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Judging Contest Kits

We encourage all project leaders and 4-H members to review the information related to the many judging contests offered, well in advance of the contest date.  Click on the links below to find the materials available.   Preparation for the judging contests is extremely important; learning, researching, and studying should take place over several weeks to several months. 

If you have specific questions related to a contest or if you are unable to open the link to that contest, please reach out to the contest contact listed.  If you have general questions, or are unsure of whom to contact, reach out to your county 4-H office.  

As a reminder, in order to provide accommodations for youth participants, be sure to communicate any special needs to your county 4-H office 2 weeks prior to the scheduled event.


Clothing Judging Contest

Contact: Lindsay Hughes,


Food Judging Contest

Contest Contact: Kaitlin Klair,


Horticulture Judging Contest

Contact: Jenny Trunfio,


Photography Judging Contest

Contact: Jill Jackson,


Wildlife Judging Contest

Contact: Kristin Cook,

Below are the links to the studying resources we came up with for Wildlife Judging 2022. They are games like matching and jeopardy. Please share these with your leaders if you could be so kind. Having these available to the students is our primary goal of creating them.

Wood Judging Contest

Contact: Ernie Lopez,

Egg my Yard

Surprise someone Easter morning!

Your treat filled eggs will be delivered to your yard on Saturday April 16th, 2022 (scattered not hidden). If there is bad weather Saturday night, the eggs will be left in a basket on the porch!

Egg Count:
25 Eggs — $25
50 Eggs — $35
100 Eggs — $60

Register HERE

Order by:
Friday, April 1st, 2022
Make Checks Payable to: NCC 4-H Exchange Group

All proceeds benefit various programs of New Castle County 4-H.

For more information email Ms. Kaitlin at or call the Extension Office 302-831-8965

Vaping Virtual Sessions and Panel

For Teens & Tweens: Understanding Vaping…Know the Risks and Start the Conversation
March 21 at 6 pm
Have you heard how vaping is on the rise among teens and adults? Join us as we discuss this health challenge. Learn the physical, social and emotional impacts, complete a self assessment and practice a strategy to engage in a conversation with a loved one who might be using. Participants will receive a copy of the presentation they can easily share with others.
Please pre-register. A Zoom link will be provided in the confirmation email.
For Teens by Teens, Answers to Questions about Addictions
March 24, 6-7 pm
Join us as Teen Health and Wellness Ambassadors lead a question and answer session with adults who have overcome the struggle of tobacco, alcohol or drug use. Teens and adults will discuss together the impact of culture and the role that positive lifestyle choices have in healthy living and recovery.
Our guest speaker panel includes Sarah Laurel, founder and executive director of Savage Sisters Recovery, a Philadelphia nonprofit focused on helping those affected by substance abuse disorder and homelessness and JT Frank, founder of Consequence of Habit Inc. (CoH), a non-profit dedicated to empowering individuals and communities by bringing awareness to the impact habits have on our mental health, success and the environment.
A Zoom link will be sent to you upon registration.



As we are finishing out this year and beginning to ramp up in the 4-H world with events, contests and activities this is a reminder that you must be enrolled in Delaware 4-H  by March 1, 2022 to be considered an active 4-H member (and ASAP to participate in any winter events like Winter Fun Day and Favorite Foods).

If you haven’t done so already, please enroll HERE



4th H for Health

4th H for Health

December Edition

Christmas Banana Snowmen


2 bananas

1/4 of a carrot

Handful of currants or sultanas chopped

3 strawberries

6 grapes

6 skewers



  1. Cut the bananas into thick slices (approx. 9 rounds per banana) –
  2. Peel the carrot and cut into small triangular slivers for a pointy nose –
  3. Trim the stem from the strawberries and then cut in half. You should get two hats out of each strawberry –
  4. Cut the grapes in half. (We only used the smooth half and ate the stem end) –
  5. To assemble, thread three slices of banana on to each skewer followed by a strawberry hat and grape half. Gently press the currents into the banana slices to create eyes and the buttons on the body then add the carrot nose



Bonus Activity:

Energizing Active Breaks

Do each activity for 20-30 seconds:

  1. Jog in place as if the abominable snowman is chasing you.
  2. Take steps in place as if you are snowshoeing
  3. Jump up and down as if you are chestnuts popping on a fire
  4. Reach up as if you are trying to grab the North Star
  5. Jump up as if are jumping into a pile if snow
  6. March in place as if you are a toy soldier
  7. Play the drums as if you are announcing winter solstice
  8. Swim as if you are a in a giant pool of eggnog
  9. Shake your body as if you are a wet Polar bear

2021 Delaware 4-H Hippology Contest

2021 Delaware 4-H Hippology Contest

  Virtual Format

Registration Link:

Registration due : December 17, 2021



  1. To provide youth with the opportunity to blend the knowledge and skills acquired in horse judging, horse bowl, demonstrations, and public speaking showing and practical horse experience into one activity.
  2. To encourage youth to continue expanding their understanding, knowledge, and participation in equine science.
  3. To recognize youth for their total involvement in and comprehensive knowledge of the horse industry.
  4. To teach good sportsmanship through a friendly and competitive environment.

Contestants and Eligibility: 

  1. Any Delaware 4-H member is eligible. Participants must be currently enrolled member of a Delaware 4-H club and should have some familiarity with horses. Youth can compete in both the individual and team categories. The same score will be utilized for both categories.
  2. Team entries must consist of three (3) to four (4) members each. Teams may be comprised of members from multiple 4-H clubs and/or across counties. We will do our best to create teams for those members who wish to compete as part of a team and do not have a team within their club.
  3. Age is calculated as of January 1, 2022
  4. Divisions: Cloverbuds- Participation only- will receive an equine activity packet in the mail to complete. This packet does not get returned.
  • Beginner- Ages 8-10
  • Intermediate- Ages 11-13
  • Senior- Ages 14-19

Contest Rules and Regulations:

  1. This is an individual and team competition for 2021.
  2. There is no entry fee for 2021.
  3. Any team whose members come from two age groups must compete in the older group.
  4. All contestants are expected to do their own work with no outside assistance (no help from members, leaders, parents, resources, or internet searches).
  5. All individual and team contestants must pre-register online via Registration is open from November 17 to December 17, 2021.
  6. Entries will not be accepted during the contest. If you have registered for the State 4-H Hippology Contest, you will receive an email confirmation prior to the start of the contest.
  7. The link to the virtual contest will be distributed via the email address provided at registration. Please be sure to register using a valid email address that is checked regularly. If you have difficulty accessing the internet for the contest, please notify Susan Garey so that alternate arrangements can be made.
  8. The virtual contest will be open between December 21- January 1 and must be completed in a single sitting. Participants will not be permitted to return to questions and may only complete the contest once.
  9. Reference material – please refer to the Study Guide provided at the end of this document for this contest. All reference material is the same as used for the Horse Bowl and Hippology contests in previous years.


Contest Format and Scoring: 

  1. The contest will be comprised of four types of activities- slides(questions with images), stations(typically matching type activities), a multiple-choice written quiz, and judging.

Example:  Looking at the photos provided, please identify the colors of the horses.

Example: Looking at the image provided, please match the numbered parts of the horse with the correct name.

Example: Senior multiple-choice question-

When the front toes turn out and the heels turn in, the horse is said to be what?

A. Splayfooted

B. Pigeon toed

C. Bowlegged

D. All of the above


  1. Subject matter covered will include but may not be limited to tack and equipment, breeds, feeds, colors and markings, anatomy, equine health, disciplines, horse evaluation, and judging.


  1. Individual Score – will be calculated based on the number of correct answers and awards will be presented to the top placing individuals and teams in each category. The Danish system will also be utilized to present individual awards beyond the top placing individuals. Danish system awards will be based on:
  • Blue (90% or greater correct)
  • Red (75%- 89% correct)
  • Yellow (74% and below correct
  • Awards will be presented to the top placing individuals and teams in each category.


  1. Team scores will be calculated by adding the top three scores from a four-member team and dropping the lowest score. In a three-member team, no low score will be dropped.


Suggested Study Resources for the Hippology Contest- 4-H Horse Manuals:


  1. “Giddy Up and Go”, “Head, Heart and Hooves”, “Stable Relationships”, “Riding the Range,” “Jumping to New Heights,” “Horse Project Helper’s Guide.,”
  2. Beginner age 8-10: Your Pony, Your Horse, by Cherry Hill
  3. Intermediate (age 11-13)Your Horse, a step-by-step guide to horse ownership, by Judy Chapple (and age 8-10 material).
  4. Senior (14 to 19) Horses and Horsemanship – by Ray Antoniewicz, National 4-H Council
    Storey’s Horse-Lover’s Encyclopedia, edited by Deborah Burns (and age 8-10 and 11-13 material).
    Horse Science- by Ray Antoniewicz, National 4-H Council
  2. Feed Ingredients to be familiar with- hay, hay cubes, straw, alfalfa pellets, whole corn, cracked corn, barley, beet pulp, dried molasses, oats, pelleted feed, rolled oats, salt, soybeans, soybean meal, sweet feed, trace mineral salt

If you are in need of special accommodations to participate in this program, please notify officials two weeks in advance of the event.

Cooperative Extension Education in Agriculture and Home Economics, University of Delaware, Delaware State University and the United States Department of Agriculture cooperating. Distributed in furtherance of Acts of Congress of May 8 and June 30,1914. It is the policy of the Delaware Cooperative Extension System that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin.

2021 Delaware 4-H Hippology Contest (printable PDF)

2022 Delaware Youth Dairy Futurity

2022 Delaware Youth Dairy Futurity

All Breed Summer Calves

 Co-Chairs:  John Hickey & Charmayne Busker


To participate in the 2022 Futurity for Summer Calves, a calf must be nominated by May 1, 2022.  All calves, born June 1, 2021, to August 31, 2021, inclusive, of any dairy breed are eligible to enter the Delaware Youth Dairy Futurity. Calves MUST be exhibited by a Delaware State Fair Junior Dairy Exhibitor. Leased animals are eligible and an exhibitor must be named on the last entry on May 2, 2022.

  • 1st payment of $5.00 due on or before November 30, 2021
  • 2nd payment of $10.00 due on or before February 1, 2022
  • 3rd  payment of $15.00 due on or before May 2, 2022 (last one)

Late Entries: If you do not enter the animal on the first due date, the entry fee will be doubled. If your first entry is made on February 1, you will pay $30 on February 1. If you do not enter until May 2, your fee is $70 on May 2.

Purses in this event shall consist of all moneys received by this association in connection therewith by any of nomination fees, grants, and donations from any person or persons or sponsors of this show.

The premium schedule for this class is as follows:  1st place: $450; 2nd place $350; 3rd place $250, 4th place $200, 5th place $100, 6th-10th place $75. The remaining entries will receive no less than $50.  Best Bred and Owned will receive $100 in memory of Sam Dixon, Jr. Each exhibitor will receive a Futurity Shirt that must be worn during the show with white show pants. Sizes must be given on the May entry.  The premium schedule is subject to change.

Name and Registration numbers must be supplied with each entry. No “papers pending” entries are eligible. A copy of the registration papers must be sent with the final entry. A copy of the signed lease papers must be submitted with the final entry along with a copy of the registration papers.

Animals shown in the futurity are not eligible to be shown in the Junior Dairy Show at the Delaware State Fair. However, the top placing animal for each breed may compete for Junior Champion of the Junior Dairy Show.  Exhibitors may use this animal for Showmanship and Fitting. The Futurity is tentatively scheduled for the evening of Saturday, July 23, 2022, at the Delaware State Fair.

All entrants must agree to be amendable to all rules and regulations of the Delaware Youth Dairy Futurity and the Show Ring Code of Ethics.


The one you omit might prove to be the Best in 2022

Official Entry Blank below:

2022 Delaware Youth Dairy Futurity Entry Form (printable PDF)

Foods and Horticulture Judging Results

Congratulations to all who participated in the County Foods and Horticulture Judging contest.

The following Seniors will be moving on to the State Fair:


Sydney Pyle – Porter Gang

Ashley Konkle – Porter Gang

Andrew Konkle – Porter Gang

Katie Campbell – Stump Corner

Emily Campbell – Stump Corner



Matthew Trunfio – Stump Corner

Gabriel Trunfio – Stump Corner


A great job done by all of our Juniors as well:

Foods – Claire Schaedler – Meado-Larks

Foods – Michela Davis – Stump Corner

Horticulture – Chase Pugh – Summit Bridge

DSF Tagging and YQCA Certification Dates


Tagging Dates for 2021 Delaware State Fair Market Animals and Feeder Calves-

Saturday, May 8th- Cook Family Farm Newark, Delaware 9-11 am

Saturday, May 22nd- Delaware State Fairgrounds- 9-11 am

Tuesday, May 25th- Delaware State Fairgrounds- 5-8 pm

We will again be using the COVID tagging protocol used in 2020- tagging will occur on trailers and no weighing of livestock will be performed at the time of tagging. Mask wearing will be required of any and all participants at tagging events. Participants should do their best to respect social distancing. There is no tagging date for Georgetown this year. The 4-H and FFA Rate of Gain Contest sponsored by the Delaware Farm Bureau will be suspended for 2021.


2021 YQCA Certification Information

All Delaware State Fair junior exhibitors showing a market animal (steer, market lamb, market goat or market hog) are required to have a current quality assurance certification in order to exhibit in a market class at the Delaware State Fair. The Swine Department will accept either an existing Youth PQA certification that is still valid through July of 2021 or a current Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) certification. The Youth PQA program no longer exists to train new youth or recertify. The YQCA program is a national certification that now covers all livestock species with a single certification for all youth ages 8-21 nationwide. Program ages are calculated as of January 1 of the current year. Options for obtaining a qualifying quality assurance certification in order to be able to show a market animal at the 2021 DSF are:

· Ages 5-6- A parent, guardian or responsible adult must have a current quality assurance certification. Options to fulfill this requirement include PQA(Pork Quality Assurance) or BQA (Beef Quality Assurance adult online trainings or parents can either attend a YQCA classroom training session(email Susan directly to register) with their 5-6 year old to obtain a valid QA certification to meet the DSF requirement. Please contact Susan Garey if you would like to be granted access to the online Adult PQA certification training to cover youth ages 5-6. An email address is required.

· Ages 7-18- The youth market exhibitor must have a current YQCA certification obtained either through an YQCA classroom training session or YQCA online.

· Ages 19-21- The youth market exhibitor must have a current YQCA certification that can only be obtained online as per the YQCA program rules.

Youth YQCA certification is valid for one year.

In order for youth ages 7-21 to participate in either an online or in person classroom YQCA training session, they must register and create a profile at For youth age 7-12, parents are required to register their youth on the YQCA website. Once registered select the appropriate class you plan to attend. Fees will be charged at the time of registration and can be paid by credit card.

The YQCA classroom training costs $3.00 and the online training costs $12.00. These fees are paid online and go directly to YQCA even if you are attending an in person training. This should be completed prior to coming to the in person training. Youth completing the online YQCA training will take the online module that corresponds to their age as of January 1 of the current year.

In order to be able to comply with COVID health protocols and allow sufficient space, in person training classes will be held at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in 2021. Mask wearing and social distancing between family groups will be enforced during training classes. The following YQCA in person class training dates have been scheduled for this spring:

· Thursday, May 27- Delaware State Fairgrounds 6:30-8:00 pm- registration required in advance- must register by May 25

· Wednesday, June 9- Delaware State Fairgrounds 6:30-8:00 pm- registration required in advance- must register by June 7

Additional date(s) may be added as interest warrants. If you plan on attending any of these sessions, you must register in advance so that we can ensure enough space and training materials. Please contact Susan Garey or (302)242-1510 if you have any questions or concerns in regards to Quality Assurance/YQCA certification

Dairy and Poultry Updates

2021 4-H and FFA Spring Dairy Show Cancelled

After consulting with the leadership of the Delaware Holstein Association, it has been determined that it is best to not hold the Spring Dairy Show this year.

Battle for the Bell, presented by Appoquinimink and Milford FFA – May 1st

This junior dairy show is open to all Delaware residents who are owners or lessors of Holstein, Jersey, Ayrshire, Guernsey, Milking Shorthorn and Brown Swiss cattle. Both heifers and dairy feeder calves will be shown.
Reach out to Stephen Cook at   for more information!

Delaware Junior Dairy Leasing Agreements Due May 1

The Junior Dairy Leasing Agreement is available on the State 4-H Animal Science webpage

Completed dairy leases can be mailed to Susan Garey 69 Transportation Circle, Dover, DE 19901 faxed to (302)735-8130 or scanned and emailed to Please no cell phone photographs of completed lease agreements unless you mail a hard copy as follow up. Dairy leasing agreements will be compiled and provided to the Delaware State Fair for verification of leased fair entries.

The Delaware Livestock Expo is Moving…to a New Date in 2021- NEW Dairy Division!

The Delaware Livestock Expo is moving to a new date in 2021- September 11-12th at the Delaware State Fairgrounds. This junior exhibitor show is open to youth up to age 21 as of January 1, 2021 from around the region and offers showmanship and breeding classes for beef, sheep, swine and meat goats. New for 2021 will be a dairy division for our junior dairy exhibitors! Entries and entry fees will be accepted online this year via the Showman app and will be due by August 20th. Stay tuned for information about our outdoor fundraiser with a benefit auction, live music and food trucks being held at the Delaware Ag Museum May 8 from 5-9 pm! Sign up for our newsletter at


2021 Delaware State 4-H Avian Bowl Study Sections

We are hopeful to be able to hold an in person 4-H Avian Bowl during the Delaware State Fair this year. If a face to face event is not possible, the contest will be converted to a virtual one and be run online utilizing the Qualtrics platform at the beginning of August. In the meantime, 4-H members can begin to prepare for it! The national study sections have been released and are as follows:

All questions and answers will come from the following material in the 2016 version of the Avian Bowl Manual:

· Raising waterfowl (Sources through General Breeding Management) – pages 26-30

· Avian systems (The Feather) – page 43

· Growing Blue Ribbon Pullets (All) – pages 57-65

· Breeds, Varieties, and Strains (Introduction, Bantams, Americans, and Asiatics) – pages 69-73

· Eggcyclopedia (Curdling through It’s All in an Egg) – pages 118-136

· Ratites (All) – Pages 171-173

· Commercial Poultry Industry (All) – Pages 175-176

· Embryology (Parts of the Egg through Candling) – Pages 186-192

Note: The above study material came from the National 4-H Avian Bowl Manual revised in 2016.

Clemson University, Bulletin Room – Room 82 96 Poole Agricultural Center

Clemson, SC 29634-0129 (864) 656-3261 (phone); (864-656-0742 (fax); Attn: Mick Smith

They no longer accept checks

Horse Bowl, Clover Trail Challenge and Equine Art

2021 Delaware State 4-H Horse Bowl- Virtual

The 2021 Delaware 4-H Horse Bowl will be occurring in a virtual format during the week of spring break April 4-11th! The contest will have both individual and team divisions and will be

conducted online using the Qualtrics platform. Awards will be presented for the top placing individuals and teams. Danish system awards will also be presented to all participants. Teams must be comprised of 3-4 members. Preregistration and a valid email address are required to participate and there is no entry fee this year. Registration for the 2021 Horse Bowl is online and will be open from March 22- April 2.

For more information please visit the State 4-H Animal Science webpage.


The Clover Quest Trail Challenge

New for 2021 the Clover Quest Trail Challenge- ride or drive the First State with the Delaware 4-H Horse Program between June 1 and August 15th! Log your miles in the saddle as an individual, a as part of a team or both! A full team consists of 4 members, teams of three may also compete. Teams must include at least 1 4-H member. A family unit can be considered a team. Clubs may participate as a team and clubs may submit multiple teams. Miles can be counted in the area or on the trail.

Training/Conditioning and recreational hours/mileage count. Hours/mileage logged during any form of competition do not count. Both hours riding and hours driving may count towards this challenge. Teams do not have to ride together. Your miles and hours can be logged separately. When riding, please keep safety measures such as riding helmets, proper footwear, trail etiquette and social distancing protocols in mind.

Top placing individuals and teams will be recognized. All participants will receive a participation certificate at the end of the challenge no matter your accrued hours, mileage or participation level. Entry is made online via a Google Form. For those competing as a team, submit one (1) completed team entry form via an online Google Form with team captain identified.

Individual Entry Google Form

Team Entry Google Form

Entry will not be considered eligible for awards until your entry form and log form have been received. Mileage and team captain log sheets must be turned in no later than August 23, 2021

For more information please visit the State 4-H Animal Science page.


Delaware 4-H Virtual Equine Art Contest- New Online Gallery for Viewing

The Delaware 4-H Equine Art Contest will be held via an online virtual art gallery. Participants will upload images of their artwork to Padlets organized by class between June 1- June 15th. Judging will be completed and awards will be announced by the end of June. Awards for 1st-6th place will be presented for each category in each age division. A Best in Show Champion and Reserve Champion will also be chosen and presented with rosettes and medallions. Cloverbuds will receive participation awards only. For technical questions or if you have trouble uploading images of artwork please contact Caroline DelVecchio at Guidelines and classes can be found on the State 4-H Animal Science webpage.

🌳🌳Arbor Day Poster Contest 🌳

Delaware Forest Service Annual Arbor Day Poster Contest

2021 Theme: Trees are Terrific… In Many Wonderful Ways!

Winning posters must reach Delaware Department of Agriculture (2320 S. Dupont Hgwy, Dover) by April 26

Access to the Rules, Guidelines and Curriculum Guide can be found on the Eventbrite registration page or here:

Agent Letter

Hello 4-H Friends,

As January comes and goes, we begin to pick up with 4-H events, opportunities and contest- so please continue to check your email and the newsletter to make sure that you have the most updated information.

As February begins, we have several items coming up which include:

C-3 Meeting – February 8th

Photography Entries Due – February 12th

Virtual State Teen Conference – February 13th

Skill building workshops – 13th

Skill building workshops – 20th

Camp Scholarships Due – 26th

Skill building workshops – 27th

Foods Judging Training – March 2nd

Favorite Foods has been postponed to a later date, you can still submit entries to Serena by Friday, February 12th. We will be opening entries back up once we determine when we are going to be holding the event for those who would like to change their entry, can now attend or are no longer able to attend. If you have questions, please reach out to me. Photography contest is still going to be held, please submit entries to Ms. Jenny. If you have questions, please contact her at Results will be shared online.

The Leaders Forum will not be taking place this year; there will be other volunteer development opportunities that you can take advantage of throughout the year. State Teen Conference will be virtual on Saturday, February 13. Those who signed up- be ready for some fun and new leadership opportunities.

Up and coming items to be aware of: start studying for the Horse Bowl (which will be virtual), prepping for Judging contests (March 22nd Foods, Wildlife and Horticulture) and finding topics for demonstrations(April 15th & May 15th). Summer camp scholarship applications will be due on Feb. 26, get ready for the clothing showcase and more spring events.

Teens, please consider submitting a State Record Book to win a trip to National 4-H Congress. I am more than willing to meet with you and set up check ins with you to stay on track to get your book completed in time.

Reminder: all 4-H members must enroll or re-enroll in 4-H Online by March 1, 2021 to be eligible to participate in any summer county and statewide events. You can register HERE.

Inclement Weather Policy – If the Christina School District closes for the day, has early dismissal, or cancels after-school activities, then New Castle County 4-H events are cancelled. Weekend 4-H events will be cancelled if the University of Delaware closes or cancels events.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the 4-H office with any questions or concerns and we hope to see you at a 4-H event soon!

Yours in 4-H,

Ms. Kaitlin

Extension Educator, 4-H

Summer Environmental Education Internship – DEEC

Summer Environmental Education Internship – DEEC

Opportunity Type: Part Time (30 hrs/wk), 10-week

Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center, Wilmington, DE

Organization Description

Delaware Nature Society (DelNature) has spent over 50 years connecting people to nature with diverse environmental programs and services. As one of the most well respected environmental organizations in the region, we envision a healthy and sustainable environment for all plants, animals, and people living in our region. Our mission is to connect people with the natural world to improve our environment through education, advocacy, and conservation. Working state-wide in Delaware and the surrounding region, we operate four sites where people experience nature in unique hands-on ways reaching thousands of visitors each year.

Selected candidates will be required to submit to a criminal background check. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

DelNature aspires to be inclusive multicultural organization that celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious and political beliefs. Diversity creates an awareness of and acknowledges respect for differences and translates into understanding and valuing each other’s perspective. We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.

Job Description

The Summer Environmental Education Intern works at DuPont Environmental Education Center (DEEC) in Wilmington, Delaware. DEEC welcomes thousands of guests throughout the year. Delaware Nature Society’s goal is to interact with these visitors and introduce them to DelNature, the site’s nature and wildlife, and the menu of programs and activities available to them.


  • Assists in the teaching and preparation of summer environmental programs for children and adults at DEEC.
  • Greets and interacts with visitors to the site.
  • Attends instructor-training workshops.
  • Leads week-long summer camp sessions for children ages 6-12.

Training and resources are provided to gain knowledge in environmental science topics related to the site and region. Interns attend summer camp instructor training, which includes canoe training and CPR/First Aid certification. Training consists of formal all-staff events, one-on-one mentoring, and the opportunity to work alongside many different educators with different teaching styles and skill sets.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Passion for the outdoors, enthusiasm for working with people.
  • A high level of initiative.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Flexibility to adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be 18 or older.

DelNature is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.

Essential Dates

June 7 to August 13, 2021.

The individual selected for the position will work about 30 hours per week. Individual schedules are somewhat flexible and set with the Education Coordinator. The Summer Environmental Education Intern can expect to work Monday-Friday with potential evening and/or weekend hours.

Salary and Benefits

Wage is $10.00/hr.

Applicants Must Submit