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Museum Lecture: Blowin’ in the Wind?

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 …

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Museum Lecture: Regenerative Gardening

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, …

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Museum Program: Remarkable Raptors

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: Why Do We Sail?

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 …

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Museum Program: Frogs – Facts vs Fiction

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 …

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Museum Lecture: Intro to Backyard Butterflies

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 …

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Museum Program: Beaks, Feet & Feathers

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: The Future PRFCT

The Future PRFCT:  How Gardens can save your sanity, your health, and the birds too!  Edwina von Gal, landscape designer and founder of the Perfect Earth Project will discuss why and how landscapes, no matter how small, can play a leading role in healing our injured ecosystems, curing your eco anxiety, and bringing bounteous beauty to your property.  Her talk will cover the …

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Museum Program: Pond Life

Pond Life. 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.  This summer the Museum will present weekly children’s programs on Wednesday afternoons. Virtual Programs.

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Museum Lecture: The Bethlehem PA – FI Connection

The Bethlehem PA – FI Connection: How a Once Strong Link Became Uncoupled. This illustrated lecture by HLFM Director Pierce Rafferty will examine the untold story of Fishers Island’s once strong but now all-but-forgotten connections to Bethlehem, PA., focusing on the  Bartlett family, owners of the Bartlett Cottages, the Linderman brothers, builders of the “Garp House” and today’s Baccile house, …

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