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Giving Garden: What A Difference A Year Makes

08 Jun 2015, Posted by Al Brown in Coogan Farm

In 2014, with a late start and a short growing season, the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center’s Giving Garden at Coogan Farm netted 1 ton of fresh produce and fed just over 3,000 people from a 1,600 square foot plot. In 2015, the 30,000 square foot…

Butterfly Extravaganza Set For June 27

07 May 2015, Posted by Al Brown in Special event

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center will host its first-ever Butterfly Extravaganza from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday June 27 at the Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic. Activities include a Butterfly Parade, and the release of live butterflies, as well as the official opening of…

Nature Center Buys Tractor with Help from Region’s Rotary Clubs

21 Apr 2015, Posted by Al Brown in DPNC

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center purchased a tractor for use on its Pequotsepos Road and Coogan Farm properties with the help of the area’s Rotary Clubs. The Rotary Clubs of Mystic, The Stoningtons, Groton, New London, Waterford and Montville,  along with a matching donation by…

Nature Center Mourns the Passing of Hoot the Barred Owl

08 Apr 2015, Posted by Al Brown in Animals

Hoot the Barred Owl, who made his home at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center for almost 20 years, died Tuesday. Hoot was one of the Nature Center’s most well-known and beloved animal ambassadors, touching the lives of thousands of children and adults each year as…

StoneRidge Sponsors Celebrate Earth! at DPNC

24 Mar 2015, Posted by Al Brown in DPNC

StoneRidge senior living community in Mystic has signed on as a major sponsor for Celebrate Earth!, a new series of programs at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center scheduled for April. “We are so pleased to have StoneRidge as a sponsor of Celebrate Earth,” said Maggie…

DPNC Offering April Vacation Programs

18 Mar 2015, Posted by Al Brown in Uncategorized

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center is offering a full week of programs for children ages 4-14, April 13-17 at the Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic. Each morning class (9 a.m., to 1 p.m., please bring a lunch) offers a different topic, ranging from ooze…

Fighting Cabin Fever

08 Mar 2015, Posted by Davnet Schaffer in Early Childhood, Nature Preschool

“Another kind of freedom for children, and adults, comes from being out of the owned space of schools and houses.  The sky, the clouds, the rain, the wind are for everyone equally. Neither do the birds and insects belong to anyone… Being outside expands our…