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Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
860.536.1216

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September 2018

Insects and Spiders

September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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$6.80 – $8

Saturday, September 22, 3 - 4:30 pm Join us as a family to learn more about our 6 and 8 legged friends and their amazing adaptations, then we’ll head out to the fields to see what species we can find. Meets at DPNC. Members $6.80, Nonmembers $8

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Wild Mushroom Festival 2018

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center puts the fun in fungi at their Wild Mushroom Festival, sure to delight foragers and food enthusiasts alike. Enjoy lectures by local experts on foraging and cooking mushrooms, identification walks and sampling the flavors of the forest in dishes from some of the area’s best eateries. Don’t miss festival favorites like candy cap mushroom ice cream, mushroom beer and live music. Connecticut Valley Mycological Society (CVMS) will lead mushroom identification walks, answer questions and display locally…

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October 2018

Live Raptor Presentation

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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$6.80 – $8

Friday, October 5, 6:30 - 7:30 pm Join us for family time and enjoy a live raptor presentation at DPNC. Have a chance to meet owls, hawks and falcons up close as you learn more about their amazing lives. Members $6.80, Nonmembers $8

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Nature Discovery (ages 2-5, special needs with caregiver)

October 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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$12.75 – $15

Saturday, October 6, 9:30 - 11:30 am This program is for children with special needs between the ages of 2 to 5 with caregiver. Each class children will make nature discoveries and explore seasonal topics through activities, live animals, crafts and time outside. In addition to learning about nature, this class will provide plenty of social time for children and caregivers. Members: $12.75 per class, Nonmembers: $15 per class

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Animal Camouflage Vacation Day Program

October 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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$4 – $60

Columbus Day: October 8 Animals have many ways of hiding - let’s see how many different ways animals can camouflage. Play games, take a hike looking for camouflage items on the trails and meet live animals who are great at “disappearing”. All School Vacation Day programs are for ages 5 to 12. Please have children bring a snack, water bottle, lunch and dress for the weather. Meets at DPNC. Please note pricing difference for Half Day or Full Day program.…

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Ornithology: Birds of a Feather Series

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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$61.20 – $72

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm October 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6 and 13 Have you ever wondered what birds do in the fall, how they prepare for winter, where specific species migrate to, or wanted to better identify those elusive, feathered friends? Join us for a series of evening discussions and learn to identify migrant and winter resident birds. We will take a look at key identification characteristics and behaviors of various bird families, as well as individual species.…

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Nature Night Out

October 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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$25.50 – $30

Saturday, October 13, 5:30 - 8:30 pm Everyone deserves a night out! Have an evening out while your kids (ages 5 to 12) spend the evening at the Nature Center. This month we’ll explore the “Owls” theme through games, activities, meeting live animals and a night hike. We’ll have pizza for dinner and s’mores around the campfire. Please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight! Meets at DPNC. Members: $25.50 per child per class, Nonmembers: $30 per child per…

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Spooky Nature Trail

October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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$3 – $8

Friday, October 19, 5:30 - 7:30 pm What will spook you in the woods? Our annual Halloween festivities are sure to haunt your senses as darkness falls. Explore the Nature Center trails on a self-guided tour with glowing jack-o-lanterns and frightful and delightful creatures of all kinds. Families will enjoy spooky-themed crafts and games, as well as close encounters with the cuddly and creepy creatures. We will have treats and cider available for purchase. Meets at DPNC. Strollers are discouraged…

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Spooky Nature Trail

October 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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$3 – $8

Saturday, October 20, 5:30 - 7:30 pm What will spook you in the woods? Our annual Halloween festivities are sure to haunt your senses as darkness falls. Explore the Nature Center trails on a self-guided tour with glowing jack-o-lanterns and frightful and delightful creatures of all kinds. Families will enjoy spooky-themed crafts and games, as well as close encounters with the cuddly and creepy creatures. We will have treats and cider available for purchase. Meets at DPNC. Strollers are discouraged…

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Dig Into Nature

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Members & Nonmembers: Free to New London County Residents

Saturday, October 27, 10 am - 12 pm Thanks to a generous donation from the Bodenwein Foundation, Dig Into Nature programs for ages 5 to 12 are offered free of charge to New London County residents. Our goal is to get children outdoors. This month’s topic, “Spiders”, will be explored through time in nature and relying on the spirit of adventure to guide discovery. Please make sure children are dressed for the weather. Meets at DPNC. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Members &…

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November 2018

Family Night Hike and Campfire

November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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$6.80 – $8

Friday, November 2, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Explore the night with your family on a guided night hike with stops along the way to test our night senses. After our hike we’ll toast marshmallows around the campfire. Meets at DPNC. Members $6.80, Nonmembers $8

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Nature Discovery (ages 2-5, special needs with caregiver)

November 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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$12.75 – $15

Saturday, November 3, 9:30 - 11:30 am This program is for children with special needs between the ages of 2 to 5 with caregiver. Each class children will make nature discoveries and explore seasonal topics through activities, live animals, crafts and time outside. In addition to learning about nature, this class will provide plenty of social time for children and caregivers. Members: $12.75 per class, Nonmembers: $15 per class

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Chickadees (with caregiver)

November 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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$59.50 – $70

Mondays, 9:30 - 11 am Series 2: Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17 Explore nature with your little one, ages 2 to 5, in this classic parent and child class. Make nature come alive each week by exploring a new fall theme through activities, stories, meeting live animals and lots of time outside. Meets at DPNC. Members: $59.50 per series, Nonmembers: $70 per series

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Connecticut’s Predators

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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$10.20 – $12

Wednesday, November 7, 7 - 8 pm Discover the hidden world of our diverse local predators. From snakes to bears, learn about their current population numbers, what habitats they live in and discuss their natural history. Meets at DPNC. This program is suited for adults and older, interested children. Members: $10.20, Nonmembers: $12

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Dig Into Nature

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Free to New London County Residents

Saturday, November 10, 10 am - 12 pm Thanks to a generous donation from the Bodenwein Foundation, Dig Into Nature programs for ages 5 to 12 are offered free of charge to New London County residents. Our goal is to get children outdoors. This month’s topic, “Turkeys”, will be explored through time in nature and relying on the spirit of adventure to guide discovery. Please make sure children are dressed for the weather. Meets at DPNC. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Members &…

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Nature’s Engineers Vacation Day Program

November 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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$4 – $60

Veterans Day: Monday, November 12 From flight to slime, engineers are inspired by nature every day. Spend the day creating your own engineering project based on the plants and animals around us. All School Vacation Day programs are for ages 5 to 12. Please have children bring a snack, water bottle, lunch and dress for the weather. Meets at DPNC. Please note different pricing for half day or full day program. Half day (8:30 am - 12:30 pm) Members: $25.50,…

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Nature Night Out

November 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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$25.50 – $30

Saturday, November 17, 5:30 - 8:30 pm Everyone deserves a night out! Have an evening out while your kids, ages 5 to 12, spend the evening at the Nature Center. This month we’ll explore the “Turkeys” theme through games, activities, meeting live animals and a night hike. We’ll have pizza for dinner and s’mores around the campfire. Please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight! Meets at DPNC. Members: $25.50 per child per class, Nonmembers: $30 per child per…

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