DEEP is excited to be getting back to our "New Normal," consistent with the direction of Governor Lamont, and as a result of the rapidly improving COVID-19 situation in Connecticut. Starting no later than June 1, all customer facing services will resume normal business operations. For detailed information, for what this means at DEEP, and for the public we serve, visit our "New Normal" website: DEEP New Normal

Events Calendar

No Child Left Inside® Events Calendar

NCLI Great Outdoor Pursuit Rolling Registration begins May 29, 2021 and ends August 28, 2021  Summer Program  June, July and August
Description: Gather your family and get outside for some healthy fun, exercise, and to make memories together.  The NCLI Great Outdoor Pursuit 2021 encourages families to get outside and explore many of the CT DEEP State Parks, Forests, and Wildlife Management Areas as well as local areas (backyard, neighborhood, park, forest, schoolyard, and land trust) over the summer months of June, July and August. Registered teams will be provided with weekly clues, maps, and children's book connections, as well as a mix of self-guided and in-person activities for them to enjoy Connecticut's great outdoors together.  Weekly adventures will have families searching for a variety of "features" such as gardens or waterfalls; take part in fun activities while outside in nature; and photo journal their experiences.  NCLI's squirrel mascot Nuts 2, is ready to share the Great Outdoor Pursuit this summer with children.  Families will receive a paper copy of Nuts 2 which they can print out, color, and decorate to bring along with them on their CT State Parks family adventure.    
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Content update June 2021