ncli: Events Calendar

No Child Left Inside® Events Calendar
Summer Camp 2015
CT Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury
June 29 - August 21, 2015
Hours Vary - See Below
Description: Eight weeks of fun and hands-on learning. Includes many different experiences in nature, including identifying wild animals; exploring ponds and streams; visits with birds of prey; and looking for bugs. Registration begins February 11, 2015. Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  (ages 5-9) / 10:00 am- 12:00 pm (ages 3-4).
For More Information: Or to register, please contact (860) 633-8402 or email

Military Appreciation for Members & Family
Mystic Aquarium (Mystic)
July 1 - July 31, 2015
9 AM - 5 PM
Description: You have protected and served our country. Your next mission: all hands on deck at Mystic Aquarium! During the month of July, United States military veterans and active-duty service members receive free general admission to Mystic Aquarium with military ID. Dependent family members can enjoy discounted general admission with a valid US dependent military ID when presented day of purchase at the gate. United States military or dependent ID must be present at time of purchase. Cannot combine with other offers. Offer valid July 1 - 31, 2015.

Service Dog Appreciation Day
Kellogg Environmental Center, (Derby, CT)
August 1, 2015 10 AM - 12 PM
Description: August 2 begins National Service Dog Appreciation Week and we are kicking it off at the center with a collection of dogs and their handlers available for you to meet.  Learn about the variety of services and assistance dogs provide for us and the methods of training.  Please leave your pets at home and if you can bring a donation of dog food for local shelters.
For More Information: Contact or call 203-736-6067 for information or registration.  Program is free.

Summer Nights at Mystic Aquarium
Mystic Aquarium (Mystic)
August 3 -August 31,  2015 6 PM - 9 PM
Description: Enjoy summer nights at Mystic Aquarium Mondays from 6pm - 9pm throughout August. Experience underwater worlds in the main gallery. Explore exhibits including Washed Ashore and Arctic coast. Find adventure in Exploration: Wild and come face-to-face with American alligators. Beat the heat, bypass the crowds, relish in this new summer tradition. $20 adults, $15 youth, $12 children, Free for Aquarium members.
For More Information: Contact or call (860) 572-5955

Campfire & Sunset Hike
Common Ground High School, Urban Farm & Environmental Center (New Haven)
August 7, 2015 6 PM - 8:30 PM
Description: Experience the sights and sounds of the nocturnal forest with new friends! We'll roast marshmallows around the campfire and take a guided hike into West Rock Park. Campfire is appropriate for all ages; guided hike is recommended for ages 6 and up. Please bring a flashlight! This is a free program- no RSVP required.
For More Information: Questions? Contact Jesse at or call (203)389-4333 x1221.

Women in Science Day
Mystic Aquarium (Mystic)
August 12, 2015 10 AM - 2 PM
Description:   Meet Mystic Aquarium's very own women scientists, researchers, and animal trainers to learn about the amazing work they do. Enjoy hands-on activities relating to each scientists work and talk to our scientists to discover what it's like to be an aquarium veterinarian or penguin researcher. Explore different career options in science, hear what it takes to get there, and how work done in these fields impact animals in their natural habitats. Free for Aquarium members or with general admission.
For More Information: Contact or call (860) 572-5955

Saltwater Fishing Day
Fort Trumbull State Park (New London)
August 15, 2015 10 AM - 3 PM
Description: Come to the No Child Left Inside® Saltwater Fishing Day at Fort Trumbull State Park, 90 Walbach St. in New London for a free day of  Fishing! Open to families and children, this free event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and will include fishing, crabbing, fish catching strategies and fun activities for all ages. Saltwater fishing equipment and instruction will be provided by DEEP’s Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) instructors.
For More Information: Contact  for more information. Program is free.

Hoots and Owls
Kellogg Environmental Center, (Derby, CT)
August 18, 2015 10 AM - 11 AM
Description: Learn all about these magnificent aerial hunters all the way from an egg to an adult. Learn about their adaptations and calls as you view a collection of mounts and owl artifacts.  You will get the chance to make your own owl mask at the end! All ages are welcome to attend this free program and registration is not required.  We do ask that children are accompanied by an adult.
For More Information: Contact or call 203-736-6067 for information or registration.  Program is free.

 Meet Ant-Man and Hulk
Mystic Aquarium (Mystic)
August 22, 2015 10 AM - 3 PM
Description:  Super heroes come in all sizes, just ask Ant-Man and Hulk when they visit Mystic Aquarium! Meet Ant-Man, the hero who can shrink as small as an ant and still pack a powerful punch, and the Hulk, a superhuman with strength that increases with his emotions and allows him to do the unimaginable. Meet, greet, and strike your best super hero pose with Ant-Man and the Hulk before they return to saving the day. Free for Aquarium members or with general admission.
For More Information: Contact or call (860) 572-5955

Military Appreciation
Mystic Aquarium (Mystic)
October 17, 2015 9 AM
Description: Waddle on over to Mystic Aquarium's 9th Annual Run/Walk for the Penguins. Join us Saturday, October 17 for this fun family-friendly event. Every step taken during the 5k run or two-mile walk helps efforts to save the endangered African penguin populations. Participants enjoy light refreshments following the race and free general admission to Mystic Aquarium day of the event. Top fundraisers win unique prizes exclusive to this event, so start your fundraising efforts today!
For More Information: Online registration is now open at