Activities Calendar

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Month at a Glance
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Green By Nature Preschool: S is for Shhhh….Sleep

Tuesday, Dec 18, 9:30 – 11 am | Age: 2-5 | At Ashland | Members: $8 | Non-members: $12
(Parental supervision is required free of charge)
Discover wildlife and the great outdoors with your little one in our fun, safe, hands-on parent-and-me preschooler programs! Led by Delaware Nature Society staff.
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Green By Nature Preschool: T is for Turtles

Tuesday, Jan 8, 9:30 – 11 am | Age: 2-5 | At DEEC | Members: $8 | Non-members: $12
(Parental supervision is required free of charge)
Discover wildlife and the great outdoors with your little one in our fun, safe, hands-on parent-and-me preschooler programs! Led by Delaware Nature Society staff.
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Green By Nature Preschool: U is for Underground

Tuesday, Jan 15, 9:30 – 11 am | Age: 2-5 | At Coverdale | Members: $8 | Non-members: $12
(Parental supervision is required free of charge)
Discover wildlife and the great outdoors with your little one in our fun, safe, hands-on parent-and-me preschooler programs! Led by Delaware Nature Society staff.
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Homeschoolers: Skulls, Tracks, and Scat!

Wednesday, Jan, 16 | 1:30 – 3:30 pm | Age: 6-12 | At Ashland | Members $8 | Non-members $10
Learn how naturalists identify animals from the evidence they leave behind: tracks and scat! Handle and classify a variety of amazing skulls from mammals, birds, and reptiles. Examine teeth, eye and nose structures to determine if animals are carnivores, omnivores or herbivores. Dissect an owl pellet to discover what was on the menu for some of our local nocturnal birds. Explore our trails and use guides to identify tracks left behind by our native wildlife!

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Green By Nature Preschool: V is for Viceroys and Other Nature Tricksters

Tuesday, Jan 22, 9:30 – 11 am | Age: 2-5 | At Ashland | Members: $8 | Non-members: $12
(Parental supervision is required free of charge)
Discover wildlife and the great outdoors with your little one in our fun, safe, hands-on parent-and-me preschooler programs! Led by Delaware Nature Society staff.
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Urban Gardening: Birds, Butterflies and Bullfrogs

Wednesday, Jan 23, 6 pm – 7:30 pm | Age: Adults 21+ | At DEEC | Members: $15 | Non-members: $20
While enjoying a selection of wine and cheese, learn what beneficial creatures you can support in your urban garden. Be a good water steward while keeping your plants, pollinators and wildlife happy. Led by Lori Athey.
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Frosty Farm Fun

Wednesday, Jan 23, 10 am – 11:30 am | Age: Families, ages 2+ | At Coverdale | Members: $6 | Non-members: $10
Visit Coverdale Farm during its sleepy month. Listen to the quiet sounds of the farm, bury your hands in warm wool and discover the beauty of the farm while it’s at rest. Warm up with a winter treat! For families, ages 2+. Led by Judy Montgomery
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Green By Nature Preschool: W is for Water Science

Tuesday, Jan 29, 9:30 – 11 am | Age: 2-5 | At DEEC | Members: $8 | Non-members: $12
(Parental supervision is required free of charge)
Discover wildlife and the great outdoors with your little one in our fun, safe, hands-on parent-and-me preschooler programs! Led by Delaware Nature Society staff.
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Groundhog Gala

Saturday, Feb 2, 9:30 am – 11 am | Age: Family | At Ashland | Members: $6 | Non-members: $10
It’s “Groundhog’s Day!” Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? We’ll make a groundhog puppet, visit an outdoor burrow, play games and look for our own shadows! Led by Judi VanderWerff
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Owl Moon

Saturday, Feb 2, 6 pm – 8 pm | Age: Family | At Ashland | Members: $9 | Non-members: $14
(Parental supervision is required free of charge)
An evening of owls! Learn about their calls and incredible night senses. Read “Owl Moon”, then take a night hike in search of owls. Led by Courtney McKinley.
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Green By Nature Preschool: X is for X-Marks the Spot

Tuesday, Feb 5, 9:30 – 11 am | Age: 2-5 | At Coverdale | Members: $8 | Non-members: $12
(Parental supervision is required free of charge)
Discover wildlife and the great outdoors with your little one in our fun, safe, hands-on parent-and-me preschooler programs! Led by Delaware Nature Society staff.
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Green By Nature Preschool: The “Y” of It

Tuesday, Feb 12, 9:30 – 11 am | Age: 2-5 | At Ashland | Members: $8 | Non-members: $12
(Parental supervision is required free of charge)
Discover wildlife and the great outdoors with your little one in our fun, safe, hands-on parent-and-me preschooler programs! Led by Delaware Nature Society staff.
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Brownfields and Brews

Wednesday, Feb 13, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Age: Adult 21+ | At DEEC | Members: $15 | Non-members: $20
While enjoying a selection of brews and snacks, learn and discuss the chemicals, sources, and what is being done to remediate local superfund sites and brownfields. In Wilmington and throughout Delaware, these sites were contaminated with chemicals from shops, factories and facilities that thrived between the 1700s and 1900s. Marian Young is President of BrightFields, Inc. and is an Environmental Soil Scientist investigating and remediating brownfield properties, including the Christina Riverfront. Led by Marian Young
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Dinner and Owls

Friday, Feb 15, 6 pm – 8:30 pm | Age: Family (all ages) | At Coverdale | Members: $20 | Non-members: $25
Whooo lives in the forests of Coverdale? Join Jim White, for a winter hike and search for Screech, Saw Whet and Great Horned Owls! Listen for their haunting hoots as dusk falls and discover why these birds are so impressive. After your hike, warm up over a hearty dinner prepared in Coverdale’s Kitchen! Led by Jim White.
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Wizards and Lizards Overnight

Monday, Feb 18, 3pm – Tuesday, Feb 19, 5pm | Age: 9-12 | At Ashland | Members: $85 | Non-members: $105
Join us for this classic wintry Wizardry event! Spooky spells, fireside readings, a starlit hike and classes! Meals are included. Registrants will receive a list of what to bring. Led by Judy Montgomery
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Green By Nature Preschool: Z is for ZZZZZZ….Hibernating Animals

Tuesday, Feb 19, 9:30 – 11 am | Age: 2-5 | At DEEC | Members: $8 | Non-members: $12
(Parental supervision is required free of charge)
Discover wildlife and the great outdoors with your little one in our fun, safe, hands-on parent-and-me preschooler programs! Led by Delaware Nature Society staff.
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Maple Sugaring and Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, Feb 24, 10 am – 12 pm | Age: Family | At Ashland | Members: $9 | Non-members: $14
(Parental supervision is required free of charge, free for children under 5)
Learn about the maple sugaring process, boil sap, taste it. Then warm up with a pancake breakfast complete with maple syrup. Led by Lauren Powell.
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Green By Nature Preschool: A is for Alphabet Soup

Tuesday, Feb 26, 9:30 – 11 am | Age: 2-5 | At Coverdale | Members: $8 | Non-members: $12
(Parental supervision is required free of charge)
Discover wildlife and the great outdoors with your little one in our fun, safe, hands-on parent-and-me preschooler programs! Led by Delaware Nature Society staff.
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