Dewees Nature Investigation

Summer Nature Programs: Reserve your Spot

Posted on Posted in Real Estate

All summer long, we have some great summer nature programs for families lined up.  We are trying something a little different this year, and we are hoping people will sign up for programs in advance, so the staff knows how many to plan for.  This means we’ll have enough nets, or paint for t-shirts, or squid or owl pellets to dissect, etc. Each week we’ll have a different theme. In addition, regular seining programs are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays. They are always different, because you never know what you’re going to get!  And on Mondays at 9:30 there’s a crabbing program at the crabbing dock. Here’s the full line-up:

Monday, June 5: Crabbing

Learn about safely catching crabs on Dewees Island during this catch and release program.  Meet at the crab dock.

Sign Up Now!

Wednesday June 7: Seining Capers Point

Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Dewees Island. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet & muddy. Please wear sandals with a back strap, water shoes or tennis shoes – no flip flops. Bring hats, water, sunscreen.
Sign Up Now!

Monday, June 12: Crabbing

Learn about safely catching crabs on Dewees Island during this catch and release program.  Meet at the crab dock.

Sign Up Now!

June 13: Horseshoe Crabs

Horseshoe Crabs are found on the front beach as well as the back creeks on the island.  They gather to spawn in the full moon and are a valuable source of food for migrating shorebirds.  During the program we will treasure hunt for molts and other clues to these interesting animals during a beach exploration and then head inside for a Horseshoe Crab craft.  Meet @ Huyler House Beach Walk.  Sign up Here


Sign Up Now!

Thursday June 15: Seining Huyler House Beach

Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Dewees Island. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet & muddy. Please wear sandals with a back strap, water shoes or tennis shoes – no flip flops. Bring hats, water, sunscreen.
Sign Up Now!

Monday, June 19: Crabbing

Learn about safely catching crabs on Dewees Island during this catch and release program.  Meet at the crab dock.

Sign Up Now!

Tuesday June 20: Spineless Animals


Jellyfish, hermit crabs, and squid, Oh MY!  Learn about marine invertebrates and how they fit into the food chain. During habitat exploration with hand nets learn to id common marine invertebrates and then dissect a squid to understand how it works. Meet at the ferry Dock.

Sign Up Now!

Wednesday June 21: Seining Capers Point

Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Dewees Island. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet & muddy. Please wear sandals with a back strap, water shoes or tennis shoes – no flip flops. Bring hats, water, sunscreen.
Sign Up Now!

Monday, June 26: Crabbing

Learn about safely catching crabs on Dewees Island during this catch and release program.  Meet at the crab dock.

Sign Up Now!

Tuesday, June 27: Birds of Prey

Raptors are a common sight on Dewees Island throughout the year.  Learn to ID common Birds of Prey and how they fit into the food chain through an owl pellet dissection and go on a scavenger to discover how many different types of raptors live on Dewees Island.  Meet @ the Huyler House Picnic Tables . Sign up HereSign Up Now!

Thursday June 29: Seining Huyler House Beach

Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Dewees Island. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet & muddy. Please wear sandals with a back strap, water shoes or tennis shoes – no flip flops. Bring hats, water, sunscreen.
Sign Up Now!

Monday, July 3: Crabbing

Learn about safely catching crabs on Dewees Island during this catch and release program.  Meet at the crab dock.

Sign Up Now!

Wednesday July 5: Seining Huyler House Beach

Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Dewees Island. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet & muddy. Please wear sandals with a back strap, water shoes or tennis shoes – no flip flops. Bring hats, water, sunscreen.
Sign Up Now!

Monday, July 10: Crabbing

Learn about safely catching crabs on Dewees Island during this catch and release program.  Meet at the crab dock.

Sign Up Now!

Tuesday, July 11: Things with Fins

Learn about fish, sharks and other animals with fins that are found in the waters around Dewees Island. We will search for shark’s teeth, figure out the difference between a fish and a shark and then make a fish print (bring a white t-shirt). Meet @ Huyler House Beach Walk.

Sign Up Now!

Thursday July 13: Seining Capers Point

Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Dewees Island. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet & muddy. Please wear sandals with a back strap, water shoes or tennis shoes – no flip flops. Bring hats, water, sunscreen.
Sign Up Now!

Monday, July 17: Crabbing

Learn about safely catching crabs on Dewees Island during this catch and release program.  Meet at the crab dock.

Sign Up Now!

Tuesday July 18:Amazing Animals

Dewees Island is home to many different mammals and reptiles.  We will learn about common animals found on Dewees Island though live animals, skulls, skins & tracks, make frog slime and a craft to take home.Meet at the Huyler House Picnic Tables
Sign Up Now!

Wednesday July 19: Seining Capers Point

Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Dewees Island. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet & muddy. Please wear sandals with a back strap, water shoes or tennis shoes – no flip flops. Bring hats, water, sunscreen.
Sign Up Now!

Monday, July 24: Crabbing

Learn about safely catching crabs on Dewees Island during this catch and release program.  Meet at the crab dock.

Sign Up Now!

Tuesday July 25: Spineless Animals

Jellyfish, hermit crabs, and squid, Oh MY!  Learn about marine invertebrates and how they fit into the food chain. During habitat exploration with hand nets, learn to identify common marine invertebrates and then dissect a squid to understand how it works. Sign up Here.  Meet @ the front Dock.

Sign Up Now!

Wednesday July 27: Seining Huyler House Beach

Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Dewees Island. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet & muddy. Please wear sandals with a back strap, water shoes or tennis shoes – no flip flops. Bring hats, water, sunscreen.
Sign Up Now!

Monday, July 31: Crabbing

Learn about safely catching crabs on Dewees Island during this catch and release program.  Meet at the crab dock.

Sign Up Now!

Tuesday August 1: Birds of Prey

Raptors are a common sight on Dewees Island throughout the year.  Learn to ID common Birds of Prey and how they fit into the food chain through an owl pellet dissection and go on a scavenger to discover how many different types of raptors live on Dewees Island.  Meet @ the Huyler House Picnic Tables . 

Sign Up Now!

Wednesday August 2: Seining Capers Point

Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Dewees Island. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet & muddy. Please wear sandals with a back strap, water shoes or tennis shoes – no flip flops. Bring hats, water, sunscreen.
Sign Up Now!

Monday, August 7: Crabbing

Learn about safely catching crabs on Dewees Island during this catch and release program.  Meet at the crab dock.

Sign Up Now!

Tuesday August 8: Things with Fins

Learn about fish, sharks and other animals with fins that are found in the waters around Dewees Island. We will search for shark’s teeth, figure out the difference between a fish and a shark and then make a fish print (bring a white t-shirt). Meet @ Huyler House Beach Walk.
Sign Up Now!

Thursday August 10: Seining Huyler House Beach

Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Dewees Island. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet & muddy. Please wear sandals with a back strap, water shoes or tennis shoes – no flip flops. Bring hats, water, sunscreen.
Sign Up Now!

Monday, August 14: Crabbing

Learn about safely catching crabs on Dewees Island during this catch and release program.  Meet at the crab dock.

Sign Up Now!

Tuesday, August 15: Amazing Animals

Dewees Island is home to many different mammals and reptiles. We will learn about common animals found on Dewees Island though skulls, skins & tracks, make frog slime and a craft to take home.
Sign Up Now!

Wednesday August 16th: Seining Capers Point

Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Dewees Island. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet & muddy. Please wear sandals with a back strap, water shoes or tennis shoes – no flip flops. Bring hats, water, sunscreen.
Sign Up Now!

To sign up for turtle team training on Wednesdays, you’ll go to the regular turtle team sign up and look for the extra slots on Wednesdays.

 Sign Up Now!