Take a Kid Fishing! Free-Admission Fishing Days

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From the DE Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control: Do you know a child or young teen who might enjoy learning about fishing and trying to catch a fish? The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife’s “Take a Kid Fishing!” program offers five upcoming summer dates when budding anglers age 6 through 15 and a parent/guardian are invited to come out and learn … [Read more...]

Volunteer at the DuPont Nature Center

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DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve is seeking volunteers for its 2015 season. Two volunteer training days will be held at the center: Wednesday, April 8th 6:00 - 8:30 pm Saturday, April 25th 1:00 - 4 pm Learn about spawning horseshoe crabs, migratory shorebirds, fish and shellfish to better educate visitors about DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center … [Read more...]

Delaware Venture Outdoors Fest

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LOVE THIS. Get outside, Delaware! Venture Outdoors Fest is an event that takes place twice annually at different State Parks around the state of Delaware. DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation has announced that registration is open for “Venture Outdoors Fest.” At Lums Pond State Park, from Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17, “Venture Outdoors Fest” will showcase the … [Read more...]

Newark Delaware Egg Hunt 2015

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This year's Newark Delaware egg hunt takes place on Saturday, March 28th at the White Clay Creek State Park Carpenter Recreation Area (880 New London Road). For toddlers through 9 years old: hunts are held according to age, with toddlers & 2 year olds as well as 2 & 4 year olds starting at 10am, and 5 & 6 year olds and 7 through 9 year olds starting at … [Read more...]

Crazy Costume Dash at Lums Pond State Park

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The Crazy Costume Dash takes place this Saturday, October 11th at Lums Pond State Park to support the Children in Nature initiative! This all-ages, all-abilities fun run/walk includes a one-miler just for kids and a 5K. Certificates will be awarded for best children’s costume, best adult’s costume and best team costume. There's a good chance I'll rock this running costume … [Read more...]

The Philadelphia Vendy Awards

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This Saturday, June 14th, Maverick and I are headed to cover the 4th Annual Philadelphia Vendy Awards at Penn Treaty Park as members of the press. The Vendys are a competition to be named best of the best of the local food truck scene, the winners driving away with the coveted Vendy Cup. I don't know if food trucks have always been a thing and I just never noticed, but to me … [Read more...]

Pick Yo’ Own Strawberries!!! (or raspberries…)

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Where: Linvilla Orchards When: 8 am-6 pm Sunday-Thursday and 8 am -7 pm Friday and Saturday (during picking season, it is recommended you call to see if there is picking that day What: Strawberry and raspberry picking! What else could you ask for in life?? Besides Neil Patrick Harris singing you a sweet melody...that would be pretty sick. But yeah! Go strawberry and … [Read more...]

Attention Bird Lovers and Citizen Scientists: Delaware Breeding Bird Atlas

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What follows is a press release I got in an email. This is a great way to get your kids listening and in touch with nature, while helping researchers collect data about our local wildlife! Have you ever watched a pair of robins build a nest, lay some bright turquoise eggs and then raise a family of four hungry mouths? Have you ever heard a pair of great horned owls outside … [Read more...]