Delaware Seashore State Park will offer a series of indoor programs in January and February to help people beat the winter blues, be creative, and learn about the rich local history and natural wonders of the area.
Back by popular demand is the Winter Lecture Series, set for 5 p.m., Tuesdays, Jan. 8 to Feb. 28, at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum. A different topic will be featured each week. The lecture series is free and preregistration is not required. Topics are as follows:
Jan. 8, Delaware State Parks: History of the Indian River Inlet, Laura Scharle; Jan.15, Delaware Botanic Gardens; Jan. 22, Delaware Forest Service: History of Forestry in Delaware; Jan. 29, Salt Air Gardeners: A Volunteer Success Story; Feb. 5, Horseshoe Crab and Fish Surveys, Andrew McGowan, Center for the Inland Bays; Feb. 12, Reconstructing Mid-Atlantic Native American Net-Making Technology, Annabelle Fichtner; Feb. 19, Prehistoric Archeology of Coastal Delaware, John McCarthy, Delaware State Parks archeologist; and Feb. 26, Delaware State Parks: Wild Edibles of the Seashore, Kathleen Sullivan.
The winter program series continues with crafts at 7 p.m., Thursdays. Park staff will lead a different upcycling or nautical-themed craft each week. Preregistration is required, and participants must be at least 12 years old. The fee for each craft is $20. The craft series is as follows:
Jan. 10, Paint Night: Upcycling Nautical Flag Art; Jan. 17, Sea Glass Jewelry 101; Jan. 26, Nautical Knot Shadow Boxes; Jan. 31, Paint Night: Upcycling Nautical Flag Art; Feb. 7, Sea Glass Jewelry 101; Feb. 14, no program; Feb. 21, Nautical Knot Shadow Boxes; and Feb. 28, Paint Night: Upcycling Nautical Flag Art.
For more information or to preregister for a program, contact the Indian River Life-Saving Station at 302-227-6991 or go to www.destateparks.com/Beaches/DelawareSeashore.