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Fixing Recess

09 Feb 2015, Posted by Davnet Schaffer in Early Childhood, Nature Preschool

Last week we posted a photo to our Facebook page showing our nature preschool children climbing up a snow covered ledge.  Many people were surprised to see preschoolers happily trudging around in waist deep snow and climbing such a big ledge.  The photo stands as a simple testament to what we mean when…

February Skies

06 Feb 2015, Posted by Molly Check in Tonight's Sky

Winter skies are fabulous for star gazing!  This month, look for the familiar constellation Orion (The Mighty Hunter) as he makes his way slowly across the southern sky.  Orion is easily recognized by three bright stars that make up his belt.  Four bright stars mark his…

Bodenwein Foundation Funds Preschool Ed & Giving Garden

05 Feb 2015, Posted by Elissa Bass in Early Childhood

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center has received a $4,000 grant from the Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation for its “Habitats, Everyone Needs a Home” program. In addition, the Bodenwein fund provided a $3,000 grant to the Eastern Connecticut Community Garden Association that will benefit the Giving…

Find Your Muse in Nature with New DPNC Programs

03 Feb 2015, Posted by Elissa Bass in Programs

Mystic, CT (Feb. 3, 2015) – Artists have always used nature as their muse, from Vincent Van Gogh’s famous Starry Night painting to Georgia O’Keefe’s desert flowers to Florence Griswold’s impressionist artist colony in nearby Old Lyme.  The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center is pleased to…

DPNC Unveils 2015 Summer Library Program

02 Feb 2015, Posted by Elissa Bass in Programs

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center offers programs to area libraries to support their summer reading programs. This year the DPNC summer library program’s theme is Every Hero Has A Story. Librarians, if you are interested in booking programs with us this summer, see the contact…

Nature Center Says: Let’s Get ‘Back to Basics’

29 Jan 2015, Posted by Elissa Bass in Programs

In today’s busy world, it’s all too easy to forget the pleasures of simple living.  The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (DPNC) is offering a new workshop series for 2015 that brings the focus back to the basics. Join us for programs that teach the life…

Giving Garden Update: All Clear!

30 Dec 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Coogan Farm

By Craig Floyd, Coogan Farm manager The Giving Garden clearing is finally done. I want to personally thank Sam Cherenzia of Cherenzia Excavation for doing such great work. The excavator dug holes 20 feet deep and buried three times the amount of stone that you now will…