DASEF Construction and Site Updates

THE BEGINNING: Just a Soybean Field

DASEF Beginning: A Soybean Field

DASEF Beginning: Breaking Ground

39 leased acres for 99 years from Kent County Levy Court: Centrally Located! Easily Accessible to all 3 counties and neighboring states.



» See a Quick Aerial View of Our Site!

Innovation Technology Exploration Center

DASEF Innovation Technology Exploration Center

Work Completed:

  • ITEC Exterior.
  • 144 Operating Photovoltaic cells on roof.
  • 80 Operating Geothermal Wells/Geothermal Mechanical Room.
  • Insulation of the exterior walls and fire safety around the perimeter of the Second and Third Floors.
  • Heat pump units, including electrical service, on all 3 floors installed and operating in conjunction with geothermal wells and Photovoltaic cells.
  • Fire protection System installed on all 3 floors.
  • DATA Network and Security.

Work In-Progress:

  • First Floor
  • Polished floors, First and Second floors.
  • 4 Discovery Rooms
  • Restrooms
  • Water Exhibit
  • Elevator Installation

Immediate Needs:

  • Funding to finish the first floor and open the doors in 2023!

» See photos of the ITEC Building's Progress!

Environmental Outpost and the Mountjoy Observatory

The Environmental Outpost is a facility that demonstrates the DASEF mission with emphasis on an appreciation and understanding of our natural world and beyond and the integration of human ingenuity with the ecosystems of the Earth.

DASEF Environmental Outpost

DASEF is very proud that the Environmental Outpost has achieved a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Marsh Walkway: Restoring the Land

Marsh Walkway: Restoring the Land

Funded by the Chichester and Lydia Foundations

DASEF's one-of-a-kind Park's Studio

'Wisdom Begins with Wonder' sculpture

'Wisdom Begins with Wonder' sculpture 'Wisdom Begins with Wonder' sculpture

Brad Vanneman, Inge Parks, and Charles Parks representing Park's Studio; Stephanie Wright and Gary Bell representing DASEF.

Outdoor Exhibits:

  • Wisdom Begins with Wonder Bronze Sculpture / Charles Parks / Brad Vanneman
  • Planetary Walk / David Meyer
  • Water Maze / Dinosaur Maze / Minotaur
  • Galaxy Garden - Third of its Kind in the World / Jon Lomberg
  • One-of-a-kind Brick Butterfly

Construction Project & Exhibits funded by NASA, Delaware Foundations, State of Delaware, USDA, Levy Court, Change Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Wright Family, Butch and Betsy Read, and numerous individuals!

Phone: 302.659.5003
Email: info@dasef.org
Copyright © 1997-2021 by the Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation