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As a part of our mission, the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve is committed to promoting informed decision making through the Delaware Coastal Training Program. This program addresses critical coastal resource management issues in Delaware by providing current scientific information, access to technologies and skill-building opportunities to Delawareans responsible for making decisions about the state’s coastal resources. 

The Coastal Training Program’s activities range from technical assistance, seminars, hands-on skill training, and participatory workshops to lectures and technology demonstrations. Through these programs, coastal resource decision makers also have opportunities to share experiences, network in a multidisciplinary setting, and participate in field activities. Past trainings and workshops have covered subjects such as climate change and community resiliency, wetlands restoration, meeting and process skills, and science communication techniques. 

For more information, please contact Kelly Valencik, the Coastal Training Program Coordinator at or (302) 739-6377. 

Technical Assistance Projects                                                                                    


Resilient Community Partnership



Upcoming Trainings, Workshops, and Courses                                                    


Below is a list of courses currently offered through the Delaware Coastal Training Program by issue category. For more information about training and corresponding registration information, please select the course title from the list.



Leadership and Process Skills






Land-Water-Community Connections Enewsletters                                        


The Land-Water-Community Connections enewsletter from the Delaware Coastal Training Program (CTP) features resources that are available for Delaware's community leaders and natural resource managers to help us plan smarter for safer and more sustainable communities!  This roundup of resources includes highlights of upcoming trainings, tools, technical assistance programs, and funding sources from the CTP as well as other local practitioners and technical experts. This enewsletter will be distributed quarterly - please be in touch if you have updates to share or are looking for additional information!



Current E-newsletter


This editon features: Creating a Flood-Ready Community Training, How to Consider Climate Change in Coastal Conservation Self-Guided Training, New Report on Delaware Tourism and Business Resiliency from Delaware Sea Grant, currently-available funding opportunities and more!  







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