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Birding 101 with John Weeks Peoples State Forest, Barkhamsted
Saturday, May 18, 2019
7:00 AM- 10:00 AM
Description:  Come join FALPS and expert birder, John Weeks, and learn the basics of bird watching. Birds are everywhere and it's nice to know how to spot them, ID them and learn their birdsong. Whether you hope to be a serious birder or just want the basics, come join us! Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at the Peoples State Forest Headquarters, 106 East River Road, Barkhamsted, CT.
For More Information:  Please contact Ginny Apple at ctfalps@gmail.com


 
Create a Fairy/Gnome Garden Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center, Bristol
Saturday, May 18, 2019
10:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Description: If you believe in fairies, gnomes, or woodland friends, join us in a special experience of not only looking for the homes of those magical beings, but making our own homes for them! Using live plants and materials that are supplied, use your imagination and create a garden any fairy or gnome would love to live in! Fairy treats and drinks will be available too! Groups of 10+, please reserve space prior to event. Members: Adults - FREE! / $10/Children  / Non-members $5/adults, $20/children.
For More Information: And for more details please call (860) 583-1234 or visit www.elcct.org.


 
NCLI® Great Park Pursuit Coastal Day
Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison
Saturday 
May 18, 2019 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description:  Join us for a day at the beach filled with family activities!  We encourage families/teams to register. However, even if you aren't registered, you are welcome to attend all events (however you will not be eligible for prizes).
For More Information: Please contact Kristen Bellantuono at (860) 424-3917 or Kristen.bellantuono@ct.gov   

 

NCLI® Great Park Pursuit DEEP Open House Weekend (Semi-Guided)
Dinosaur State Park, Gillette Castle State Park, Fort Trumbull State Park and Kellogg Environmental Center
Saturday-Sunday
May 25-27, 2019 
Times Vary
Description: The event is free and semi-guided - you pick a day, and location, take a selfie with our Mascot Nuts 2 or by the Great Park Pursuit Open House signage and send it in to receive credit for attending. 
For More Information: Please contact Kristen Bellantuono at (860) 424-3917 or Kristen.bellantuono@ct.gov

 
Pollinator Day
Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
Saturday,
May 25, 2019
10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Description: Families and individuals are invited to explore the world of our pollinators. Butterflies and Bees are the primary topics for the day but so are the lesser known animals. Test your ability to locate and identify bees, butterflies. Scavenger hunts, artwork and guided walks are provided to help you add to Citizen Science projects and learn about the pollinators role in providing flowers and food. Event is free, bring a picnic and enjoy the grounds
For More Information: And for details, please contact Susan Quincy at (203) 734-2513 or susan.quincy@ct.gov.

 
NCLI® Great Park Pursuit Connecticut Trails Day (Semi-Guided)
Saturday-Sunday
June 1-2, 2019 
Times Vary
Description: Hike a trail at a variety of locations across CT. Great Park Pursuit sponsored hikes and walks will be posted at a later date.
For More Information: Please contact Kristen Bellantuono at (860) 424-3917 or Kristen.bellantuono@ct.gov
 

NCLI® Great Park Pursuit Boating Day 
Kettletown State Park, Southbury
Saturday,
June 8, 2019 
9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Description: Learn about boating and water safety. Spend a fun day on the water with the family.
For More Information: Please contact Kristen Bellantuono at (860) 424-3917 or Kristen.bellantuono@ct.gov
 

NCLI® Great Park Pursuit Finale Campout 
Lake Waramaug State Park, Kent
Saturday,
June 15-16, 2019
TBD
Description: Teams/families participate in activities in the afternoon and evening on June 15th and then camp out overnight with other Great Park Pursuit families and DEEP staff and volunteers.
For More Information: Please contact Kristen Bellantuono at (860) 424-3917 or Kristen.bellantuono@ct.gov
 

Father's Day Birdhouses
Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center, Bristol
Saturday,
June 16, 2019
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description: Dads, Grandads, come build a birdhouse with your child/grandchild using recycled materials.  Each birdhouse will be a one of a kind using materials supplied by us.  You will turn otherwise scraps into a unique usable birdhouse for your backyard! Treats and drinks will be available. Pre-registration is required by June 12th. 
For More Information: Please call (860) 583-1234 or visit www.elcct.org. Member family: $20 (includes mom, dad and up to two children.) Non-member family ($30 includes mom, dad, and up to two children)
 

 
Music on the Farm Indian Rock Nature Preserve, Bristol
Sunday, July 28, 2019
TBD
Description: Live music acts, food, beverage and more! The setting for the event will be on the teaching farm of the 280-acre preserve.
For More Information: And for more details please call (860) 583-1234 or visit www.elcct.org.

 
Content updated May 2019