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Ongoing Programs for Adults and Children

Melissa and the kids searching for crabs The Nature Center offers a variety of interesting weekly and monthly environmental education programs for participants of all ages.  See Programs & Events for more information, or call to receive a current newsletter or program brochure.

Outreach Education Programs

Pond dipping for creepy crawliesOur staff of experienced educators  provide environmental education programming on just about any natural history topic... including terrestrial, marine and freshwater communities, plants, insects, weather, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals.  Over 20,000 participants experience DPNC's hands-on, science based activities, slide shows, nature walks, and field trips each year. 

Educational services include

See our Educator's brochure of outreach programs

  • Standards-based school programs & field trips

  • In-house programs for schools, scouts, civic groups and other groups

  • Nature-based preschool

  • Group overnights and special events

Summer Nature Camp

Each year, the Nature Center offers week-long Summer Nature Camp sessions from June through August for children ages 4 -12.  Campers discover exciting plants and animals at our location and at other local areas of ecological interest. Nature hikes, pond dipping, craft-making, bug & butterfly catching, and fun games help make this seasonal program a wonderful way to enjoy nature and make new friends.

For more information and details of this years summer camp see our camp schedule.

Wildlife Information and Rehabilitation

The Nature Center staff fields many wildlife questions each day.  We are part of a region-wide network of wildlife specialists that handle emergencies and help seek appropriate care for injured wildlife. For specific wildlife issues see our wildlife FAQ.

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Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center
109 Pequotsepos Road, P.O. Box 122, Mystic, CT 06355.
Phone: (860) 536-1216 | Fax: (860) 536-2983
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