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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September 2017

16th Annual Wild Mushroom Festival, All Ages, at DPNC

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States
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We'll put the fun back in fungi again this year at our Wild Mushroom Festival. This year promises to delight foragers and food enthusiasts alike with free lectures by local experts, mushroom identification walks and sampling of mushroom inspired dishes from some of the area's…

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October 2017

Creation Station: Prepare for Halloween!, at Coogan Farm

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic,CT06355United States
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Are you ready for a morning of creative fun for the family? In our Jules X. Schneider Barn for Nature and the Arts, families will be able to create costumes, puppets or creatures themed for Halloween. There will provide plenty of inspiration, assistance and supplies…

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Full Blood Moon Walk, – Henne Preserve, North Stonington (ALC)

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ALC Henne Preserve North Stonington,CTUnited States + Google Map

Join us every month as we celebrate the full moon! Walks take place even on overcast nights, and are suitable for adults and older, interested children. Steady rain cancels.

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Fireside Stories, Family, (ages birth to 8), at DPNC

October 6 @ 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, songs, and the magic only a crackling fire can provide. This program is for families with children up to 8 years old. Meets at DPNC.

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Super Sunday in the Art Barn, Adult and Family, at Coogan Farm

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic,CT06355United States
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The Coogan Farm is a great place to bring the family. Hike the trails, enjoy the beauty of the natural landscape and stop by the Jules X. Schneider Barn for Nature and the Arts during open studio time. DPNC naturalists and artists will be on…

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Groton-Ledyard Reservoir Walk, Adult and Family

October 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Rosemond Pond, 186 Sandy Hollow Road
Ledyard,CT06335United States
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Hike with us and enjoy the colors of Fall around the more secluded parts of the Groton Reservoir. We will explore acres of the watershed that are closed to the public. Meets at the parking area on Sandy Hollow Road, Ledyard.

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Pumpkin Carving, Adult and Family, at DPNC

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States
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Calling all pumpkin carving enthusiasts! Bring your own pumpkin to carve and take home, or carve a DPNC pumpkin that will be used for our Spooky Nature Trail event the following weekend. We will provide markers, designs to trace, knives and carvers and spooky Halloween…

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Spooky Nature Trail, Adult and Family, at DPNC

October 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States
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What will haunt you in the woods? Our annual spooky festivities for Halloween are sure to haunt your senses as darkness falls and this treasured, regional favorite provides many spooks and fright. Explore the Nature Center trails on a self-guided tour with weird and wild…

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Spooky Nature Trail, Adult and Family, at DPNC

October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,CT06355United States
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What will haunt you in the woods? Our annual spooky festivities for Halloween are sure to haunt your senses as darkness falls and this treasured, regional favorite provides many spooks and fright. Explore the Nature Center trails on a self-guided tour with weird and wild…

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Gungywamp Tour, Adult and Family

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Gungywamp is an area of natural and cultural interest. It has rocky ridges, glacial erratics and swamps along with enigmatic stone shelters and structures whose use and origin are open to interpretation. Walk with us through the woods and absorb the mysteries of Gungywamp. This…

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