Picture this: toddling up to the Museum’s iconic coral reef-in-the-floor, a very young visitor stops short, pointing at the colorful sea creatures. She won’t walk on the glass. With encouragement from her parents she finally scoots across, clapping with glee. Her nose pressed against the display, she identifies a clownfish that looks exactly like Nemo. Discovery happens! And we all smile.
For more than 44 years, friends like you have been helping us provide natural history and science resources for everyone, including class field trips, summer camp, Scout programs, classroom programs, and professional development workshops for teachers. Of the more than 76,000 people of all ages who experienced Museum programs last year, nearly 17% were students engaged in natural science programs that enriched their lessons at school.
We believe that public understanding of natural science is critical to understanding the world and fosters the ability for all of us to accomplish important things.
Please consider making a gift to our Annual Fund today. You can help set a child on the path to scientific study or simply instill a broader understanding and respect for nature. Your contribution will be an investment in the well-being of our community and, ultimately, our planet.
For more information on how you can contribute to support our mission through the Annual Fund, contact Darcie Martin, Director of Development, via email or 302-658-9111, ext. 303. Checks can be mailed to the Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807.