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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March 2017

Birding Friday: Birds of Late Winter/ Early Spring

March 10 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Li’s Bake Shop, 15 Holmes St
Mystic,CT06355United States
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$12.75 member / $15 non-member. Join Maggie Jones for some potentially great birdwatching along the Mystic River – including under and around the Drawbridge! We will look for a variety of waterfowl and others found during this transitional time of early spring along the Mystic…

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Survival Strategies

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States
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Join us for a morning of shelter building, fire safety and orienteering! Go for an edible plant walk and develop the skills to avoid getting lost in the forest. We’ll go for a hike, make a craft and cook on the fire. Dress for the…

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Afternoon Adventures

March 10 @ 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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Fireside Stories

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States
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End your week relaxing by the fire with your family. We’ll have stories, rhymes and songs, and the magic of a crackling fire! For families with children up to 8 years old. Meet at DPNC. Free/member, $5/nonmember (per person cost).

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Science of Sap: From Tree to Table

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic,CT06355United States
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$5.95 member / $7 non-member. Join us to learn the science behind maple syrup and how it is made. This hands-on program will look at the biology of maple trees, the history of maple sugaring, and the science and art of cooking sap to syrup.…

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Celebration of Michael Finkel’s new book, The Stranger in the Woods

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States
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Bank Square Books and DPNC partner to bring you the extraordinary story of the last true hermit. Christopher Knight, age 20, leaves his home in Massachusetts and disappears into the Maine wilderness. Christopher would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three…

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Full Moon Hike at Walden Preserve

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Walden Preserve, Hagen Road
Salem,CTUnited States
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Free for members, $10 for non-members. Enjoy the “Full Sugar Moon” as we explore extensive trails through fields, young forest, wetlands and streams. Perhaps we will spot a displaying American woodcock or hear an owl! From Salem 4-Corners, take Route 85 N., 0.5 mi. turn…

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Easy Peas-y with Farmer Craig

March 12 @ 11:00 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic,CT06355United States
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$10.20 member / $12 nonmember.Under the right soil and temperature conditions growing peas is a snap. Join Coogan Farm Manager Craig Floyd, as he walks you through the planting of this early season crop. We’ll plant peas and learn what else you can do to…

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Chickadees

March 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States
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Mondays, 9:30-11amJan. 9, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 17, 24 $8.50/member, $10/nonmember Led by Marianne Goddard Explore the DPNC with your little one in our classic parent and child class. Activities, circle time, and time outside bring…

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Woodcock Walk: Manatuck Preserve

March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Manatuck Preserve, Barnes Road
Stonington ,CTUnited States
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$5.95 member / $7 non-member.Learn all about Scolopax minor and then take a walk to search for this mysterious member of the sandpiper family. If we’re lucky, we will witness the spectacular springtime mating display of the American woodcock, or Timberdoodle. At Manatuck, meet in…

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