Monday, December 1, 2008

Earth Exploreres!

Earth Explorers programs are designed to help homeschooled students with environmental and science topics.


White Clay Creek State Park
Newark, Delaware 19711

Most programs take place at:
The Chambers House Nature Center

Junior Explorers

(ages 6-8)
1:00 – 2:00 pm
$4.00 per class plus material/or lab fee if needed

Senior Explorers
(ages 9-15)
2:30-4:00 pm
$5.00 per class plus material/or lab fee if needed

Every Other Wednesday ~ Beginning September 17 until mid-May
Every Other Thursday ~ Beginning September 25 until mid-May

December 4 (Th)
Experiments with Water
December 10 (W)
Nature Crafts Annual Workshop
Materials fee: $1
December 11**(TH)
Nature Crafts Annual Workshop
Materials fee: $1
January 7 (W)
Crystal Science Microscope Class
Lab fee: $1
January 15 (Th)
Seasonal Habitat Lab II –Winter
January 21 (W)
Animal Homes
January 29 (Th)
Working with Animals: Wildlife Rehabilitation
Both classes meet from 1– 2:30
Special fee for this class: $5
(for both Junior and Senior Explorers)
February 4 (W)
Microscope Studies: Close Encounters of the Everyday Kind
Lab fee: $1
February 12 (Th)
Dissection/Micro Lab: Plant Parts
Material/Lab fee: $2
February 18 (W)
Sound Science
February 26 (Th)
Maple Syrup
Material fee: $2
March 4 (W)
Micro Lab: Animal Parts
Lab fee: $1
March 12 (Th)
Batty About Bats
March 18 (W)
Reading the Landscape
March 26 (Th)
Lichens and Mosses


Storybook Explorers
(ages 5 and under)
1:00 pm Cost is $3 per child.
These programs will excite your child about reading and nature at the same time! Kids will have a ball exploring a nature topic from that day’s storybook. Storybook Explorers meet on the same day and location as Earth Explorers and last approximately 45 minutes. A parent or guardian must remain during the program.
Sample topics:
Trees& Leaves, Tracks, Skunks, Bugs and Slugs, Autumn Colors, Butterflies...


Family Explorer Programs
(Mixed aged family programs)
Fall Hayride and Monarch Hunt;
On the Home front; Gnomes and their Habitats Workshop;
Fossils at the C&D Canal.

For details:

(302) 368-6560
(302) 368-6900

Sign up for the Earth Explorer emailer to receive last minute updates and after class parent sheets by emailing:

White Clay Creek State Park

Park Entrance Fees are in effect for all park programs!

Park Entrance fees are in effect March 1 – November 31.
You can purchase your 2008 Annual Pass
(sold online and at the Park Office Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm).
*DE resident- $3.00 daily pass or $27.00 for annual pass.
*Out of State - $6.00 daily pass or $54 for annual pass.
*Ocean park daily fees are $4.00 DE, $8.00 out of state.
*Out-of-state residents, if you are employed in DE you may be eligible for the in-state annual pass, contact the park office.

New 2009 Annual Passes will be out around December.
Great for gifts!