Happenings on the Hill
Our Annual Pumpkin Festival
Sunday October 28th 12PM – 4:30PM. $4 per person, and kids under 4 are admitted free. Our activities will include:
Meet Quiet Thunder, a Native American.
Take a guided nature hike.
Try your hand at archery.
Get your face painted.
Make a nifty craft from nature.
Jump on the moon bounce.
See the glowing rocks.
Paint a wee pumpkin.
Check out the Iron Hill Museum.
Learn about local history.
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Delaware Academy Of Science Annual Meeting
On Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 12:30PM. Come join us for a luncheon buffet at Clayton Hall on the University of Delaware’s north campus.
This year’s speaker is Dr. David R. Legates, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Climactic Research at the University of Delaware. He will be speaking on The Delaware Environmental Observing System.
The Delaware Environmental Monitoring System (DEOS) is a real time regional monitoring system that provides date on stream levels, tidal conditions, snow depth, water quality and many other environmental variables around the Delmarva region. It serves as a tool for decision-makers involved with emergency management, natural resource monitoring, transportation and other activities throughout the state and the surrounding region. But more than just monitoring environmental variables, DEOS incorporates visualization and analysis capabilities to provide detailed assessments of environmental conditions. Moreover, it includes several innovative concepts developed as a part of a technology transfer effort begun over a decade ago.
The meeting will also feature updates of Delaware Academy of Science initiatives and election of officers for 2008. Reservations are required; $20 per person – please pay by check only before November 26, 2007. See our contact form for a mailing address.
A brochure is now available with information about the Chestnut Hill Iron Pit Preservation project.
From Pre-History to Today
People, both Americans and the Indians that came before them, have been attracted to Iron Hill throughout its history. Here we present several sections on the different periods of that history.
Natural / Geological
Modern History: The School & Museum
Scientific & Cultural Programs
Come help us teach children about the area of Iron Hill and its diverse offerings. From the Geology of Jasper to the culture of the Lenni Lenape Indians, the Iron Hill Museum can offer a wide perspective on our local area and history. Our Programs focus on earth science, archaeology, Native American studies, natural history, and paleontology. These programs address State of Delaware Curriculum Framework standards and benchmarks.
Current Outreach Programs available are:
Rocks are Weird
Lenni Lenape Life
Dinosaurs in Delaware?
The Earth Beneath Your Feet
Whose Trash Is It Anyway?
The Bug Lady
Current Field Trips/Educational Visits available are:
Museum visit and nature walk
Native American Program