Open House

Join us on the first Sunday in May for our annual Open House.

One day a year, we open our doors to the public for a peek behind the scenes at our rehabilitation center.  Plan on joining us for this family-fun event!

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Bring the family to our 2019 annual open house on Sunday, May 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Admission is free but donations of plain white paper towels and toilet paper are appreciated!

-Take self-guided tours
-Shop with local vendors and artisans
-Enjoy delicious fare from I Don’t Give A Fork and Gonzo’s Kitchen food trucks and Harvest Market Natural Foods
-Fun with kids crafts
-Learn from other local non-profits (see list below)
-Discover what’s inside an owl pellet!
-Talk to Delaware Master Gardeners
-Discover Brandywine Zoo’s Traveling zoo animals from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
-Wilmington Police Department K-9 unit and SWAT team demos starting at 11:15 a.m.
-Meet former patient Conrad the Blue Jay from John James Audubon Center from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
-New Castle County mounted patrol with their Clydesdale horses 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
-Smyrna Police K-9 demonstration 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
-Presentation: Why Banding Birds matters: Dr. Erica Miller 11:30 a.m.
-Presentation: Wilmington, DE Peregrine Falcon Webcam: Mary Behal 12:30 p.m.
-Presentation: Delaware Wildlands; preserving habitat for native wildlife: Brenna Ness 1:30 p.m.
-Presentation: The importance of native plants to our ecosystem and how they sustain wildlife in our gardens: Dr. Doug Tallamy, nationally recognized author and University of Delaware professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology 2:30 p.m.

Our non-profit friends from Delaware Ornithological Society, Delaware Nature Society, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Delaware Wildlands, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (Lums Pond), Newark Center for Creative Learning, Foodbank of Delaware, Friends of the Serpentine Barrens, and Newlin Grist Mill will be on hand to help raise awareness of our natural world.

Local vendors and artisans will offer a chance to shop for Mother’s Day gifts including clay artist Carole Huber, artist Linda Lewis, and metal sculptor Terry Fund. Tri-State volunteers will be ‘hawking’ their handmade items as well.

This fun-filled day is perfect for the entire family, a classroom trip, or a community organization to take a closer look at wildlife rehabilitation!

Our annual Open House is made possible by local business, corporations, and individuals.  Become a sponsor today and help your local community live safer with wildlife!

THANK YOU to our additional sponsors:

Bald Eagle Partners

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Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery

Snowy Owl Partners

Harvest Market Natural Foods

Lums Pond Animal Hospital

PBF  Energy – Delaware City

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Partners

Concord Pike Veterinary Hospital

Backyard Birds Emporium

Talleyville Frame Shoppe & Gallery

Windcrest Animal Hospital

Northern Cardinal Partners

Atlantic Veterinary Center of Middletown

Blue Hen Car Wash

Camp Bow Wow

Debbie’s Fund for Animals

Members of the Flock

Chestertown Animal Hospital

Longwood Veterinary Center

Newark Natural Foods Co-op

RG Promotions

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