Seaside Nature Center

Take your group to the Seaside Nature Center to learn about the different habitats and creatures that exist within the scenic Cape Henlopen State Park. The Center contains five 1,000-gallon tanks with local fish, a touch tank with marine invertebrates, and exhibits about different aquatic habitats. From April through August watch a local pair of ospreys hatch and raise their young on the Live Osprey Cam. The Center can help you plan an environmental nature program including guided nature walks and birding trips, where groups listen for animal calls, look for footprints, and search for other signs of animals.
 
Contact Info 
Address: Cape Henlopen State Park, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr., Lewes 19958. Sussex County. Tel: 302-645-6852. Email: richard.julian@state.de.us. Website: www.destateparks.com. Hours: Vary by season.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-12. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Cost: Fee/Free. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: 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