Events & Workshops


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A Day in Lewes: Exploring Collaborative Field Trip Opportunities
(3rd annual)

Audience: K-16 classroom teachers; preferably teacher teams or multidisciplinary pairs/groups (e.g. math+science; science+history; etc.)
Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Time: 8:00am-4:30pm
Meeting location: Lewes Historical Society Complex: Midway School #178,
Cost: $15

What you will receive:
  • A fifty-minute session at each of the seven LEC partner sites
  • Classroom resources from each site
  • At least five (5) clock hours towards re-certification
  • Lunch
  • Transportation between sites


8:00 a.m. Parking and Registration at the Lewes Historical Society's Midway School #178
8:15-8:30 Welcome and Introductions
8:30-9:20 Lewes Historical Society
Experience green building technology from the 18th century, the science of saving lives at sea and how maritime traffic on the Delaware impacts energy-usage at home and around the world.
9:30-10:20 Lightship Overfalls
A guided tour of the lightship makes maritime history, navigation, and life at sea come alive!
10:30-11:20 Zwaanendael Museum
Teachers will learn the early history of Lewes and its maritime past, while engaging in hands-on activities!
11:30-12:00pm Lunch at the UD Hugh R. Sharp marine studies campus
12:00-12:50 UD Hugh R. Sharp marine studies campus
From microbes to a 2-megawatt wind turbine, UD’s world- class marine research spans the globe.
 1:00-1:50 Delaware River & Bay Cooperative Oil Spill Recovery Vessel DELRIVER
Tour the ship from the Pilothouse to the engine room, and more. Learn about the oil industry in Delaware and how the environment is protected from marine oil spills.
Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park
Tour Fort Miles and explore how teamwork and technology protected our coast during World War II.
3:10-4:00 Seaside Nature Center at Cape Henlopen State Park
Discover our dynamic coastal ecosystem through hands-on learning about its organisms and environment.
4:00-4:15 Wrap-up, evaluations, and resource distribution

For more information, please contact: Christopher Petrone (
The 2014 flyer, complete with agenda, is available here.
Chris Petrone,
Mar 18, 2014, 1:15 PM