Following are highlights from the Museum’s many activities throughout 2010:

  • The Nature Nook opened in October with interactive activities for young children to learn about nature and science using their senses and simple tools.

  • Curator of Birds Jean Woods, Ph.D., conducted research on migratory shorebirds while serving as a team leader with the DNREC’s Delaware Shorebird Project.

  • Extensive educational offerings included school tours, summer and holiday camps, scout and homeschool programs, preschool-style classes, birthday parties, and special events. 

  • Special free days and promotions encouraged visitation by families that might otherwise not be able to afford admission.

  • College students gained practical experience related to their majors as interns and volunteers, while also maintaining and improving access to the collections.

  • Sculptor Stan Smokler exhibited metal works inspired by the sea at Steel Currents, attracting adult visitors to the Museum.

  • Collections staff and volunteers managed specimen loans to researchers and institutions worldwide. 

2010 by the Numbers:
77,638 visitors
11,526 participated in off-site programs
10,814 took school tours 
6,074 disadvantaged students visited through the Education Fund

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