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HL Ferguson Museum

August 2020

Museum Program: Beaks, Feet & Feathers

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm

Beaks, Feet & Feathers. 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. This summer the Museum will present weekly children's programs on Wednesday afternoons. Virtual Programs.

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Museum Lecture: Intro to Backyard Butterflies

August 9 @ 4:00 pm

An Introduction to Backyard Butterflies by Kim Hargrave, Education Director Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. Have you ever wondered what butterflies were visiting your backyard? Join us for this online class for an introduction to our backyard butterflies. We will discuss how to attract butterflies to your yard, their important role as pollinators and learn more about their incredible life cycles. This talk is designed for adults, but suitable for interested older children and teens. Sunday, August 9, 2020. This summer the Museum…

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Museum Program: Frogs – Facts vs Fiction

August 12 @ 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm

Frogs – Facts vs Fiction.  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. This summer the Museum will present weekly children's programs on Wednesday afternoons. Virtual Programs.

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Museum Lecture: Why Do We Sail?

August 16 @ 4:00 pm

Storms or Trophies or History: Why Do We Sail? A talk by John Rousmaniere. Challenging, romantic, and (some think) strange—the challenges and appeals of sailing always inspire entertaining discussion.  The debate will be reviewed by John Rousmaniere, along with a few sea stories and tips for safe sailing. A widely experienced sailor, he has written widely about the sport in books that include Fastnet, Force 10 (about a storm he survived), The Annapolis Book of Seamanship (a “boating bible”), and…

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Museum Program: Remarkable Raptors

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm

Remarkable Raptors. 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. This summer the Museum will present weekly children's programs on Wednesday afternoons. Virtual Programs.

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Museum Lecture: Regenerative Gardening

August 23 @ 4:00 pm

Regenerative Gardening: How to Garden with Mother Nature while reducing your work load, increasing your production and nutritional quality, while also reducing your costs. Craig Floyd is a tenth generation Farmer from Stonington who currently is the Farm Manager at the Giving Garden at Coogan Farm which is owned by the Denison Pequotseops Nature Center in Mystic. A social activist, and a Renegerative No-Till No Spray farmer, Craig is a Ted Talk presenter as well as a frequent speaker on…

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Museum Lecture: Blowin’ in the Wind?

August 30 @ 4:00 pm

Blowin’ in the Wind? The Latest on Offshore Wind Development in the Northeast. The Block Island Wind Farm, the United States’ first and only offshore wind farm to date, began supplying renewable energy to Block Island and mainland Rhode Island in 2016. This five-turbine, nearshore project is likely to be only the first of many larger offshore wind farms to be developed further offshore in the waters off New England and the Mid-Atlantic. Dr. Tiffany Smythe, professor of maritime policy…

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