Abbott's Mill Nature Center

Spanning 313 acres, this site is home to hiking trails, a 19th-century gristmill, a pond, and meadows. The visitor center has live fish, frogs, turtles, snakes, a touch tank, and taxidermy displays of waterfowl and small mammals. Study how rain impacts soil and plants in the display garden, or schedule a private tour of the mill for a history lesson and to see how farming shapes the land. Educational programs offer groups hands-on opportunities to explore nature and to develop their interpretive skills – make trail discoveries on a guided hike, seine ponds, learn basic bird watching skills, and more.
Contact Info
Address: 15411 Abbotts Pond Rd., Milford, DE 19963. Sussex County. Tel: 302-422-0847. Email: Website: Hrs: Vary. Same Day Booking: Yes.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Cost: Free/Fee.  
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue