Daycares and Preschools:  Bring Nature to You

Baby Box Turtle
Preschoolers Meeting a Toad

Winter weather outside does not have to stop nature fun and education. Now our littlest naturalists can discover local wildlife and enjoy nature activities in their classroom with Delaware Nature Society’s (DelNature) “Bring DelNature to You” programs for preschool and daycare audiences.

“Interactions with the natural world at a young age are vital to developing a personal connection with nature and the environment and inspiring future generations to be stewards of our habitats and natural resources,” said DelNature School and Group Programs Team Leader David Pragoff.

This Winter, DelNature will take discovery on the road with activities and live animals to make the natural world come alive through 30-minute or 1-hour featured and custom programs for children ages 3 – 5.  With themes like Animals in Winter, Are You a Farm Animal, and Animals of the Marsh, DelNature activities are designed to be hands-on, inquiry based, and age-appropriate.

DelNature also offers a variety of nature education programs for schools, families, and groups. Committed to delivering high-quality, experiential education programs that engage all learners, DelNature lessons cover a broad range of topics with an emphasis in areas of science, agriculture, and history. The environment provides a special opportunity for teaching science as well as other curricular content in a way that is engaging for students.

For further information on “Bring DelNature To You” programs and costs, call 302.239.2334 or visit

About DelNature

DelNature’s mission is to connect people with the natural world to improve our environment through education, conservation, and advocacy. We envision a healthy and sustainable environment for all.

Founded in 1964, DelNature, a state affiliate for the National Wildlife Federation, is renowned for educational programming, conservation, and advocacy, providing the tools for communities to take action and promote the health of the environment through land preservation, wildlife protection, and watershed stewardship.            

DelNature manages over 2,000 acres of land statewide, including four nature preserves, and operates four educational sites: : Ashland Nature CenterAbbott’s Mill Nature CenterDuPont Environmental Education Center, and Coverdale Farm Preserve.

Organizational priorities are comprised of three pillars of engagement focused on: working and natural lands, healthy waters, and protecting habitats and wildlife.

Currently, thousands of members and over 1,000 volunteers assist core staff and interns to support DelNature’s mission and help our year-round educational programs, conservation, and advocacy efforts continue to improve and grow.

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