Outdoor Learning Resources
Learn About Wildlife
A variety of opportunities to discover wildlife in Connecticut.
Just for Kids
Educational pages with activities, fun facts, and even some coloring pages for kids and families to learn about wildlife together.
Wildlife Fact Sheets
Learn about many of the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates that call Connecticut home. You can also learn more about the state's threatened and endangered species.
Wildlife Habitat Fact Sheets
Find out how you can improve habitat in your yard or neighborhood to benefit wildlife. Learn about special and unique habitats.
Find what you can in your neighborhood.
Bat Appreciation Day at Old New-Gate Prison and Copper Mine
This is an annual event, usually held in September. This webpage helps you discover and appreciate the bats that call Connecticut home.
Teaching About Bats
A resource for educators and parents to teach children about bats.
Reptiles and Amphibians
Learn about the natural history of Connecticut's native reptiles and amphibians and the conservation issues they currently face.
Turtles | Salamanders | Snakes | Snake Identification
Letterboxing in Connecticut State Forests
Letterboxing is fun and exciting. It is about the adventure of finding your way through the woods, and the thrill of reaching your goal. In letterboxing, you visit interesting locations in CT State Forests and collect unique stamps to mark your visit.
Remote cameras have opened a window for observing wildlife in their natural habitats, bringing wildlife into our view and providing an opportunity to study wildlife and learn more about their lives, behavior, and habits. Some of the following live remote cameras feature active nests in Connecticut. This is just a sampling of remote cameras available for public viewing online. Please note that some of these cameras are only live during the nesting season.
Bats Count! Bat Cam at the White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield
Follow Connecticut Fish and Wildlife (the Wildlife, Fisheries, and Forestry Divisions) on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Region
The Service's blog on Stay at Home Science provides an overview of the series and links to the various posts at the bottom, from the wonders of backyard birding and even some things to learn while playing in the mud.
The Recovering America's Wildlife Act
Find out how you can support this important national legislative effort to keep common fish and wildlife species common. A successful effort will secure funding for much-needed conservation of our most precious natural resources, our fish and wildlife. #RecoverWildlife
Content last updated in July 2023.