Earth Day Program at Killens Pond State Park

Earth Day Events


We’re Celebrating Earth Day All Month!

Join Delaware State Parks in our annual celebration of Earth Day! All public programs are free with paid park entry fee unless otherwise indicated. Some programs require advance registration. Questions? Call the park or check the park's Facebook page.


Saturday,

April 20

Party for the Planet

Brandywine Zoo

Celebrate Earth Day the Brandywine Zoo way by joining us for our annual Party for the Planet event! Hosted alongside the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and other AZA-accredited institutions, Party for the Planet is one of the largest combined Earth Day celebrations in North America. This year, we're focusing on how to make every day Earth Day by reducing, reusing, recyling, and rethinking the plastics in your life. Partake in fun Earth Day themed activities, keeper talks, and more! Party for the Planet is included with regular zoo admission price.

Add to Calendar 4/20/2024 10:00:00 AM 4/20/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Party for the Planet Celebrate Earth Day the Brandywine Zoo way by joining us for our annual Party for the Planet event! Hosted alongside the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and other AZA-accredited institutions, Party for the Planet is one of the largest combined Earth Day celebrations in North America. This year, we're focusing on how to make every day Earth Day by reducing, reusing, recyling, and rethinking the plastics in your life. Partake in fun Earth Day themed activities, keeper talks, and more! Party for the Planet is included with regular zoo admission price. Brandywine Zoo

Saturday,

April 20

Wetland Walk

Port Penn

Many residents of Port Penn supplemented their income throughout the year with hunting, trapping, and fishing, all of which made use of the proximity of the wetland. For this program we will enjoy the wetland trail, talk about the wetland and its importance to Port Penn, and keep an eye out for the incredible wildlife that makes Delaware so special. We will also talk about the elements of the seasonal economy that was so important to the residents of Port Penn throughout much of its history. In celebration of Earth Day, we will also be talking about ways that you can help the wetlands. This program is free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by calling our office at 302-834-7941. Note: The Interpretive Center will not be open during this program.

Add to Calendar 4/20/2024 10:00:00 AM 4/20/2024 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Wetland Walk Many residents of Port Penn supplemented their income throughout the year with hunting, trapping, and fishing, all of which made use of the proximity of the wetland. For this program we will enjoy the wetland trail, talk about the wetland and its importance to Port Penn, and keep an eye out for the incredible wildlife that makes Delaware so special. We will also talk about the elements of the seasonal economy that was so important to the residents of Port Penn throughout much of its history. In celebration of Earth Day, we will also be talking about ways that you can help the wetlands. This program is free, but participants are encouraged to register in advance by calling our office at 302-834-7941. Note: The Interpretive Center will not be open during this program. Port Penn

Saturday,

April 20

How Healthy is the Creek?

White Clay Creek

In addition to being picturesque features in our parks, streams and ponds play an important part in the local ecosystem. This Earth Day join one of our programs to explore how the health of these waterways are monitored. Come discover some living indicators of water quality in the White Clay Creek. Be prepared to get your feet wet. Pre-registration required, call 302-368-6900. Free Program.

Add to Calendar 4/20/2024 10:00:00 AM 4/20/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York How Healthy is the Creek? In addition to being picturesque features in our parks, streams and ponds play an important part in the local ecosystem. This Earth Day join one of our programs to explore how the health of these waterways are monitored. Come discover some living indicators of water quality in the White Clay Creek. Be prepared to get your feet wet. Pre-registration required, call 302-368-6900. Free Program. White Clay Creek

Saturday,

April 20

Earth Day

Wilmington

In addition to being picturesque features in our parks, streams and ponds play an important part in the local ecosystem. This Earth Day join one of our programs to explore how the health of these waterways are monitored. Join Park naturalists to learn how to measure the health of the river with hands on activities. We will be along the banks of the Brandywine River, park in the Jasper Crane Rose Garden Parking lot. No registration required.

Add to Calendar 4/20/2024 10:00:00 AM 4/20/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Earth Day In addition to being picturesque features in our parks, streams and ponds play an important part in the local ecosystem. This Earth Day join one of our programs to explore how the health of these waterways are monitored. Join Park naturalists to learn how to measure the health of the river with hands on activities. We will be along the banks of the Brandywine River, park in the Jasper Crane Rose Garden Parking lot. No registration required. Wilmington

Saturday,

April 20

Tales and Trails: A Totally TREErrific Earth Day

Killens Pond

Its almost Earth day and we are going to be talking all about trees. Come join us as we learn how trees help us and how we can help them. Program will be held at the nature center. Each program will have a story and activity component. Come prepared for hands-on activities both inside and outside. Pre-registration is mandatory, and an adult must be present for the duration of the program. Ages 3-6. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per child.

Register Online

Add to Calendar 4/20/2024 11:00:00 AM 4/20/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Tales and Trails: A Totally TREErrific Earth Day <p>Its almost Earth day and we are going to be talking all about trees. Come join us as we learn how trees help us and how we can help them. Program will be held at the nature center. Each program will have a story and activity component. Come prepared for hands-on activities both inside and outside. Pre-registration is mandatory, and an adult must be present for the duration of the program. Ages 3-6. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per child.</p> <p><a class='btn btn-lg parkButton' style='color:#fff' href="https://delawarestateparks.reserveamerica.com/tourDetails.do?contractCode=DE&tourId=145150&tourDate=Sat+Apr+20+2024&numberOfTicketsSearched=1" target="_blank">Register Online</a></p> Killens Pond

Saturday,

April 20

Wildlife Wonders- Earth Day Edition!

Lums Pond

Join us this Earth Day to look at the nature center animals up close while learning the impacts of pollution on wildlife found in the park. By using the simple phrase Reduce, Reuse, Recycle for daily decisions you can make a difference.

Add to Calendar 4/20/2024 11:00:00 AM 4/20/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Wildlife Wonders- Earth Day Edition! Join us this Earth Day to look at the nature center animals up close while learning the impacts of pollution on wildlife found in the park. By using the simple phrase Reduce, Reuse, Recycle for daily decisions you can make a difference. Lums Pond

Saturday,

April 20

Earth Day Stream Study

Brandywine Creek

Water quality is an important indicator for stream health. Stop by between 12 and 2 p.m to go netting for creatures and test the water quality of Wilson’s Run, by the park entrance. Register over the phone at (302)655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission.

Add to Calendar 4/20/2024 12:00:00 PM 4/20/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Earth Day Stream Study Water quality is an important indicator for stream health. Stop by between 12 and 2 p.m to go netting for creatures and test the water quality of Wilson’s Run, by the park entrance. Register over the phone at (302)655-5740 or via email at DNREC_brandywinecreekprograms@delaware.gov. Free with park admission. Brandywine Creek

Saturday,

April 20

Earth Day- Cool off in the creek program

Auburn Valley

Join park interpreters in this outdoor experience for families. Visitors will get their toes wet as they wade into the Red Clay Creek using dip nets and buckets to find wildlife and identify the various forms of life which find their home here. Focusing on this year's Earth Day theme of Planet vs Plastics, we will explore how macroinvertebrates are a water quality indicator and how plastics can destroy them. Expect to get wet; wear clothes you don’t mind getting soaked in and pack a fresh pair of dry socks and shoes for after the wading portion. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Recommended for adults. Book your spot by calling 302-729-4280. Free!

Add to Calendar 4/20/2024 1:00:00 PM 4/20/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Earth Day- Cool off in the creek program Join park interpreters in this outdoor experience for families. Visitors will get their toes wet as they wade into the Red Clay Creek using dip nets and buckets to find wildlife and identify the various forms of life which find their home here. Focusing on this year's Earth Day theme of Planet vs Plastics, we will explore how macroinvertebrates are a water quality indicator and how plastics can destroy them. Expect to get wet; wear clothes you don’t mind getting soaked in and pack a fresh pair of dry socks and shoes for after the wading portion. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Recommended for adults. Book your spot by calling 302-729-4280. Free! Auburn Valley

Saturday,

April 20

Dip Netting at Bellevue Pond

Bellevue

Bellevue pond is a beautiful centerpiece to our park, but it's also an important part of the local ecosystem. Join the naturalists for a dip netting adventure to explore the ecosystem and discover how we can monitor the health of our pond. Pre-registration required, space is limited, call us at 302-793-3046 or email us at bellevueprogramming@delaware.gov. Free!

Add to Calendar 4/20/2024 1:00:00 PM 4/20/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Dip Netting at Bellevue Pond Bellevue pond is a beautiful centerpiece to our park, but it's also an important part of the local ecosystem. Join the naturalists for a dip netting adventure to explore the ecosystem and discover how we can monitor the health of our pond. Pre-registration required, space is limited, call us at 302-793-3046 or email us at bellevueprogramming@delaware.gov. Free! Bellevue

Saturday,

April 20

Dunes of Cape: Earth Day Hike

Cape Henlopen

Celebrate Earth Day with a guided hike exploring the coast's most valuable habitat…the sand dunes! Discover why they are worth protecting. Dress for the weather. For ages 5 and older with an adult.

Add to Calendar 4/20/2024 2:30:00 PM 4/20/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Dunes of Cape: Earth Day Hike Celebrate Earth Day with a guided hike exploring the coast's most valuable habitat…the sand dunes! Discover why they are worth protecting. Dress for the weather. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Cape Henlopen

Saturday,

April 20

Earth Day: Delaware's Dunes

Delaware Seashore

Celebrate Earth Day and discover Delaware’s dunes! Sand dunes aren’t just a pretty feature of the coast- they’re an integral part of our coastal system. Find out how they form and why they’re the best first line of defense against natural disaster. Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Free with park entry!

Add to Calendar 4/20/2024 2:30:00 PM 4/20/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Earth Day: Delaware's Dunes Celebrate Earth Day and discover Delaware’s dunes! Sand dunes aren’t just a pretty feature of the coast- they’re an integral part of our coastal system. Find out how they form and why they’re the best first line of defense against natural disaster. Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Free with park entry! Delaware Seashore

Saturday,

April 20

Dunes or Defense: Earth Day Hike

Fort Miles

Celebrate Earth Day with this guided hike to the top of the Great Dune. Learn how it contributed to coastal defense and how students defended the dune on the first Earth Day in 1970. Dress for the weather. Recommended for ages 7+ with an adult. For more information call 302-644-5007.

Add to Calendar 4/20/2024 2:30:00 PM 4/20/2024 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Dunes or Defense: Earth Day Hike Celebrate Earth Day with this guided hike to the top of the Great Dune. Learn how it contributed to coastal defense and how students defended the dune on the first Earth Day in 1970. Dress for the weather. Recommended for ages 7+ with an adult. For more information call 302-644-5007. Fort Miles

Sunday,

April 21

Trash or Tresure?

Killens Pond

Did you know that each ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 4,000 kilowatts of energy, and 7,000 gallons of water?! Learn all about recycling, why it matters, and how you can help the Earth along with naturalists in this Trash or Treasure: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle program! Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 4/21/2024 1:00:00 PM 4/21/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Trash or Tresure? Did you know that each ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 4,000 kilowatts of energy, and 7,000 gallons of water?! Learn all about recycling, why it matters, and how you can help the Earth along with naturalists in this Trash or Treasure: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle program! Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond

Monday,

April 22

An Earth Day Birthday

Fox Point

On this day nearly 30 years ago Fox Point was opened as a Delaware State Park! Come celebrate Earth Day with the naturalists as we explore the history and nature of Fox Point State Park. Learn about how Fox Point came to be and see what this little hidden gem of a park has to offer. Pre-registration recommended: call us at 302-793-3046 or email us at bellevueprogramming@delaware.gov. Free!

Add to Calendar 4/22/2024 4:30:00 PM 4/22/2024 5:30:00 PM America/New_York An Earth Day Birthday On this day nearly 30 years ago Fox Point was opened as a Delaware State Park! Come celebrate Earth Day with the naturalists as we explore the history and nature of Fox Point State Park. Learn about how Fox Point came to be and see what this little hidden gem of a park has to offer. Pre-registration recommended: call us at 302-793-3046 or email us at bellevueprogramming@delaware.gov. Free! Fox Point

Saturday,

April 27

Tree Bingo

Killens Pond

How can you tell the difference between trees? In this program you will learn all about how to ID some of Delaware’s tree species. Then we will go on a scavenger hunt to see if you can find the trees on sheet. Note: We will not be playing bingo during this program, but the scavenger hunt will be in bingo board format. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 4/27/2024 1:00:00 PM 4/27/2024 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Tree Bingo How can you tell the difference between trees? In this program you will learn all about how to ID some of Delaware’s tree species. Then we will go on a scavenger hunt to see if you can find the trees on sheet. Note: We will not be playing bingo during this program, but the scavenger hunt will be in bingo board format. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond


Earth Day in Delaware

Visit de.gov/earthday for more about the history of Earth Day and Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s ideas and activities to celebrate it everyday.

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering to help the parks during our month long Earth Day celebration?

Check out our Volunteer Calendar for available opportunities.