Food for Thought offers downstate candidates running for state senator and state representative the opportunity to answer questions posed by audience members specifically related to legislation surrounding hunger, food insecurity and nutrition. Following the formal presentation, the candidates will mingle with attendees in order to hold one-on-one conversations discussing issues that are...

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Both children and adults enjoy the First State Heritage Park's candlelit walking tours – there’s history, humor, and sorrow in the stories of real people from Delaware’s past centuries. On this tour you will visit by lantern light the Presbyterian Church of Dover’s historic cemetery, where many prominent Delawareans and their families are buried.  Among them is Delaware’s great...

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Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing

Sep 13, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014

This event occurs every 2 week(s) on Saturday.

Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing.  Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided.  Park staff will instruct, guide, and belay all climbers.  Children under 18 must be accompanied by parent.  Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Tuesday/Friday the program...

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Monthly Bird Walks

Sep 27, 2014 - Nov 29, 2014

This event occurs monthly, on the last Saturday of October and December.

September 27, October 25, November 29 8 a.m. Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group, and provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. This program is free with paid admission to the park, no pre-registration required.

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Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing

Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014

This event occurs weekly, on Saturday.

Discover the basics of outdoor top rope climbing.  Get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall, after a brief introduction of equipment, climbing and safety. Helmets, harness and ropes provided.  Park staff will instruct, guide, and belay all climbers.  Children under 18 must be accompanied by parent.  Pre-registration with full payment required by noon Tuesday/Friday the program...

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Owl Prowls

Oct 8, 2014 - Nov 21, 2014

Wednesday, October 8th (Total Lunar Eclipse!) 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 21st 6 p.m. Following an introduction to the owls of Northern Delaware, we will venture into the park to listen for some of our resident wild owls. Bring your sense of adventure, but no flashlights please! Not recommended for small children. Pre-registration and prepayment required. $5 per person

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Join local photographer Richard Albertson for a two part series on enjoying your digital camera. Learn tips, tricks, and skills to make your photos beautiful. Part one will be inside the Nature Center, part two we will go outside to practice what you learn using the park as a back drop. Bring your own camera and equipment. Pre-registration is encouraged. Free program with paid entrance to...

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