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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May 2017

Full Moon Hike: Dr. John Champlin Glacier Park (Westerly Land Trust)

May 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday, May 20    7:30pm-8:30pmFree for members, $10 for non-members Enjoy the “Full Corn Moon” at Dr. John Champlin Glacier Park in Westerly, RI.  This forested Preserve has typical kettle and kame topography resulting from long ago glacier melts. Trails throughout the Preserve feature a scenic…

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Chickadees

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
DPNC, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,
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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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Homeschool: Little Explorers (ages 4-6), Scientists (ages 7-9), Eco Engineers (ages 10+)

May 23 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
DPNC, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,
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HomeschoolLittle Explorers (ages 4-6), Scientists (ages 7-9), Eco Engineers (ages 10+): May 9 & 23, and June 13 1:30-4:30pm Meet at DPNC $15/per child/per class Our Homeschool program has grown in popularity so much over the last two years that we are revamping it to…

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Kid’s Cooking

May 25 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Thursdays: May 11, 18, 25, June 1 11:30am-2pmMeet at Coogan Farm in the Avery Farmhouse kitchen. Minimum 4 participants/ Maximum 15 $85/members, $100/ non-members $21.25/members, $ 25.00/non-members A Lovin’ Spoonful’s Emily Steadman will lead you on a culinary adventure in the kitchen! Starting with regions…

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Owl Prowl

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DPNC, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,
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Thursday, May 25 7:00-8:30pm$8.50/member; $10/non-member. What better way to explore the natural world than along the beautiful wooded trails at the Nature Center prowling for owls. Meet one of our resident feathered friends and learn about what makes them specially adapted for life at night.…

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Wee Wanderers ( Ages: Birth to 5)

May 26 @ 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 this…

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Fireside Stories

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DPNC, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,
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Fridays May 5, 12, 26 4-5pm Free for members, $5/class for non-members. Want the campfire without all the camping gear? End your week relaxing around the campfire with your family. Every Friday we’ll have the fire going and stories to share for children of all ages.…

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Horseshoe Crab Walk, Napatree Point

May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Napatree Point, Fort Road
Westerly, RI United States
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Friday, May 26        6:30pm-8:30pm$5/member and $7/non-member.This time each year, horseshoe crabs crawl out of the ocean onto the beaches of New England to lay eggs. Join DPNC and Mystic Aquarium educators to observe this natural wonder and learn more about these fascinating “living fossils”…

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Easy Does It Hiking Club (for seniors and parents with young children)

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Saturday, May 27: Tefftweld at Birchenturn (Avalonia Land Conservancy) 10:00-11:30am $4.25 member, $5 nonmember Led by DPNC naturalists, the Easy Does-It Hiking Club meets twice a month, Tuesday and Saturday. Join us for one, all, or as many as you wish. Walks are geared towards…

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Homemade Yogurt

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sunday, May 28 11:00am-12:30pm$21.25/members $25/ non-members Learn how to make your own yogurt at home! We will make greek yogurt, flavored yogurt and tzatziki (a greek yogurt spread made with cucumbers, garlic and dill)! Meets at Coogan Farm in the Avery Farmhouse Kitchen. Pre-registration is…

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