Delaware Nature Society, a nonprofit membership
organization, fosters understanding, appreciation and
enjoyment of the natural world through education, preserves
ecologically significant areas, and advocates stewardship
and conservation of natural resources.
Delaware Nature Society, headquartered at Ashland Nature
Center, owns or manages more than 2000 acres of land for
wildlife habitat and education preserves. A farm education
program is taught at our 352-acre Coverdale Farm Preserve.
Abbott’s Mill’s historic, water-powered gristmill is preserved
and operational. Flint Woods Preserves in New Castle
County and Marvel Salt marsh and Cedar Bog Preserves in
Sussex County provide extensive field study opportunities.
We operate the DuPont Environmental Education Center
at the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge on the
Wilmington Riverfront and offers programming at CoochDayett Mills in Newark. Unlike many nature centers with
environmental education only, Delaware Nature Society has
Natural Resource Conservation and Advocacy components.
In addition, it is the Delaware affiliate of the National Wildlife
Federation (NWF), offering input on national issues that
concern citizens in our region. Our nature centers and
preserves serve as regional hubs for environmental activities
in every season.
Individuals, school students, teachers and community
groups increase their awareness of the natural world
through our programs. to discover. Learn more at delnature.org
There’s so much more
Ashland Nature Center
PO Box 700,
Hockessin, DE 19707
orFax us 302.239.2334.