Fort Delaware State Park will offer a special museum theatre program debuting on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 2:45 p.m., and on every weekend after that through Labor Day.
“Swallowing the Yellow Dog” presents the story of two Confederate prisoners mulling over one’s decision to sign the oath of allegiance to the United States. The presentation, written by Dale Jones of Making History Connections, was created using primary research information on prisoner life at the fort.
The Nature Nook opens today at the Dover Public Library. The nook is a space for kids to learn and get excited about nature and the outdoors. DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation, the Children in Nature Task Force, and the Dover Public Library are collaborating on the project.
Governor Jack Markell, along with U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, U.S. Congressman John Carney, DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara and other officials joined with NRG East Region President Lee Davis to celebrate the newly repowered NRG Energy Center Dover, one of the cleanest power plants in the nation.
Governor Jack Markell, DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara and U.S. EPA Region III Administrator Shawn M. Garvin honored Terry Higgins of Marydel with the 2013 Delaware Wetland Warrior Award for his lifelong efforts to conserve, restore and educate Delaware residents on the need for and importance of wetlands.
At the Delaware State Fair, Governor Jack Markell, DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara, U.S. EPA Region III Administrator Shawn M. Garvin and Division of Fish and Wildlife Director David Saveikis honored the most recent winners of the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s annual Hunting and Fishing Photo Contests that best represented the 2012 contest theme of “Carrying on the Tradition.”
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