Public Programs

Sharing our knowledge of the natural world is essential to the mission of DPNC and is reflected in the wide array of programming we offer. Our experienced environmental educators lead hikes, birding walks, children’s programming, adult lectures and much more on the nature of southeastern Connecticut. As the seasons change, so do our offerings. Each month, look for new opportunities to experience nature from guided hikes, exploring vernal pools and local trails, to winter tree and track identification and birding. We believe nature should be available and accessible for all! If you need financial assistance for any program, please contact: Kim Hargrave Education Director [email protected] 860-572-6800

Winter Watershed Exploration

Barn Island WMA - Palmer Neck Rd 271 Palmer Neck Road, Stonington, CT

Saturday. Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, Stonington, CT Join the [...]

Full Snow Moon Walk

DPNC at Coogan Farm 162 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT

Sunday, February 5, 5-6 pm Join us for an evening [...]

Birding at Harkness

Harkness Memorial State Park 275 Great Neck Rd, Waterford, CT

Join the Nature Center as we explore Harkness State Park [...]

Fruit Tree Pruning

DPNC's Giving Garden at Coogan Farm 162 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT

Learn the best way to prune your fruit trees with [...]


DPNC 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT

In this class for preschool children with special needs and [...]

Animal Tracking

DPNC 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT

Saturday, February 18, 10-11:30 am Spend the afternoon with your [...]

HIke at Gungywamp

Gungywamp 231 Gungywamp Road, Groton, CT

Sunday, February 19 1-3:30 Winter can be a wonderful time [...]