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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December 2017

Gungywamp: Winter Solstice

December 21 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday, December 21 (Winter Solstice) $12.75 member, $15 nonmember (per walk) Moderate Hike Gungywamp is an area of natural and cultural interest. It has rocky ridges, glacial erratic's and swamps along with enigmatic stone shelters and structures whose use and origin are open to interpretation.…

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Winter Solstice Luminaria Walk, Adults, at DPNC

December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States

Our trails provide the perfect setting to explore the woods by the soft glow of luminaria and celebrate the first day of winter. Nature Center staff will lead guided luminaria walks at 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. We'll also have a festive campfire…

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Dig Into Nature – Always Green, (ages 4 – 12), at DPNC

December 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States

Evergreens provide important shelter for a variety of animals. We'll discover many different types of evergreens and create an evergreen bouquet for the holidays.Thanks to a generous grant from the Bodenwein Foundation, the Dig Into Nature programs are offered free of charge to New London…

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Mammal Mayhem, (ages 5 – 12), at DPNC

December 27 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States

Do you love mammals? Spend the week learning about Connecticut's many species of loveable, fur-covered creatures. Visit our forests and meadows to find out where Connecticut's mammals make their homes, get their food and play some mammal-tastic games. Afternoon Adventures Continue the fun all afternoon

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Afternoon Adventures, – (ages 5-12), at DPNC

December 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States

Join us for an afternoon adventure and continue the fun after a vacation day program until 4 .pm. There will be games, fort building, hiking, free nature play and marshmallows around the campfire to complete an afternoon of fun for participants.

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Take to the Skies, (ages 5 – 12), at DPNC

December 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States

Who doesn't want to fly? Head outside to learn identification and calls of common bird species. Search the fields to witness the fascinating behavior of our local raptors. We'll also conduct experiments on clouds and weather and meet our resident flying friends. Participants will finish…

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Afternoon Adventures, – (ages 5-12), at DPNC

December 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States

Join us for an afternoon adventure and continue the fun after a vacation day program until 4 .pm. There will be games, fort building, hiking, free nature play and marshmallows around the campfire to complete an afternoon of fun for participants.

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Crazy for Critters, (ages 5 – 12), at DPNC

December 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States

If you love frogs, turtles, and snakes then this week is for you. Why are reptiles scaly and amphibians slimy? We'll investigate and find out. Students will then look at live critters at the Nature Center and search outside for evidence of their wild relatives.…

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Afternoon Adventures, – (ages 5-12)

December 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States

Join us for an afternoon adventure and continue the fun after a vacation day program until 4 .pm. There will be games, fort building, hiking, free nature play and marshmallows around the campfire to complete an afternoon of fun for participants.

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January 2018

Beekeeping 101 – Saturdays

January 6, 2018 @ 9:30 am
Coogan Farm Art Barn, 162 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic,06355United States
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Saturdays: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3 (make up class if needed)     9:30 am-12 pm Member and Nonmembers: $110 per session This four-part workshop on Saturdays or Mondays takes participants through the steps of keeping a bee colony and will be led by…

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