Fishers Island Ferries Over Time

In this virtual illustrated talk, Museum Director Pierce Rafferty hosts the premier of Fishers Island Ferries Over Time, a video that traces the history of ferry transportation to the island.

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.

Barred Owls

Ornithologist Rob Bierregaard’s illustrated talk focuses on the Barred Owl, the most widespread owl on Fishers Island. Their call is often described as sounding like: “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?”

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.

Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again

Virtual illustrated lecture by acclaimed garden author Page Dickey. She has been gardening passionately since her early twenties, and writing about gardening, as well as designing gardens for others, for the last three decades. She has written eight books and edited another. Most of her books concentrate on aspects of garden design such as creating gardens that reflect their settings.

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.

Vernal Pools

This illustrated virtual talk by Bruce Fellman, environmental photojournalist, naturalist and teacher, focuses on the variety of amazing life within the temporary wetlands known as vernal pools.

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. Advance registration and face masks required. Limited to 15 children.

Bats of Our Region

This virtual illustrated talk by Kim Hargrave, Education Director of the DPNC, reveals that bats are critical animals to local ecosystems worldwide. An adult program suitable for older, interested children.

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. Advance registration and face masks required. Limited to 15 children.

Common Loon Restoration Efforts in Southern New England

A virtual illustrated lecture by Lucas Savoy of the Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI), a non-profit based in Portland, Maine. BRI and their partners have embarked on a multi-year project to restore Common Loons to areas of Southern New England, where loons have been removed from the landscape for more than 100 years.

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. Advance registration and face masks required. Limited to 15 children.