On Thursday, November 3, 2011, Professor James R. May
's Environmental Law Class took a field trip to the DuPont Environmental Education Center at the Russell Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge in Wilmington, DE.
May said, "It was a beautiful day for a walkabout in the nation's first and only urban wildlife refuge, and a fun way to learn about how environmental law shapes the real world."
The students visited the Refuge as a means to learn more about how environmental laws affect urban environments. In particular, they learned about how water quality, species and brownfield development laws and ordinances have helped shape the Refuge. They saw myriad plants and animal wildlife, including birds, raptors and fish. They also walked the length of the Wilmington Riverfront, concluding with coffee, tea and smoothies at the Wilmington Riverfront Market.