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DuPont Environmental Education Center

1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE 19801

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    Located along the Christina River and on the edge of the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge, DuPont Environmental Education Center (DEEC) is where the city, river, and marsh meet. The refuge is 212 acres of freshwater tidal marsh adjoining the Christina River and is home to many birds such as American Bald Eagles, Virginia Rails, Belted Kingfishers, Wood Ducks and a wide variety of other nesting and migrating species. Also, American beaver, river otter, Snapping, Red-bellied, and Eastern Painted Turtles can be observed in the river and tidal pool. In summer, several kinds of colorful dragonflies swoop over the marsh in search of small insect prey. DEEC is open to the public year-round and features a Visitor Center with panoramic river and marsh views, a 10-acre ornamental garden, and a quarter-mile handicap-accessible pond loop that extends into the marsh. DEEC serves as a trailhead access to the 7 mile long Markell bike/hike trail from Wilmington to New Castle.

    DuPont Environmental Education Center is a partnership with the Riverfront Development Corporation and New Castle County.

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    • Small Meeting Space Available:
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    • Handicap Accessible:
    • Hours of Operation: Botanic Gardens & Boardwalk: Open Daily, Dawn to Dusk; Education Center: March 16 - November 15: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM; November 16 - March 15: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Hours: Tours during regular hours and after hours by special appointment. See http://www.delawarenaturesociety.org/pg_field.html#deec for program options. Building Hours of Operation: November 8 - March 11, 2012: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 3 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm March 12, 2012 - November 5, 2012: Tuesday - Saturday: 11 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm Closed Dec 24, 25, Jan 1
  •  Meeting Facilities
    Facility Info
    • Description The Osprey Room on the top floor offers panoramic views of the city skyline and the refuge with balconies and large glass windows. This unique intimate space is perfect for social celebrations and productive and inspiring meetings. The new Westin Hotel is located less than a mile away for your convenience.
    • Largest Room 1150
    • Total Sq. Ft. 1150
    • Reception Capacity 120
    • Space Notes Fantastic views of the City of Wilmington, Christina River and 212-acre tidal marsh.
    • Theatre Capacity 100
    • Banquet Capacity 60
    • Number of Rooms 1
    • Classroom Capacity 80
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