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Lewes Field Workshops

The University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp campus in Lewes is home to a 2-megawatt wind turbine, the University of Delaware's research fleet, and numerous advanced oceanography laboratories, plus Lewes offers easy access to the Delaware Bay and ocean beaches. Programs in Lewes take advantage of these resources to give students a hands-on introduction to topics ranging from wind power to marine life to conducting science at sea.

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Boy Scout Oceanography Merit Badge


Over 140 Boy Scouts have participated in Delaware's only certified Oceanography Merit Badge program. This four-hour program includes:

  • Interactive "Oceanography 101" presentation
  • Measuring water quality
  • Sampling and observing plankton
  • Exploring a mini-oyster reef habitat
  • Tour of the University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp marine campus

Chesapeake Bay Bowl

Delaware Sea Grant and the University of Delaware host the Chesapeake Bay Bowl, the mid-Atlantic regional competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl.

Find out more information about the 2018 competition.

2018 Chesapeake Bay Bowl Highlight Video