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Delaware Aquatic Resources Education Center


Attention Hunters, Anglers, and Outdoor Enthusiasts

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The Aquatic Resources Education (ARE) Center is operated by the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife, with a focus on wetlands, fishing, horseshoe crabs and other aquatic education themes. Located in the scenic Woodland Beach Wildlife Area, the facility features several ponds, a 940-foot tidal salt marsh boardwalk and various other natural areas, offering a prime venue for exploring the Delaware Bay coastal ecosystem and the abundant wildlife it supports.



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Salt marsh ecology field trip programs for Delaware Schools at the 5th grade level 

Take a Kid Fishing
Programs and events to promote youth and family fishing opportunities 




 ARE Center & Mallard Lodge Facilities Use
Facilities reservation and use information

Wetland Activities for DE Educators (WADE)
Hands-on learning kits and other wetland education resources 

Horseshoe Crab Education
Field trip opportunities and other HSC education resources 


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