What’s New This Spring In Delaware State Parks

Delaware State Parks put out a newsletter and we wanted to share it with you and all the cool things you can do in Delaware State Parks.

 

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Delaware State Parks Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring into Something New!
Spring is a season of fresh starts and new beginnings, so just as the buds on the trees start to blossom why not venture out and try something new in our parks? Test those writing skills while visiting one of our northern parks and join the fun of Brandywine Creek State Park’s Nature Poetry Slam. Hop on a bike and enjoy a guided tour through the Fresh Pond Tract at Delaware Seashore State Park. Our new programs keep sprouting up, so be sure to immerse yourself in the fun!
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Get in Gear Family Bike Rally & Camping Discount
Save the Date for the 15th Annual Get in Gear Family Bike Rally at Trap Pond State Park​! The bike rally is a great opportunity to get outside and explore the beautiful trails of Trap Pond, and proceeds from the event benefit the Trap Pond Partners. Plus, we’ve partnered with Delaware Wetlands ​for a full day of vendors, exhibits, and wetland education. Consider camping with us for this exciting weekend, and use code WETBIKE2518 to get a 25% discount when reserving a two night stay on Friday May 4th and Saturday May 5th. You won’t want to miss this day of cycling and family fun! Learn more.
Earth Day
Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to get outside and discover ways you can preserve natural areas for the future. Delaware State Parks takes great pride in maintaining some of Delaware’s most scenic locations, and on April 21 – 22, we’ll be hosting a series of Earth Day Programs. Hike along a trail while an interpreter explains the natural and local history, snap photos and win prizes at Bellevue State Park as you take part in the Earth Day Photo Hunt, or finish off a hike with a tree planting ceremony at Killens Pond State Park. Looking for a way to contribute? Volunteer at Lums Pond, and help staff work on a special Earth Day project. Come celebrate Earth Day in a Delaware State Park! Learn more about our Earth Day programs.
Escape the Fort Returns in 2018!
Save the date and join us at Fort Delaware State Park for a civil war escape room experience like no other. Learn more!
Summer Jobs at Delaware State Parks
Looking for a fun, meaningful summer job? Summer job opportunities available for young people ages 14-21 (members) and 20-26 (leaders) through the DE State Parks Youth Conservation Corps Program! The program offers work, education, and recreational opportunities for 60 members statewide. Members may work as part of traveling field teams, or as a member of the seasonal staff at one of the DE State Parks filling roles such as boat rental, Park Assistant, and even positions at the Water Park or beaches! The program includes opportunities for fun team building activities including the Go Ape Zip Line, beach days, and water recreation!

Earn money, make friends, enjoy the outdoors, and learn how a summer job can be so much more. Learn more and apply!

Arbor Day Forest Dedication
Join the Governor and the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control on Arbor Day, when State Parks will be officially recognized within the National Old Growth Network, a national non-profit organization with the goal of protecting mature forests from logging activities while encouraging public access and use of such areas.

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of State Natural Areas, State Parks has identified three State Nature Preserves to be formally dedicated into the National Old Growth Forest Network: Tulip Tree Woods Nature Preserve at Brandywine Creek State Park, Fork Branch Nature Preserve in Dover, and Barnes Woods Nature Preserve outside of Seaford. Delaware, staying true to the First State motto, will be the first state in the nation to dedicate a forest in each county to be identified in the Old Growth Forest Network. This unique dedication will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 27 at Brandywine Creek State Park, and will include a guided walk in the Tulip Tree Woods Nature Preserve. Learn more!

April 2018

Book with a Bunny at the Brandywine Zoo

Egg-Case Hunt! at Cape Henlopen State Park

What is Marine Debris? at Delaware Seashore State Park
C&D Canal Fossil Hunt at White Clay Creek State Park
Squid Dissections at Cape Henlopen State Park

Basket Making Class at Alapocas Run State Park
Out and About at Oversee at Auburn Heights Preserve
Snakes and Turtles Awake! at Cape Henlopen State Park

Cauffiel Estate House and Grounds Walking Tour at Bellevue State Park
Delaware Wildlife Hike at Killens Pond State Park
Bethesda Church Tour at Trap Pond State Park

Brandywine Creek’s Annual Kite Dayat Brandywine Creek State Park
Hike Fresh Pond at Delaware Seashore State Park
Historic Town Tour at Port Penn Interpretive Center
Spring Youth Fishing Tournaments at Trap Pond State Park
Scout Night at the Brandywine Zoo
White Clay Creek Clean-Up at White Clay Creek State Park

An Introduction to the Night Sky at Bellevue State Park

Party for the Planet: Earth Day Celebration at the Brandywine Zoo
Wine & Cheese Tasting at the Officers’ Club at Cape Henlopen State Park
The Great Fort DuPont Scavenger Hunt at Fort DuPont

Creeks and Critters at Auburn Heights Preserve
Earth Day Photo Hunt at Bellevue State Park
Earth Day Hike at Brandywine Creek State Park

Arbor Day Tree Plantings at White Clay Creek State Park
American Kestrel Nest Box Program Lecture at the Brandywine Zoo

Delaware Goes to War at Fort Miles Museum
BIKE Fresh Pond at Delaware Seashore State Park
Beginner Birders at Lums Pond State Park
Fort Delaware State Park Opens for the Season at Fort Delaware State Park
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Full Moon Hikes at Bellevue State Park
By the Moonlight Kayak Trip at Killens Pond State Park
Beach Driving 101 at Cape Henlopen State Park
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