MYSTIC — The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center has received a grant from the Dime Bank Foundation for data and communications equipment for in-person, online and outside environmental education programs.
The $2,910 grant will help the nature center ensure seamless programming in classroom, hybrid and remote applications.
Since last March, due to coronavirus restrictions, the nature center, which provides educational programming year-round to ages birth to adult, pivoted to fully online programming through Facebook Live, Zoom and YouTube. Since some restrictions were loosened in the summer, the center reintroduced in-person education, including nine weeks of nature camp for children.
For the fall and moving forward, the center expects to run a hybrid of programming, combining online with in-person when possible. The center works closely with many school districts in southeastern Connecticut to provide environmental education.
The Dime Bank grant will provide the center with equipment, including a tablet, laptop, mobile stabilizer,