Dates for ‘Small Fry Adventures’ family outings announced by DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife

Outdoor programs upcoming at Aquatic Resources Education Center

SMYRNA – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife invites families with young children to come out to the Aquatic Resources Education Center to enjoy an exciting lineup of “Small Fry Adventures” this summer. Programs will be held 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, July 23 and 30, and Aug. 13, at the Aquatic Resources Education Center, 2520 Lighthouse Road, Smyrna, DE 19977.

These events are geared towards youngsters ages 4 to 7 who might be curious about fish and other animals that live in the tidal saltmarsh. Kids will also have a chance to view marine life in the center’s aquariums and make a simple craft and art involving crabs and marsh animals.

To ensure enough supplies are on hand for these free programs, pre-registration is required. To pre-register for “Small Fry Adventures,” or for more information about the program, please email Mary Rivera at or call 302-735-8689.

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Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

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New video series on DNREC YouTube Channel shows how to repurpose common recyclable plastic items for new uses

DOVER – Got any empty plastic jugs, frosting tubs, or candy containers waiting to be recycled? A new series of quick, fun videos on the DNREC YouTube Channel shows you some clever ways to reuse and repurpose these items instead of putting them in your recycling cart.

That big plastic jug? Turn it into a watering can.

A plastic ready-made frosting tub leftover from that birthday cake you made last week? It’s the perfect size to hold pencils and pens on your desk – and it’s easy to customize.

After you finish mints, fruity sours, or candy, those little round containers can hold ear buds, change, pills or vitamins, jewelry, or other small items to keep them from getting lost or tangled in your pocket or purse.

Start with a clean container with labels removed – use some goo-gone or other adhesive remover as needed. Then, with some fine-pointed permanent markers and a little creativity, you’ll have a unique item ready for a new life.

To see how it’s done, check out the video series on the DNREC YouTube Channel, and for directions and more inspiration, visit

CONTACT: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

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