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DuPont Nature Center Educational Programs

 

Salt Marsh SafariField Trip Opportunities for Schools
Field trip opportunities for schools and youth organizations are offered from April through September. Students participate in the estuary ecosystems program Life at the Edge. Pre-register your group by emailing Lynne Pusey or by calling 302-422-1329. This is a free program.

Structured Tours
Structured tours of the DuPont Nature Center also are offered from April through September. Visitors will acquire detailed information about the Delaware Bayshore region. Schedule your group by emailing Lynne Pusey or by calling 302-422-1329. Tours are free.

Fish-n-Fun!


Family Fish-n-Fun Days
Saturday, July 23   10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday, August 6   10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Family Fish-n-Fun Days are great opportunities for families to spend quality outdoor time together, with fun activities for all ages! Through hands-on fishing activities, participants will learn about saltwater fishing, fish anatomy, knot tying, casting, and will create a craft to take home! 

NOTE: Participants ages 16 through 65 must have a Delaware fishing license to participate. Fishing licenses can be purchased online here or at licensing agents statewide.

This is a free program.

REGISTRATION: Space is limited! To register, call 302-422-1329 or email Lynne Pusey.

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dip nettingDip Netting Adventures and Nature Walk
Wednesday, July 20    1:30 - 3 p.m.
 
Ages 5 and up    

Participants will get to try their hand at dip netting and will work in teams to identify different types of fish and aquatic creatures living in the Delaware Bay Estuary. During the nature walk participants may use binoculars to spot and identify wildlife as well as pick up trash to keep our wildlife safe. Participants will learn about the importance of the salt marsh ecosystem and how to identify different types of wildlife within our estuary and surrounding area. This program involves a nature walk along the Lighthouse Road marsh and dip netting along Lighthouse Road and at the Cedar Creek boat ramp.

This is a free program.

REGISTRATION: To register, call 302-422-1329 or email DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife program manager Lynne Pusey.

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Gyotaku fish printingFishy Fashions
Friday, July 29    1:30 - 3 p.m.
 
Participants will learn about the parts of a fish (scales, fins, tail, eyes, etc.) and will be able to spend some time exploring the nature center to view live fish. Use Gyotaku fish printing to create a "fish print" and label the parts of your fish! Fish printing materials will be provided for bandanas, but participants are also welcome to bring a t-shirt to do a fish print on as well.

This is a free program.

REGISTRATION: To register, call 302-422-1329 or email DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife program manager Lynne Pusey.   

 
"Friendly staff and great educational programs offered." - Camden, Del. 

"We love to come to the DuPont Nature Center. The center is wonderful for children." - Syracuse, N.Y.

  

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