Scouts & Groups

High Quality Standards

We are committed to excellence in all of our programs.

We have educational programs for your group

  • Faith-based groups
  • Community groups
  • Recreation centers
  • Professional organizations
  • And more


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.

View On-site Program Topics Group Program Request form
You may also call 302.239.2334 x113, Mon – Fri between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


Outreach – Bring DelNature to You

Let Delaware Nature Society come to you! We offer presentations and activities for your group location be it a school, community center, or more.

View Outreach Program Topics Group Program Request form
You may also call 302.239.2334 x113, Mon – Fri between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


Overnight and Extended-Day

Immerse your group 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 group leaders, assuring that your group’s goals and objectives are integrated. A great kickoff or culminating activity for your group!

Learn more about our Overnights (PDF)

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

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Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts

We provide programs that support badges for your Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop.

Learn about our field trips, Bring DelNature to You, and overnights.

We now offer a scout badge

Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge Stewardship Award badge

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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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