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Library: Education and Outreach Materials

A collection of wetlands education and outreach materials from the DNREC Watershed Assessment Section.
Wetland Publications Library
  • Wetland Health Reports
  • Management Plans and Monitoring Protocols
  • Long-Term Wetlands Monitoring


    Eco-Explorers Virtual Field Trip Registration

    This form is for teachers and homeschool groups to register for an Eco-Explorers virtual field trip with the Aquatic Resources Education Center. There is no charge for the field trip but please register if you plan to use the virtual field trip material. This will help us provide additional programs in the future.


    Virtual Eco-Explorers Field Trip Program

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Aquatic Resources Education Center now offers a virtual version of the Eco-Explorers field trip program that school groups can use until it becomes possible to resume traditional, in-person field trips.

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    Mary Rivera


    Outdoor Delaware: Fun and Education

    Get smarter about our environment and enjoy the journey. Learn what makes our natural world tick and how we can help conserve and protect it.


    The Delaware Bayshore Initiative

    Extending from Pea Patch Island in New Castle County to the City of Lewes in Sussex County, the Delaware Bay shoreline is widely recognized as an area of global ecological significance.
    Its expansive coastal marshes, shoreline, agricultural lands and forests provide diverse habitat to many species, including


    Eco-Explorers Field Trips

    Eco-Explorers is a free field trip program designed for fifth grade students in Delaware. Participants visit the Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC), where they experience and explore connections between plants and animals within a tidal salt marsh ecosystem.
    Virtual Field Trips In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Aquatic


    Horseshoe Crab Education Resources for Teachers

    Each spring during May and June, the ancient, amazing and globally significant ritual of horseshoe crab spawning and mass shorebird migration brings visitors from around the world to our Delaware Bayshore backyards. The Division of Fish and Wildlife offers a variety of resources to support teachers who are educating about this phenomenon. [column md=”5″


    Aquatic Resources Education Center

    The Aquatic Resources Education Center, operated by the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife, focuses on wetlands, fishing and other aquatic education themes.

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    Youth Fishing Programs

    The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife offers free fishing lessons for children and young teens, through the Take A Kid Fishing! program. Younger children can learn about Delaware’s amazing fish and aquatic creatures by participating in the Small Fry Adventures program. Once you are hooked on fishing you can try one of our kid-friendly


    Resilient Community Partnership: Atlantic Coast Communities and Lewes

    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
    Presentations


    Delaware Trout Stamp Contest Rules

    The next Delaware Trout Stamp Art Contest will take place during the week of Aug. 21, 2023 when judges will be scheduled by appointment to review the artwork. Contest Rules Summary Here are the basics. Please see the 2023 Stamp Art Contest Artist Agreement and Contest Entry Form for


    Delaware’s Trout Stamp Program

    The DNREC Freshwater Trout Program is supported by funds derived from the state’s trout stamp program. Anglers fishing for trout have been required to purchase a Delaware Trout Stamp since 1955. Today, fees paid by anglers for trout stamps provide DNREC with an average of $50,000 annually to purchase trout from commercial hatcheries. Stamp revenues


    Winning Waterfowl Stamp Contest Entries

    The winning entries for the 2023/2024 edition of the Delaware State Waterfowl Stamp Contest were chosen by a panel of five judges who independently evaluated and scored the contest entries in person.  A painting of a wood duck in bottomland swamp by Richard Clifton of Milford, Delaware, will grace the 2023/2024 Delaware


    Winning Trout Stamp Contest Entries

    The winning entries for the 2023 edition of the Delaware Trout Stamp Contest were chosen by a panel of five judges who independently evaluated and scored the contest entries in person. The 2023 Delaware Trout Stamp will feature a painting of a brown trout by Jeffrey Klinefelter of Etna Green, Indiana. Mr. Klinefelter received $250


    Delaware Waterfowl Stamp Contest Rules

    The Delaware Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest will take place during the week of August 21, 2023 when judges will be scheduled by appointment to review the artwork. Contest Rules Summary Here are the basics. Please see the 2023 Stamp Art Contest Artist Agreement and Contest Entry Form for


    Delaware Hunting and Fishing Photo Contests

    Join the Division of Fish and 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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    Kaila Dukes 302-739-9106
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    Delaware’s Waterfowl Stamp Program

    DNREC’s 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. DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife began the program in 1980, in partnership with Delaware Ducks Unlimited. The program has generated


    Education and Outreach

    The Division of Fish and Wildlife offers a variety of educational and outreach programs.
    Education Facilities DuPont Nature Center at the Mispillion Harbor Reserve Aquatic Resource Education Center Training Centers and Ranges



    Blackbird Creek Fall Festival

    The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) offers a day of free family fun at the Blackbird Creek Fall Festival every October.
    2022 Blackbird Creek Fall Festival Oct. 15, 2022



    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.

    Information and Registration




    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.

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    Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve


    Get Involved

    You can get involved in your community and your estuary when you volunteer with DNREC’s 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.



    Education and Outreach

    Delaware Coastal Programs offers a variety of volunteer, educational, and recreational opportunities at the two research reserve sites that make up the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR).

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    Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve 302-739-6377



    Community Septic System Outreach

    The Community Outreach Initiative identifies low- and moderate-income homeowners in the Chesapeake and Inland Bay Watersheds that may need financial assistance to replace failed and/or failing septic systems.

    Contact Information

    Bruce Wright First State Community Action Agency Stanford L. Bratton





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