Homeschool Programs 2023

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center hosts homeschool families for engaging environmental education programs throughout the seasons.

You must be a member of DPNC to participate in homeschooling programs.

Any questions:
Please contact Kim Hargrave
[email protected]

DPNC strives to make environmental education programming available to all. Please reach out if you are in need of financial assistance.

Environmental Afternoons

Ages 4 to 15  (Split into four different age groups)

Our science-based curriculum introduces students 4-13 years to the wonders of the natural world. New topics are covered each week through hands-on activities, meeting live animals and games, with plenty of time for nature play and socialization. Ages 13- 15 will work with our animal care department to learn how to care for our resident animals. Sign up for one or all of the classes. Classes are limited to 12 students. Please bring a snack, water bottle to every class and be prepared to go outside in all weather conditions!

Sign up by the following age groups:
Explorers (ages 4 to 6)
Scientists (ages 7 to 9)
Eco Engineers (ages 10-13)

Animal Curators (13-15)

Members Only: $18/ class

Nature Days

Ages 6 to 10
Thursdays, 9 am – 3 pm

With the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center as our basecamp, each day will be spent exploring the forest, wetlands, meadows and gardens that make up our campus. Daily activities will align with the seasons and a majority of our time will be spent outdoors. Examples of activities could include exploring the Pequotsepos Brook, searching for salamanders, using microscopes to look for organisms in the soil, nature sketching, harvesting vegetables, cooking in our teaching kitchen and meeting animals. Our science based curriculum will be shaped by the students interest. Friendships and teamwork will also be emphasized as we learn together. Please email if you have any questions.

This program runs for the entire school year and families are encouraged to make a year long commitment, however payments are made by the session. Once you enroll in the program, you are guaranteed a spot in the next session. If you skip a session your spot is no longer guaranteed.

Upon registration you will be emailed registration paperwork. Please bring a lunch, snack, and water bottle and dress for the weather!

Limited availability in our current session, please call for a pro-rated price and information. 

Session 1- September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27 

Session 2- November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15

Session 3- January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23

Session 4- March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6

Session 5- April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1

Members Only
Session 1, 3, and 5 $350
Sessions 2 and 4 $300