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

Rebecca Vermeesch
Asst. Education Coordinator

Discover the Delaware Bay with us!

Free public programs for the Spring.

Registration is required for all programs. To register contact Rebecca Vermeesch at 302.739.6377.

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

Save the Date!

September 22, 2018
National Estuaries Day Celebration

October 20, 2018
Blackbird Creek Fall Festival

Friday, May 11, 2018 - Flip for Horseshoe Crabs!

Join Reserve staff and the Delaware Humanities in a great partnership that combines both science and the humanities!

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: St. Jones Reserve

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Discovery Saturday at the Reserve

Get into the horseshoe crab season by getting your feet wet!

Time: 9:00 am
Place: North Bowers Beach

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Campfire at Blackbird Creek

Join the Reserve staff around a campfire at the Blackbird Creek Reserve to learn about horseshoe crabs and their relationship with the moon.

Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Blackbird Creek Reserve

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Coastal Heritage Driving Tour

Join us as we discover the natural and historic resources of the Delaware Bay Communities. Explore the importance of horseshoe crabs and shorebirds. Leave the driving to us as you board our touring van.

Time: 9:00 am
Place: St. Jones Reserve

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - Discovery Saturday

Join Reserve staff at the Dover STEM Makerfest to DISCOVER the microscopic world and all the small creatures that live in it! 

Time: 10:00 am
Place: North Bowers Beach