2020 Great Backyard Pursuit ("GBP") Family Adventure Program 

The Great Park Pursuit ("GPP") Family Adventure has been modified this year due to COVID-19 and the need to social distance and not gather in groups in our CT State Parks and Forests for programs and, more importantly, to keep our DEEP staff and our visitors safe.  We are calling this year's program the Great Backyard Pursuit ("GBP").  Families are invited to take part in disconnecting from technology, getting outside in their yard, backyard, local park, trail or forest, or local open space area for 7 weekends of adventures exploring nature and photo journaling. 

We are asking families to visit the nochildleftinside.org website and register beginning on May 7, 2020 so they can follow Nuts 2 and Nuts Jr. as they explore their backyard and local community outdoor areas, while families explore theirs.   The GBP program will end on the weekend of June 20, 2020. 

If you would like to register for the Great Backyard Pursuit, please visit the Registration page.

For the Great Backyard Pursuit Official Rules, please visit the Rules page.  

For weekly information regarding the 7 weekend adventures, please visit the Clues page.  

For information regarding the Great Backyard Pursuit Prize, please visit the Prize page.

Be sure to practice safe and appropriate social distancing when participating in the Great Backyard Pursuit, have fun and stay safe outdoors. Please routinely visit:  CT State Parks and Forests and COVID-19 information for the latest updates on staying safe during this unsettling time.  We are all responsible for doing our part to keep ourselves, our loved ones and our communities safe.  

 View our Great Backyard Pursuit videos for Weekends 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 below: