Coast Day Events

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Each year, Coast Day showcases how UD scientists, staff, and students are improving our understanding of ocean environments and serve coastal communities. Coast Day attendees can interact with researchers, tour ships, try hands-on activities and attend presentations on a range of topics. Thousands of people curious about the wonders of the sea visit the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del. on Coast Day to learn about the state's rich marine resources.

Family-friendly activities include an event-wide treasure hunt for answers to questions about the environment and Coast Day exhibits. Children can meet sea-dwelling animals such as horseshoe crabs and dogfish sharks at the critter touch tanks. Everyone can enjoy live music, vendor displays, and seafood favorites showcased by local chefs at the Crab Cake Cook-Off, Oyster Shucking Contest and the Seafood Chowder Challenge. 

2015 Coast Day Sponsors

  • Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation
  • WDMT
  • DNREC
  • Delaware Public Media
  • Dover Rent All
  • Port of Wilmington
  • Delaware Center for the Inland Bays
  • Insight Homes
  • Partnership for the Delaware Estuary
  • Water Resources Agency
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