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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February 2018

Stars and Stories

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic,CT06355United States
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Members: $12.75 per family, Nonmembers: $15 per family The meadows of Coogan Farm are a wonderful place to discover the constellations and hear the stories of their origins. Dress warmly and bring a blanket to wrap-up in. Meets at Coogan Farm.

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Super Sunday: Creation Station

February 18 @ 10:00 am
Coogan Farm Art Barn, 162 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic,06355United States
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Members: free, Nonmembers: $10 per family February 18: Snow March 11: Wind and Weather April 15: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle Spend the morning at Coogan Farm- hike the trails, enjoy the beauty of the natural landscape and stop by the Jules X. Schneider Barn for Nature…

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Fireside Stories

February 23 @ 4:00 pm
DPNC, 109 Pequotseps rd
Mytic,CT06355United States
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Feb 23, March 16. Members: free, Nonmembers: $10 per family End your week relaxing by the fire with your family. We'll have stories, rhymes, songs and the magic of a crackling fire. Meets at DPNC.

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March 2018

Full Worm Moon

March 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hewitt Farm Preserve, Hewitt Road
North Stonington,CT06359United States
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Members: free, Nonmembers: $10 per person. Please note that full moon hikes occur even on overcast nights and are suitable for adults and older, interested children.Moderate

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“The Lorax”

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
DPNC, 109 Pequotseps rd
Mytic,CT06355United States
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Members: $12.75 per family, Nonmembers: $15 per family We'll celebrate trees- including the truffulas, grickle-grass and more as we read "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss. Later, we'll spend time exploring our wooded habitats and learn why we should care an awful lot about trees and…

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Super Sunday: Creation Station

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coogan Farm Art Barn, 162 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic,06355United States
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Members: free, Nonmembers: $10 per family March 11: Wind and Weather. April 15: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle Spend the morning at Coogan Farm- hike the trails, enjoy the beauty of the natural landscape and stop by the Jules X. Schneider Barn for Nature and the Arts…

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Fireside Stories

March 16 @ 4:00 pm
DPNC, 109 Pequotseps rd
Mytic,CT06355United States
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Friday, March 16. Members: free, Nonmembers: $10 per family End your week relaxing by the fire with your family. We'll have stories, rhymes, songs and the magic of a crackling fire. Meets at DPNC.

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Woodcock Walks

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Manatuck Preserve, Barnes Road
Stonington ,CTUnited States
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Members: $8.50, Nonmembers: $10 Join us in search of the elusive male American Woodcock, as the normally quiet, well-camouflaged, worm-eating bird transforms into a master of dazzling aerial displays for the sake of impressing the females.

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April 2018

Vernal Pools

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DPNC, 109 Pequotseps rd
Mytic,CT06355United States
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Members: $10.20, Nonmembers: $12 Depending on seasonal rain or snowmelt, these areas of water vary in size and depth and support many amazing creatures. While spotted salamanders may be the stars of the show, fairy shrimp, caddisflies, wood frogs and a variety of invertebrates also…

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John Lohmann CT River Preserve

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
John Lohmann CT River Preserve, 33 Coult Ln,
Old Lyme,CT06371United States
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Members: free, Nonmembers: $10 per person Take a walk through fields and cedars to Whaleback Point- a scenic overlook located on the Connecticut River. Easy. The property is accessed from a trailhead located at 33 Coult Lane, off Neck Road

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