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

Natural Art with Nature Nik

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States
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Thursday, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27 9:30-11:30am Ages 7-10 $10 per child, per class Join DPNC educator Nikki on a fun, artistic adventure exploring nature in creative ways. Using STEAM standards and artistic principles, we will fuse both art…

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Horseshoe Crabs: Ancient Creatures of the Sea

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic,CT06355United States
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$8.50 members/ $10 non-members.Join Educator Laura Craver-Rogers who leads horseshoe crab surveys for DPNC and Watch Hill Conservancy for a presentation on the Horseshoe Crab. This ancient sea creature has survived in the oceans for millions of years with its primitive design still intact. We…

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Wee Wanderers

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Pleasant Valley Preserve, MacIntosh Road
Lyme,CTUnited States
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$6.80/members, $8/nonmembers (per adult cost, includes up to three children/adult) A walking exploration for little walkers or babies in front or back carriers. We’ll move at the children’s pace as we peek under logs, listen for birds and explore outside in this nature class for…

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Fireside Stories

April 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 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). [button size='tiny' color='' background_color='' font_size=''…

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Celebrate Earth: The Importance of Keystone Species

April 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States
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$5.95 member / $7 non-member.Learn about the important role the keystone species play in the balancing act of our environment. We will examine the effect that Keystone Species have on ecosystems through the story of the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park. Meet at…

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Celebrate Earth: Plants and Pollinators

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States
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$5.95 member / $7 non-member.Butterflies, bees and other pollinators play a very important role for plants — and for animals, including humans! Learn about the special pollinators that we have in our area. We’ll gently collect pollinators in the meadow and study them up close,…

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The Chemistry of Cheese: Goat Cheese

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 goat cheese during the program, and leave with recipes and experience to make your own cheese! Adult. Minimum 4 participants…

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May 2017

Chickadees

May 1 @ 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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Easy Does It Hiking Club (for seniors and parents with young children)

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tuesday, May 2: Flora Whiteley Preserve (Westerly Land Trust), Westerly RI 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…

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Spring Birding: Burnham Brook Preserve (The Nature Conservancy), East Haddam CT

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 pm

Thursday May 4    8:00-9:30am        $8.50/members, $10.00/non-membersThis upland site, adjacent to Devil’s Hopyard, is an important conservation area of the  Eightmile River, and CT River Valley. We will walk along Burnham Brook looking and listening for Louisiana Waterthrush, Black-throated Green and Cerulean warbler  and other…

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