|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.