DuPont Environmental Education Center

Snake Royalty – The Queen Snake

By Jim White, Associate Director, Land and Biodiversity: Ringing cell phones can be an interrupting bother, and sometimes I yearn for the days when phones resided in buildings or on street corners, not in your pocket. However, last Tuesday, while at the Dupont Environmental Education Center (DEEC) in Wilmington for a meeting, I was very …

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Build It and They Will Come: New Osprey Platform at DEEC

By John Harrod, Manager, DuPont Environmental Education Center The Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge has a new Osprey nesting platform. DNS worked with Cristina Frank, senior environmental scientist with Pepco Holdings, to install a new platform near the DuPont Environmental Education Center. It can be easily seen at eye level as you cross the …

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Crossroads Comes to Dupont Environmental Education Center

By Lesley Bensinger, Education Coordinator, Dupont Environmental Education Center On January 31st 18 students from Crossroads of Delaware came to the DuPont Environmental Education Center (DEEC) to participate in a ‘What’s in the Water?’ field study.  We enjoyed mild winter temperatures as we researched the answer to this question.  Students used pond nets, a fish …

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Northern Mockingbirds: Made to Mimic

 By Kar DeGeiso, Teacher Naturalist As I walked over the bridge to the DuPont Environmental Education Center (DEEC) recently, I saw a gray bird with a long tail and flashes of white on its wings.  These fieldmarks are the hallmark of our resident Northern Mockingbirds. Mockingbirds, often called “Mockers,” can mimic other bird songs and man-made devices like …

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