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DuPont Nature Center Events

 

Earth Day at the Bay!
Saturday, April 22, 2017

11 a.m. - noon: Storybook Saturday Kickoff!
Join us as we kick off our Storybook Saturdays with a special Earth Day storybook and activity on the importance of food webs. We'll be reading "Octopus Escapes Again!" by Laurie Ellen Angus. This family-friendly activity is open to visitors of all ages. While we will happily accept walk in visitors, we do ask that you let us know if you're planning on coming so we can better prepare materials ahead of time. To register for this activity, please call 302-422-1329 or email Rebecca.vermeesch@state.de.us.

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Nature Cam Launch
Come check out our nature cam and see who's visiting the Mispillion Harbor! Located on our back beach, across the harbor, this 360 degree high definition camera allows us to zoom in on our Delaware Bay visitors. We'll have staff and volunteers on hand to assist with identifying what we see!


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8th Annual Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival!Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival
Saturday, May 20, 2017      10 a.m. - 3 p.m.    

 
Event description: This annual event brings together children, families, community members and nature center visitors in celebration of the Mispillion Harbor and it's importance as a habitat for horseshoe crabs and migratory shorebirds. Children may participate in environmental eco-stations, birders can view this migratory phenomenon from the deck, and visitors can check out the wildlife and displays in the nature center! There's fun to be had by all!


 Volunteers:

 Volunteers will be needed to assist nature center staff with event set up/tear down and educational activities.

 Age requirement: While this event is open to visitors of all ages, volunteers under the age of 18 must provide a parental 
 consent form
. Volunteers under the age of 15 must also be accompanied by an adult.

 Contact: To learn more or to volunteer, please email Lynne Pusey or call 302-422-1329.  

 

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"We had such an amazing time seeing the horseshoe crabs that I want to come back next spring! - Ithaca, NY
 

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