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

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Volunteers are needed for set up and festival days. Prior experience not required.
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Family fun down at the farm

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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: 1 hour
-- Tuesdays through Sundays:
- Jan 1 - Mar 9: 1 - 2 pm
- Mar 10 - Oct 31: 3 - 4 pm
- Nov 1 - 30 1 - 2 pm
-- Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801
01/01/2015 - 11/30/2015
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Free, Natural History, Lenape, New
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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
01/02/2015 - 12/31/2015
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<br> No pre-registration required. Come get up close and personal with our live animal collection! Help feed our black ratsnakes, turtles and American toads.<br> -- Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801
01/03/2015 - 12/26/2015
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Conservation, Free
V15215DC
Join us every Wednesday for an informal day on the farm. Take a self-guided visit to see Coverdale's animals, dig in the vegetable garden and test your skills at the farm scavenger hunt. Bring a lunch to enjoy under the grand old oak trees! Story Time at 1 PM. Listen to a farm favorite story read by our fabulous farm staff.
-- FREE for Members, Non-members: $3 for children 2 and up, $5 for adults.
-- Time: Noon to 2:30pm

No pre-registration required, just show up!
05/06/2015 - 09/30/2015
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family
Farming/Gardening, Animals, FREE
V15105CF
On May 9th, Celebrate our Eggmobile unveiling, help with our morning farm chores, and enjoy family friendly activities. Then, join us every Saturday for an informal day on the farm. Activities include: morning chores, feeding, watering, self guided tours of the farmstead (animals, garden, observation bee hive) and CSA fields. Additional cost for CSA produce plus U-Pick of herbs, flowers, tomatoes and hot peppers.
-- Time: 9 am - 4 pm
-- Cost: Members: FREE, Non-Members: $5 for Adults, $3 for children 2 and up

Monthly highlights May 9: Unveiling of the Eggmobile
May 18: Sheep Shearing at 9:30 am
June 20: Cooking Demo, 11 - noon
July 18: Tractors, Trucks, and Tools, self-explore all day
August 22: Celebrate National Honeybee Day, 12 - 2pm
September 12: Bioblitz, 9 am - noon

No pre-registration required, just show up!
05/09/2015 - 09/26/2015
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family
Farming/Gardening, Animals, FREE
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FREE !Spend time with a scientist and help make history! Assist the experts to explore and discover all the amazing life found in the Russell Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge with a Bioblitz. Help ID birds, flower, butterflies and more. We will also have children's activities including crafts and dip netting in the water for critters.. RSVP appreciated - call 302-656-1490 and leave your name and number attending.
-- Saturday, July 11, 8 am - Noon pm
-- Cost: FREE
-- Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center
07/11/2015 - 07/11/2015
8:00AM - 12:00PM
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Free
V15223DC
The pond at Coverdale Farm Preserve is teeming with wildlife in mid-summer. Join Miss Nancy in a search for what swims beneath the surface, explore the surrounding woods and field finding frogs and beautiful wildflowers, and then relax on the dock for a fun story! Don't miss out on the summer family fun!
-- Sunday, July 12, 1 - 3 pm
-- Member/Non-Member: $7/$12
-- Leader: Nancy DeLong
-- Meeting Location: Coverdale Farm Preserve (Way Rd Entrance):543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 239-2334
07/12/2015 - 07/12/2015
1:00PM - 3:00PM
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family
U15163CF
FREE for Members! Non-Members: $5: No pre-registration required. Take a guided tour of historic Abbott's Mill with a seasoned mechanic! 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. Every third Saturday of the month: May through November.
-- Every 3rd Saturday of the month, 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

No pre-registration required, just show up!
07/18/2015 - 11/21/2015
at: Abbotts Mill
age: Family
Conservation
V15300AM
Explore active beaver dams. Investigate Abbotts Pond connection to the Delaware Bay, and even navigate into the pond's Atlantic White Cedar swamp headwaters. Post canoe trip, enjoy an interpretive hike and discover over 200 years of history through a tour of the Nature Center's preserved, working grist mill. Basic paddling skills and canoe safety included. Ages 8 and above.
-- Saturday, July 18, 10 am - 3:30 pm
-- Member/Non-Member: $20/$30
-- Leaders: Matt Babbitt
-- Meeting Location: Abbott's Mill Nature Center, 15411 Abbott's Pond Road Milford, DE 19963 (302) 422 - 0847
07/18/2015 - 07/18/2015
10:00AM - 3:30PM
at: Abbotts Mill
age: Family
Canoe/Kayaking, Water
U15361AM
For Families with children ages 10 and up. Meet at Ashland Nature Center and travel downstate for a day on the wild side. Share a day of hiking the trails and touring the grist mill at Abbott's Mill Nature Center before heading to Slaughter Beach. There the group will seine in the bay and discover the life in the Marvel Salt Marsh Preserve. Bring a bag lunch. We will send you a list of what to wear and bring.
-- Saturday, July 25, 8 am - 5 pm
-- Members: $40 per family of 2, $10 each additional family member
-- Non-Member: $60 per family of 2, $15 per additional family member
-- Leaders: Derek Stoner, Matt Babbitt
-- Meeting Location: Ashland Nature Center. Van transportation provided: 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (302) 239-2334
07/25/2015 - 07/25/2015
at: Ashland
age: Family
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