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DNREC at the 2008 Delaware State Fair


"Today on DNREC’s Porch"*"Professor Green" of Fish & Wildlife's DuPont Nature Center will show a proper environmental posture at the State Fair

* The porch of the DNREC Building, located on the north end of the fairgrounds at the corner of Holloway Avenue and East Rider Road, will host a variety of daily changing events during the 2008 Delaware State Fair. "Today on DNREC's Porch" events are listed below by date and time.

Friday, July 18

 5 – 8 p.m.   Indian River Life-Saving Station See the turks head knot bracelet used in shipwreck rescues and learn about the horseshoe crab.

Saturday, July 19

10 a.m. – 8 p.m.  The Division of Fish & Wildlife's DuPont Nature Center Learn about “green environment” with Professor Green, try environmental activities and see live critters.

Sunday, July 20

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.   Killens Pond State Park Kreepy Krawly Kritters from Killens are coming – beetles, worms, caterpillars and maybe a few surprises - plus “kritter krafts.”Learn how to tie the Turk's head knot at one of DNREC's presentations at the 2008 Delaware State Fair

 Monday, July 21

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.   White Clay Creek and Lums Pond State Parks “Please touch” fur, antlers, turtle shell and snake skin to get better acquainted with their animal owners.

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Cape Henlopen State Park Fort Miles interpreters in World War II uniforms will show artifacts; Fish & Wildlife's DuPont Nature Center will present live turtles and "Please touch" items.

5 – 8 p.m.   Brandywine Creek State Park Locusts, pests … or aliens? Check out “Cicada Frenzy” to learn what these creatures really are and what they do.

  Tuesday, July 22
Children’s Day

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  First State Heritage Park at Dover Have old-fashioned fun with 18th century costumed interpreters playing games such as hoops, nine pins and colonial dances.Staff at the Indian River Lifesaving Station will showcase their skills and drills for saving lives at this year's State Fair

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.   Fort Delaware State Park Civil War-era costumed interpreters will play trap ball, graces and other period games with visiting youngsters.

 5 – 8 p.m.    Wilmington State Parks Get to know “Nature on the Go” – the mammals, insects, trees and water in these urban parks.

Wednesday, July 23

 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.    Delaware Energy Office Learn about residential and commercial energy efficiency and conservation, plus funding and grant programs for upgrades. Look for  solar cars, weather permitting.

Thursday, July 24
Governor’s Day

 12:45 – 2 p.m.    DNREC Awards with Governor Ruth Ann Minner Honorees include Young Environmentalists of the Year, 2008 Youth Fishing Tournament winners and Wetland Warriors award.

2:30 – 8 p.m.   Delaware Energy Office Learn about residential and commercial energy efficiency and conservation, plus funding and grant programs for upgrades.DNREC's Emergency Response Vehicle will make its annual appearance at the state fair

 Friday, July 25

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.   DNREC Emergency Response Team See the equipment used by the highly trained team that responds to oil spills and other hazardous materials incidents statewide.

4:30 p.m. – Dusk    Quality Deer Management Learn more about QDM’s partnership with hunters, landowners and public agencies to promote good deer management.

 Saturday, July 26

 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.     Brandywine Zoo Zoo staff will open the “Suitcase for Survival” for a first hand look at poaching and illegal pet trade.

 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.      Bellevue State Park Learn all about “Wiggly Worms and Composting” in an interactive display with live worms.

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