Pond Life

Family Program Ponds are full of incredible creatures. See the frogs, turtles and insects that make up a pond’s ecosystem and learn more about their fascinating life cycles. DPNC family program for ages 5 & up. Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Time: 2 to 2:40 p.m. Virtual Program, advance registration required. To sign up for children’s […]

Beaks, Feet & Feathers

Family Program Explore the amazing adaptations of birds! Meet a live bird and learn how to identify the birds you may see in your backyard. DPNC family program for ages 5 & up. Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Time: 2 to 2:40 p.m. Virtual Program, advance registration required. To sign up for children’s programs, please e-mail […]

Frogs – Facts vs Fiction

Family Program Did you know that in the winter some frogs freeze or that you can’t get warts from a toad? See some of the Nature Center’s resident frogs as we learn to separate the facts from fiction regarding these awesome amphibians. DPNC family program for ages 5 & up. Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Time: […]

Fishers Island Nature Discovery Program

For a combination of reasons, including safety concerns, logistical difficulties, and over exposure of children to Zoom programming, the HLFM has cancelled the FIND program for 2020.

Remarkable Raptors

Family Program See live hawks and owls, as you learn more about raptor’s important role in the ecosystem and discover which ones you might be able to see near your house. DPNC family program for ages 5 & up. Wednesday, August 19, 2020. 2 to 2:40 p.m. Virtual Program, advance registration required. To sign up […]

Drawing Owls

Family Program After meeting one of the Nature Center's resident owls, you will learn tips and techniques to create your own owl drawing.  You will need a pencil, eraser and drawing paper. DPNC family program for ages 5 & up. Wednesday, August 26, 2020. 2 to 2:40 p.m. Virtual Program, advance registration required. To sign up […]

Magic of Feathers

FAMILY PROGRAM. Discover some of the ways birds rely on their feathers for survival, not just for flight. See images of feathers under a microscope, and meet one of our resident birds! In person at Museum. Advance registration and face masks required. Limited to 15 children.

Rodents Running Wild

FAMILY PROGRAM. Rodents live everywhere and come in all shapes and sizes from tiny field mice to giant beavers. Learn more about the amazing adaptations these ingenious critters have. In person at Museum. Advance registration and face masks required. Limited to 15 children.

Backyard Birds and Insects

FAMILY PROGRAM. Awaken to the wonder of the wild in your own backyard! Meet local species and learn how you can help make your yard the perfect habitat for them. Make a seed bomb with native wildflower seeds. In person at Museum. Advance registration and face masks required. Limited to 15 children.

Got to Get Away!

FAMILY PROGRAM. Animals have amazing survival strategies: climbing to incredible heights, digging nests and burrows, and outswimming predators. In person at Museum. Attendee numbers are limited so advance registration is required.

Owl Prowl

FAMILY PROGRAM. Come dissect an owl pellet and meet a resident owl. Learn about the life cycles and amazing adaptations of these remarkable birds. In person at Museum. Attendee numbers are limited so advance registration is required.

Tortoise and the Hare

FAMILY PROGRAM. Slow and steady wins the race! Meet a box turtle and a bunny that make their home at DPNC. Learn about the adaptations of these very different animals. Discover whether the fable is really true. In person at Museum. Attendee numbers are limited so advance registration is required.

FIND 2021

Mornings during the week of August 16-20. The Fishers Island Nature Discovery program (FIND) is led by educators from the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. Children ages 7 to 11 will discover the Island’s natural history through a combination of hands-on exploration, observation, and interpretation.

Animal Tails

FAMIlY PROGRAM. Learn about animals like beavers, opossums, squirrels and more. Discover how their super-powered tails help them survive in their specific habitats. In person at Museum. Attendee numbers are limited so advance registration is required.

Pollination Appreciation

FAMILY PROGRAM. Pollinators love summer flowers! Learn about common and surprising pollinators and discover why plants are not the only ones that rely on these hard workers. In person at Museum. Attendee numbers are limited so advance registration is required.