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:
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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