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Mark your calendars: Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014!

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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.

2014 Sponsors
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Oyster Shucking Contest

Our Second Annual Oyster Shucking Contest will have contestants prying open a dozen shells per round while on the clock! Learn more >

CD Oyster Shucking Contest

Photography Contest

Photography Contest

You could win $100 for your weather-related photo posted to social media!

Find out how!

Poster and Program

Download and print your own poster today!

Take a peek at the event program and map before you attend the event!

Weather & Climate On Our Radar

5th Grade Essay Contest

5th Grade Essay Contest

The essay contest is currently closed. Awards will be presented to students and their teachers in a special ceremony at Coast Day. Thanks to all who entered!

Join us on October 5th!

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