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Welcome to Delaware’s Inland Bays





The Rehoboth, Indian River, and Little Assawoman Bays lie just behind a narrow spit of land in sight of the Atlantic Ocean. Our mission is to preserve, protect and restore Delaware’s Inland Bays and their watershed.

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DE Center for the Inland Bays
What is being built on Read Ave. in Dewey Beach, DE?

It is a new Living Shoreline Project, which began construction this week! This project will help the Town control flooding and erosion, as well as improve water quality in Rehoboth Bay.

This is a collaboration project between the Delaware Center for the Inlands Bays, the Town of Dewey Beach and DelDOT.

It is projected to be finished by the end of November.
DE Center for the Inland Bays
DE Center for the Inland Bays
Happy Veterans Day!
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DE Center for the Inland Bays
GREAT NEWS❗️

The Center recently completed the first year of monitoring on three small scale oyster reefs that were installed this past Summer/Fall.

At the end of the video below a hermit crab is observed as evidence of the excellent habitat provided by the reefs. At least until a man in a wetsuit hovered over him, he was enjoying his time 😊

These reefs will help us understand the amount of pressure oyster reefs will face in the Inland Bays from factors like disease, predation, and sedimentation.
DE Center for the Inland Bays
DE Center for the Inland Bays
DE Center for the Inland Bays
ATTENTION, Delaware Adventure Seekers!

The Department of Fish and Wildlife has opened the Little Creek Wildlife Area! An excellent opportunity to explore a new hiking spot, capture some scenic pictures and observe some of Delaware's wildlife.

For more information see their Facebook post below https://buff.ly/34NfOMa
DE Center for the Inland Bays
DE Center for the Inland Bays
🎉Congratulations, Dennis! 🎉

Dennis Bartow, one of our longest-serving volunteers, was given the 2019 Governor's Outstanding Volunteer Service Award. This award honors volunteers who have dedicated their time and talent to making our state a better place to live. Dennis was nominated for his contributions to the Center's citizen science programs. An award well-deserved! Thank you for all that you do for the Center!

Check out Volunteer Delaware's Facebook page to see other 2019 award winners: https://buff.ly/2CpWLf5
DE Center for the Inland Bays
DE Center for the Inland Bays
Happy STEM Day!

What is STEM education?

It is an interdisciplinary and real-world application curriculum, based on four disciplines:
🔬Science
💻Technology
🔢Engineering
🚀Mathematics

Why is STEM education important?

STEM education is important because it extends throughout every part of our lives. The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays provides the #DayOntheBay environmental education program at James Farm Ecological Preserve. The students participate of hands-on activities in STEM related topics that introduce them to scientific thinking and environmental literacy, igniting curiosity and interaction with nature.

Learn more about STEM definition and its importance in this article from the National Inventors Hall of Fame Blog https://buff.ly/2XKH8Yo

 

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