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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April 2017

Leaping Frogs

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States
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$10.20/member, $12/non-memberStudies show that outdoor free play for our children is more important than ever. We will explore the forest looking for animal signs, dig in the dirt, play nature games, and let the spirit of adventure guide us through this great new program. Join…

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Propagating Native Plants from Seed

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic,CT06355United States
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Saturday, April 8 12:00pm-3:00pm $5/ member,  $6.25/non-member Join Charlie Boos for a workshop covering both native wildflowers and grasses. He will give a short talk on stratification, seed-starting, growing seedlings, transplanting and care through the first season. There will be a hands-on portion where participants…

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The Chemistry of Cheese: Ricotta Cheese

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic,CT06355United States
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$21.25/member, $25/nonmember. Try your hand at cheese making! Join this beginner level class and learn the chemistry behind making homemade cheese. Make and taste fresh ricotta cheese during the program, and leave with recipes and experience to make your own cheese! Adult. Minimum 4 participants…

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“Harmony in the Landscape” Woodland Walk and Woodwind Quintet

April 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Saturday, April 8th from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Location: DPNC Join us for a unique opportunity to explore the intimate connection between nature and music. Maggie Jones, DPNC Executive Director, will lead an informative woodland walk, which will be followed by a woodwind quintet concert in our large…

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Celebrate Earth: Signs of Spring

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic,CT06355United States
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$5.95 member / $7 non-member.A DPNC educator will give a brief presentation on the spring wildflowers and amphibians that are emerging this time of year. Learn how to identify the flowers that we call “spring ephemerals,” which include hepatica, trillium and bloodroot, as well as…

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Tree ID: Spring Buds

April 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic,CT06355United States
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$8.50 member / $10 nonmember.Join DPNC Executive Director, Maggie Jones, for the second part of a series designed to better acquaint you with local trees, shrubs and emerging plants in forests, fields and backyards In this workshop we will look at expanding buds, early flowers…

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Slimy and Scaly

April 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States
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Explore the natural world through the eyes of a herpetologist. Learn all about the reptiles and amphibians that call Connecticut home! We will spend lots of time getting to know the ones the ones that live at our center, then we will hike into the…

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Afternoon Adventures

April 10 @ 1:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States
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Enjoy an afternoon of free play at the Nature Center. We will build snow sculptures and snow forts, go on a hike, and roast marshmallows around a fire (in the campfire ring or indoor fireplace). Dress for the weather. Ages 5-12.$21.25/member, $25/nonmember. [button size='tiny' color=''…

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Amazing Adaptations!

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States
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Explore the DPNC through the eyes of a black bear or a coyote. How do animals like these survive in the forest? Learn about the amazing behavioral and physical adaptations different types of wildlife have to survive. We’ll spend time learning about physical and behavioral…

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Afternoon Adventures

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States
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Enjoy an afternoon of free play at the Nature Center. We will build snow sculptures and snow forts, go on a hike, and roast marshmallows around a fire (in the campfire ring or indoor fireplace). Dress for the weather. Ages 5-12.$21.25/member, $25/nonmember. [button size='tiny' color=''…

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