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Seed Celebration
Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
Saturday, 
April 20, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description: Get started on your spring planting with indoor seed starting.  Children and adults are invited to come and learn the secrets of seeds and their diversity.  Learn how to start seeds indoors and transfer outside when ready.  Seed starting materials will be available to help you get planting for this year’s growing season. Registration is required to prepare materials. Great for gift giving. Free Program. 
For More Information: And for registration, please contact Susan Quincy at (203) 734-2513 or at susan.quincy@ct.gov
 

Go Birding Day
Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
Saturday,
April 27, 2019
8:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Description: Families and birders of all ages and skill level are invited to take part in Go Birding Day.  Start at 8am with a guided bird walk and continue afterwards with a 10am presentation on the Bird Atlas Program. Stephen Broker will explain how everyone can take part in the reasearch of birds in CT and what early data shows about species diversity and changes in population locations.  The rest of the day contains fun scavenger hunts, quizzes and bird crafts for all.  the day is free so bring a picnic and take part.
For More Information: And for details, please contact Susan Quincy at (203) 734-2513 or atsusan.quincy@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 know animals.  Test your ability to locate and identify bees, butterflies.  Scavnger 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 atsusan.quincy@ct.gov.


 

NCLI® Great Park Pursuit 2019 Kick-Off Family Fishing Day
Chatfield Hollow State Park, Killingworth
Saturday, 
May 11, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description: FREE! No registration required. Learn to fish with the Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) instructors; enjoy a fish fry, participate in trout stocking, fly casting, and fly tying; watch a seining demonstration; play fishing games; make arts & crafts, and take a nature hike. 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: And for registration, please contact Kristen Bellantuono at (860) 424-3917 or at Kristen.bellantuono@ct.gov   

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 at 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 event - 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 at Kristen.bellantuono@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 at 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 at 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 campout overnight with other Great Park Pursuit families and DEEP staff and volunteers.
For More Information: Please contact Kristen Bellantuono at (860) 424-3917 or at Kristen.bellantuono@ct.gov
 
Content updated March 2019