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Thatcher Education Fund
Cape Henlopen State Park provides a wide variety of educational programs and teachers in Delaware schools have long made it the destination of field trips. In recent years, budget cuts have limited the ability of some schools to send students on these trips. In 2009 the Friends established the Richard & Mirth Thatcher Education Fund to provide financial assistance with travel expenses to schools that need help bringing their students to participate in Park programs. The Thatcher Fund was established in recognition of the long and distinguished service to the Friends by Richard and Mirth Thatcher. Proceeds from our annual Chocolate Tasting in September support this endeavor.
Any teacher interested in the 2022 program should initially contact Richard Julian at the Nature Center by phone at 302-645-6852 or email: Richard.Julian@delaware.gov