Delaware Humane’s Rubber Duck Race

rubber ducky

I missed this the first time around, so I'm excited to have it come around again! "Adopt" a rubber duck to place in the 2nd Annual Rubber Duck Race to support the Delaware Humane. Then, come to Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park on September 17th to watch 10,000 ducks race down the Christina River. The ducks will be dropped into the water from the Market Street Bridge around … [Read more...]

Plant One Million to Plant Its 500,000th Tree

tree planting, environmental conservation

    Plant One Million is the largest multi-state tree-planting effort in the nation: a regional partnership to plant one million trees throughout 13 counties in southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and the state of Delaware. The goal is to restore the tree canopy cover (the area of land shaded by trees) in the Greater Philadelphia region to 30 … [Read more...]

Pixar in a Box Free Online Curriculum

Pixar in a Box

So this is pretty cool: Khan Academy has launched Pixar in a Box, a behind-the-scenes look at Pixar Animation Studios’ creative process. The free online curriculum shows how Pixar filmmakers use science, technology, engineering, art and math to create their movie magic. Pixar in a Box is designed especially for middle and high school students, but the series of video … [Read more...]

Where, When and Why to Watch the Perseid Meteor Showers

night sky

From mid-July until late August, the Earth passes through the debris of the Swift-Tuttle comet. The Perseid meteor shower starts to peak around the 10th, and the overnight hours into the 13th this year is promised to be your best chance to catch sight of a falling star: about 50 should be lighting up the sky per hour, but in rural areas with little light pollution you could see … [Read more...]

Delaware Children’s Museum/Riverfront Mini Golf Combo

riverfront mini golf

  Putt and play for less: now through September, purchase a combo ticket to the Delaware Children's Museum & Riverwalk Mini Golf together for just $13 per person (ages 4 and up). Combo tickets available only in-person at the DCM's Admissions Desk. Note on pricing: children ages 3 and under play for free at Riverwalk Mini Golf, everyone else pays $8. Children 12 … [Read more...]