is $5 per person, cash only, and pre-registration is required.

Pre-registration is available by calling 302-645-6852. The Seaside Nature Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. More information about this and other Delaware State Parks programs is available at

 Vol. 43, No. 119

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