DPNC is Hiring: Seasonal Environmental Educator

02 Feb 2016, Posted by Elissa Bass in DPNC

Position Title:  Seasonal Environmental Educator Reports To:     Director of Education Job Summary Responsible for assisting, teaching and planning of classes, which fulfill the Nature Center’s mission, for schools, scouts, and civic organizations, as well as programs sponsored by the Nature Center. This position is a…

Volunteer Spotlight: Laura Bastien

02 Feb 2016, Posted by Elissa Bass in Animals, Volunteer Spotlight

Name: Laura Bastien Age: 58 Hometown: Waterford What’s your ‘real’ job: Medical Billing/Coding What do you do as a DPNC volunteer? I volunteer in animal care. I also have done some animal transport when needed and like to volunteer for special events like the Spooky Trail etc….

My Morning Commute with the Five Planets

28 Jan 2016, Posted by Molly Check in Tonight's Sky

When I walked out my door early this morning and saw the clear skies, I thought – this is the day!  This is the day that I will be able to see Mercury!  As you may have heard, all five visible planets are lined up…

Meet … Shawn Bittman

20 Jan 2016, Posted by Elissa Bass in Animals

Our animal care department wears a lot of hats. Under the umbrella of animal care are all our resident animals, from Bullfrogs to Corn Snakes, Barred Owls to Red Tailed Hawks. We have more than two dozen animals that live with us because they cannot…

Alumni Parade – 10 Years of Nature-Based Preschool

10 Jan 2016, Posted by Davnet Schaffer in Nature Preschool

On an icy January day 10 years ago the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center Preschool came to life. Inspired by the Waldkindergarten model popular in Europe and coming shortly on the heels of Richard Louv’s groundbreaking 2005 book, Last Child in the Woods, the Nature Center recognized a…

Volunteer Spotlight: Maryrose Conklyn

04 Jan 2016, Posted by Elissa Bass in Volunteer Spotlight

Name: Maryrose Conklyn Age: 65 Town of Residence: Niantic What’s your ‘real’ job: Retired from Pfizer Inc. What do you do as a DPNC volunteer? I volunteer at the DPNC Coogan Farm Giving Garden. My activities include field preparation (rock clearing, soil restoration, etc.), the…

December 2015 School Vacation Programs at DPNC

23 Nov 2015, Posted by Elissa Bass in School Vacation

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center has a week’s worth of fun outdoor programming to keep your children active over the December school vacation. You can choose just one program, or all! Morning programs are different each day (please bring a bagged lunch). Each afternoon is…

DPNC’s Giving Garden harvests 3,500 pounds in second season

10 Nov 2015, Posted by Elissa Bass in Coogan Farm

The Giving Garden at Coogan Farm raised 3,500 pounds of fresh, organic vegetables for the region’s hungry families, and reached 968 households in nine communities at the end of its second growing season. Additionally, dozens of volunteers gave nearly 3,300 hours of their time to…