Nature Center Offers Free Admission, Free Programs to CT Residents on CT Open House Day, June 11

Mystic, CT – The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, will offer free admission to all Connecticut residents on Saturday, June 11, as part of Connecticut Open House Day.
In addition, the Nature Center will host a free Pond Exploration program and a free guided hike that day.
2016 is the 11th annual CT Open House Day. The Connecticut Office of Tourism sponsors the one-day statewide event to showcase Connecticut’s diverse world of history, art, and tourism.

At DPNC that day we are offering: 
Pond Exploration: 12:30-2pm. Come experience one of our most popular programs, pond dipping at our pond! We’ll use nets and buckets to search for fish, turtles, frog and other aquatic creatures. Bring a water bottle and be prepared to get muddy. Program meets at the DPNC.

Guided Hike: 2:30-3:30pm. See the beauty of land preservation in action as we explore the greenway (Denison Homestead and Avalonia Land Conservancy lands) connecting the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center and the Coogan Farm. Witness the natural and historic landmarks of properties that comprised the earliest homesteads in Mystic, forested trails, open meadows, transitional habitats, stone walls and cedar groves. Moderate hike over varied terrain. Wear appropriate shoes and bring a water bottle.