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These virtual field trips are used in the integrated Biology and Chemistry course during aquatic ecology in the spring semester.

We're excited to share these virtual fieldtrips with you. For all of you outside the integrated Biology and Chemistry course, please tell us how you're using them. Email Dr. Deborah Lichti at dalichti@udel.edu.

Many thanks to Dr. Ryan Petterson at Stanford University for his help getting started with developing these virtual field trips and sharing his knowledge and experience!

https://fieldeducation.stanford.edu/virtual-field-trips

Bogey Run

​Bogy Run is a stream located just .6 miles from Newark, in New Castle County, in the state of Delaware, United States. Alternate names for this stream include Boogy Run.


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Bombay Hook

​The Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is a 15,978 acres (64.66 km 2) National Wildlife Refuge located along the eastern coast of Kent County, Delaware, United States, on Delaware Bay. It was established on March 16, 1937 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory and wintering waterfowl along the Atlantic Flyway.


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Burton Island

​Burton Island is a lonely place. Despite being in the middle of the Rehoboth and Indian RiverBays, it hardly sees any visitors. A mix of the high ground supporting a maritime forest and low-lying saltmarsh, today’s Burton Island is a nature preserve connected to the mainland by a hiking trail. In the summer, the trail sees far, far more ticks than actual hikers – for that reason, it’s best to plan your visits to the island for the colder months!


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Cape Henlopen

​Cape Henlopen is the southern cape of the Delaware Bay along the Atlantic coast of the United States. It lies in the state of Delaware, near the town of Lewes, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Off the coast on the bay side are two lighthouses, called the Harbor of Refuge Light and the Delaware Breakwater East End Light.


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Delaware River

​This location is at Augustine Beach. Augustine Beach is located on the west bank of the Delaware River along Delaware Route 9 northeast of Odessa, This area of the Delaware River is considered the estuarine turbidity maximum zone


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DuPont Environmental Center

​DuPont Environmental Education Center (DEEC) is located along the Christina River and on the edge of the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is 212 acres of freshwater tidal marsh adjoining the Christina River and is home to wildlife such as American Bald Eagles, Wood Ducks, American Beavers, dragonflies, river otters, and Eastern Painted Turtles.


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White Clay Creek

​White Clay Creek is an 18.5-mile-long (29.8 km) tributary of the Christina River in southern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware in the United States. It is renowned for its scenic character and is largely federally protected.


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