Who, What & Where We Are

Our Mission:

To inspire an understanding of the natural world and ourselves as part of it — past, present and future.

Contact Us

109 Pequotsepos Road
Coogan Farm
162 Greenmanville Ave.

General contact
P.O. Box 122
Mystic, CT 06355
Phone: (860) 536-1216
Fax: (860) 536-2983
Email: info@dpnc.org

DPNC Hours and Admission

Monday-Saturday: 9am–5pm
Sunday: 10am–4pm
Children 12 and under: $5
Adults: $8
Seniors 65 and older: $5
Membership information

Coogan Farm Hours and Admission

Trails open dawn to dusk, free
John E. Avery Welcome Center and Nature Center Store open daily, 10am-4pm
at 162 Greenmanville Ave.

DPNC is a member of the Association of Nature Center Administrators. Reciprocal free admission is available at ANCA member centers.

DPNC Administration


Maggie Jones

Executive Director




Kevin Metivier



Davnet Schaffer

Associate Director/Preschool Director



Kim Hargrave

 Director of Education


Cassandra Meyer-Ogren

Director of Marketing and Communications

DPNC Educators

Kim Hargrave – Education Director
Rachel Aspinwall
Mary Audette
Nikki Boushee
Mame Courtney
Laura Craver-Rogers
Lori Edwards – Animal Curator / Preschool Educator
Marianne Goddard
Katie McCann
Diane McCarthy
Rob Reas
Steve Sarnoski
Amy Stich

DPNC Staff

Pauline Gaucher – Summer Camp Director/Visitor & Member Services
Al Brown – Publications & Tech Support
Tricia Cunningham – Director of Development
Chelle Farrand – Volunteer Coordinator
Sanny Chacanaca – Visitor, Member Services
Sandra Lewis – Visitor, Member Services
Joe Sanda – Buildings & Grounds
Craig Floyd – Coogan Farm Manager

DPNC Board of Trustees Officers

Page Owen – President
Hilary Nasin Hardaway – Vice President
Dorrit Castle – Secretary
Rowlie Stebbins – Treasurer, Assistant

DPNC Trustees at Large

Jean Ceddia
Steven Dodd
Brian Griffiths
Charles Halsey
Leah Hartman
Robert Martin
David Menzies
Stan Mickus
Richard Steele
Ana Schneider
Karen Stone
Sally Taylor

Denison Homestead Trustee

Dave Evans

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