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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May 2017

Chickadees

May 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
DPNC, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,
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Chickadees ( Ages 2-5, with a caregiver)Mondays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 June 5, 12, 19, 26 9:30-11:00am Meets at DPNC $8.50/member, $10/non-member Explore the DPNC with your little one, and DPNC Educator Marianne Goddard, in our classic parent and child class. Activities, circle time,…

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Easy Does It Hiking Club (for seniors and parents with young children)

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tuesday, May 2: Flora Whiteley Preserve (Westerly Land Trust), Westerly RI 10:00-11:30am     $4.25 member, $5 nonmember Led by DPNC naturalists, the Easy Does-It Hiking Club meets twice a month, Tuesday and Saturday. Join us for one, all, or as many as you wish. Walks…

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Spring Birding: Burnham Brook Preserve (The Nature Conservancy), East Haddam CT

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 pm

Thursday May 4    8:00-9:30am        $8.50/members, $10.00/non-membersThis upland site, adjacent to Devil’s Hopyard, is an important conservation area of the  Eightmile River, and CT River Valley. We will walk along Burnham Brook looking and listening for Louisiana Waterthrush, Black-throated Green and Cerulean warbler  and other…

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Natural Art With Nature Nik

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
DPNC, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,
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Thursday, May 4 9:30-11:30amMeet at DPNC $10.20/member, $12/non-member DPNC educator Nikki leads a fun artistic adventure exploring nature in creative ways. Using STEAM standards and artistic principles, we will fuse art and nature to make new masterpieces and inventions to enhance both our imaginations and…

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Nature Writers: Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic,CT06355United States
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This reflective monthly series is rooted in a keen appreciation for nature and those who write about it. We’ll discuss writers who offer us deep observations and reflections through poetry, meanderings, humor, spiritual meanings, and scientific study of nature. We’ll enjoy painters, dancers, and composers…

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Wee Wanderers ( Ages: Birth to 5)

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
DPNC, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,
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Fridays:May 5-June 30 10-11am $8.50/members, $10/non-members (per adult cost, includes up to three children/adult) A walking exploration for little walkers or babies in front or back carriers, moving at the children’s pace as we peek under logs, listen for birds and explore outside in this…

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Fireside Stories

May 5 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
DPNC, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,
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Fridays May 5, 12, 26 4:00-5:00pm Free for members, $5/class for non-members. Want the campfire without all the camping gear? End your week relaxing around the campfire with your family. Every Friday we’ll have the fire going and stories to share for children of all…

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Cooking with Dandelions with Karen Parker and Cheryl Placido

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
DPNC, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,
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Saturday, May 6 10:00-11:30am $21.25/members $25/ non-members Don’t kill the dandelions! We are thrilled to have local herbalists Karen Parker and Cheryl Placido back this spring. Learn why dandelion is one of the most nutritious plants in the world, how it got to America and…

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Saturday Hike: Tilcon Property

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Saturday, May 6    10:00-11:30amFree for members, $10 for non-members We will hike through the rugged and unique landscape of CT’s largest Pitch Pine forest, along Fort Hill Brook, past vernal pools and quarry ponds. Pine and other resident warblers and forest birds will be nesting…

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Extreme Marine

May 6 @ 10:00 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic,CT06355United States
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Saturday, May 6 10:00am-12:00pm$10.20/member, $12/non-member Why do even tiny deep-sea animals often look so fierce? Explore the variety of shapes and sizes found in deep-sea organisms. Learn how deep-sea creatures find food, avoid predators, and locate a mate. Many ocean creatures have amazing adaptations to…

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