Tag Archives: Museum

FISM: Eelgrass vs. Algae

October 1, 2020 By Connor Jones, FISM Coordinator fishersislandseagrass@gmail.com You are walking on the beach on a breezy fall day and come across something thin, green and plant-like washed up on the beach. You know it came from the ocean, but how do you tell if it is a plant or a type of algae? The most common marine plant …

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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 Program: Drawing Owls

Drawing Owls 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 for children’s programs, please e-mail fimuseum@fishersisland.net. …

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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: History of Farming on Fishers Island

NEW PROGRAM UPDATE: The History of Farming on Fishers Island Pierce Rafferty, Director of the HLFM, will host a screening of his illustrated talk, ‘The History of Farming on Fishers Island,’ which traces the evolution of farming from the first American Indian inhabitants through to our last remaining farmers at the Fishers Island Oyster Farm. Co-directed by Marisela LaGrave, this illustrated …

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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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