September 2019 — Coast Day

Overhead view of Coast Day

Our annual celebration of the sea and our coastal Delmarva environment is just more than a month away. Held the first Sunday in October, Coast Day draws thousands of people to the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean and Environment’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes to enjoy kids’ activities, lab tours, lectures, and plenty of seafood (cooking lessons, contests and lunch options!)

Make your plans now to join us! Delaware Sea Grant organizes the event to introduce the latest in marine science to the community and visitors from up and down the East Coast. More information is available on the Coast Day page.

Notable Dates

September 14 — Although preregistration online has closed, volunteers are still welcome to participate in the Delaware Coastal Cleanup, organized by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. They do request an email to if you’re bringing five or more.

September 18 — You can also volunteer for World Water Monitoring Day, contributing to community science efforts to measure and understand water quality.

September 23 — Today is the first day of fall, the September Equinox, when day and night are approximately equivalent because it is one of two days of the year the Earth’s axis is tilted neither toward or away from the Sun.

September 25 — For National Comic Book Day, check out the National Sea Grant College Program’s collection of Our New Age of Water Comics, available as jpegs or in Guided View.

Mark Jolly-Van Bodegraven