Dupont Environmental Education Center

Located at the edge of a 212-acre wildlife refuge, a footpath allows visitors to explore tidal marshes and see beavers, dragonflies, turtles, wild rice, and other plants and wildlife. Field trips allow groups to learn about the ecosystem and its inhabitants while collecting data. Explore birds, insects, and how water interacts with the land. Study fish and their anatomy to understand how they adapt to their habitat, and use tools to test water quality parameters. Learn about the area’s history, and how early human activity impacted the wetlands. Groups can even go on a canoeing adventure down the Christina River! 
 
Contact Info
Address: 1400 Delmarva Ln., Wilmington, DE 19801. New Castle County. Tel: 302-656-1490. Email: john@delawarenaturesociety.org. Website: www.delnature.org/deec. Hrs: Vary by season.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-8th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Free/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