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Coast Day 2013

The University of Delaware's festive Coast Day returned for the 37th year on Sunday, Oct. 6. Our theme this year was "Building Resilient Coastal Communities." Throughout the event, UD scientists, staff, and students highlighted some of the many ways we work to maintain a healthy environment and ensure that society continues to benefit from the coast. Thousands of people curious about the wonders of the sea visited the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del. on Coast Day to learn about the state's rich marine resources.

Each year, Coast Day showcases how UD scientists, staff, and students are improving our understanding of ocean environments and serve coastal communities. Coast Day attendees can interact with researchers, tour ships, try hands-on activities, and attend presentations on a range of topics.

Family-friendly activities included an event-wide treasure hunt for answers to questions about the environment and Coast Day exhibits. Children met sea-dwelling animals such as horseshoe crabs and dogfish sharks at the critter touch tanks. Everyone enjoyed 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.

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

Come join us in 2014. 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
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Essay Contest

5th Grade Essay Contest

Click here for the 2013 winning entries.

Rules and entry form


2013 Poster

Poster & Program

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your own copy today!

Program & Map


2013 Highlights

Teach FLEET Legos

Display of
LEGO® Ships

The new exhibit in Cannon Lab Room 104 drew quite a crowd.



New Contest
Oyster Shucking
Check out this video of our 2013 contestants!

Video from last year!

Credit: WMDT 47 Creative Services

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