Delaware’s coastal and natural resources will be showcased from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Coast Day education tent between the Smith and Cannon buildings on the campus of the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, 700 Pilottown Road, Lewes.

DNREC’s tent will feature the agency’s diverse programs designed to conserve and protect Delaware’s natural resources, and will encourage public participation through hands-on activities and educational games that appeal to adults and children. DNREC has exhibited at Coast Day since the event’s inception in 1976.

DNREC exhibits with games and giveaways will highlight community air quality monitoring with the Division of Air Quality’s mascot Tropo; Shoreline and Waterway Management’s bulldozer; the Delaware Bayshore mini-theater with popcorn and videos; DNREC volunteer opportunities at the EcoCafe; Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Operation Game Theft Trailer; the Delaware Shorebird Project; the Division of Energy & Climate’s lightbulb and home energy auditing display with a trivia game wheel; the Recycling Program’s “Bin It to Win It” game; fossils, minerals and coastal aquifers; Trash Stoppers; Outdoor Delaware magazine; Coastal Programs’ trash-toss cornhole game; Cape Henlopen State Park Nature Center and Fort Miles; bats with Species Conservation & Management; wetlands; and septic systems.

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