There are so many untapped resources for teachers in Delaware from ideas for the classroom, to field trips, even training! Below is a list of those resources, let me know if you end up using them (I hope you do!)
Delaware State Parks are great places for students and teachers to explore nature and history. With 16 parks, five historic sites and many natural areas, Delaware State Parks offer you a comprehensive view of our state’s natural and historical heritage. We strive to provide responsible stewardship of the lands and the cultural and natural resources that we have been entrusted to protect and manage, along with quality learning experiences for students of all ages.
Contact your park interpreter about any program policies pertaining to specific parks and programs. Some parks offer scholarships or free bus opportunities for classrooms that qualify. Park staff is happy to help you with picnic ideas and any special considerations you might have.
As a fourth-grade educator, you can download an activity and print paper passes for each of your students. This program only provides passes for fourth graders.
Field trip opportunities!
In addition to offering curriculum-based instruction in such subjects as math, science, and language arts, we also provide a range of summer camps and Scout programs—all designed to get kids off the couch and out into nature
The National Environmental Education Act of 1990 established the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, operating as the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), as an independent non-profit organization complementary to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), extending its ability to foster environmental education for all ages and in all segments of the American public.