Drop-in Programs at our Locations

No need to register for these free and low-cost nature programs and activities - just stop on by and discover nature with us!

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Saturdays, noon - 12:30pm

FREE*Lunch With Live Animals* Join us as we feed our animals. Learn fun facts like what they eat and how they eat it. No pre-registration required. Just show up!

Cost: Free
Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801

01/01/2018 - 02/28/2019
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Water Activities, Free, Visitation
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Saturdays & Sundays: 1:00 - 1:45 pm

Take a stroll with binoculars and one of our Teacher/Naturalists to look for animals in the refuge and see our live animal collection. Saturdays - Sundays 1pm-1:45pm Free! No pre-registration required. Just show up!

Cost: Free
Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801

01/01/2018 - 02/28/2019
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Water Activities, Free, Visitation
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Saturdays and Sundays: 2 - 2:45 pm

FREE*Netting in the Marsh * No pre-registration required * Explore the marsh using nets and more! See how many animals and insects you can catch and identify.

Cost: Free
Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801

01/01/2018 - 02/28/2019
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Water, Free, Visitation
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Wednesdays, April - November, 8 - 11 am

Meet our Ornithologist and help him catch, band and measure wild birds. See who's flyin'! Wednesdays at Bucktoe Creek Preserve April - November.

Members: Free, Others: Trail Entry Fee
04/04/2018 - 11/30/2018
at: Bucktoe Creek Preserve
age: Family
Birding, Free, Visitation
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Wednesdays 11am - 6pm, and Saturdays 9am - 2pm, May 10 - Oct 28

Each Wednesday and Saturday, the Farm Market at Coverdale Farm Preserve hosts a variety of activities for you! Stroll our fields, meet our animals, shop local produce and goods, read farm storybooks, discover with our free (after entry fee) programs and events including farm chores, enjoy food trucks on Wednesdays. Learn more about our farm animals and available produce and products!
All About our Farm Market

Members: Free, Others: $3 for children 2 and up, $5 for adults.
No pre-registration required. Just show up!
05/10/2018 - 10/28/2018
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family
Farming/Gardening, Animals, FREE, Visitation
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Mondays, Aug - November, 8 - 11 am

Meet our Ornithologist and help him catch, band and measure wild birds. See who's flyin'! Mondays at Ashland August - November.

Members: Free, Others: Trail Entry Fee
08/01/2018 - 11/30/2018
at: Ashland
age: Family
Birding, Free, Visitation
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Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm; Sundays 12 noon - 4 pm (April - November)
FREE guided nature walks: 10am & 2pm on Saturday, 2pm on Sunday


A Naturalist will be on duty each weekend beginning August through October. Discover what's hopping, flying, and crawling at the Ashland Nature Center; hike our 4-miles of trails; try Geocaching; or pack a picnic and enjoy the view on Hawk Watch Hill.

Members: Free, Others: Trail Entry Fee
08/01/2018 - 10/31/2018
at: Ashland
age: Family
Free, Visitation, Hiking, Botany, Birding, Animals
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Saturdays at 10am and 2pm; Sundays at 2pm, Aug - Oct

Join the Weekend Naturalist for a family nature excursion to look at natural highlights of the week.

Members: Free, Others: Entry Trail Fees
Meets at Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin DE

No pre-registration required, just show up!
08/04/2018 - 10/28/2018
at: Ashland
age: All Ages
Free, Visitation
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Every 3rd Saturday of the month from Aug through November, 2 - 3:30 pm.

NOTE: June's Running of the Mill tour will be held on Saturday, June 30 not June 16.

Free for Members! Take a guided tour of historic Abbott's Mill. Learn about the unique history of the mill, dating back to 1795. Experience the rush of the water through the turbine and feel the rumble of the mill stones. Every third Saturday of the month: May through November. Led by Stephen Childers

Members: Free, Others: $5 adults, $3 children
Meeting Location: Abbott's Mill Nature Center: 15411 Abbott's Pond Road Milford, DE 19963 No pre-registration required, just show up!

08/18/2018 - 11/17/2018
at: Abbotts Mill
age: Adult, Teen, Family
Conservation, Free, Visitation
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Daily, 9 am - 4 pm, September 1 - Nov 30

Visit the 10th annual Ashland Hawk Watch to scan the skies for migratory hawks, eagles, falcons, and many other birds. Better yet, join our volunteer team to help record data and look for birds on the move! Led by our Hawk Watch Coordinator and Hawk Watch Volunteers

Members; FREE, Others: $5 Adult, $3 Child
Meets at Ashland Nature Center, Hawk Watch Hill 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (302) 239-2334

No Pre-Registration required. Just show up!
09/01/2018 - 11/30/2018
at: Ashland
age: Teen, Adult, Family
Birding, Free, Visitation, Citizen Science
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Sundays, 8 - 10 am (Sept - Oct)

Take a guided walk around the Bucktoe Creek Preserve to enjoy the diverse birdlife of this private 300-acre nature preserve near Kennett Square, PA. This program is sponsored by a private donor. Led by Bucktoe Creek Preserve Birding Team

Meets at Bucktoe Creek Preserve 432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311

No pre-registration required, just show up!
09/02/2018 - 10/28/2018
at: Bucktoe Creek Preserve
age: Adult
Visitation, Free, Birding
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Tuesdays, Sept 4 - Oct 30 8-10am

Join us Tuedays on a walk around the Middle Run property for a look at the birds through the season. Search for birds in old growth forest, meadows, and thickets during spring migration. Led by the Middle Run Birding Team

Members: Free, Others: Entry Trail Fee
Meets at Ashland Nature Center

No pre-registration required, just show up!
09/04/2018 - 10/30/2018
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Visitation, Free, Birding
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Thursdays, 8 - 11 am (Sept - Oct)

Free! Look for a variety of birds at the 350-acre nature preserve and farm, managed for biodiversity and cutting edge ecological land management. Registration not required. Just show up. Led by Joe Sebastiani

Meets at Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road, Greenville DE 19807

No pre-registration required, just show up!
09/06/2018 - 10/25/2018
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Adult
Visitation, Birding, Free
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