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Coast Day 2014

The University of Delaware's festive Coast Day returns for the 38th year on Sunday, Oct. 5. Our theme this year is “Weather & Climate: On Our Radar.” Throughout the event, UD scientists, staff and students will highlight some of the ways we observe and study the effects of climate and weather in Delaware and around the world.

Each year, Coast Day introduces thousands of people to the wonders of the sea, the importance of Delaware's marine and coastal resources, and steps being taken to ensure that those resources remain available for future generations to enjoy. Coast Day attendees can interact with researchers, tour ships, try hands-on activities, and attend presentations on a range of topics.

Family-friendly activities will 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. The event also features live music, vendor displays, and seafood favorites showcased by local chefs at the Crab Cake Cook-Off and the Seafood Chowder Challenge.

Coast Day is sponsored by UD’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and the Delaware Sea Grant College Program.

Admission and parking are free!

WHAT: Coast Day, a fun and educational event for the whole family
DATE: Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, rain or shine
TIME: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus, 700 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 19958
Call the University of Delaware Environmental Public Education Office at 302-831-8083, the Delaware Sea Grant Program at 302-645-4234 or e-mail us at

busFree bus transportation for University of Delaware students and staff! Limited seating. Reservations required. Call 302-831-8083.

2012 Sponsors
Sponsors >


Weather & Climate: On Our Radar

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2014 theme

Crab Cakes

Crab Cake Cook-Off Contests

Be a judge!
Take our trivia contest
for a chance to win.
Aug. 18, 2014

Be a cooking contestant!
Deadline: Aug. 8, 2014
Entry Form

Exhibitors & Vendors Info

Looking for more information or online registration? It's available here >

Exhibitors and Vendors

CD Sponsorship Form

Become a
2014 Coast Day sponsor!

Download the sponsorship
form here >


2013 Highlights

Check out our Storify wrap-up
of #DECoastDay 2013.

Essay Contest

5th Grade Essay Contest

Click here for the 2013 winning entries.

Rules and entry form


Video from last year!

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Find your way to the Hugh R. Sharp Campus!

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Map to the University of Delaware Hugh R. Sharp Campus
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    the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment

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