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.

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June 2017

Super Sunday in the Art Barn

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday, June 4 10:00am-12:00pmFREE The Nature Center’s Coogan Farm is a great place to bring the family! Hike the trails, enjoy the beauty of the natural landscape, and stop by the Jules X. Schneider Barn for Nature and the Arts for some open studio time.…

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June 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
DPNC, 109 Pequotsepos Road
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Chickadees ( Ages 2-5, with a caregiver)Mondays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 June 5, 12, 19, 26 9:30-11:00am Meets at DPNC $8.50/member, $10/non-member Explore the DPNC with your little one, and DPNC Educator Marianne Goddard, in our classic parent and child class. Activities, circle time,…

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Easy Does It Hiking Club

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Tuesday, June 6 and Saturday, June 241:00-2:30pm $4.35/member, $5/nonmember Led by DPNC naturalists, the Easy Does It Hiking Club meets twice a month, on a Tuesday and Saturday. Join us for one, all, or as many as you wish. This hiking group is geared towards…

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Buttermilk Quick Breads with Davnet Schaffer

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday, June 8 6:00-8:30pm$21.25/members $25/ non-members People historically celebrated early summer and the arrival of fresh milk and butter after cows gave birth. Buttermilk and baking soda can be combined to make easy quick breads that can make a last minute hearty breakfast or easy…

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Wee Wanderers ( Ages: Birth to 5)

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Fridays: May 5-June 30, 10-11am $8.50/members, $10/non-members (per adult cost, includes up to three children/adult) A walking exploration for little walkers or babies in front or back carriers, moving at the children’s pace as we peek under logs, listen for birds and explore outside in…

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Full Moon Hike at Darling Road Preserve, Salem, CT

June 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, June 9 8:00pm-9:00pmFree for members, $10 for non-members. Enjoy the “Full Honey Moon” at Darling Road Preserve in Salem, CT. Nature’s evening symphony of birds, and views through rocky CT woodlands all give us a reason to celebrate. Walks take place even on overcast…

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Kiddo Cooks: A Parent and Child Cooking Class (Adults with children ages 3-6)

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 10:00am-12:00pm Meet at Coogan Farm Avery Farmhouse Kitchen Minimum 4 participants/ Maximum 10 1 class: $26.25/members, $30/non-members 4 classes: $85/members, $100/ non-members A Lovin’ Spoonful’s Emily Steadman will lead you and your child on a culinary adventure without ever…

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Bees Knees: Building Habitats for Native Pollinators

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Saturday, June 10 1:00-2:30pm$8.50 member / $10 non-member. Native pollinators are critical to the health of local ecosystems, including your garden and its overall health and productivity. Native pollinators serve as complementary, healthy competition for honey bees (a non-native species) and help increase pollination and…

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Horseshoe Crabs at Bluff Point State Park

June 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bluff Point State Park, Depot Road
Groton, CT United States
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Saturday, June 10, 6:30-9:30pm. $5/member and $7/non-member. During full moons in May and June, horseshoe crabs crawl out of the ocean onto the beaches of New England to lay eggs. Join DPNC and Mystic Aquarium educators to observe these fascinating “living fossils” and learn about…

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Cold-Blooded Critters: Meet, greet and learn with live animals!

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
DPNC, 109 Pequotsepos Road
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Sunday, June 11, 10:00-11:30pm. $8.50/member; $10/non-member. Explore the characteristics of cold-blooded organisms with live reptiles and amphibians as the focal species! Different artifacts and hands-on materials will help deepen our understanding and experience as we explore the similarities and differences between different cold-blooded organisms. This…

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