Harvest Moon Festival - fall family fun down on the farm

Our Harvest Moon Festival features fun activities for all ages!

Enjoy artisan demonstrations, children's activities and crafts, hayrides, music, food trucks, and much more!

When

Sat Oct 3 – Sun Oct 4, 2015
Time: TBD

Entrance price

Members: FREE
Non-members: TBD
Non-members under 5: FREE
(pay at the gate)
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Where

Delaware Nature Society's Coverdale Farm Preserve
Greenville, DE
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Program Guide

Check back in September 2015

Would you like to volunteer?

Volunteers are needed for set up and festival days. Prior experience not required.
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FREE*Netting in the Marsh * No pre-registration required * Explore the marsh using nets and more! See how many animals and insects you can catch and identify. -- Tuesdays through Sundays: 2 pm -- Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801
01/02/2014 - 12/31/2014
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Water Activities, Free
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FREE* Lunch with Live Animals -- Saturdays, Noon - 12:30 pm -- No pre-registration required. ** Bring a packed lunch and join us in our snapper lab to dine with our live animals! Help feed our black ratsnake, snapping turtle and American toads. -- Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801
01/04/2014 - 12/27/2014
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Conservation, Free
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FREE* Meet Marsh Animals * No pre-registration required * Meet live animals from our collection including a painted turtle and green frog and then take a walk to look for more. Program length: 45 minutes. -Tuesdays through Sundays 3:00 - 3:45pm -- Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801
03/11/2014 - 12/27/2014
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Free, Natural History, Lenape, New
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FREE for Members! Non-Members: $5: Running of the Mill. No pre-registration required.Take a guided tour of historic Abbott's Mill. Learn about the unique history of the mill, dating back to 1795. Experience the rush of the water through the turbine and feel the rumble of the mill stones. Please note that there are no mill tours from December through February. -- Dates: September 20, October 18, November 15, 2 - 3:30 pm -- Member/Non-Member: Free/$5 -- Leader: Abbott's Mill staff -- Meeting Location: Abbott's Mill Nature Center: 15411 Abbott's Pond Road Milford, DE 19963
05/17/2014 - 11/15/2014
at: Abbotts Mill
age: Family
Conservation
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Members Only. Challenge yourself with learning the skills of bow and arrow as you become a better target and field archer. Test your abilities in fun archery games that will be sure to stoke your hunger for archery. Experience the unique link to Native American culture as we use "stick and string" to participate in a healthy outdoor activity that connects archers with nature. Instruction and supervision by certified instructors who are dedicated to coaching target sports. All equipment provided, or bring your own. Course will be four sessions, meeting at Ashland Nature Center and Coverdale Farm Preserve. (The first session on October 12 will be held at Ashland).
-- Sundays, October 12, 26, November 9, 16, 2 - 4 pm
-- Members Only: $90 per person
-- Leader: Corey Harrison, Derek Stoner
-- Meeting Location: Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707
10/12/2014 - 11/16/2014
at: Ashland
age: Family
Target Sports
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Help wake up the farm and get the day started with morning chores.  Roll up your sleeves and lend a hand feeding and milking cows, bottle feeding calves, feeding pigs, chickens, chicks and sheep.  Clean water tubs, scrub the milking machine and sweep the barn.  Refuel after chores with a home cooked breakfast straight from the farm.
-- Saturday, November 8, 8 - 11am
-- Member/Non-Member: $20/$25 per family of 2, additional family member $5/$10
-- Leader: Jessica Shahan
-- Meeting location: Coverdale Farm Preserve 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 239-2334
11/08/2014 - 11/08/2014
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family
Cooking, Gardening/Farm
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FREE! Meet face to face live animals that are found in our marsh and throughout Delaware. Walk with a naturalist through the refuge and take home a wild craft to remember your visit.
-- Saturday, November 15, 12 - 4 pm
-- Member/Non-Member: FREE
-- Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center: 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 656-1490
11/15/2014 - 11/15/2014
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, FREE
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Join naturalist and storyteller Sally O'Byrne by the stone fireplace at the Flint Woods shepherd's hut before we hike into the forest to listen for the sounds of the night.  Moving silently, our quest will be to find Eastern Screech Owl and Great Horned Owl before returning to the fire to finish the night with a Legend of the Night and s'mores.
-- Sunday, November 16, 6 - 8 pm
-- Member/Non-Member: $8/$12
-- Leader: Sally O'Byrne
-- Meeting Location: Flint Woods Preserve 350 Twaddell Mill Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
11/16/2014 - 11/16/2014
at: Ashland
age: Family
birding, conservation
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FREE! End the weekend with a relaxing evening walk at Bucktoe Creek Preserve, where we will focus on watching birds prepare for the night, learn where they go after dark, and about adaptations for survival during the shorter days of winter. No pre-registration required.
-- Sunday, November 23, 4 - 5:30 pm
-- Member/Non-Member: FREE
-- Leader: Holly Merker
-- Bucktoe Creek Preserve: 432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311
11/23/2014 - 11/23/2014
at: Bucktoe Creek Preserve
age: Family
Birding, FREE
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Spend the afternoon with our resident "Queen of Homemade" crafting and cooking.  Bake and make delicious and delightful treats that you will be proud to gift to someone special.  Classic and creative rolled cookies, farm inspired cratfs, and original wrappings are the recipe for a fun winter day on the farm!
-- Saturday, December 6, 12:30 - 3:30pm
-- Member/Non-Member: $25/$35 per family of 2, additional family member $5/$10
-- Leader: Mary Ann Levan
-- Meeting location: Coverdale Farm Preserve 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 239-2334
12/06/2014 - 12/06/2014
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family
Arts & Crafts, Cooking, Holiday
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