The DuPont Environmental Education Center (DEEC), which is located along the Christina River and on the borders of the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge, is a facility devoted to environmental education and outreach. The refuge consists of 212 acres of freshwater tidal marsh next to the Christina River. It is home to a variety of animals, including American Bald Eagles, Wood Ducks, American Beavers, dragonflies, river otters, and Eastern Painted Turtles, among others. Delaware Environmental Education Center is open to the public year-round. It includes a Visitor Center with panoramic river and marsh views, a ten-acre landscaped garden, a quarter-mile handicapped-accessible pond loop extending into the marsh, and trailhead access to the recently completed Markell bike/hike trail that runs from Wilmington to New Castle.


Through education, conservation, and advocacy, the Delaware Nature Society strives to link people with the natural world in order to better the environment. In their minds, the environment should be both healthy and long-lived. A fantastic read.


Delaware Nature Society, a state member of the National Wildlife Federation and a nonprofit organization founded in 1964, is well-known for its educational programs, conservation efforts, and environmental activism. They offer communities the resources they need to take action and promote the health of the environment via land preservation, wildlife conservation, and watershed management, among other activities.


In addition to managing more than 2,000 acres of property, which includes four nature preserves, they also administer four educational sites: the Ashland Nature Center, the Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, the DuPont Environmental Education Center, and the Coverdale Farm Preserve (all in Ashland, Oregon). They have established three pillars of participation centered on working and natural lands, healthy water, and protecting habitats and wildlife as their corporate priority.


Today, thousands of members and over 1,000 volunteers aid the Delaware Nature Society’s core staff and interns in furthering the organization’s purpose and ensuring that the organization’s year-round educational programs, conservation activities, and advocacy efforts continue to grow and develop.


Have a strong desire to spend time in nature? Interested in learning more about the natural world and having a passion for nature? Do you wish to contribute to the improvement of the environment by bringing people together with nature? DelNature envisions a healthy and sustainable environment for all people and all creatures. It is their objective to link people with the natural world so that we may all work together to better the environment via education, advocacy, and conservation efforts. Interested individuals may apply for job and internship opportunities at the organization.


For further information, you can visit their website or contact 302-656-1490.