Kid’s Day: All About Oysters

30048 Cedar Neck Rd. Ocean View, DE 19970

Discover the power of the oyster! Sometimes referred to as “nature’s engineers” or “vacuums of the bay,” oysters play a critical role in keeping our bays clean. They also provide structural support for reefs for additional marine life. Participants will get a closer look at these bivalves in action, watching as they filter water. People will also explore the beach, where they will catch and observe other filter feeding organisms.

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore in and around the water – it is recommended that you wear clothes & shoes that can get wet/sandy. Closed-toe shoes are encouraged. Please bring water, sunscreen and insect repellant, if desired since the Preserve can be buggy.


Walk-Ups are welcome but pre-registration is encouraged. Pre-Register HERE

Please note: Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian present at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.

This program is weather permitting. Attendance is free and walk-ups are welcome. Questions? Contact Jackie Knoll at

James Farm Ecological Preserve