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DPNC Announces 2014-15 Homeschool Curriculum

25 Aug 2014, Posted by Al Brown in Homeschool

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center has announced its Home School Program for the 2014-15 academic year. Called Eco Explorers, the program includes  hands-on activities, educational games, and standards-based learning.  Students will participate in active inquiry and scientific exploration.  Each week explores a different theme that…

Nature Camp Week 9: The Eagles Have Landed!

08 Aug 2014, Posted by Al Brown in Nature Camp

Nature Camp Teacher Mary Audette had her Eagles flying all over the DPNC this week, whether it was hiking to Council Rock or stream dipping , frog catching or doing a craft project. These kids had a blast. Just two more weeks of camp, it…

Coogan Farm Grand Opening Set For Sept. 4-6

04 Aug 2014, Posted by Al Brown in Coogan Farm

The grand opening of the Nature and Heritage Center at Coogan Farm will be celebrated with a Sept. 4 ribbon cutting and a Sept. 6 free community picnic. At 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center and the Trust for Public Land…

Meet Molly Check

31 Jul 2014, Posted by Al Brown in DPNC

The Nature Center was thrilled to welcome our new Education Director on July 14, Molly Check. As Education Director, Molly will oversee all of the educational programming that happens both here at the Nature Center and in our outreach programs. To understand the magnitude of…

Nature Camp Week 7: What *didn’t* we do?

25 Jul 2014, Posted by Al Brown in Nature Camp

Week 7 of Nature Camp at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center left no stone unturned, no pond undipped, no beach unvisited … From the Chipmunks to the Eagles to the Explorers to the Nature Girls  to the Reptile Rangers, there was a whole lot going on….

Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet Milo, Ozzy and Zelda

23 Jul 2014, Posted by Al Brown in Animals

Over the years, we have named a lot of birds and animals at the Nature Center. Often, when an unreleasable animal arrives to take up residence with us, he or she is named after a friend of the center, like our red-tailed hawks Frank and…

Restoration of DPNC Meadow Habitat Nearly Complete

21 Jul 2014, Posted by Al Brown in DPNC

The Nature Center is in the process of closing out a six-year federally funded project to restore the shrubland/grassland/meadow habitat around the Nature Center and Denison Homestead properties along Pequotsepos Road and Mistuxet Avenue. The DPNC is recognized as one of the best places in…

Nature Camp Week 6: Geology Rocks!

18 Jul 2014, Posted by Al Brown in Nature Camp

Rain? Rain doesn’t stop us, especially when the camp session is Geology Rocks! Educator Laura Craver-Rogers started out her rainy Wednesday with some frosting and graham cracker plate tectonics and then took the gan exploring at Paffard Woods Preserve. And our Eagles also weren’t held…

Thanks to the Community, Nature Center Purchases Van

16 Jul 2014, Posted by Al Brown in DPNC

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center bought its new used van on Wednesday July 16 from Valenti Auto Mall in Mystic, thanks to the generosity of the community. The Nature Center’s mini van, which is used to transport staff, animals and equipment to outreach programs around…

Nature Camp Week 5: Make Way for Ducklings!

11 Jul 2014, Posted by Al Brown in Nature Camp

What a fun week we had at Nature Camp, with all kinds of exploring and learning going on! Here are our Ducklings, our youngest campers, who spent the week getting tired and dirty as they made their way around the Nature Center, learning all kinds…