Schools & Homeschoolers

High Quality Standards

We are committed to excellence in all of our programs.

  • A low student-teacher ratio
  • Fun, hands-on, inquiry based, age appropriate
  • Excellent indoor and outdoor facilities for field trips and overnights
  • Common Core State Standards and STEM principles
  • Your choice of a variety of unique programs with emphasis in areas of science, agriculture, and history field trips, Bring DelNature to You, and overnights
  • Convenient times on weekdays and weekends

Homeschool Series

We offer prescheduled classes made just for homeschoolers that meet state and national standards and are appropriate for students age 5+.

Check back in late summer for fall’s Homeschool Series schedule.

Programs for Homeschool Groups

Plan a field trip, Bring DelNature to You, or overnight.

Field Trips at our Nature Centers and Farm Preserve

Field trips at Ashland Nature Center, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, Coverdale Farm Preserve, and DuPont Environmental Education Center are a great way to engage in hands-on investigations and have a safe, fun, and educational outdoor experience.

TIP: Consider scheduling both morning and afternoon programs with a picnic lunch in-between to maximize use of busses.

Pick your topic and then register by:
Phone: 302.239.2334 x113, Mon – Fri between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

School Program Request form

Bring DelNature to You

Let Delaware Nature Society come to your classroom!

Pick your topic and then register by:
Phone: 302.239.2334 x113, Mon – Fri between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

School Program Request form

Overnights and Extended Day

Immerse your class in science and discovery with an extended experience at Ashland Nature Center, Coverdale Farm Preserve, or Abbott’s Mill Nature Center. One to three day programs are developed collaboratively with teachers, assuring that your class’s goals and objectives are integrated. A great kickoff or culminating activity for your class!

To schedule your Overnight or Extended-Day
call 302.239.2334 x113, Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Ashland Lodge


All programs
Advance registration for all programs is required.

Non-refundable deposit of $260 (equivalent to 12 participants) is required to reserve an Overnight. Deposit is due within two (2) weeks of making the reservation. Balance is due 30 days prior to the program. The minimum price for an overnight is $300 (based on the regular overnight price of 12 participants @ $25 each).

Field trip programs
Full payment (non-refundable) is required 30 days prior to the pro-gram; payable by check or credit card. Ashland field studies require a minimum of 5 participants and Ashland overnights require a minimum of 10 participants.

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