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 is full of opportunities to get involved in environmental activities throughout the state. The department is always looking for volunteer help to reach more people, take on large monitoring activities, and maintain Delaware's beautiful habitats.
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.
Part of DNREC's mission is to inform and educate the public on natural, historical, and cultural resources in Delaware, as well as interact with communities and stakeholders to address environmental policies and regulations.
Part of DNREC's open regulatory development process is to ensure that proposed actions are announced and all interested parties are notified so that people have the opportunity to become involved in the process and have their voices heard.