Connecting with Delaware's youth is so important for the future of the environment. A great way to get kids excited about learning is to go on field trips. DNREC organizes an extensive number of educational programs geared toward students of all ages and abilities, with many targeting specific grade levels to coordinate with school curricula.
A major part of DNREC's mission is to provide educational opportunities to students on the historical, cultural, and natural significance of the environment. Creating a better understanding of the natural environment can inspire stewardship as well as protection and preservation of our historical and natural resources.
DNREC works to protect and enhance eroding beaches to enable continued protective and recreational use through science-based dune and beach management practices, such as: nourishing eroding beaches, planting beach grass to promote dune growth, and fencing dunes to protect them from pedestrian traffic.
Provides air quality data from monitoring stations throughout the state. Data available include ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter, temperature, wind direction, humidity and wind speed.
DNREC is always looking for better ways to provide citizens with the most accurate and timely air quality data. This moveable monitoring platform can collect data in areas without permanent monitoring stations.
Ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter less than 10 microns, particulate matter less than 2.5 microns, and lead are considered criteria pollutants because of their impact on human health and welfare.