Delaware Children In Nature


Working Committee Meaningful Outdoor Experiences

The Children in Nature Coalition believes that every Delaware student deserves a “meaningful outdoor experience” while in school, and the MOE committee works to improve the accessibility of those experiences.

Committee Co-Chairs

Matt Ritter, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Email [email protected]

Telephone 302-739-9187

Chris Petrone, Delaware Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service

Email [email protected]

Telephone 302-645-4308

Objectives for 2013-14

  • Operationally define a “Delaware Meaningful Outdoor Experience” for each level of school: elementary, middle and high.
  • Continue to build the clearinghouse of information and promote via website, all the meaningful outdoor experiences offered statewide for students and families.
  • Designate three sites, one in each county that offers “CIN Endorsed” Overnight Environmental Educational Experiences for students.
  • Establish strategy to provide an outdoor field trip to every Delaware student.