Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Encompassing over 16,251 acres of land, the refuge is home all year round to dozens of mammals, including white-tailed deer, beavers, woodchucks, and foxes. In the fall, migratory birds fill up the refuge, and visitors can bird watch from the 30-foot observation towers. Groups can participate in nature walks along the refuge’s five trails or schedule a program to explore wetlands, habitats, and wildlife. Program activities can include using dip nets to capture and study freshwater and brackish water specimens, identifying insects and animals on the forest trail, or learning about the Atlantic Flyway and its migrant species.
 
Contact Info
Address: 2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna, DE 19977. Kent County. Tel: 302-653-6872. Email: tina_watson@fws.gov. Website: www.fws.gov. Hrs: Vary.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies.
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