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

Field trips at Ashland Nature Center, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, 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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You may also call 302.413.5054, 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.

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You may also call 302.413.5054, 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.

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 Extended-Day
call 302.413.5054, Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Ashland Lodge

Scouts Merit Badges

We provide programs that support merit badges for your Scouts or Girl Scouts troop. See our Field Trip topics and our Bring DelNature to You Outreach topics.

We now offer a scout badge

Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge Stewardship Award badge

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All programs
Advance registration for all programs is required.

Non-refundable deposit of $75 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.

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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