State park offers Beach Driving Clinic
Beach driving has been part of the Delaware Seashore tradition for years; however, officials said, many drivers are uncertain when it comes to driving off the road and onto the sand. For these people, the Beach Driving Clinic offers help on Friday, April 11, at 2 p.m. The program will outline park rules, and licensing and equipment requirements, as well as driving techniques, to get drivers ready for beach-driving on their own time.
Participants with proper vehicle surf tags and safety equipment will have the opportunity to practice their beach driving under instructor guidance. Vehicle surf tags are available at the museum gift shop with vehicle registration and a fee. Safety equipment includes a tow rope, a shovel, a 16-by-16-by-.5-inch board and a tire gauge.
The cost is $5, and pre-registration is required. The program meets at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum, which is located 3.5 miles south of Dewey Beach and 1.5 miles north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge. For more information or to register, contact the Indian River Life-Saving Station at (302) 227-6991 or at destateparks.com.
Make your own sea glass earrings at state park
State park staff is inviting the public to learn how to create one-of-a-kind sea glass jewelry in the new class “Sea Glass Part II” on Sunday, April 13, at 1 p.m. Building upon the basic wrapping technique, participants will create their own earring set using a more difficult and abstract wrapping method. It is strongly recommended that “Earrings” participants take the “Pendant” class first or have prior experience with wire-wrapping techniques.
The fee for each individual program is $15 and includes all instruction and materials, including the sea glass. The classes are considered suitable for those 12 or older, and those younger than 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling (302) 227-6991.
The Indian River Life-Saving Station is located in Delaware Seashore State Park, 1.5 miles north of the Indian River Inlet and 3.5 miles south of Dewey Beach. More information is available at destateparks.com.