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For Kids and Families



The Reserve offers a variety of fun and educational activities for children and adults on Reserve property and along the Delaware Bayshore. All activities are free. Most require pre-registration.

Family Canoeing

Information & Registration

Maggie Pletta
Education Coordinator
302.735.3412

Discover the Delaware Bay with us!

The Reserve offers free public programs throughout the year.

Registration is required for all programs. To register contact Maggie Pletta at 302.739.6377.

Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration.

Note: There will be no public programs during the winter of 2018/2019 at the St. Jones Reserve while the visitor center is partially closed for construction.

Save the Date!

September 21, 2019
National Estuaries Day

October 19, 2019
Blackbird Creek Fall Festival

Friday, June 21, 2019 - Seining the Delaware Bay Nursery

Join Reserve staff to seine the bay!

Time: 12:30 pm
Place: North Bowers Beach

Friday, June 28, 2019 - Canoe Trip on Blackbird Creek

Join Reserve staff for a canoe trip on the Blackbird Creek.

Time: 9:00 am
Place: Blackbird Creek Reserve

Join the Reserve and John Dickinson Plantation staff around the campfire!

Time: 7:00 pm
Place: John Dickinson Plantation

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - Journey Board Hike

Join the Reserve staff for a walk around Blackbird Creek.

Time: 10:00 am
Place: Blackbird Creek Reserve

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - Discovery Saturday – Science Garden

Join Reserve staff and see how our gardens help us study climate change.

Time: 10:00 am
Place: St. Jones Reserve



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