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: 10 am – 5 pm

Entrance price

Members: FREE
Non-members: $5
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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Take a stroll with binoculars and one of our Teacher/Naturalists to look for animals in the refuge and see our live animal collection

Tuesdays through Sundays: 3 - 3:45 pm
Cost: Free
Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801

No Pre-registration Required. Just Show Up!
01/01/2015 - 11/30/2015
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Free, Natural History, Lenape, New
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Explore the marsh using nets and more! See how many animals and insects you can catch and identify.

Tuesdays through Sundays: 2 - 2:45 pm
Cost: Free
Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801

No Pre-registration Required. Just Show Up!
01/02/2015 - 12/31/2015
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Water Activities, Free
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Come get up close and personal with our live animal collection! Help feed our black ratsnakes, turtles and American toads.

Saturdays, 12 -12:30 pm
Cost: Free
Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801

No Pre-registration Required. Just Show Up!
01/03/2015 - 12/26/2015
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Conservation, Free
V15215DC
Join us every Wednesday until end of September 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.

Wednesdays until end of September, Noon - 2:30 pm
Members: Free, Others: $3 for children 2 and up, $5 for adults.

No Pre-Registration Required. Just show up!
05/06/2015 - 09/30/2015
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family
Farming/Gardening, Animals, FREE
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Join us every Saturday until end of September for an informal day on the farm. Activities include: morning chores, feeding, watering, self guided tours of the farmstead and CSA fields and U-Pick herbs, flowers and various vegetables. Additional cost for CSA produce plus U-Pick of herbs, flowers, tomatoes and hot peppers.

Saturdays until end of September, 9 am - 4 pm
Members: Free, Others: $5 for Adults, $3 for children 2 and up

No Pre-Registration Required. Just show up!
05/09/2015 - 09/26/2015
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family
Farming/Gardening, Animals, FREE
V15111CF
Free for Members! 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. Led by Abbott's Mill Staff

Every 3rd Saturday of the month, 2 - 3:30 pm. Upcoming dates: 8/15, 9/19, 10/17, 11/21
Members: Free, Others: $5
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
Discover the unique connection and importance of Slaughter Beach to horseshoe crabs and migratory shorebirds. Then we will launch our canoes from the beach and travel from the Delaware Bay into the guts of Delnature’s Marvel Salt Marsh Preserve. Ages 8 and above. Led by Matt Babbitt

Saturday, September 12, 9 am - 1 pm (date/time has changed from brochure listing)
Members: $20, Others: $30
Meets at Marvel Salt Marsh Preserve. Directions to be provided. (302) 422-0847
09/12/2015 - 09/12/2015
9:00AM - 1:00PM
at: Abbotts Mill
age: Family
Canoe/Kayaking, Water
U15363AM
Join our Weekend Naturalist every Sunday afternoon in our Wet Lab to learn about the amazing native wild animals we have on display at Abbott’s. Visitors will get to interact with and learn about snakes (non-venomous), turtles, frogs, toads, fish, and salamanders. Afterwards, enjoy a hike or bike on our trails or find a grassy patch for a meadow picnic.

Sundays through November 22nd, 1:30 - 2 pm
Cost: FREE
Meets at Abbott's Mill Nature Center, 15411 Abbott's Pond Road Milford, DE 19963 (302) 422 - 0847 No pre-registration required. Just show up!
09/13/2015 - 11/22/2015
1:30PM - 2:00PM
at: Abbotts Mill
age: Family
Free
V15364AM
Learn to build and care for your own household vermicomposting (worms) bin. Create your bin and receive a voucher for a worms and walk away with confidence and less trash.

Saturday, September 19, 12 - 2 pm
Members: $12, OthersL $20
Led by: Nora Childers and Hazel Shinholt

Meeting Location: Abbott's Mill Nature Center, 15411 Abbott's Pond Road Milford, DE 19963 (302) 422-0847
09/19/2015 - 09/19/2015
12:00PM - 2:00PM
at: Abbotts Mill
age: Family
Gardening/Farming
F15369AM
Celebrate one of nature's wonders…the great Monarch butterfly migration! Encounter live butterflies, borrow a butterfly net to try to catch butterflies and other insects, help us tag and release Monarchs for research, make a craft, and meet face-to-face other animals that share the marsh with Monarchs using dip nets to catch some of them.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 19, Noon - 4 pm
Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 656-1490

No pre-registration required - just stop in during the event.
09/19/2015 - 09/19/2015
12:00PM - 4:00PM
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Insects, Free
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