The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center is offering a great new program throughout the year featuring Nature Fairies: “the champions of the earth!” Head over to the center on Wednesday (8/26) at 10am to hear stories about the Nature Fairies, make a creative craft, and create a fairy house outside! This program is great for kids ages 5-12 and there is a fee of $5.12 for members or $6 for nonmembers.
Devil’s Hopyard State Park (photo by Tom Henthorn)
Led by DPNC naturalists, the Pequotsepos Hiking Club meets twice a month, on a Tuesday and Saturday. This week, they head to Devil’s Hopyard, one of Connecticut’s most beautiful state parks, with a waterfall cascading into the eight Mile River, wooded ravines and beautiful views. To carpool from the Mystic area, call Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center at (860) 536-1216. Older children and babies in front or back carriers are welcome; steady rain cancels.
Lend a helping hand to Laura Craver-Rogers, the Animal Care Manager at Denison Pequotsepos’ Nature Center. Participants will assist with the daily upkeep of our furred, scaled and feathered friends by feeding, cleaning, and other tasks. Limited to 10; please call to register (860) 536-1216. Cost is $10.20 member / $12 nonmember.
Join the Naturalist-Educators at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center in an exploration of the nature center August 11th from 6:30-7:30. Search for insects and other critters around the center, climb the trails, and explore the streams! Make sure to bring water and dress to get dirty! There is a fee of $12.75/class for members and $15.00/class for non-members. Be sure to pre-register by calling the center at 860-536-1216.
Head out on Saturday from 9am-3pm for an easy paddle around the Pawcatuck River with the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. You will see the Bradford Dam then head downstream to Potter Hill. The trip is one way, and there will be a return shuttle at the end. This event is ideal for families with older children. Be sure to pre-register by calling 860-536-1216.
End a long summer week by the campfire at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and the sounds of a crackling campfire on Friday, August 7th from 4:30-5:30pm! This event is ideal for families with children under 8 years old. Admission is free for members, and $5 for non-members.
Bring your curious kids over to the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center for a fun class in exploring the creatures of the forest. Each Saturday morning class from 9:30-10:30am features a different animal such as frogs, butterflies, turtles, and more! There will be a story, a craft, and an outdoor activity in the meadows, forests, and ponds. This event is ideal for families with children under 6 years old. There is a fee of $8.50 for members and $10 for non-members. be sure to pre-register by calling the center at 860-536-1216.