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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 and Registration

Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve

Discover the Delaware Bay with us!

The Reserve offers free public programs throughout the year.

Registration is required for all programs. To register, contact the Reserve at 302-739-6377.

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

Save the Date!

September 19-26, 2020
National Estuaries Week

October 16, 2021
Blackbird Creek Fall Festival

Monday, November 30, 2020 - Bingo on the Boardwalk: Estuaries Edition!

Join-in online to play “Bingo on the Boardwalk: Estuaries Edition.”

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Time: 2:00 pm

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - Art in the Estuary: Holly-Day Art

Join DNERR virtually as they host an arts and crafts corner.

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Time: 4:00 pm

Saturday, December 12, 2020 - Winter Workshop: Tree Identification

Join DNERR as we lead a two-hour tree identifying workshop at the Blackbird Creek Reserve.

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Time: 10:00 am
Place: Blackbird Creek Reserve

Sunday, December 20, 2020 - The Future Scientist Sector: Ice and Snow

Join the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve as they host a mini-lesson on what happens to water in the cold.

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Time: 1:00 pm

Join the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve for a monthly environmental book discussion.

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Time: 9:00 am