Desktop Calendar Wallpaper - February 2016
With the 2016 Delaware Sea Grant and College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment online calendar, you can bring the beauty of Delaware's coastal resources to your computer screen. In addition to scenic wallpaper for each month, check out the list of notable dates as well as environmental facts, tips, and web links.
If you would like to download this wallpaper, it is available in different sizes.
Just choose a width:
Click here or scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the instructions on how to download the Wallpaper and set it as your Desktop Background.
Battery Herring at Fort Miles was an important part of the nation’s defense in World War II. The fort was built to defend the Delaware Bay and Delaware River and to protect domestic shipping from enemy fire. In 1962 Battery Herring was recalled into service as a top-secret listening facility operated by the U.S. Navy.
While this building remains unused, Battery 119 is open for tours, giving the public a glimpse into military life when it was still in operation. Now run by the Fort Miles Historical Association and located within Cape Henlopen State Park, it has become an attraction for history buffs and anyone interested in learning about the Delaware shore and World War II.
Delaware Sea Grant and Fort Miles are two of seven partners that make up the Lewes Education Coalition, which provides educational field trips and resources for teachers and K-12 students.
2 – World Wetlands Day - The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands was signed on this day in 1971 in Iran. Show support for the sustainable use of all wetlands by organizing a local cleanup — with 90,000 acres of wetlands in Delaware, there’s sure to be a great spot nearby.
3-4 – Delaware Wetland Conference - Two days of exploration into the latest wetland research, innovations to outreach and education and conservation programs in the Mid-Atlantic region.
12-15 – The Great Backyard Bird Count - Join in to help researchers tally bird populations for this fun event. In 2015, citizen scientists in over 100 counted 5,090 different species of birds!
14 – Valentine’s Day - Need recipe ideas to create a memorable meal for a loved one on this day? Try one of our recent Coast Day winning recipes or purchase the Coast Day Crab Cake Cookbook for 25 years of award-winning recipes.
16 – Presidents Day – As you take time to honor past presidents on this day, find out how you can become an environmental leader.
27 – International Polar Bear Day – This global event raises awareness of the challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic. You can help by taking the Thermostat Challenge to save energy.
Photo by Lisa Tossey
Once you have downloaded your wallpaper, you can fine-tune its appearance using your computer's desktop preferences menu (i.e. whether
the image is centered, tiled, stretched to fit the screen, etc.).
Step 1 Click on the link below the image of the month representing the size that you are interested in. This will open the image in its own window.
Step 2 For PC users:
1. Position your cursor over the image.
2. Click the right mouse button.
3. If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer (v. 6.0 or higher), select "Set as Background" from the popup menu.
Step 2 For Mac users:
OSX: Drag the image onto your desktop.
Go to System Preferences and open the "Desktop & Screen Saver" icon.
Under the "Desktop" heading, use the file navigator to add the image to the library.
OS9: Drag the image onto your desktop.
Go to your Control Panel and select "Appearance.
" Click "Set desktop" and choose your new image.