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DuPont Nature Center Educational Programs


Storybook Saturdays
11 a.m. - noon

Join nature center educators as we read stories about aquatic species and visitors to our Delaware Bay. Each story will be followed by an activity (most at a K-6 grade age level). This is a family friendly program and is a great way to spend a morning at the Bay! We will kick off our Storybook Saturdays on Earth Day (April 22). After that Storybook Saturdays will be held the second Saturday of each month. Salt Marsh Safari

Storybook Saturday Dates:

- April 22
- May 13
- June 10
- July 8
- August 12
- September 9


Family Fish-n-Fun Days

July 15   1 - 3 p.m.
July 23   10 a.m. - noon

Location: Slaughter Beach Pavilion (behind the fire house)
                 359 Bay Avenue
                 Milford, DE 19963

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 and casting.

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

To Register: Space is limited! Please pre-register by calling 302-422-1329 or email


Fishy Fashions
July 22            1 - 3 p.m.

Learn the parts of a fish and design your own through a Gyotaku fish printing activity.

To Register: Please pre-register by calling 302-422-1329 or email


Ebb and Flow: What Brings the Tide In
July 29           10 - 11 a.m.

Have you ever wondered why the tide flows in and out? Learn about the tide, how it cycles and why it's important to the Delaware Bay. (This is a presentation for adults)


Field 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 learn about the Delaware Bayshore region. Schedule your group by emailing 
Lynne Pusey or by calling 302-422-1329. Tours are free. 

"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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