Visit a State Park
$5 - $10
We have such beautiful state parks in this part of Delaware, and they are all filled with ecological lessons and wonder. Our parks have the trifecta of ecology - air, land, and water - which means you can observe everything from types of trees to types of birds to types of fish and frogs. Just being in nature will deliver amazing STEM lessons without even trying.
There are a few state parks in the area.
Cape Henlopen (5 stars!)
Lewes Entrance: Cape Henlopen Drive
Rehoboth Entrance: Ocean Drive (north of town)
DE Seashore State Park
South of Dewey along Route 1
Primehook National Wildlife Refuge
East of Route 1 (north of Lewes) turn onto Broadkill Rd
Project Materials List
None! Just bring your curiosity and observation skills.
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Ideas, Notes, & Tips
Cape Henlopen State Park, by far, has the most activities to offer! It's one of the best state parks in the country.
If you're willing to drive to Primehook (which isn't really that far north!), you'll have the opportunity to see a section of the park where floodwaters killed a bunch of trees. Driving through it is pretty cool and a little spooky. It's also a great refuge for birds of all kinds.