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Reducing Flooding in Coastal Communities

DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs (DCP) office has partnered with a group of seven unique coastal municipalities on a comprehensive assessment of impervious surface coverage. The project will produce community-specific strategies for reducing existing and future impervious surface coverage and increasing stormwater infiltration. Local Leadership
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Delaware Trout Stamp Contest Rules

The contest to select the design for the 2021 Delaware Trout Stamp is open November 1, 2019, through March 6, 2020.  All entries must be postmarked no later than midnight, March 6, 2020. Contest Rules, in Summary
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Delaware’s Trout Stamp Program

Delaware’s Freshwater Trout Program is a self-supporting fishery supported, in part, by funds derived from the state’s trout stamp program. Anglers fishing for trout have been required to purchase a trout stamp since 1955. Today, fees paid by anglers for trout stamps provide the Division with an average of $35,000 annually to purchase trout from
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Winning Waterfowl Stamp Contest Entries

The winning entries for the 2020/21 edition of the Delaware State Waterfowl Stamp Contest were chosen by a panel of judges at an event held on April 4, 2019 at the Dover Public Library.  A painting of an American Wigeon and a Chocolate Labrador Retriever by Guy Crittenden of Richmond, Virginia, will grace the 2020/21
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Winning Trout Stamp Contest Entries

The winning entries for the 2020 edition of the Delaware Trout Stamp Contest were chosen by a panel of judges at an event held on April 4, 2019 at the Dover Public Library.  The 2020 Trout Stamp will feature a painting of a rainbow trout by Jeffrey Klinefelter of Etna Green, Indiana. Mr. Klinefelter received $250 for Best in Show
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Delaware Waterfowl Stamp Contest Rules

The contest to select the design for the 2021/22 Delaware Waterfowl Stamp Contest is open November 1, 2019, through March 6, 2020.  All entries must be postmarked no later than midnight, March 6, 2020. Contest Rules, in Summary
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Delaware Hunting and Fishing Photo Contests

Join the Division of Fish & Wildlife in celebrating Delaware’s fishing and hunting traditions by submitting your own fishing and hunting photographs for these annual contests. The contests are open to all Delaware residents of any age.

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Jennifer Childears 302.739.9910
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Ommelanden Hunter Education Training Center

The Ommelanden Hunter Education Training Center is one of two state shooting ranges managed by the DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife. It offers trap and skeet shooting, rifle and pistol shooting, archery, and more.
Ommelanden Hunter Education Training Center 1205 River RoadNew Castle DE 19720302.382.1074

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Delaware’s Waterfowl Stamp Program

The Delaware Waterfowl Stamp Program helps raise funds for waterfowl conservation. Hunters and stamp collectors buy stamps and prints. The money raised is used to restore and improve wetland habitat vital for migratory waterfowl. The Division of Fish & Wildlife began the program in 1980, in partnership with Delaware Ducks Unlimited. The program has generated
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Get Involved

You can take simple steps every day to help keep our air cleaner and more safe. The Division of Air Quality offers information, educational materials and more to help you take control.

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DuPont Nature Center Events

The DuPont Nature Center offers educational programs and events from April through September. They include field excursions, lectures and hands-on activities. The DuPont Nature Center is located at the end of Lighthouse Road, at the mouth of the Mispillion River, on the Delaware Bay. For more information, call 302.422.1329. [eme_calendar full=true
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Education & Outreach

The Division of Fish & Wildlife offers a variety of educational and outreach programs.

Education Facilities

DuPont Nature Center at the Mispillion Harbor Reserve DuPont Nature Center Events Aquatic Resource Education Center and Mallard Lodge Facility
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Delaware Applied Coastal Research Symposium

The 2019 Delaware Applied Coastal Research Symposium, hosted by the Division of Climate, Coastal, and Energy’s Coastal Programs, will bring together local coastal and estuary scientists and resource managers to promote research, to network, and to encourage collaboration to advance research for coastal management priorities. Using research to answer pressing coastal management
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Volunteer with DNREC

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups. There are many ways to make a difference, from large group events such as the annual beach grass planting to individual actions such as teaching a child to fish.
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Education & Outreach

A main focus of Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know is to make information available to the public and promote participation in emergency planning. A variety of information is available.
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Junior Solar Sprint

The annual Junior Solar Sprint is a statewide challenge of ingenuity, engineering, and speed for students in fifth- through eighth-grade. It is part of a national competition where students build and race solar-powered model cars. It is co-sponsored in Delaware by the Division of Climate, Coastal & Energy and
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Planning for Meaningful Evaluation

Improve your ability to plan for a project or program evaluation that is efficient and effective and can yield meaningful results. With this course, coastal professionals will increase their understanding of the evaluation process and gain knowledge that will help them communicate with evaluators and overcome common barriers to meaningful evaluation. Participants
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Adaptation Planning for Communities

Coastal communities increasingly realize the need for adaptation strategies, but many are unsure where to begin. Attend this free course, Presented in partnership with Delaware Sea Grant, to gain a thorough grounding and practical skills for incorporating adaptation strategies into planning processes.
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Boating Safety Volunteers

The Office of Boating Safety and Education promotes and supports the public’s effort to become better informed about boating safety. With the help of volunteers, the Office has successfully certified thousands of students. Each year the demand to educate the boating public grows; the Office constantly is searching for new boating volunteers. Qualified volunteers
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Boating Safety for Kids

The Office of Boating Safety and Education takes great pride in educating Delaware’s youth on boating safety. They offer several programs to get children interested in and learning about boating safety. It’s important to start early so that each youngster is the best and the most knowledgeable boater he or she is capable of becoming.
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Boating Safety Course Schedule

The Office of Boating Safety and Education and its partners offer a Basic Boating Safety Course that meets the Delaware requirement for mandatory boating education. Courses are offered by different partners. Some are one day courses, others are offered over several days. The full course must be completed to earn certification. For more information,
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Boating Safety

The Office of Boating Safety and Education’s mission is to develop individual awareness, skills, commitment to safe responsible behavior, and constructive actions in safe boating. The goal for students is to be aware of state laws regarding safety violations and how to prevent them from happening while still enjoying Delaware’s waterways.
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Environmental Career Opportunities for Youth

A number of our Delaware Children in Nature Coalition Partners offer career programs that connect youth to outdoor jobs, internships, and volunteer experiences. Check out the listings below for more information.
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New Castle Resilient Community Events

The public participation portion of the City of New Castle Resilient Community Partnership include a series of public meetings at which residents and stakeholders were able to brainstorm and contribute their input to the partnership. March 14, 2018 Resilient Community Partnership Public Workshop
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Resilient and Sustainable Communities Summit

Nearly 200 people attended the first annual Delaware Resilient and Sustainable Communities Summit at the Del Tech Conference Center on November 27, 2017. The event drew a diverse audience from throughout Delaware, including representatives from 22 towns, 16 Nonprofit and Community Groups, 15 Federal and State Agencies, 14 professional services companies, six county and regional
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Resilient and Sustainable Communities League

The Delaware Resilient and Sustainable Communities League is a group of 14 member organizations that coordinate together to help assist Delaware’s communities as they adapt to the impacts of climate change and work towards a more sustainable future.
The Delaware Resilient and Sustainable Communities League now has its very own website!
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Green Schools

The Green Ribbon Schools recognition award from the US Department of Education honors schools and school districts that are exemplary in reducing environmental impact and costs; improving the health and wellness of students and staff; and providing effective environmental and sustainability education, which incorporates STEM, civic skills and green career pathways.
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Prescription for Health

Getting outside and playing is one of the best things that kids can do to stay healthy and happy. Doctor Outdoors says get out and play for at least 30 minutes a day.
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Get Involved

Get outside and enjoy nature. Volunteer for Children in Nature Events. Follow the Coalition on Facebook or twitter. social media. Join our e-mail newsletter and stay in touch.
Outdoor Bill of Rights Environmental Literacy Plan
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Children in Nature Coalition Goals

The Delaware Children in Nature Coalition has set an ambitious list of goals for the next few years.
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Coalition Partners

The Delaware Children in Nature Coalition is a partnership among state agencies, educational leaders, schools, non-profits and outdoor enthusiasts from around the state.
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The Delaware Children in Nature Coalition

The Delaware Children in Nature Coalition was established to encourage environmental literacy, increase opportunities for children to participate in outdoor experiences, promote healthy lifestyles, and support better access to green space.
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Outdoor Bill of Rights

Outdoor activity can nourish a child’s physical, social, and emotional development, while connecting them to the resources available in their backyard. Encounters with and growing knowledge of the natural world enhances academic performance and helps prepare our children for the opportunities and challenges ahead.
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Children in Nature

Delaware Children in Nature promotes getting children and families to spend more time outdoors. Ample data exist to document that when kids spend more time outdoors, they become healthier, less stressed, more connected to nature, and better stewards of the environment. As a coalition of like-minded partners the Delaware
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Blackbird Creek Fall Festival

The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) offers a day of free family fun at the Blackbird Creek Fall Festival the third Saturday in October at the Blackbird Creek Reserve in Townsend. The 2019 Fall Festival is set for October 19, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Blackbird Creek Fall Festival fosters stewardship of the Delaware Bayshore by
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Delaware Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee

The Delaware Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee was created in 2010 to bring together to investigate the state’s vulnerability to sea level rise and to provide recommendations about how to best prepare for higher sea levels.
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Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Perceptions

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has initiated a series of public perception surveys to measure the Delaware public’s knowledge of, and interest in, the issues of climate change and sea level rise. Surveys were conducted in 2009 and 2014.
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Adapting to Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise affects more than beaches and oceanfront land owners. Sea level rise can increase the height of storm waves, making more areas vulnerable to storm damage. Sea level rise can inundate and flood low lying areas, causing losses to tidal wetlands, habitat, and agricultural areas. Sea level rise also can cause higher water tables and salt
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Green Infrastructure for Community Resilience

This course, from the NOAA Office of Coastal Management, is designed to introduced participants to the fundamental green infrastructure concepts and practices that can play a critical role in making coastal communities more resilient to natural hazards. “Green Infrastructure” incorporates the natural environment and constructed systems that mimic natural processes in an integrated network that benefits nature
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Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings

This two-day instructor-led course from the NOAA Office of Coastal Management is designed to increase participants’ ability to plan and facilitate a meeting (or a series of meetings) that minimize conflict and enhance problem solving. Collaboration is often cited as a good way to address coastal resource management issues, but the collaborative
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Creating a Flood Ready Community

This course, presented with the University of Delaware Institute for Public Administration, reviews the multiple sources of flood risks to Delaware communities that can be addressed and mitigated through planning, codes, and ordinances. This training covers floodplain requirements for municipalities. It presents tools for adapting to flood risk. and it provides sources
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Register for Coastal Training

Coastal training and education programs are open to all, but registration is required. Registration is through the Delaware Learning Center, unless otherwise noted. Please login (see below) to the Learning Center then select the training from the My Training widget on the Welcome Page and follow the registration process. Or search for the course title in
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Slaughter Beach Resilient Community Events

The public participation portion of the Slaughter Beach Resilient Community Partnership include a series of three public meetings at which residents and stakeholders were able to brainstorm and contribute their input to the partnership. July 22, 2017 Resilient Community Day Public Workshop Town of Slaughter Beach residents and stakeholders were invited
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Planning Effective Projects

This two-day interactive instructor-led course from the NOAA Office of Coastal Management teaches how to conduct a project assessment, use a logic model to plan a new project or reassess a current one, and prepare for a meaningful evaluation. Participants learn applicable practices for use in coastal community related projects and more – including environmental conservation,
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Resilient Community Partnership: New Castle

Resilient Communities Town of Slaughter Beach City of New Castle Contact: Kelly Valencik Delaware Coastal Programs 302.739.9283

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Resilient Community Partnership: Slaughter Beach

Resilient Communities Town of Slaughter Beach City of New Castle Contact: Kelly Valencik Delaware Coastal Programs 302.739.9283
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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.

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School Programs

Are you looking for a great field trip opportunity or possibly a visit from a naturalist into your classroom? Have you thought about the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve? The Reserve provides wonderful field trip and classroom outreach opportunities for you and your students!
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Resources for Teachers

The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve offers a variety of Teacher Professional Development opportunities every year. These training sessions give teachers from around the Delaware Bay an opportunity to grow and expand their skills.

Contact

Maggie Pletta Education Coordinator 302.739.6377

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Get Involved

You can get involved in your community and your estuary when you volunteer with the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR). The Reserve offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for adults and high school students throughout each year at each of its two locations.

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