DPNC Program Cancellation Policy: Pre-registration allows the Nature Center to secure staffing and materials for programs, so that we may best serve you. We require pre-registration and pre-payment for most programs in order to reserve a space. If DPNC cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. If you withdraw from a program more than 4 days in advance, you will receive a refund less a 25% administrative fee. Withdrawals within 4 days of a program are not refundable. Preregistration for all programs is always recommended. Walk-ins should be prepared to pay by check or with exact change for programs at Coogan Farm, off-site, or after hours, and may be turned away if program is full.
Events List Navigation
Saturday, August 12, 10-11am -- $5.95 member / $7 non-member. Learn how you can play an important part in preserving our natural world, and how to be more environmentally responsible! We will learn how to compost, collect rainwater responsibly and what native plants to plant…Find out more »
Saturday August 12, 2-3pm -- $10.20 member / $12 non-member. Learn how to extend your growing season by removing the spent plants and solarizing the bed! Join DPNC garden manager to learn how to ready your beds for fall and extend your harvest season well-past…Find out more »
Thursday, August 17, 6-8pm -- $8/member, $32 member/family. $12/non-member, $48 non-member/family Join a DPNC educator for an evening of crabbing. Meet at the Peace Sanctuary and walk to a crabbing location. There will be a brief intro to basic techniques of crabbing and crab identification…Find out more »
Saturday, August 19, 10-11:30am. Free for members, $10 for non-members Join us for an interpretive trail walk through the old fields and forests of this 235-acre Nature Conservancy preserve along the Eightmile River in the Connecticut River Valley. A knowledgeable DPNC educator will point out…Find out more »
Saturday, August 19 5:30-8:30pmMember child per class: $25.50 Additional member child per class: $12.75 (online registration enter the code “sibling”). Non-member child per class: $30 Additional non-member child per class: $15 (online registration enter the code “sibling”). Additional children must be part of original registration…Find out more »
Gungywamp Tour Saturday, August 20, 2:00pm-4:00pm $12.75/member, $15/non-member. Gungywamp is an area of natural, geological and cultural interest. It has rocky ridges, glacial erratics and swamps along with enigmatic stone shelters and structures whose use and origin are open to interpretation. Come along on a…Find out more »