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CT's Most Wanted Species! Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
Saturday, July 20, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Description:Come and learn about some of CT's most notorious invasive species, both plants and animals. A short introduction to the world of invasives is followed by a walk of the fields, and pond to practice identification of not just the invaders but the native plants and animals. All ages welcome! Free program, but registration is required .
For More Information: And for registration please call 203-734-2513 or via email at: 


Rain Barrel Workshop Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
Sunday, July 21, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Description: Members of the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition will be leading this FREE workshop on how to recycle 55 gallon barrels into useable rain barrels for your home.  Instructions and materials are provided as well as the 55 gallon drum.  Be ready to bring your rain barrel back to your yard following the workshop.  Space is limited.  Workshop provides one barrel per household.  Registration is required!  
For More Information: And for registration please call 203-734-2513 or via email at:


Nature Trivia Night! Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
Thursday, July 25, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Description: Come on down for Thursday Night Trivia and bring your team with you.  Families and friends are encouraged to come and enjoy a fun evening testing your knowledge of nature themed questions.  It is family friendly so no alcohol, but you may bring snacks.  Popcorn and cool beverages will be provided.  The grounds are open at 6:00 pm if you want to come and picnic before the games begin.  Prizes will be included.  Call to register yourself or your team.  FREE!
For More Information: And for registration please call 203-734-2513 or via email at:


All About Trees Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
Saturday, July 27, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Description: Ever wonder what goes on in the day in the life of a tree?  Ask no more, join us for an exploration of the woods to practice tree ID and the many interesting facts about trees.  All ages welcome. FREE!
For More Information: And for registration please call 203-734-2513 or via email at:


Turtle Talk Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
Saturday, August 3, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Description: Visit with our resident turtles and some guest turtles as we learn about their special adaptive features and facts behind the many species found here in CT.  We will continue outside to look for wild turtles in the pond, learn their role in the environment, and how we can help them thrive in the wild.  Free!
For More Information: And for registration please call 203-734-2513 or via email at:


No Child Left Inside in Partnership with CARE Presents SALTWATER FISHING DAY Fort Trumbull State Park, New London
Saturday, August 10, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description: A day of fishing, crabbing, fish activities, fish catching tactics, and more! Fishing rods, tackle and bait available to borrow. Participants 16 years and older must have fishing license. Free 1-day license available at 
For More Information: Please contact Kristen Bellantuono at (860) 424-3917,  or visit

Outdoor Nature Drawing Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
Saturday, August 24, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Description: Learn to draw from observation the way field scientists do with this kid friendly program.  All abilities and skill levels are welcome to come outside and draw nature while immersed in it.  Drawing materials will be provided.  You are welcome to stay longer following the initial program to continue your drawing and skill development. Registration Required.
For More Information: And for registration please call 203-734-2513 or via email at:


Music on the Farm Indian Rock Nature Preserve, Bristol
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Time not yet available
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  


DISCOVER OUTDOOR CONNECTICUT, Join the Force for the Resource Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison 
Sunday, September 15, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: This free event will offer activities for all ages, including live birds of prey, field dog demonstrations, axe throwing, archery shooting, marksmanship shooting, dart guns, fly tying and casting, fish and game prep and sampling, photo contest, outdoors skills clinics, wildlife and nature crafts, face painting, and interesting programs and workshops about hunting, fishing, boating, forestry, parks, and the great outdoors. Mark the date and come with your family and friends.  Please click on the link below to find out more details, including a list of activities and participating groups, directions, parking and to register for your tickets in advance.  Out of state residents will be required to register ahead of time to waive the park’s entrance fee.  We look forward to seeing you this September!  

For More Information: Visit or contact Andrew Labonte at



Hammonasset Festival 2019 - Celebrating Nature and Native American Heritage

Guilford Fairgrounds, Guilford
Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6, 2019
Sat - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm/Sun - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Featuring Native American music, dance, art, crafts, demos and exhibits. Also, live wildlife shows, children's activities, museum outreach, programs, environmental exhibits, food and the New England Atlatl Championship. Presented by the Friends of Hammonasset.

For More Information: Visit or Vendors and exhibitors are required to pre-register at

Content updated July 2019