Cape Henlopen State Park offers week of Earth Day activities starting April 19

April 16, 2014

Celebrate Earth Day, April 22, all week at Cape Henlopen State Park with one or all of its family-friendly programs. All programs meet at the Seaside Nature Center except the Campfire Circle, which meets at the Campground Amphitheater.

Hands-on Squid Dissection will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 19, and Thursday, April 24. This program costs $5 per person and is intended for ages 5 and up with a paying adult.

Staff will host a Campfire Circle at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19. The night’s topic will be Night Sounds, with activities and stories about nocturnal animals. This free program meets at the Campground Amphitheater. Be sure to bring marshmallows and sticks for roasting after the program.

The Earth Day Scavenger Hunt begins at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 22. Dress for outdoor exploration. This program is intended for ages 5 to 9, and costs $5 per child.

Find out about toads and frogs and make a toad house to take home at the Toad Abode program, 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 23. This program is intended for age 5 and up with a paying adult and costs $5 per person.

Observe the Seaside Nature Center's fish and their feeding adaptations at the free Feeding Frenzy at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19; Tuesday, April 22; Wednesday, April 23; and Thursday, April 24.

Space is limited, so call 302-645-6852 for information or to preregister for any of these programs.

The Seaside Nature Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the Borrow-A-Bike program is available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting. Park entrance fees are in effect.

More information about programs offered at Cape Henlopen and all of Delaware State Parks can be found at


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