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Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

October 2019

Nature Night Out

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Have an evening out while your kids, ages 5 to 12, spend the evening at the Nature Center. We will explore through games, activities, meeting live animals and a night hike. We’ll have pizza for dinner and round out the evening with s’mores around the campfire. Please be dressed for the weather and bring a flashlight! Meets at DPNC. Members: $25.50 per child per class, Nonmembers: $30 per child per class Additional siblings: Members: $12.75 Nonmembers: $15 Additional siblings must…

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November 2019

Spooky Nature Trail 2019

November 1 @ 5:30 pm - November 2 @ 7:30 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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What will spook you in the woods? Our annual Halloween festivities are sure to haunt your senses as darkness falls. Explore the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center trails on a self-guided tour with weird and wild animals, glowing jack-o-lanterns and frightful and delightful creatures of all kinds. In addition to the haunted trail, families will enjoy spooky-themed crafts and games for children, as well as close encounters with the cuddly and creepy creatures found at the Nature Center. We will have…

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Sparrows and Winter Birds

November 2 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Join us for a guided bird walk at the Nature Center. We will be on the lookout for fall sparrows and other winter residents. Participants are encouraged to bring their own binoculars and water. This program will be led by Laura Craver-Rogers and Kevin Rogers. This program is suited for adults and older interested children. Meets at DPNC. Members: $12.75, Nonmembers: $15

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Nature Discovery

November 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Free

Each class, children ages 3 to 5 with special needs, and a caregiver 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. Meets at DPNC. Members and Nonmembers: FREE with support from the EK Bunting Fund for Nature and the Arts

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Kids Cooking

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Have your children, ages 6 to 12, join us for fun in our teaching kitchen exploring healthy cooking options. Using fresh ingredients each class we’ll cook up something wonderful. For this program we will be making homemade mac and cheese. Meets in the Lattner Kitchen at Coogan Farm. Must register at least 48 hours in advance of program to ensure supplies. Members: $17 per class, Nonmembers: $20 per class

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Dig Into Nature: Hawks!

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Free

Join us for our free monthly drop off program for children ages 5 to 12 to learn more about our local animals, plants, and habitats! Each class includes live animals, activities and lots of time outside. This month’s topic is Hawks! Plan on heading out to the meadow, so wear sneakers and bring a water bottle! Meets at DPNC. Pre-registration required. Members and Nonmembers: FREE

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Rascally Raccoons- Vacation Day Program

November 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Looking for something fun for your children, ages 5 to 12, to do while they are off from school? Have them join us for either full or half day of nature fun. We will spend the day exploring habitats, meeting animals and playing games around the Nature Center. 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…

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Full Beaver Moon Hike

November 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Peace Sanctuary, 233 River Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Free

Celebrate the full beaver moon during a guided hike at the Peace Sanctuary. Please note full moon hikes happen even on overcast nights, and are suitable for adults and older, interested children. Please meet at the bottom of the Peace Sanctuary driveway at 233 River Road in Mystic. Heavy rain cancels. Members and Nonmembers: FREE

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Backyard Birds

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Learn about what species of birds are common to see in your yard and around town. We will cover the best backyard bird feeding practices and take a brief look around the Nature Center to see if we can find any examples of local backyard birds. Bring binoculars if you have them. Meets at DPNC. This program is suited for adults. Members: $8.50, Nonmembers: $10

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Coogan Natural Heritage Walk

November 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Join us for a guided walk meandering through the Coogan Farm to learn what the lands tells us about the people who have been there. From quarries to old farm roads, this New England landscape is full of clues to the past just waiting to be discovered. This program is suited for adults and older interested children. Members: $8.50, Nonmembers: $10

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Nature Night Out

November 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Have an evening out while your kids, ages 5 to 12, spend the evening at the Nature Center. We will explore through games, activities, meeting live animals and a night hike. We’ll have pizza for dinner and round out the evening with s’mores around the campfire. Please be dressed for the weather and bring a flashlight! Meets at DPNC. Members: $25.50 per child per class, Nonmembers: $30 per child per class Additional siblings: Members: $12.75 Nonmembers: $15 Additional siblings must…

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Kombucha

November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Have you ever wondered if you could make a good kombucha at home instead of buying those expensive brands? If you can brew a cup of tea, you can ferment your own kombucha. We’ll discuss kombucha’s history and health benefits, demonstrate the process and answer questions. Participants will leave with a recipe, jar, and a kombucha starter – including a SCOBY (the culture used to ferment the tea) and starter liquid. This program is suited for adults. Meets in the…

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December 2019

Holiday Evergreens Workshop

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Create a beautiful wreath, kissing ball or centerpiece for your home. We provide an assortment of evergreen boughs, berries, vines and cones, wire and ribbons. Different techniques and styles of making your holiday decorations will be demonstrated. Please bring your own ribbon and bows to share! This is also a great opportunity to identify different evergreen plants. Meets in the JX Barn at Coogan Farm. This program is suited for adults and older interested children. Members: $34, Nonmembers: $40

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