Schools & Homeschoolers

High Quality Standards

We are committed to excellence in all of our programs.

Outstanding Environmental Educator Award

Applications Due: February 28

Nominate public and private school teachers or administrators who inspire environmental stewardship in students.

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Field Trips at our Nature Centers & 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.

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School/Homeschool Program Request form
You may also call 302.239.2334 x113, Mon – Fri between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


Bring DelNature to You

Invite Delaware Nature Society to come to your classroom with activities and animals! We’ll introduce your students to the natural world and inspire them to care for wildlife.

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School/Homeschool Program Request form
You may also call 302.239.2334 x113, Mon – Fri between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


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

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Prescheduled Programs Available to Homeschoolers

Homeschoolers can also join in on prescheduled nature activities – check out options for a variety of ages in our Activities Calendar.

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Policies

All programs
Advance registration for all programs is required.

Overnights
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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