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Welcome Junior Boaters to the Connecticut  Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Distance Learning Page!

Below you will find useful links that are designed for middle school and high school students.

Instructional Videos

This is a series of instructional videos produced by the DEEP Boating Division.  The videos are designed for middle school and high school students and provide detailed information regarding boating safety tips, laws, and requirements for on-water recreation.  In addition to information regarding boating safety, we intend for the videos to promote a love for outdoor recreation as well as provide life skills for students. These videos are not intended to replace the required classroom instruction leading to certification. 

Episode 1 of Better Boating in Connecticut

Episode 2 of Better Boating in Connecticut

Episode 3 of Better Boating in Connecticut

Episode 4 (Coming Soon! Check back!)